Course ranked THE 2nd MOST LIKELY to qualify for Boston in THE NATION by marathonguide.com!
*not counting Boston of courseThe Clif Bar Mountains 2 Beach Marathon is 26.2 miles of mountain and beachfront scenery. Starting in beautiful Ojai, California, the course begins at just over 700 ft. and gradually descends to sea-level over 18 miles, and finishing near the historic Ventura, California Pier. The course is a lightning fast, USATF sanctioned Boston Marathon Qualifier (CA14064RS). The Marathon is limited to the first 1500 entrants.
Date and Time:
Sunday May 25, 2014 6:00am
Clif Bar Mountains 2 Beach Marathon
*Until 1/1/14 minus a $25.00 processing fee.
**Until 5/15/14 – $15.00 processing fee
Each finisher will receive a medal with the race logo made. The top 5 overall male and female finishers, the top 3 masters male and female finishers, and age group winners will receive awards in 5 year increments.
Each entrant will receive a recycled technical fiber running shirt featuring the race logo.
Each competitor will be professionally chip timed by Gemini Timing.
- This year we will add two honesty timing mats along the course for splits.
Pace groups will be led as follows: 3:05, 3:15, 3:25, 3:35, 3:45, 3:55, 4:10, 4:25, 4:40, 4:55.
Pace groups are subject to change without notice and are not guaranteed
After the race, everyone can celebrate at the Ventura Promenade Park for the awards ceremony, music, beer garden, race day expo, and more!
Start Line Shuttle:
Each competitor will be assigned a shuttle time before the race. The shuttle leaves from Downtown Ventura on Santa Clara St. and Junipero (see parking map)to the Marathon start line in Ojai. The trip is approximately 20 minutes. Shuttles will begin to run at 4:00am. There will be limited parking near the start line, however a shuttle will not be provided after the race from the finish to the start. Be sure to arrive at least 30 min prior to your shuttle time to give you enough time to find a space, and walk to the shuttles.
THERE IS NO PARKING AT THE VENTURA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS but there are more than 2000 free parking spaces in the near area. Be sure to arrive at least 30 min prior to your shuttle time to give you enough time to find a space, and walk to the shuttles.
Follow link for parking map: http://www.cityofventura.net/parking
Being Dropped off or driving yourself?
Head North on Hwy 33 until Hwy 33 and Hwy 150 branch away from each other. Take
slight Right onto Hwy 150. Continue into Downtown Ojai. Road closure for event
starts at Ventura St. Take Left onto Ventura St and immediate Right onto
Matillija St. Athlete drop off zone is between Signal St and Montgomery St. Do not park, simply let runners out and continue driving. Be courteous to other runners and
drivers. DO NOT PARK in drop off zone for any reason!!!! Then turn left onto Montgomery St followed by a left onto Grand. From there follow detour signs to get back to Ventura
Packet Pick-Up and Expo:
Sat May 17, 2014 2pm-7pm
- A Runners Circle 3216 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Fri May 23, 2014 2pm-7pm
- Location- Inside Track of Ventura 2437 E Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001
Sat May 24, 2014 2pm-7pm
- Location- Ventura High School 2 N Catalina St, Ventura, CA 93001
WAYS TO GET IN THE RACE!!!
There are still 2 ways to potentially get in the race. Find someone to transfer their registration to you (only until 5/15/14)
Unclaimed Packet Sale-
Have any friends that didn’t get in before the sell out?
******NOTE- Any packets not picked up by 7 pm on Sat May 24, 2014 will be sold on a first come first serve basis. So tell your friends they might be able to still get in.
VIP Race Morning Packet Pick-Up:
VIP Packet Pickup will occur at your respective start lines. Simply board your predetermined shuttles and proceed to the VIP pickup booth for your packets.
There is an extra $20 fee to pick up your packet race day morning. If you do not sign up for VIP race morning packet pickup, your packet will not be there.
We encourage our participants be eco conscious. An easy way to do so is to carpool. Please utilize our facebook page to connect with one another.
Start Line Bag Drop:
There will be a bag drop at the start line. We will provide one standard grocery sized clear bag per participant (NOTE- ONLY RACE SUPPLIED BAGS WILL BE ALLOWED IN BAG DROP). Please mark your bag legibly with your first name, last name, and most importantly, bib number. Your bag can be retrieved at the finish line area.Fast Green Racing and the Clif Bar Mountains 2 Beach Marathon & Half are not responsible for lost or stolen items at the bag drop.