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Get in the Christmas spirit with this superb 5k. Great for beginner and veteran runners alike, the course loops its way around Aldrich Park. Come for the santa hat or for the finisher's medal.

How to enter the Run For A Claus

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    One Mile Kids Run

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The course is a 5km loop around the ring roads of Aldrich Park. There is always great support for this event, which will aid runners reach that runners high near the finish!

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Santa hat
  • Santa beard
  • Marshalled station
  • Aid station
  • Finisher's medal
Raceday Logistics

Bib/Packet Pickup

  • Bib, Santa hat and beard and packet pickup available Friday, November 30 at OC Marathon office
  • Bib and packet pickup available race day at 6:30AM at Start Line

Note: If you pickup a friend’s bib at packet pickup you will need a copy of their driver’s license and a signed waive

Start Times:

  • 8:30AM – One mile Kids and Parents
  • 9AM – 5K University of California, Irvine


Awards take place 10AM near the OC Marathon Tent close to the Start and Finish Line. There are no age division awards.

Overall awards will be given to first, second and third place boy and girl – 12 and under in the 1 Mile.
Overall awards will be given to first, second and third place male and female in 5K.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are pets allowed on the course?
Unfortunately no pets are allowed on the course.
Can I run with a stroller?
Strollers are permitted on the course
Will I be able to run the mile with my kids if I’m registered for the 5K?
Yes. Your timing chip will only be activated for the race that you are registered for.

Run For A Claus weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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The race is a blend of chic coastal scenery, tranquil nature views and sophisticated arts and shopping, which will offer a great backdrop for an extraordinary race experience. Starting at Newport Beach's Fashion Island, the course also features Pacific Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar Ocean Views, Newport Bay & Back Bay, OC Performing Arts Center, South Coast Plaza, and the Santa Ana River.

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