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About the Fun Run, and what to expect.


For 2021, we're excited to have you back for our powerboating event to Catalina Island. 

Catalina Fun Run  |  June 19-20, 2021


June 19 - Depart Newport Beach for Avalon.

7:00-8:30am - Launch: We will have some space for temporary docking/loading. But likely not room for all. Upon launch, please make way to the Main Channel clearing room for other participants to launch.

7:40-7:50am - Safety & Logistics Meeting (Near Top of Ramp)

8:30-9:15am - It's about a 45 minute idle to the harbor inlet. Don't be late! Be considerate of the homeowners and refrain from excessive noise at this time. (Motor revving, loud stereos, etc. are prohibited) Wait until you leave the harbor or you may be ticketed by the Harbormaster.

9:30am - Meet the helicopter 1M outside the harbor to depart Newport Beach to Avalon. ** Upon arrival to Avalon Harbor we will continue taking pictures. Feel free to take a few loops in front of the island. Check in and pay the harbor master for mooring assignment. Upon mooring you will call a shore boat to bring you to shore.

12:00-4:00pm -Lunch at Descanso Beach Club

3:00pm - Hotel check-in is typically 3pm and most hotels can hold you bags before check-in so you don't need to make a trip back to your boat for luggage.

OPEN – Dinner and evening Shenanigans on the island. This is typically a free-for-all with plenty of great restaurants and fun establishments to explore in Avalon.

June 20 - Return to Mainland

11:30am – Or at your leisure.


Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency - Newport Beach

Many hotels in Avalon require a 2 night stay. The following have shown availability for 1 night stays through .

Casa Mariquita Hotel - Avalon

Catalina Island Inn - Avalon

Hotel Metropole - Avalon

St. Lauren - Avalon

Airbnb - Avalon

Bellanca - Avalon - Sold Out

Launch Information

Launch, Parking, and Cleanout Facilities

   Newport Dunes Marina           (949) 729-1100

   101 N. Bayside Dr                                      

   Newport Beach, CA 92660

Newport Dunes Launch Ramp

Avalon Harbor, Catalina Island

Descanso Beach Club

Registered attendees will be added to a group text 24 hours before the event. This has worked well for communications.

Mooring Information

Avalon Harbor does not pre-reserve moorings. However our relationship with the harbor master allows us to supply our registered participants for advance assignments. This speeds up the check-in process at the island. Since these dates are still the "off-season" there should be plenty of moorings available.

Pleasure Pier # 22
Avalon, CA 90704
GPS: 33° 20' 31.92'', -118° 19' 38.28''
(310) 510-0535
Avalon Harbor - VHF 12 & 16
Shoreboat - VHF 9

Safety Information

Vessel Assist - Newport Beach

VHF 16

(800) 391-4869

US Coast Guard Vessel Safety Checklist


Other Helpful Links

Avalon Harbor

 Mooring Map

How To Pickup a Mooring Video

Marine Forecast

Visit Catalina Island

Descanso Beach Club

Descanso Beach Club is our meeting destination upon arrival. This beautiful beachside bar features two outdoor bars, cabanas, dining, sandy beach, water activities, live music and amazing views while you take it all in. 

Fun Runners are welcome to explore the island as desired. But you'll almost always find at least part of our group at this beachside oasis.