Uniquely situated and completely surrounded by beautful mountains, the city of Ojai holds the start of the 2013 Mountains 2 Beach Marathon (formerly Ojai 2 Ocean Marathon) on Sunday, May 26, 2013. This point to point race winds through the Ventura River Valley as it makes its way to the pristine beaches of Ventura. After running through a gradual drop of 700 feet over the first 20 miles and 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. Or try the half marathon that begins in Foster Park and runs gradually downhill to Ventura. To learn more and to register, visit www.mountains2beachmarathon.com.