Half-Marathon InfoThe Clif Mountains 2 Beach Half-Marathon is a fast, beautiful, point to point 13.1 mile course. The race starts at the Ventura Unified School District Headquarters, and heads north just outside Ventura and then runs gently downhill to the Ventura beachfront finishing just past the historic Ventura Pier with the Clif Bar Mountains 2 Beach Marathon finishers.The half-marathon is limited to the first 1750 entrants.
Date and Time:
Sunday May 28, 2017 6:00am
Pace teams have been set up this year for the half marathon and are set for the following paces: 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:20, 2:30
Pace groups are subject to change without notice and are not guaranteed
Each finisher will receive a medal with the race logo. The top 5 overall male and female finishers, and age group winners in 5 year increments will receive awards.
Each entrant will receive a technical fiber running shirt featuring the race logo.
Each competitor will be professionally chip timed.
After the race, everyone can celebrate at the Seaside Park for the awards ceremony, music, beer garden, race day expo, and more!
Start Line Shuttle/ Parking:
For 2017, 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. THERE IS NO RETURN SHUTTLE. SIMPLY WALK BACK TO YOUR CAR.
THERE IS NO RUNNER PARKING AT THE VENTURA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
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. There are two shuttle times leaving at 4:00 am and at 5:00 am. THE LAST SHUTTLE WILL LEAVE AT 5:00 AM!!! 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.
Govt. Center return Shuttle.
The return shuttles for the Govt. Center location will run from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm and pickup is on the north side of the Fairgrounds main parking lot next to the Amtrak Station
Being Dropped off or driving yourself?
There is very limited parking at the half marathon start. You will need to find your own way back up to your vehicle and it is up to you to find a suitable and legal spot to park. We suggest using Google maps and really scouring the area before you arrive.
To be dropped off or drive yourself:
Recommended route –Head North on Ventura Ave and Turn Left on Stanley Ave. Drop off is on Stanley just in front of the entrance to the School District headquarters. Drivers will then continue straight on Stanley and enter Hwy 33 to head back to Ventura. Be courteous to other runners and drivers. DO NOT PARK in drop off zone for any reason!!!!
Or Head North on Hwy 33 and exit at Stanley Ave. Athlete Drop off zone is on Stanley Ave. 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!!!! Be alert when crossing the street!! Drivers will continue to N Ventura Ave and turn Left. (the road will be closed to the right) Head north to Canada Larga where they can get on the South Bound Hwy 33 back to Ventura.
Packet Pick-Up and Expo:
Sat May 27th 2017
- Location- Ventura County Fair Grounds- Anacapa Hall
- Time- 10:00am-7:00pm
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 27, 2017 will be sold on a first come first serve basis. So tell your friends they might be able to still get in.
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.