MOUNTAINS 2 BEACH
Sunday April 28th, 2024 • 6:10am
Starts at the half way point of the Full Marathon
Half Marathon Course Description
The Mountains 2 Beach Half marathon is a fast, beautiful flat to gradually down hill course. The start line begins on a quiet country road called Santa Ana, in the small town of Oak View. You will begin your race right on the Full Marathon route at the 13.1 mile mark. Heading towards Ventura on these back country road you will eventually encounter our final section of our Ventura River bike path at Shell Rd. Our paved bike path and continues to Downtown. After a tour of downtown Ventura, runners make one of the final turns and come face to face with the famous Ventura Beach front. Try not to get distracted by the beauty as you still have just over a mile to go of beach side running which brings you to the finish line and festival. Over the 13.1 miles you will see beautiful mountain peaks, the Ventura River Basin, the Historic Ventura Downtown district, and the world renowned Ventura Coast line. 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!
ATTENTION HALF MARATHONERS!
For you speed demons, you may encounter 10k’ers over the last 6 miles and 5k’ers in the last mile, watch for slower runners.
Aid Stations and Water Stations
- Water stations will be located at miles: 1.2, ,2.8, 4.3, 5.7, 7, 8.4, 10.15, 11.65.
- Electrolyte drink provided by Fluid will be at miles: 2.8, 4.3, 5.7, 8.4, 10.15, 11.65.
- Energy gels will be at mile 7.
- Basic First AID will be available at the all water stations.
- First AID will be available at the mile 4.3, 10.15 and the Finish.
*distances are approximate
Restrooms will be available at the Start, all Aid Stations, and the Finish Area.
Course Time Limit
Due to permitting restrictions, we will have a Half Marathon course cutoff. Runners must be to mile 23 (mile 10 for the Half Marathon) by 5.5 hours (11:30 am) in order to finish without any course or aid station breakdown. If impacted you will be given a map and a bottle of water to finish the last 3 miles. Our permits require certain roads in downtown Ventura to open at this time, so rules of the road will apply. Runners must use sidewalks and crosswalks where appropriate. Course markings/mile markers/and aid stations will need to be removed from the roads by 12:00pm. Follow the map to the Finish Line, we will be waiting for you and you will receive an official time.
Half Marathon Course Map
*Course subject to change without notice-
*Turn by Turn Directions.
- Saturday, April 27th 2024
- Location- San Buenaventura State Beach
- Time- 10:00am-5:00pm
Each entrant will receive a technical fiber running shirt featuring the race logo.
Each competitor will be professionally chip timed.
Mountains 2 Beach Half Marathon Pace Team: Presented by Beast Pacing
Pace teams have been set up this year for the half marathon and are set for the following paces: 1:30, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, 2:45, and 3:00.
*Pace groups are subject to change without notice and are not guaranteed
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 Mountains 2 Beach Marathon & Half are not responsible for damaged, lost or stolen items at the bag drop.
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…80+
Finish Area Post-Race Party
After the race, everyone can celebrate at the finish area; Ventura State Beach Park, for the party, music, beer garden, race day expo, and more!