John Wayne Grit Series Newport Coast 25k, 5k & Virtual Option

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This stunning course on the John Wayne Grit Series leads runners across weathered dirt roads and sweeping ocean views. Winding across the Crystal Cove state park, both courses immerse runners in nature as they tackle steep hills throughout these beautiful trail courses.
Participants
25k, and 5k
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Calendar
Sat, Jun 4, 2022
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Laguna Beach, United States
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The event experience
Scenery

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Elevation

20 to 50m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Crystal Cove State Park, 8471 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA
Start times
Sat, Jun 4, 2022
5k:
8:30am |
25k:
7:30am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for John Wayne Grit Series Newport Coast 25k, 5k & Virtual Option
5k
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5km
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94m+
25k
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25km
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776m+
Route information
Both courses begin in the heart of Crystal Cove State Park. 5k runners will tackle an incline of 80m up to the 3k mark. They will then follow the state park trail towards the Pacific Coast Highway on a fast downhill section. Continuing along a trail surface, runners will then finish in the panoramic Moro Canyon area.
25k runners will begin close by to the Pacific Coast Highway and enter a quick uphill section between the 4k-5k stage where they will climb through the Crystal Cove State Park. They will then travel through winding trail paths including the beautiful Bommer Ridge Trail.
With a downhill section beginning at the 12k mark, runners then will continue to follow the steep Pacific Ridge Trail before heading downhill towards the start/finish area.
What's included
  • Custom Grit Series NATHAN Event T-shirt
  • Embossed Finishers Mug
  • Free Parking
  • Award Ceremony
  • Chip-timed results
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Race Swag
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How to get there
Crystal Cove State Park, 8471 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA
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Parking
There is parking at the event at Crystal Cove State Park for $15. The Lower Moro Car Park is the closest parking area to the start/finish line.
Directions
Follow Route 5 from the South or route 405 from the North towards the Crystal Cove State Park. The start/finish area is located next to the Pacific Coast Highway and Moro Canyon.
Accommodation
There are multiple hotels in the area including the Crescent Inn Laguna Beach and Newport Coast Villas.
Event day logistics
FAQ's
Is there parking at the John Wayne Grit Series Pioneertown 25k & 5k?
Yes, there is parking at the event at Crystal Cove State Park for $15. To park near the start/finish area, participants should follow the Pacific Coast Highway until reaching Moro Canyon. Runners should then follow signs towards Crystal Cove State Park until they reach the start/finish area and park close by.
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How do I pick up my race pack for the John Wayne Grit Series Pioneertown 25k & 5k?
Runners can pick up their race packet in advance of the event on Wednesday between 4-8:00pm at Road Runner Sports, Costa Mesa, CA. It is also possible to pick up race packets on the event day early on the event day. Make sure to arrive with plenty of time to spare. Race packs will contain runner race bibs and other goodies.
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Are there toilets at the John Wayne Grit Series Pioneertown 25k & 5k?
Yes, toilets are positioned adjacent to all car parks.
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