Irvine Half Marathon

Sat 11th Jan 2020
20 Lakeview, Irvine, CA 92604, USA

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Tickets $60–$120

  • Flat
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Road

From the organizer

Organizer's website

Welcome to the 29th Annual Southern California Half & 5K, now the Irvine Half Marathon!

Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1km
    8:00am Sat 11th Jan 2020
    Tickets available
  2. 5k

    Run 5km
    8:15am Sat 11th Jan 2020
    Tickets available

Where could you finish?

We’ll work out your time based on past results, elevation and terrain.

Course Maps
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
Course Details

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.
Raceday Logistics

Thursday, Jan. 9th

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


The event will take place at 4520 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA US 92604


Mike Ward Community Park

  • Located near the finish line, 20 Lake Road, Irvine CA 92604

Woodbridge High School

  • Located half a mile from the finish line, 2 Meadowbrook, Irvine, CA 92604

Lakeside Plaza Shopping Center

  • Located half a mile from the finish line, 4505 - 4615 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92604

Irvine Presbyterian Church

  • Located a quarter mile from the finish line, 4445 Alton Parkway, Irvine CA 92604

Journey Christian Church

  • Located a quarter mile from the finish line, 4849 Alton Parkway, Irvine CA 92604

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Located a tenth of a mile from the finish line, 23 Lake Road, Irvine CA 92604

St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church

  • Located a quarter mile from the finish line, 4949 Alton Parkway, Irvine CA 92604

St. John Neumann Catholic Church

  • Located three-quarters of a mile from the finish line, 5101 Alton Parkway, Irvine CA 92604

Gear Check
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.

Please note: DO NOT leave valuables, cash or jewelry in your gear bag. The event is not responsible for any lost items. Gear bags must be claimed before close of the Finish Line Festival on race day.

Finish Line Kona Brewing Festival
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.

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Reviews (3)

4.4 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • 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

  • 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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