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Come and run this race in Irvine California. The course is nice and easy for beginners and a great PB chance for expert runners. Come and run one of the best half marathon's in the US

Review summary

4.6
4 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Jason D
"HAVE A RACE DAY BID PICK UP! I DIDNT LIKE THERE WASNT ONE THIS YEAR!Over than..."

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Carey A
"Good experience for beginners and well organized along the race course. Would..."

G

Gil B
"The turnaround at the 5K was a little bit hard to manage--especially for the..."
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How to enter the Irvine Half Marathon

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1km
    $89–$140
    Event passed
  2. 5k

    Run 5km
    $44–$80
    Event passed

Irvine Half Marathon routes

Start Line: Woodbridge Village @ Barranca
Finish Line: Mike Ward Park

To ensure that roads reopen to vehicular traffic at the scheduled times, the course time limits will be strictly enforced. Participants must maintain a pace of 14:00 min / per mile to finish the 13.1 miles in under 3 hours.

Once you cross the finish line, you’ll enter a secure participant only area. In the Runner Zone, you’ll rehydrate, refuel as well a be awarded your well deserved finisher’s medal. Be sure to grab all your goodies, because once you exit this area, you can’t re-enter. Besides, there’s a party going on and it’s time to celebrate.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Technical Shirt (one you’ll actually wear)
  • Awesome Finishers Medal (we’re talking serious hardware)
  • Free Participant Photos (Available Here Post Race!)
  • Free Admission to the Kona Brewing Finish Line Festival (the real reason we’re out there, right?)
  • Free Runner Tracking (Download App Here!)
  • Free pace groups courtesy of A Snail’s Pace
  • Free Beer from Kona Brewing
  • LIVE Results
Raceday Logistics

Schedule :

  • Half Marathon - 8am
  • 5k - 8.15am
  • Gear check - 7am

Irvine is located 80 miles North of San Diego and 40 miles South of Los Angeles.

From the North: Follow I-5 S to Culver Dr in Irvine. Take exit 99 from I-5 S

From the South: Follow I-5 N to Jeffrey Rd in Irvine. Take exit 4 from I-405 N

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do for gear?
Gear check will be available near the start line for your pre-race/post-race clothing. While you run, it’ll be held securely while you experience a grand tour of Irvine. When you finish, simply return to the same location to claim your belongings.
What happens at the finish line?
You’ve crossed the finish line in beautiful Mike Ward Park in the heart of Irvine and met with local volunteers placing a finisher’s medal around your neck. Suddenly, you’ve got a party invitation in one of the top vacation destinations in the country. You are in full recovery mode. At the Finish Line Festival, we’ve assembled a local collection of live music, food, Kona’s best & more to embrace the Irvine vibe. The festival celebration is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to cheer on the runners, experience Irvine hospitality and celebrate everything Orange County has to offer.
What time does the race start?
Gear check is from 7am. The Half marathon starts at 8am and the 5k starts at 8.15am

Irvine Half Marathon weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

63°F
Predicted highs
45°F
Predicted lows

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Irvine Half Marathon reviews (4)

4.6 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • C

    Carey A

    Did the Half Marathon in 2020

    Good experience for beginners and well organized along the race course. Would definitely run it next year!
  • Did the 5k in 2019

    The turnaround at the 5K was a little bit hard to manage--especially for the leaders of the race who had to double-back. That course isn't one that would allow the event to grow much. There are plenty of ways to make it a true loop in Irvine/Woodbridge area so I feel like it wasn't necessary to double back for so much of the course. It was fine for the number of participants THIS year, but it's going to be a problem in the future. Your sponsors were amazing. Participation was great and growing like crazy. This is a fun race and it was our second or third time doing it.
  • Did the 5k in 2019

    HAVE A RACE DAY BID PICK UP! I DIDNT LIKE THERE WASNT ONE THIS YEAR!Over than that, the race fine
  • Did the 5k in 2019

    I had a good experience. Everyone was so friendly! I Do wish the course would have been more scenic instead of the bike path with all the construction. There is that pretty body of water and we went no where near it. Too bad. Also, Im from LA a bit of a bummer no race day bib pickup. I had to come down Friday after work and spent 3.5 hours total in traffic. Not fun. Then had to turn around and drive back the next morning. Otherwise, love the medal and tech shirt and the vendors were awesome!
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