Newport Channel Inn

NEWPORT CHANNEL INN is the perfect base for your vacation adventure. The glistening waters of Newport Harbor, the Balboa Fun Zone, Catalina Island ferry, harbor cruises, boat rentals, Balboa Island, bicycling, kayaking, sport fishing, whale watching, golf, world-class dining, entertainment and shopping, and our famous sandy beaches are but a few of Newport Beach's many offerings!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

OC Marathon 2012

O C Marathon, Sunday, May 6, 2012.  The start line for the OC Marathon is down the street from the Newport Channel Inn at the Fashion Island shopping mall in Newport Beach. 

This weekend is also the finale of the Newport Beach Film Festival, so come stay and make a weekend of it!    For Newport Channel Inn room reservations call 949 642-3030 or book online at

Start time is 5:30 a.m. for the Full Marathon and 6:15 for the Half Marathon.  The 5K walk/run start line is at the OC Fairgrounds, which is the finish line for the Full Marathon and the Half Marathon.  The 5K start time is 7:30 a.m.

The Full and Half Marathon courses begin with a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean and wends its way through the seaside village of Corona del Mar, and includes cliff side views of Big Corona del Mar State Beach. They continue past the Newport Harbor Yacht Clubs and multi-million dollar bayside homes and yachts.  Newport Beach’s Back Bay comes next, with exceptional water and wildlife views of the Upper Newport Bay Estuary Reserve.  The Half Marathon then heads to the OC Fairgrounds finish line while the Full Marathon course leaves Newport Beach for Costa Mesa, passing by the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, South Coast Plaza, and onto the Santa Ana River Trail before the home stretch towards the OC Fairgrounds.

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