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Mountains 2 Beach Marathon and Half

April 12-13, 2025 Ventura, CA 93001 US Directions

Event: Full Marathon

The Mountains 2 Beach Marathon is 26.2 miles of mountain and beachfront scenery. Starting in beautiful downtown Ojai, California, you start off with a 6+ mile loop through east Ojai. This loop brings runners back by the start area which makes for great spectating as it heads towards the community of Meiners Oaks. After a few downhill trending miles through country roads, the course makes its way onto the Ventura River Bike Path and then continues to Downtown Ventura. 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 26.2 miles you will see beautiful mountain peaks, the Ventura River Basin, the Historic Ventura Downtown district, and the world renowned Ventura Coast line. There is a total downhill of over 700 feet. The course is a lightning fast, USATF certified Boston Marathon Qualifier (CA24015TEB). Space is limited so don’t wait and miss out. We have sold out every year, several months early!

***Course is subject to change without notice.
Open to ages 16+.
Event Date: Sunday April 13, 2025
Start Time: 6:10am PDT
End Time: 11:50am PDT
Price: $138.79 Increases to $149.39 after the first 950 people register.
Registration: Registration ends April 11, 2025 at 3:00pm PDT

Event: Half Marathon

Starting on a quiet road in Oak View CA, you will begin your race near the Ventura River. Heading towards Ventura on back country roads you will eventually encounter our Ventura River bike path which continues to Downtown Ventura. After a quick tour of downtown, 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. This USATF certified route (CA23034TEB) runs lightning fast!

***Course is subject to change without notice.
Open to ages 11+.
Event Date: Sunday April 13, 2025
Start Time: 6:10am PDT
End Time: 11:50am PDT
Price: $112.29 Increases to $122.89 after the first 950 people register.
Registration: Registration ends April 11, 2025 at 5:00pm PDT

Event: 10k

After a great first year, we are excited to be bringing back the 10k option. Marathon or half marathon too long? 5k not long enough? Join us for the Mountains 2 Beach 10k. Starting at roughly mile 20 of the full marathon, the 10k runners get a taste of the same route as the full and half marathoners. Be sure to stick around for the festivities and beer garden and to cheer on your fellow runners. 10k participants will enjoy the same finish line as the Marathoners and Half Marathoners, along with all the amenities and of course the Beachside Party afterwards.

***Course is subject to change without notice.
Event Date: Sunday April 13, 2025
Start Time: 6:10am PDT
End Time: 11:50am PDT
Price: $75.19 Increases to $80.49 after the first 950 people register.
Registration: Registration ends April 11, 2025 at 11:59pm PDT

Event: 5k

With a beautiful ocean side start, the Beachfront 5k starts and finishes at the Full/Half finish expo area. It will be flat and fast…Be sure to stick around for the festivities and beer garden and to cheer on your fellow runners. 5k participants will enjoy the same finish line as the Marathoners and Half Marathoners, along with all the amenities and of course the Beachside Party afterwards.

***Course is subject to change without notice.
Event Date: Saturday April 12, 2025
Start Time: 7:00am PDT
End Time: 9:30am PDT
Price: $48.69 Increases to $53.99 after the first 950 people register.
Registration: Registration ends April 11, 2025 at 3:00pm PDT

Event: Combo Challenge- 5k & Full Marathon

New to 2025, we are offering a multi event challenge! You will run the 5k with us on Saturday and then the 10k on Sunday.

The 5k is all beach front running on Saturday. Come ready to run
then hang out at the expo festival as the majority of the runners are checking in that day for their race the next day.

Then on Sunday join us for the Mountains 2 Beach Marathon. 26.2 miles of mountain and beachfront scenery. Starting in beautiful downtown Ojai, California, you start off with a 6+ mile loop through east Ojai. This loop brings runners back by the start area which makes for great spectating as it heads towards the community of Meiners Oaks. After a few downhill trending miles through country roads, the course makes its way onto the Ventura River Bike Path and then continues to Downtown Ventura. 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 26.2 miles you will see beautiful mountain peaks, the Ventura River Basin, the Historic Ventura Downtown district, and the world renowned Ventura Coast line. There is a total downhill of over 700 feet. The course is a lightning fast, USATF certified Boston Marathon Qualifier (CA24015TEB). Space is limited so don’t wait and miss out. We have sold out every year, several months early!

