The Clif Bar Mountains 2 Beach Marathon is 26.2 miles of mountain and beachfront scenery. Starting in beautiful downtown Ojai California, the course begins at just over 700 ft. and gradually descends to sea-level over 18 miles, and finishing near the historic Ventura, California Pier. The course is a lightning fast, USATF sanctioned Boston Marathon Qualifier (CA14064RS). The Marathon is limited to the first 1850 entrants.
Uniquely situated and completely surrounded by beautiful mountains, the city of Ojai holds the start of the Clif Bar Mountains 2 Beach Marathon. This point to point race winds through the Ventura River Valley as it makes its way to the pristine beaches of the last great surf town in California, Ventura. Runners will love that 18 of the first 20 miles have a net down hill of over 700 feet, which is prime to make you faster, but not hurt the knees. After a six mile pancake flat tour of beach front Ventura, runners and their families are treated to a finish line party only steps away from the surf and the shops and restaurants of Historic Downtown Ventura.