An event every day that begins at 6:00 am, repeating until November 7, 2021
2021 SDCCU OC Marathon Running Festival races will include the OC Half Marathon, the OC 5K, and Kids Run the OC. The OC Full Marathon has been paused for 2021 but will be back in May of 2022. RUN IT, EXPERIENCE IT, LOVE IT! It’s an EPIC West Coast Weekend! It’s the BEST of Southern California! Run in person or virtually!
OC Half Marathon:
This exceptional Southern California Half Marathon starts on Newport Center Drive loop in front of our Official Start Line Hotel, the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa just south of Santa Barbara Drive. The Orange County Half Marathon finishes at the OC Fair and Event Center just off the 55 Freeway in the heart of Costa Mesa.
The first mile of the OC Half Marathon course includes a breathtaking panorama of the Pacific Ocean before winding through the seaside village of Corona del Mar including the spectacular Ocean Blvd. with cliffside views of Big Corona del Mar State Beach. It traverses down Bayside Drive, past the Newport Harbor Yacht Clubs and homes and boats of Newport Harbor. Exceptional views await runners at the bluffs overlooking the Upper Newport Bay Estuary Reserve as are the supportive cheers of neighborhood residents.
The OC Half Marathon course is net downhill in elevation from start to finish. The first 6.5 miles will be extremely fast with only minor inclines. Mile 6.5 to 7.0 is the only significant hill on the course taking the runners from 15 feet to 75 feet. The course is then mostly flat through mile 10.5, a couple rolling hills to 11.5 with a flat and fast final stretch into the OC Fair & Event Center.
Half Marathon Start Time: 6:15 AM
Start/Finish Line: Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa/OC Fair And Event Center
Time Limit: 3.5 hours
Join us for The OC 5K Run/Walk Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 5 PM. The 5K will be followed by a full finish line festival party with music, food, and all the fun vendors that you’ve come to expect. The OC 5K offers runners who prefer shorter distances a great way to participate in the marathon weekend experience. The race starts and finishes in the same location, at the marathon and half marathon finish line inside the OC Fair and Event Center. The course circles through the fairgrounds and crosses Fairview Drive and on to Merrimac Way. The runners loop around the Orange Coast College campus and return through the Pacific Amphitheater before heading to the finish line.
5K Start Time: 5:00 PM
Start/Finish Line: OC Fairgrounds
Time Limit: 1 hour
For all the details & additional information, please visit Orange County Running Festival website.
Look for the Snail’s Canopy at each Club Race (usually near the Finish Area). Warm-up & cool-down with your ASPRC Teammates. Bring a chair and some refreshments to share! Have FUN!! Don’t forget to write down your finish time on the results clipboard at the canopy.