Oh, as a Combo Challenge runner, you will get a special medal (three medals in total- 1 for the 5k, 1 for the Full Marathon and 1 combo medal) and VIP lounge access on Sun!

***Courses are subject to change without notice.

Open to ages 16+.
Event Dates: Saturday April 12, 2025 - Sunday April 13, 2025
Start Time: 7:00am PDT
End Time: 11:50am PDT
Price: $185.43 Increases to $201.33 after the first 950 people register.
Registration: Registration ends April 11, 2025 at 11:59pm PDT

Event: Combo Challenge- 5k & Half Marathon

New to 2025, we are offering a multi event challenge! You will run the 5k with us on Saturday and then the 10k on Sunday.

The 5k is all beach front running on Saturday. Come ready to run
then hang out at the expo festival as the majority of the runners are checking in that day for their race the next day.

Then on Sunday join us for the Half Marathon. Starting on a quiet road in Oak View CA, you will begin your race near the Ventura River. Heading towards Ventura on back country roads you will eventually encounter our Ventura River bike path which continues to Downtown Ventura. After a quick tour of downtown, 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. This USATF certified route (CA23034TEB) runs lightning fast!

Oh, as a Combo Challenge runner, you will get a special medal (three medals in total- 1 for the 5k, 1 for the Half Marathon and 1 combo medal) and VIP lounge access on Sun!


***Courses are subject to change without notice.

Open to ages 11+.
Event Dates: Saturday April 12, 2025 - Sunday April 13, 2025
Start Time: 7:00am PDT
End Time: 11:50am PDT
Registration Limit: 63 spots left.
Price: $158.93 Increases to $174.83 after the first 950 people register.
Registration: Registration ends April 11, 2025 at 3:00pm PDT

Event: Combo Challenge- 5k & 10k

New to 2025, we are offering a multi event challenge! You will run the 5k with us on Saturday and then the 10k on Sunday.

The 5k is all beach front running on Saturday. Come ready to run
then hang out at the expo festival as the majority of the runners are checking in that day for their race the next day.

Then on Sunday join us for the Mountains 2 Beach 10k. Starting at roughly mile 20 of the full marathon, the 10k runners get a taste of the same route as the full and half marathoners. Be sure to stick around for the festivities and beer garden and to cheer on your fellow runners.
10k and 5k participants will enjoy the same finish line as the Marathoners and Half Marathoners, along with all the amenities and of course the Beachside Party afterwards.

Oh, as a Combo Challenge runner, you will get a special medal (three medals in total- 1 for the 5k, 1 for the 10k and 1 combo medal) and VIP lounge access on Sun!

***Courses are subject to change without notice.

Event Dates: Saturday April 12, 2025 - Sunday April 13, 2025
Start Time: 7:00am PDT
End Time: 11:50am PDT
Registration Limit: 67 spots left.
Price: $121.83 Increases to $132.43 after the first 950 people register.
Registration: Registration ends April 11, 2025 at 3:00pm PDT

Event: Kids 1K Fun Run

We always have so much fun with the kids 1k, we just have to do it again!!! Starting on Sat during the packet pickup for the half and the full, kids 12 and under will get the chance to race against their peers in this fun (spectator friendly) route throughout the venue area at the Ventura State Beach

***Course is subject to change without notice.
Open to ages 12 and under.
Event Date: Saturday April 12, 2025
Start Time: 1:00pm PDT
End Time: 1:30pm PDT
Registration Limit: 50 spots left.
Price: $23.25 Increases to $28.55 after the first 2000 people register.
Registration: Registration ends April 12, 2025 at 3:00pm PDT

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