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Mountains 2 Beach Marathon
May 20, 2023
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About The Mountains 2 Beach Marathon
The Mountains 2 Beach Marathon in Ventura, California is a spectacular race that takes runners from the mountains to the beach. Taking place on 20 May, 2023, this half marathon offers stunning scenery that will take your breath away.
The course begins at Ojai Valley Trail and winds through lush rolling hills before reaching Foster Park. From there runners will be treated to views of the ocean as they make their way along the Santa Clara River Trail for about two miles. The remainder of the course follows an out-and-back route along Ventura’s scenic coastline until it reaches its conclusion at San Buenaventura State Beach Park.
Typical weather during this time of year is warm and sunny but can also be quite windy near the coast so plan accordingly! There are plenty of water stops along the route to keep you hydrated throughout your run. The crowds are usually very supportive with lots of cheering and encouragement throughout your journey – which always helps to push you further!
One thing that makes this half marathon particularly special is its Finish Line Festival which features live music, food trucks and craft beer! After crossing that finish line you’ll have truly earned yourself a well deserved reward (or two!). Whether you’re looking for a challenging race or simply want some fresh air, this unique course offers something for everyone – all while providing breathtaking views from start to finish!