The Clif 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 22 miles, and finishing near the historic Ventura, California Pier. The course is a lightning fast, USATF certified Boston Marathon Qualifier (CA16086RS). Space is limited so don’t wait and miss out. We have sold out every year, several months early!
The Clif Mountains 2 Beach Half-Marathon is a fast, beautiful, point to point 13.1 mile course. The start line is on a quiet country road, Santa Ana Blvd in in the little town of Oak View. The half will begin at the half way point of the Full Marathon. The gradual downhill nature of the route will wind through Ventura’s west side valley to Ventura. The gorgeous oceanfront awaits with views of the Channel Islands. Try not to get distracted by the beauty of the area as you still have more than a mile of ocean side running to do. Finishing just past the historic Ventura Pier, the Clif Mountains 2 Beach Half-Marathon course is designed to be fast with a little down hill to give the 13.1 milers a similar experience to the marathoners. The finish line and festival are directly adjacent to the beach which beckons you for a post race soak. The course should run lightning fast!The half-marathon is limited to the first 1500 entrants.
With a beautiful ocean side start the Inside Track Beachfront 5k starts near the finish line for all three events and heads directly to downtown Ventura where it joins in with the full and half marathon at miles 23.5 and 10.5 respectively. From there the course will take you east and after a downhill run you will come back to the beach and your final mile of the race. Try not to get distracted by the beauty of the coastline as you still have some work left. More than a mile of running down the coast brings you back to the finish area and the party. Be sure to stick around for the festivities and beer garden and to cheer on your fellow runners. 5k participants will enjoy the same finish line as the Marathoners and Half Marathoners, along with all the amenities and of course the Beachside Party afterwards. And the best thing yet…. 100% of net proceeds of the Inside Track Beachfront 5k goes directly to benefit the Ventura Education Partnership. An all volunteer organization dedicated to raising funds directly for the classrooms of Ventura.
Bring your kids with you to the Packet Pickup Expo and give them a chance to compete with their peers. Starting on Saturday May 25th at 1:00pm at our packet pick up location kids 6-12 can run our flat and fast course around the Ventura County Fair Grounds.
At the Clif Mountains 2 Beach Marathon & Half-Marathon, we are committed to aiding in developing and supporting elite, sub-elite, and local elite athletes as much as we feasibly can. We are runners and were fans of the sport long before we started organizing events.
To gain entry into the event as an elite athlete, email firstname.lastname@example.org with links to your recent race results. The number of elite entries is limited.
*all times submitted must be from the last 12 months
*any request for entry into the marathon must be accompanied by a qualifying marathon result. No Half marathon times will qualify for entry into the full. Marathon times will be considered towards half marathon entry.