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Run For A Claus

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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.

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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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Tickets available until Thu Dec 05 2019

What's included:

  • Santa hat
  • Santa beard
  • Marshalled station
  • Aid station
  • Finisher's medal
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Frequently asked questions
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Are pets allowed on the course?
Unfortunately no pets are allowed on the course.… read more
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Can I run with a stroller?
Strollers are permitted on the course… read more
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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.… read more
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Route description
Route description

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!

Logistics and schedule

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:

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.

How to get there

University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697, USA

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Race Day Parking Details

Pre-Paid parking is $10 per car, which you can pay one of two ways:

  1. PrePay – Speed up your arrival and prepay for your parking by using UCI’s Park By Plate Program. Go here (https://www.parking.uci.edu/parkbyplate/s/purchase.cfm) and select Run for a Claus from the drop down menu, then follow the prompts through. Your license plate serves a your permit, so no paper needed!

Please note, you can use the Park By Plate system on race morning, but it will be $13 instead of $10.

If you prepay or use the Park by Plate system, please enter the parking structure off of Campus Drive (avoid turning on West Peltason and Pereira)

  1. Pay at the Kiosk – You can also pay cash on race day at the Kiosk located at the main parking entrance off Pereira. Please note, there is only one kiosk entrance, so all “pay race day” vehicles will need to turn on West Peltason and then left on Perreira.

If you have questions regarding the Park by Plate system, please call UCI Guest Relations at 949-824-2691.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Are pets allowed on the course?
Unfortunately no pets are allowed on the course.
FAQ
Can I run with a stroller?
Strollers are permitted on the course
FAQ
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.
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