Carrera de los Muertos is a vibrant 5k run that honors Day of the Dead. Join family and friends to remember loved ones that have passed in this rich cultural tradition. You will experience a great sense of community through a little exercise, art, music and a lot of fun.
Orange Beginner Friendly Running Events
The Malibu Half Marathon & 5K will return November 3rd & 4th, 2018 with a spectacular beach course starting and ending in Zuma Beach, Malibu CA. Nearly 4000 will gather on Saturday to attend the Health & Fitness Expo and on Sunday to run the storied Pacific Coast Highway without fighting cars or traffic.
Along the way, the race route offers some of California's most scenic views of the ocean as well as the beautiful homes, many of which are owned by A-list Hollywood's celebrities.
Put Your Boots On the Ground at Saddleback College's S.A.M.E. VETS 5K! The Saddleback College Veterans Program and Society of American Military Engineers (S.A.M.E.) have partnered together to bring you the First Annual Saddleback College Veteran's 5K. Spend this Fathers Day creating memories with your family while supporting student veterans in your community. Run fast, jog, trot, walk or stroll on a scenic course* around Saddleback campus. Plenty of parking, lots of refreshments, and plenty of family fun. It is the picture perfect way to start celebrating FATHERS DAY! And dont be afraid to wear your red, white, and blue or military-themed gear!
We have several races for kids of all ages. The youngest divisions will start first at 9:30 am and all other races will follow. Each kids race is staged on a course that goes out and back. Kids can turn around at anytime. Staff will be provided along the route to help direct the kids.
Come join us at Yorba Regional Park on the Santa Ana River Trail for our 11th annual event. We are bringing back our 10 mile course, costume contest and expanded festivities in our vendor area. USATF-certified 5k and 10k courses on La Palma Ave and the Santa Ana River Trail around perimeter of beautiful Yorba Regional Park.State-of-the-art RFID chip timing for 5k, 10k, and 10mi.Kids 1k fun run (ages 10 & under) / 100ish-yd tot trot (ages 4 & under).Special awards to top overall male and female finishers in the 5k , 10k and 10 mile races. Medals three deep to top male and female 5k winners in 18 age categories, 10k winners in 16 age categories and 10 mile winners in 12 age categories.
Orange County's best holiday run! 5K, 10K and Kids Run. Plus....
Prizes for: Best Running Santa, Best Holiday non-santa Costume and Best Kids Holiday Costume.
Age Division Commemorative Awards
Runner Gear Check
Appearance by and photo opp with the BEST Santa in Orange County
Get into the spirit of the season!
From snow falling at the start line, to huge holiday character inflatables, holiday carolers, and festive participant shirts this event has everything you need to start the season off right! Join us at the Fairplex in Pomona on Sunday, December 9, 2018.
Golden Snowflake Challenge
In the second year of the Golden Snowflake Challenge, we saw over 600 runners complete the two day challenge!
Those who accept the challenge will run the Ugly Sweater 5K on Saturday the 8th and the Holiday Half Marathon on Sunday the 9th. Golden Snowflake Challenge participants will wear a special golden bib and receive a beautiful Golden Snowflake medal at the finish of the Holiday Half Marathon on Sunday, in addition to the individual race medals. Golden Snowflake Challenge runners receive one participant shirt.
We have begun our preparation for the 2019 event. It is our goal to improve on our past races with new and exciting features. The event is scheduled for Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 8:00am.
We will continue using chip timing (imbedded in the bib number) in our 2018 Half Marathon and 5K races; we will have finishing medals for the Half Marathon, 5K, and the Kids 1 Mile Race; we will have age-group medals (top 3 in each age category) for the Half Marathon and 5K races; we will have plaques for the top 5 male and the top 5 female finishers in the Half Marathon, 5K, and the Kids 1 Mile Race; and, we will have team plaques (3 of them) for open, corporate, public service and school division in both the Half Marathon and 5K races. A Tech Shirt and our Virtual Goodie Bag will be available in the Expo on race day.
This award-winning course is considered one of the best courses in the country and is well known for being scenic and flat. Runners come from all over to experience this exhilarating run. The race starts along the Pacific Coast Highway and passes by the famous Huntington Beach pier where runners will enjoy the beauty of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands as you start your turn. All participants finish down the Pacific Coast Highway and kick it up a notch for the crowds at Main Street on their way to a monumental finish line moment and continue their celebrations at the Sand Bar right on the beach!
This is the only race that allows runners inside the Historical Tustin Hangar where you can really feel like an ant (178 ft tall, thats 17 stories high!). The participants run from one end of the hangar to the other which is no small feet (1,088 feet long, thats 3 football Fields!). Even when the runners leave the inside of the hangar, they can still observe its massiveness from the outside while running the course.
Both 5K and the half marathon will start at The District at Tustin Legacy, a one million square foot open-air entertainment and shopping center. Runners in both races will proceed through one of the two Tustin blimp hangars, among the largest wooden structures ever built and are rarely opened to the public. These impressive structures are seventeen stories high, over 1,000 feet long and 300 feet wide!
Challenge yourself to a 5K or 12K run or hike, and enjoy the beauty of oak woodland canyons, rolling grassland hills and steep slopes of coastal sage scrub and chaparral. Remnants of the former cattle ranching days can be seen throughout the park. Take it all in with Rock it Racings Haunted Hills 5K or 12K! All finishers receive a medal, t-shirt, and other goodies!