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Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon, 10K, 5K

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Join 5000 like-minded community members in the search for the cure for childhood cancer and get fit doing it in the annual Reach for the Cure Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & Kids Run. A perfect event for the whole family, this #1 Race in Orange County promises to leave your legs tired and your heart full.

How to enter the Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon, 10K, 5K

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 21.1km
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  2. 10k

    Run 10km
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  3. 5k

    Run 5km
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  4. 5k Walk

    Run 5km
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  5. 1K Kids Fun Run

    Run 1km

Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon, 10K, 5K routes

Irvine Valley College plays host to what has been voted the #1 race in Orange County. The Annual Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and 1K Kids Run is more than just a race, but a truly epic event that brings together over 5000 participants, 2000 spectators, and 600 volunteers all to raise money and awareness for eradicating Childhood Cancer.

The mildly undulating course takes you around the Irvine Valley College campus, and with the course being on closed, fast tarmac and officially chip timed, it's the perfect opportunity to get a personal best, train for future races, or even just to run for a good time, all to support a fantastic cause.

After the event, celebrate with the masses of fellow runners and spectators, and support local vendors at the Finish Line Festival.

Event Details

  • Event shirt
  • Timing bib
  • Goodie bag
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Premium running accessory (exclusive to half marathon event)
  • Awards for overall and age group categories

6:00AM: Packet pickup opens
7:00AM: Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon (13.1 miles/timed)
7:15AM: Orange Aluminum 5K Run (3.1 miles/timed)
7:45AM: Seyfarth Shaw 10K Run (6.2 miles/timed)
9:30AM: Cox Castle & Nicholson 5K Walk (3.1 miles/untimed)
11:00AM: 1K Kids’ Fun Run (untimed)

Packet Pickup:
Participants can pick up their packets, goodie bags and bibs at Irvine College on Saturday, March 21st from 10:00am - 2:00pm and on Race Morning starting at 6:00am.

There will be over 2000 spectators at this event all supporting Reach for the Cure, so come along and bring your friends and family.

The Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids Run would not be possible without the help of hundreds of dedicated volunteers. During the months leading up to the race, you can help at the Irvine office with outreach, recruitment and organizing. They also need 600 volunteers to work shifts during Race Weekend – there’s something for everyone.

Volunteer Training

Volunteer Orientation meetings and introduction videos are offered to allow for key volunteers to learn the basics of the Reaching for the Cure Event and all that’s involved with being a volunteer. This will be held approximately 2 weeks before the walk as a final preparation for the weekend. If you’d like to step up and be a Key Volunteer on race weekend, please let the Volunteer Coordinator know and they will provide you with training dates and location details as soon as they become available.

Group Volunteers

There are many opportunities that are great for groups. If you’re interested, contact the office to get your name on the list early. Email [email protected] or (949) 859-6312

Office Volunteers

They are always looking for volunteers to help during the months leading up to the race. They work on many tasks to prepare for the race, including team support, mailings, data entry, outreach and more. If you’re available anytime Monday-Friday, between 9:00am – 5:00pm, please let them know.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I register for the Reaching for the Cure event on the day?
Yes, on the day registration is available at packet pickup on the Saturday and Sunday before the race. Please ensure you are there early if you plan to register on the day.
Is there a minimum age for participation in any of the events at Reaching for the Cure?
No, there are no minimum age requirements for any of the events on the day, however, those under 16 are not recommended to run the half marathon distance.
Can someone else pick up my packet for me for the Reaching for the Cure race?
Yes, if someone is picking up your packet for you, just bring a signed note saying: “I Name allow for Name to pick up my race packet.” The person picking up your packet will just have to show a photo ID.
Will there be bag check at the Reaching for the Cure event?
Yes, there will be a gear check by the registration desk. Tape and markets will be provided to mark bags, and please present your bib number to claim your bag. All items must be picked up by 12:30pm.

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The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation identifies and invests in leading edge research that demonstrates the best hope for a cure to childhood cancer. We exclusively target funds toward emerging and breakthrough opportunities.


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