M2B In Person Touchless and Virtual Event Options

In Person Touchless and Virtual: Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k or Double Whammy

Can’t find a race this spring? Been training for M2B or another event and Covid has caused cancellations? We have got you covered. Come join us in person (or join us virtually) this May and we can all still do something fun together.

-Dates: Late May 2021- Exact dates are TBD (most likely going to be May 22nd- May 31st)

Event Definitions

Virtual Event- Using our partner app or your GPS enabled device, you participate from your home town or favorite running location. Select Virtual Event to see all details below.

Touchless Event Details (our preferred option):

Here is how we see this in person touchless event going:

Keep your plans to visit beautiful Ventura and register for one of our three distances: Full Marathon, Half Marathon, or 5k. Using our partner app or your gps enabled device, run our infamous and beautiful downhill trending course with our preloaded GPS course maps. You still get the experience of running from the Mountains 2 the Beach, just without the start line, aid stations or finish line festival riff raff getting in the way 🙂
We will have a partner app available (included in registration) to help you navigate the route, show points of interest (like bathrooms), tell you mile markers and keep track of your pace and results. Oh, and your friends and family can follow along and cheer you on!
Added bonus: M2B Double Whammy! Since this event spans two weekends if you register for this Double Whammy event you will be able to run two distances of your choice and get a bonus medal (pictures are coming soon but it will snap into your first medal with magnets. So hang it on display or slap it to your fridge).

NOTE- There will be no traffic control or route support of any kind. You must obey rules of the road at all times. That means, use crosswalks and stay to the shoulder/ sidewalk and always be on the lookout for cars. Carry your own water (or have a friend meet you at various locations) and be thoroughly trained for the distance as we will not have any medical staff available. We highly recommend carrying your phone for emergencies.

Distances Available:

Full Marathon- What we have become famous for!!! The route will be measured as if we were certifying it so you know it is accurate.
Half Marathon- Not quite ready for a full marathon? Or how about, a half marathon is just less painful…. cover half our beautiful full route and now you’re at the beach in half the time.
5k- Starting and finishing a stone’s throw from the beach, you will never be more than a few hundred feet from the water!
Double Whammy- For those real go getters. Sign up for the double whammy event of your choice (i.e. the half marathon and the full marathon, or the 5k and the half marathon) and do the two distances on two separate days during the window of time the routes are open and you will get an extra special medal!

What's included?

Just for choosing to join us, we thought it would be nice to give you the following;
• Commemorative moisture wicking shirt
• Cool custom mask
• Awesome medal
• Custom bib
• Event stickers
• An accurately measured route
• GPS routes so you can follow the route through your preferred method (we recommend our partner app)
• And more!

Packet Pick Up: In Person or Mail Options

In Person: Exact days and times are TBD but we will have a pop up store at Inside Track running store in Ventura 2437 E Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001. Stop by before you head to your start line and we will have your bib and swag ready for pick up. Please observe all Covid guide lines we are all used to by now including: Wearing a mask, lining up socially distant and 6ft apart. Allow yourself enough time to check in and then drive to your starting location.

Mailing Option: You can choose to have us mail your bib and swag after the event is over by selecting the "Swag/Bib by Mail" option during registration ($10 extra). Please allow two weeks for delivery. Shipments will go out two weeks before event weekend

Route Info:

Full Marathon- Starting in downtown Ojai, near our traditional starting line, you will head east out of town and run through orchards completely surrounded by mountains. Around mile 6 you make your way back into downtown Ojai and head west to a beautiful overlook of the Ventura River Preserve. After a couple miles you will jump on the Ventura River Bike Path and take it all the way down to Ventura. Try not to trip as you are looking around at how beautiful the area is. Once in Downtown Ventura you will continue down our bike path and run right into the beach, but don’t stop, you still have a few miles to go. After running beach front for the next 2 miles, you enter the community of Pierpont and reach your finish right next to Inside Track running store. *See Note.
Half Marathon- Starting at our half way point in Oak View, you will literally jump right onto the beautiful Ventura River Bike path and take it all the way to Ventura. Try not to trip as you are looking around at how beautiful the area is. Once in Downtown Ventura you will continue down our bike path and run right into the beach, but don’t stop, you still have a few miles to go. After running beach front for the next 2 miles, you enter the community of Pierpont and reach your finish right next to Inside Track. *See Note.
5k- Starting and Finishing from Inside Track running store, you will take a 3-mile journey through the community of Pierpont and the Ventura State Beach. This pancake flat route is sure to test your existing PR. *See Note.


