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Newport-Mesa Spirit Run Mile

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Race through Newport beach with this mixed-distance event. With such an array of events, this event is great for runners of all abilities and the day will culminate in the Elite Mile. Come along to experience the epic race day atmosphere.

How to enter the Newport-Mesa Spirit Run Mile

  1. 1 Mile Run - Elite (qualified 19 & up)

    Run 1mi
    $45
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  2. 1 Mile Run - Open (High School & Up)

    Run 1mi
    $45
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  3. 10k Run (19 & up)

    Run 10km
    $45
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  4. Adult 5k (19 & up)

    Run 5km
    $45
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  5. Youth 5k (18 & under)

    Run 5km
    $30
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  6. Dog Mile (13 & up)

    Run 1mi
    $45
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  7. Youth Miles (click through for more info)

    Run 1mi
    $30
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  8. Juan Ramirez 15k (5k+10K)

    Run 15km
    $65–$80
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Newport-Mesa Spirit Run Mile routes

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ADULT 5K, 10K, & JUAN RAMIREZ 15K (10K+5K)

The Adult 5k and 10k are for age 19 and older. Those really wanting a workout compete in both races - the "Juan Ramirez 15k."

There is a time limit for the 10K. Competitors must maintain a 13 minute per mile pace or will be directed to the side of the road.

ADULT MILE RACES

Whether you're an elite athlete competing for cash, a competitive athlete looking to set a personal record or test your fitness, or a casual runner looking for fun, Spirit Run has a mile race for you!

The Elite Mile is for men and women who can run a mile faster than 4:15 and 4:50 minutes, respectively. Field will be limited to 15 men and 15 women.

The Open Mile is for adults who don't meet the elite standards but can finish a mile in 10 minutes or less. Those who run faster than 7:00 minutes may start in front.

The Family Mile is for individual adults or adults with their families to run together. Participants have 20 minutes to finish.

YOUTH 5K

The Youth 5k is for high school aged and younger. Children race without adult interference and a child breaks the finish line tape!

Parents or guardians of youth in the Youth 5k may register for the Adult 5k and run with their children in the Youth 5k, but must start in the back of the pack and later catch up with their children. No awards are available for such adults and no other adults are allowed.

YOUTH MILE RACES

Spirit Run offers multiple youth mile races, from 1/4 to 1-mile, broken down by age group as follows:
  • Age 4: 1/4 Mile
  • Age 5-6: 1/2 Mile
  • Age 7-8: 1 Mile
  • Age 9-10: 1 Mile
  • Age 11-14: 1 Mile - pre high school only; if 13 or 14 and in high school, enter Open Mile
  • Age 15-18: 1 Mile - high school students participate with adults on Open Mile course

THE DOG MILE

The Dog Mile is for age 13 and older to run or walk with their four-legged friends on leashes. Participants must finish in 15 minutes.

TODDLER TROT

This event is for children age 3 and younger. It takes place in the expo inside a fenced large astro turf covered area. Multiple start times take place between 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m

Event Details

What’s Included

Race T-shirts:

  • Adults may purchase a long sleeve shirt for $15 when they register. The youth entry fee covers Spirit Run’s youth shirt, although children may upgrade to an adult shirt for $15. There will be a limited number of shirts to buy on the day, so to avoid disappointment, please follow the instructions below by the 10th February 2020.


Should you wish to purchase a shirt, please email [email protected] once you have booked your entry, with your size and booking ID.

“SPIRIT” MEDALS

Each finisher — adult, youth, and canine — will receive a “Spirit” medal at the finish line featuring a new “Community Spirit” theme. Check back for soon for an image of the 2020 design.

Spirit Run will no longer award “Winners Medals,” although adult and youth registrants may compete for the prizes described above.

Elite Cash Prize

Elite Mile - Spirit Run is changing it’s cash prize purse in the Elite Mile. It will be awarding cash prizes to a certain number of men who break 4:00 minutes and women, 4:30. Check back soon for more details.

