Mountains 2 Beach Half Marathon
Sunday May 24, 2020 • 6:00am
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The Clif Mountains 2 Beach Half-Marathon is a fast, beautiful, point to point 13.1 mile course. The new start line is on a quite little country road, Santa Ana Blvd in in the little town of Oak View. Now you will begin your race at the half way point of the Full Marathon. The new more 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 New 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!
ATTENTION HALF MARATHONERS!
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: 1.1, 2.9, 4.5, 5.8, 7.2, 8.7, 10.1, 11.9
- Electrolyte drink provided by Fluid will be at miles: 2.9, 4.5, 5.8, 7.2, 8.7, 10.1
- Energy gels will be provided by Clif and located at mile 7.2
- Basic First AID will be available at the all water stations.
- First AID will be available at the mile 4.5, 10.1 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 now have a 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. 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
- Saturday, May 23rd 2020
- Location- Ventura County Fair Grounds
- Time- 10:00am-7:00pm
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
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 damaged, lost or stolen items at the bag drop.
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...80+
The finish line and chute will be located at Shoreline Dr. in Ventura.