Lexus LaceUp Running Series - Orange County

Sat 7th Sep 2019
20 Lake Rd, Irvine, CA 92604, USA

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Tickets $20–$275

Throw yourself into the LaceUp Running Series kick-off celebration. Great for all levels of runner, with an additional kids run too. Come for a shot at a half marathon PR (the course has just 220 feet of elevation) or for the free beer and brunch at the finish line.
  • Fell/Mountain
  • Closed roads
  • Road
  • Race packs collected on the day
  • Finisher’s t-shirt
  • Finisher’s medal
  • 2500 participants

From the organizer

Organizer's website

The first of the 4 part Lexus LaceUp Running Series, LaceUp Orange county includes a Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, 5K, and Kids Run. All races take place at Irvines Mike Ward Community Park on a fast and flat running path that twists and turns through the vast open space and iconic shady trees of beautiful Orange County.

Distances in this event

  1. 5k

    Run 5km
    7:00am Sat 7th Sep 2019
    Tickets available
  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.2mi
    6:30am Sat 7th Sep 2019
    Tickets available
  3. Marathon Relay

    Run 26mi
    6:45am Sat 7th Sep 2019
    Tickets available
  4. Kids Race

    Run 1km
    9:00am Sat 7th Sep 2019
    Tickets available

Where could you finish?

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

Course Maps
What’s Included

All participants will receive

  • Sierra Nevada beer coupon
  • Food truck brunch
  • Tech T-Shirt
  • Re-useable race bag
  • High-quality finisher’s medal
  • Free race photos
  • Pace groups (half marathon only)
  • Chip timing
  • Course Details

    Half Marathon

    With just 220 feet of elevation gain, the half marathon is a fast, flat course, perfect for a chance at a PR. The course is a loop, starting and finishing at Mike Ward Community Park, in the heart of Irvine. The course takes in some of Irvine's biggest neighbourhoods, including Huntley, Walnut and Orangetree.

    The terrain is a mix of running paths and roads, and there are ample aid stations along route stocked with Nuun Electrolytes and Honey Stinger product.

    Don’t be surprised when you see the LA Clippers spirit squad cheering for you on the course and at the finish!

    Pacers: There will be pacers running at the following half marathon times: 1:30; 1:40; 1:50; 2:00; 2:15; 2:30; 2:45; 3:00; 4:00.

    Time limit: 4hrs. Participants need to maintain an 18:20 minute/mile.

    Marathon Relay

    The Marathon Relay takes on the same course as the Half Marathon and offers teams of 2-5 people to run a marathon distance of 26.2 miles.

    Here's how it works:

  • Each team member runs or walks a 5.24-mile course, starting and finishing at the Health and Fitness Expo.
  • Every team member runs the same course.
  • Teams can have 2-5 people. Mixed teams need to have at least two runners of each gender.
  • There will be a designated team area for teams to set up tents, chairs, blankets, etc. Teams will NOT be allowed to bring vehicles into this area. Team area cannot be set up until Saturday morning.
  • Teams are able to bring their own food, snacks, etc.
  • No alcohol allowed in the team area.
  • Runners will qualify for the LaceUp Challenge.
  • Cash Prizes:

    Corporate Division Fundraising Grants*: 1st- $1000, 2nd- $700, 3rd- $300

    *Donations to be made to corporate team’s non-profits of choice. Non-profits cannot be religiously or politically affiliated and race officials reserve the right to approve the non-profit.


  • Men’s team (1st)
  • Women’s team (1st)
  • Mixed team (1st)
  • Corporate team (1st-3rd)
  • Best team costume (1st)
  • Best team tent (1st)
  • How to add a team to the Marathon Relay:

  • The team captain will register themselves for the Marathon Relay and will set up the group/team on the first page of registration.
  • The team captain will pay the registration fee for the relay and is responsible for collecting payment from team members outside of the registration system.
  • Each team allows for 5 team members.
  • 5K

    The Orange County 5K also starts and finishes at Mike Ward Community Park.

