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Saddleback Marathon 12/7/2019


 Blue Jay Campgrounds, approximately 3 miles off of Ortega Highway Rte 74 in the Cleveland National Forest, California. 


  • Marathon $120
  • Half Marathon $90

Race day entry includes race day shirt, finish line meal/refreshments, finishers' medals and special awards for top three finishers.


Re-routed due to #HolyFire. This year the marathon is an out-and-back on technical single-track with approximately 3,800 feet of elevation gain (mostly on the way back!). 

Aid Stations

Mile 2.75  First Aid

Mile 5.5 First Aid, Water

Mile 13  First Aid, Water Food

Mile 19 First Aid, Water

Mile 24.5 First Aid


Adventure Pass Required. A limited number will be sold on race day ($5). Passes are also

available at Big5 Sporting Goods.


No Refunds. This race does not allow refunds of any kind. Race entries will be applied to the 2020 Saddleback Marathon should this race be cancelled due to circumstances beyond the race director's control (fire, government, shutdown, etc).

Complete Details

saddleback marathon details 10 25 revision (pdf)



Shared Campsites

Shared campsites are available for rent in lower Blue Jay. These campsites are the closest to the Start/Finish line. $10 per runner, daily. Families welcome. 1 tent only please. 

There is no parking at the shared campsites.  Campers drive into the circle to unload gear, then park in the reserved spots closest to the circle. Pay for shared sites during registration. Space is limited.

Full Campsites

  Full campsites are available for rent in upper Blue Jay from the Forest Service. Available on first-come- first-serve basis for $20, daily. Pay at kiosk at campground entrance. 

Parking is available at the campsite for full campsite rentals. Space is Limited.


In Lake Elsinore (approximately 17 miles):

Best Western Plus

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Quality Inn

In San Juan Capistrano (Approx. 25 miles):

Best Western Capistrano Inn

In Dana Point (Approx. 27 miles):

Residence Inn by Marriott