Half Marathon

Mountains 2 Beach Half Marathon

Sunday May 27, 2018 • 6:00am



Half Marathon Course Description

The 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 towards Ojai on streets and our paved bike path till mile 4 where they will start the gradual downhill winding through Ventura’s west side valley to Ventura and the gorgeous oceanfront 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 5k will join into the course at mile 10.5. If you are hoping to finish in 1:12- 1:20, there may be groups of 5k’ers on course until they get a chance to spread out.

Aid Stations and Water Stations

  • Water stations will be located at miles: 1.5, 4.5, 6.2, 7.5, 9.2, 10.7, 11.9
  • Electrolyte drink provided by Fluid will be at miles: 4.5, 6.2, 9.2, 10.6
  • Energy gels will be provided by Clif and located at mile 7.5
  • Basic First AID will be available at the all water stations.
  • First AID will be available at the mile 4.3, 10.1 and the Finish.

*distances are approximate


Restrooms will be available at the, start, mile 4.3, mile 10.1, and the finish area.

Course Time Limit

Due to permitting restrictions, we will now have a course cutoff. Runners must be to mile 23.5 by 5.5 hours (11:30 am) in order to finish without any course or aid station breakdown. Any runner that misses this cutoff will either be directed straight to the finish area (approx. 1/2 mile away) or picked up via course vans. Runners are allowed to continue the rest course but Rules of the Road apply. Runners must use side walks and cross walks where appropriate. Runners who choose to continue will be given a bottle of water and a map to the finish.

We will not leave the finish area until all runners are done, but police and volunteers on course will leave at 12:00 pm


*Course subject to change without notice 

Turn by Turn Directions


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


Each competitor will be professionally chip timed.

Clif Mountains 2 Beach Half Marathon Pace Team: Presented by Inside Track

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

Post-Race Party

After the race, everyone can celebrate at the finish area at Seaside Park for the party, music, beer garden, race day expo, and more!










Every finisher will receive a Medal.
The top 5 overall male and female finishers, and top 3 age group winners will receive awards.
Age groups are as follows: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29...70+

Finish Area

The finish line and chute will be located at Shoreline Dr. in Ventura.