    Runners will leave the expo area and run on the San Diego Creek Trail, the backbone of Orange County’s trail system. As with the half marathon, this is a fast and flat course where runners can post a new personal record.

    This is an out and back course and has one aid station that each runner will pass twice.

    The 5k sold out in 2018, so make sure you buy your tickets early.

    Time limit: 1 hour. Participants need to maintain a 19:20 minute/mile pace - so it is great for walkers and runners alike.

    Kids Run

    If you’re excited about running, your kids will be, too! Help them learn about the joys of running by entering them into the Kids Run.

    Parents are welcome to run alongside their kids or cheer for them at the start/finish line. Runners will leave the expo area and run in a loop around the park.

    Don’t forget to check out the Kids Zone in the Health & Fitness Expo Area for games, tattoos (one thousand glitter tattoos!), coloring, hula hoops, and much more!

    Raceday Logistics

    Race pack pick up

    Due to growing runner numbers, you MUST pick up your packet on Friday September 6. If you are unable to pick up your packet at this time, you can collect on race day for an additional $5, starting at 5:30 am.

    Marathon Relay packets will be grouped by one team. One person will come to pickup the packets for the entire team.

    Key timings

    6:30 am - Half Marathon START

    6:45 am - Marathon Relay START

    7:00 am - 5K Start

    9:00 am - Kids Run START


    All races start at 20 Lake Rd, Irvine, CA 92604, located in Orange County, an hour's drive from downtown LA.

    If you plan to take public transport, take the Pacific Surfliner train to Irvine Station and then the bus to Alton-Lake.


    The race starts and finishes in a lively hub with music, a local food truck brunch and beer, making it a perfect race for spectators come to cheer on friends and loved ones.


    This race could not happen without the amazing team of volunteers.

    If you are interested in volunteering, email [email protected]


    Can I change my race distance? If you have signed up for a race but would like to change your distance, you can easily do that. Just locate your confirmation email and follow the instructions.

    Are strollers allowed? Strollers are allowed at all LaceUp events. Runners with strollers will be asked to start at the back of their respective wave.

    Where can I get my results? Results will be available at the Lexus space in the Health and Fitness expo area. In addition, results will also be posted online on the Laceup Running Series Website.

    Will there be aid stations on course? There will be aid stations approximately every two miles on each course and at the finish line. Aid stations will be stocked with Nuun and Honey Stinger product.

    What is the time limit on the course? There is a four-hour time limit on the Half Marathon courses. Participants need to maintain a 18:20 minute/mile pace. Ventura marathon time limit is six hours. Participants that fall behind the time limit will be directed to the sidewalk by course staff or police officers. Participants will be allowed to finish the race but will not be guaranteed a finishing time.

    Can I pick up my packet on race day? It’s highly recommended that athletes stop by our pre-race packet pick up, but packet pick up will be available on race day. Race day packet pick-up will be free for those that register more than 30 days before each race. If you register for a race within 30 days you must purchase race day packet pick-up with your registration for an additional $5. Come early, because packet pick up will close 30 minutes before each race.

    What if I cannot finish the race? If you cannot complete the course there will be a vehicle available to bring you back to the finish line, so you can enjoy the Health and Fitness Expo and post-race brunch.

    Where can I check my gear during the event? There is a secure Gear Check available for all participants. You can drop off your items before the race and pick them up after the event.

    Can I run a different distance than I am registered for? Participants can transfer distances. Participants transferring to a longer distance will be charged the applicable difference in registration fees, and participants transferring to a shorter distance will not be offered a refund. Please email [email protected] if interested in changing your race distance.

    Can I use headphones during the race? For safety reasons, we don’t recommend wearing headphones during the race. If runners choose to wear headphones during a race, we request they use a low volume enabling them to hear runners and traffic around them.

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