Marathon Info

Course ranked one of the MOST LIKELY to qualify for Boston in THE NATION!

The Clif Bar Mountains 2 Beach Marathon is 26.2 miles of mountain and beachfront scenery. Starting in beautiful downtown 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 certified Boston Marathon Qualifier (CA14064RS). Space is limited so don’t wait and miss out. We have sold out every year months early!!!

Date and Time:

Sunday May 29, 2016 6:00am



Clif Bar   Mountains 2 Beach Marathon


8/15/15- 8/31/15















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Each finisher will receive a medal with the race logo. The top 5 overall male and female finishers, and age group winners will receive awards in 5 year increments.


Each entrant will receive a technical fiber running shirt featuring the race logo.


Each competitor will be professionally chip timed.

 Clif Bar Mountains 2 Beach Marathon Pace Team:

Pace groups will be led as follows: 3:03, 3:13, 3:23, 3:33,3:38, 3:43, 3:53, 4:08, 4:23, 4:38, 4:53.

Pace groups are subject to change without notice and are not guaranteed

Post-Race Party:

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/ Parking:

For 2016, there will be 2 shuttle locations. One in Downtown Ventura (as we always have) and one at the Ventura County Government Center (approx. 7 miles from the finish area.).

During registration you selected your shuttle for the event and it will be printed on your bib.

Downtown Ventura Shuttle-

There are nearly 2000 parking spots available in Downtown Ventura within a short walk to the shuttle and finish line however the parking is on a first come first serve basis and not guaranteed. Shuttles will leave from the intersection of Santa Clara St and Junipero St at 4:00 am and 5:00 am for the full marathon and 4:00 am, 4:45 am, and 5:15 am for the half marathon. 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 in Downtown Ventura:

Ventura County Government Center Shuttle-

This shuttle option picks up at the Ventura County Govt Center located at 800 S Victoria Ave Ventura CA 93009. This is approx. 7 miles from the event finish line. You will be taken from the Govt Center to the event start line where you will then run to the finish where shuttles will be leaving on a rolling basis to take you back to the Govt center starting at 9:00 am and running until 3:30 pm. 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.
IMPORTANT!!!!- This parking lot is MUCH bigger than anything we have in Downtown Ventura. Downtown parking is on a first come first serve basis and MAY NOT be available.


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 Venturaojai start

Packet Pick-Up and Expo:

  • Sat May 21, 2016 2pm-6pm

    • Location TBD
  • Fri May 27, 2016 2pm-7pm

    • Location-TBD
  • Sat May 28, 2016 2pm-7pm

    • Location-TBD

Unclaimed Packet Sale-

Have any friends that didn’t get in before the sell out? Any packets not picked up by 7 pm on Sat May 28, 2016 will be sold on a first come first serve basis.  So tell your friends they might be able to still get in.

Ride Shares:

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.

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