*NOTE- There will be no traffic control or route support of any kind. You must obey rules of the road at all times. That means, use crosswalks and stay to the shoulder/ sidewalk and always be on the lookout for cars. Carry your own water (or have a friend meet you at various locations) and be thoroughly trained for the distance as we will not have any medical staff available. We highly recommend carrying your phone for emergencies.

GPS files will be available for all three routes.

Shuttles

There are no shuttles. This is our touchless event so we cannot provide any shuttling of any kind.

Parking

Parking options vary, depending on which event you choose to do.
Full Marathon Parking- We recommend having 2 vehicles or have a friend drop you off at the start. If you do the former, park one vehicle at Inside Track Running Store in Ventura 2437 E Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001 and then drive to downtown Ojai. There is plenty of street parking in the area, simply find a legal spot and head to the start line near Signal St. and E. Ojai Ave. (Don’t forget the keys to the vehicle at the finish if your using two cars!)
Half Marathon Parking- We recommend having 2 vehicles or have a friend drop you off at the start. If you do the former, park one vehicle at Inside Track Running Store in Ventura 2437 E Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001 and then drive to the intersection of Monte Via and Santa Ana in Oak View. (2 Monte Via, Oak View, CA 93022) There is a dirt pullout on Monte Via right next to the bike path or if that is full, there is plenty of street parking in the neighborhood. Simply find a legal spot and head to the start line on the bike path. (Don’t forget the keys to the vehicle at the finish if your using two cars!)
5k- Simply park at Inside Track Running Store 2437 E Harbor Blvd Ventura, CA 93001 and head out for your run.

Please please please please send us photos of you in action! Either tag Mountains 2 Beach Marathon on Instagram or Facebook or email them to Info@fastgreenracing.com. The more the better. We will pick our favorite and that person will get free entry and VIP privileges to the next M2B (*any photo sent to us may be used for marketing purposes and you waive all rights to it and grant M2B permission to use said photo)


Virtual Event details:

Can’t make it to Ventura for a day or two? Or maybe you just don’t feel comfortable travelling. We totally get it and we got you covered with our virtual event this year.


Here is how we see the Virtual M2B event working:

Register for one of our Virtual distance options on Run Sign Up: Full Marathon, Half Marathon, or 5K. During the race weekend window (TBD, but most likely May 22nd - 31st) Use a GPS enabled device like a phone or watch (not mandatory, just recommended) and go out and run your favorite route in your favorite location. Once done email your gps file (or a pic of your watch/ phone showing distance and time) to Info@Mountains2BeachMarathon.com and we will add you to the results list. If you choose not to use a GPS device you are welcome to send in your time and distance to the email above and we will post results. There are no Prizes for 1st Place so DON'T BOTHER CHEATING, it just wastes everyone's time and gets you nothing!
Added bonus: M2B Double Whammy! Since this event spans two weekends if you register for this Double Whammy event you will be able to run two distances of your choice and get a bonus medal (pictures are coming soon but it will snap into your first medal with magnets. So hang it on display or slap it to your fridge).

Distances Available-

-Full Marathon- submit a time and distance of 26.2 miles
-Half Marathon- submit a time and distance of 13.1 miles
-5k- submit a time and distance of 3.1 miles
-Double Whammy- For those real go getters. Sign up for the double whammy event of your choice (i.e. the half marathon and the full marathon, or the 5k and the half marathon) and do the two distances on two separate days during the window of time the routes are open and you will get an extra special medal!

What's Included?

Just for choosing to join us (albeit virtually), we thought it would be nice to give you the following;
• Commemorative Moisture wicking shirt
• Cool custom mask
• Awesome medal
• Custom bib
• Event stickers
• And more!

Packet pickup

There will be no Packet Pickup for Virtual Participants. All virtual event participants will receive their goodie bag in the mail. That is why it is $10 more expensive than the Touchless event! Please allow two weeks for delivery. Shipments will go out two weeks before event weekend.

Photos-

Please please please please send us photos of you in action! Either tag Mountains 2 Beach Marathon on Instagram or Facebook or email them to Info@fastgreenracing.com. The more the better. We will pick our favorite and that person will get free entry and VIP privileges to the next M2B (*any photo sent to us may be used for marketing purposes and you waive all rights to it and grant M2B permission to use said photo)