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May 28, 2017 (Sunday)
Marathon, Half Marathon, 5 K
Nordhoff Highschool
Ojai, California
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Uniquely situated and completely surrounded by beautful mountains, the city of Ojai holds the start of the 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 panflake 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 restaraunts of Historic Downtown Ventura. As a certified Boston Qualifier, the course, the race and the surrounding communities make for the perfect destination marathon.

Event Start Location
Nordhoff High School, Ojai Ca

Course Description
The course begins near Nordoff High School in Ojai with a 10k road loop followed by over 10 miles of downhill, paved bike path before beginning a road and bike path loop near the Ventura Oceanfront. Over the 26.2 miles you will see beautiful mountain peaks, the Ventura River Basin, beach-front Pierpont neighborhood, the gorgeous Ventura Promenade, and more. There is a net downhill of over 700 feet

Packet Pickup / Expo
TBD

Timing / Results
Professional Chip timing will be provided by Gemini Timing

Post Race Activities
Join us for the after Party at promenade park and enjoy the beach, music, refreshments, a beer garden and more....
For local shop and restaraunt info go to
http://www.downtownventura.org/ for more info.

Weather
Average weather for the Start in Ojai is sunny and a cool 62 degrees
Average weather fro the Finish in Ventura is sunny and a cool 60 degrees

Directions
To start:
Either from north or south on 101 take ramp to 33 north and continue to Nordhoff Highschool. Approx. 15 min from 101 and 33 interchange.
To Finish at Promenade Park in Ventura.
From North 101: take Main St exit and continue along Main St to Figueroa and make a right turn. The road curves to the right near the beach and the park is on your left.
From South 101 take California Exit and make immediate left then right onto Harbor Blvd. Continue along till Figueroa and make a Left. The road curves to the right near the beach and the park is on your left.


Parking
There is no Parking at the Ventura County Fair Grounds this year. However, there are more than 2000 free spaces within the immediate vicinity. See map at http://www.cityofventura.net/pw/transportation/parking for more info.
 
 

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