Mountains 2 Beach Half Marathon
Sunday May 21st, 2023 • 6:00am
Registration Opens August 1st
Half Marathon Course Description
The Mountains 2 Beach Half marathon is a fast, beautiful flat to gradually down hill course. The start line is on a quiet country road, Crooked Palm, in the unincorporated parts of West Ventura County. You will begin your race headed towards Ventura and just after your first aid station will make a turn onto the famous rail trail bike path heading North. With beautiful mountain views, try not to forget about the beach calling you home. As you make your way off the bike path you will now go on a gradual 9 miles journey to the beach side finish line. Try not to get distracted as you first come within eye sight of the beach, you still have just over a mile of running to go. 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 5k’ers in the last mile, watch for slower runners.
Aid Stations and Water Stations
- Water stations will be located at miles: 1.1, 4.25, 6, 7.1, 8.7, 10.2, 12
- Electrolyte drink provided by Fluid will be at miles: 1.1, 4.25, 7.1, 8.7, 10.2, 12
- Energy gels will be at mile 6
- Basic First AID will be available at the all water stations.
- First AID will be available at the mile 4.25, 10.2 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 20th 2023
- 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.
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, 2:10, 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 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.