Lexus LaceUp Running Series – Orange County

Sat 7th Sep 2019
Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort, 1050 Schooner Dr, Ventura, CA 93001, USA

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The Lexus LaceUp Running Series once again kicks off the season in beautiful Orange County, CA. The Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, 5K, and Kids Run will take place at Irvines Mike Ward Community Park on a fast and flat running path that winds through the vast open space under massive, shaded trees. LaceUp is thrilled to announce the return of the half marathon course at the Orange County race. Back for 2019, teams will have access to the ultimate runner VIP experience as they race to complete 26.2 miles. Dont be surprised when you see the LA Clippers spirit squad cheering for you on the course and at the finish!

After setting a new personal record, kick back and relax with a complimentary Sierra Nevada beer and food truck brunch in a lively event hub. This race is great for the family too, with a Kids Run and childrens activities on the schedule. LaceUp Orange County is a community-oriented race with a big-race feel. You and your team will feel right at home.

Distances in this event

  1. Orange County - Marathon Relay

    Run 26.2mi
    Sat 7th Sep 2019
    Tickets available
  2. Orange County - Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    Sat 7th Sep 2019
    Tickets available
  3. Orange County - 5K

    Run 5km
    Sat 7th Sep 2019
    Tickets available
  4. Kids Run

    Run 1km
    Sat 7th Sep 2019

Where could you finish?

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

What’s Included

Each participant receives:

    Sierra Nevada beer coupon
    Food truck brunch
    Tech T-Shirt
    Re-useable race bag
    High-quality finisher’s medal
    Free race photos
    Chip timing
Course Details

The Half Marathon is a fast, flat 13.1 miles. With just 220 feet of elevation gain, this course is ready for a PR. Tour some of Irvine’s biggest neighborhoods, starting in Woodbridge and heading to Huntley and Walnut. Run past Irvine Valley College and through Orangetree before finishing back in Woodbridge. The Half Marathon course is a loop, starting and finishing at Mike Ward Community Park, a neighborhood park in the heart of Irvine. The course runs on a mix of running paths and roads. Aid stations 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!

The Marathon relay offers teams of 2-5 people to run a marathon distance of 26.2 miles. Grab your best running friends and register for the Marathon Relay today!

The Marathon Relay will begin and finish at the Mike Ward Community Park in Irvine, CA. The fast and flat running path winds through the vast open space under massive trees and sunny views.

The Orange County 5K starts and finishes at Mike Ward Community Park, a neighborhood park in the heart of Irvine. Runners will leave the expo area and run on the San Diego Creek Trail, the backbone of Orange County’s trail system. This fast and flat course runs southeast, where runners can post a new personal record. This out and back course has one aid station that each runner will pass twice. Aid stations 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!

Raceday Logistics

Race Weekend Schedule:

Friday, September 6

LaceUp 5 Year Kick-Off Party – Mike Ward Community Park

12:00 – 7:00 pm – Packet Pickup

12:00 – 7:00 pm – Health and Fitness Expo

12:00 – 7:00 pm – Food trucks, raffle, music and lawn games

Saturday, September 7

6:30 am – Half Marathon start

6:45 am – Marathon Relay start

7:00 am – 5K start

7:00 am – Health and Fitness Expo opens

7:00 am – Food Truck Brunch begins

8:00 am – Half Marathon/5K Awards Ceremony

9:00 am – Kids Race

10:30 am – Marathon Awards Ceremony

1:00 pm – Venue Closes



Friday and Saturday parking will be available on-site at Mike Ward Community Park, 20 Lake Rd, Irvine, CA 92604. Please enter Lake Road from Alton Parkway to avoid course road closures. All parking will be first come, first serve and is free to participants. Staff and volunteers will be onsite to direct participants.

Overflow Parking: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 23 Lake Rd. Irvine, CA 92604


What about Packet Pick-Up?

Where: Mike Ward Community Park | 20 Lake Rd, Irvine, CA 92604
When: September 7, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

What is Needed for Packet Pick-Up?

Proper ID for each participant

Can another runner pick up my packet for me?

All they need is a copy of your ID (phone photo works).

What if I can’t make it to packet pick-up at all? 

It is HIGHLY recommended to pick up your packet on Friday; However, there will be race day packet pick-up at the start line starting at 5:30 a.m. If you are picking up on race day PLEASE arrive one hour prior to your start time. Same-day packet pick-up will close 15 minutes before each race.

I’m running the Marathon Relay. Does the entire team need to go to packet pick-up? 

One person can attend packet pick-up for the whole team.

What are the rules and important things to know?

  • 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.
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