Charity Donations:

Should you wish to donate to a particular school, or to Newport-Mesa Spirit Run, Inc. (NMSRI) directly, please detail the amount you would like to contribute when booking your ticket, and then email [email protected] with further details, alongside your booking reference

Raceday Logistics

Packet Pickup:

Friday February 28 4:30-7:00 p.m.

Visit Blaze Pizza, Fashion Island on Friday, February 28th from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. to register or pick up your race materials.

While you're at Blaze Pizza, enjoy a delicious pizza and other great food and beverages. Let the cashier know that you're a Spirit Run supporter and Blaze will donate 20% to Spirit Run to benefit youth education and fitness. Tell your friends and enjoy dinner with them at Blaze Pizza!

Race Day:

Sunday, March 1, 2020

  • 6:00 AM Registration opens
  • 6:30 AM Expo Opens
  • 6:30 AM 10K (19 & up)
  • 7:30 AM Youth 5k (18 & under)
  • 8:10 AM Open Mile (high school & up)
  • 8:20 AM Elite Mile (qualified 19 & up)
  • 8:25 AM Dog Mile (13 & up)
  • 8:35 AM Adult 5k (19 & up)
  • 8:37 AM 5k Walk (all ages)
  • 9:10 AM “Spirit” Costume Contest
  • 9:30 AM Family Mile (Families & 19 & up)
  • 9:40 AM Youth Mile (11-14, pre-high school only)
  • 9:50 AM Youth Mile (9-10)
  • 10:00 AM Youth Mile (7-8)
  • 10:10 AM Youth 1/2 Mile (5-6)
  • 10:15 AM Youth 1/4 Mile (4)
  • 10:00 - 10:30 Toddler Trot (multiple starts)

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there cash prizes?
Elite Mile - Spirit Run is changing its cash prize purse in the Elite Mile. It will be awarding cash prizes to a certain number of men who break 4:00 minutes and women, 4:30. Check back soon for more details. Adult 5k Open & Masters- Check back soon for more details. Cash prizes will be mailed after the event. Elite registrants will receive an email before the event with rules and other details of the races and prizes.
What are Blaze Pizza's prizes?
Below is how Spirit Run awarded Blaze Pizza prizes for 2019. Check back here for more details on 2020. The following participants win a free pizza each month for a year at Blaze Pizza, Fashion Island. Adult 10k - The top 5 men & women age 19-39 and age 40-54, top 3 age 55-64, & top 2 age 65 & up. Adult 5k - The top 10 (non elite) men & women age 19-39, top 5 age 40-54, top 3 age 55-64, top 2 age 65 -79, & top 2 80 & up. Adult 5k Elite Division*** The top 5 elite men & women meeting qualifying standards win cash (see Cash Prize Purse above). 6th - 10th place win choice of $50 at Blaze Pizza or Dick’s Sporting Goods. Youth 5k - The top 10 boys & girls age 15-18, & the top 3 boys & girls age 13-14, 11-12, & 9-10. Youth Mile Races - The top 3 boys & girls age 13-14, 11-12, & 9-10. Youth in Open Mile - The top 3 boys & girls age 15-18. ***Visit the Elite Competitor Page for qualifying standards for the 5k Elite prize division.
What are Dick's prizes?
Below is how Spirit Run awarded Dick’s prizes for 2019. Check back here for more details on 2020. Adult 5k Elite Division: ***The top 5 elite men & women meeting qualifying standards win cash (see Cash Prize Purse above). 6th - 10th place win choice of $50 at Blaze Pizza or Dick’s Sporting Goods. Open Mile - Top three men and women 19-39 and 40-54, and the two men and women 55 & up win a $50 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift certificate. 15k - Top three men and women overall win a $50 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift certificate (available after the event.) ***Visit the Elite Competitor Page for qualifying standards for the 5k Elite prize division.
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Newport-Mesa Spirit Run Mile weather forecast

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