35th Annual Spirit Run

Sunday 18th March 2018

Fashion Island, Newport Beach: 300 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, United States

Running, Distance running


Activities

  • ADULT (POST HIGH SCHOOL) SINGLE RACE -The price does not include a t-shirt. T-shirts are available to purchase. If you are participating in two or more races, please select an option under Adult Multiple Races Below. - 5k
  • ADULT (POST HIGH SCHOOL) SINGLE RACE -The price does not include a t-shirt. T-shirts are available to purchase. If you are participating in two or more races, please select an option under Adult Multiple Races Below. - 10k (USATF Southern California ("So Cal USATF") 2018 10k Championship - must be So Cal USATF 2018 member to win USATF medal)
  • ADULT (POST HIGH SCHOOL) SINGLE RACE -The price does not include a t-shirt. T-shirts are available to purchase. If you are participating in two or more races, please select an option under Adult Multiple Races Below. - Elite Mile (part of USATF Southern California 2018 Road Mile Championship)
  • ADULT (POST HIGH SCHOOL) SINGLE RACE -The price does not include a t-shirt. T-shirts are available to purchase. If you are participating in two or more races, please select an option under Adult Multiple Races Below. - Open Mile (part of USATF Southern California (So Cal USATF) 2018 Road Mile Championship - must be So Cal USATF 2018 member to win USATF medal or cash)
  • ADULT (POST HIGH SCHOOL) SINGLE RACE -The price does not include a t-shirt. T-shirts are available to purchase. If you are participating in two or more races, please select an option under Adult Multiple Races Below. - Family Mile - Individual
  • ADULT (POST HIGH SCHOOL) SINGLE RACE -The price does not include a t-shirt. T-shirts are available to purchase. If you are participating in two or more races, please select an option under Adult Multiple Races Below. - Family Mile - Family Rate (parents+up to 3 children)
  • ADULT (POST HIGH SCHOOL) SINGLE RACE -The price does not include a t-shirt. T-shirts are available to purchase. If you are participating in two or more races, please select an option under Adult Multiple Races Below. - Family Mile - Grand Family (2 grandparents+2 parents+up to 3 children)
  • ADULT (POST HIGH SCHOOL) SINGLE RACE -The price does not include a t-shirt. T-shirts are available to purchase. If you are participating in two or more races, please select an option under Adult Multiple Races Below. - Dog Mile
  • ADULT (POST HIGH SCHOOL) SINGLE RACE -The price does not include a t-shirt. T-shirts are available to purchase. If you are participating in two or more races, please select an option under Adult Multiple Races Below. - Race Walk (part of USATF Southern California 2018 Road Mile Championship)
  • ADULT (POST HIGH SCHOOL) SINGLE RACE -The price does not include a t-shirt. T-shirts are available to purchase. If you are participating in two or more races, please select an option under Adult Multiple Races Below. - 5k Walk-Individual Adult
  • ADULT (POST HIGH SCHOOL) SINGLE RACE -The price does not include a t-shirt. T-shirts are available to purchase. If you are participating in two or more races, please select an option under Adult Multiple Races Below. - 5k Family Walk - Family Rate (2 parents+up to 3 children)
  • ADULT (POST HIGH SCHOOL) SINGLE RACE -The price does not include a t-shirt. T-shirts are available to purchase. If you are participating in two or more races, please select an option under Adult Multiple Races Below. - 5k Walk - Grand Family (2 grandparents+2 parents+up to 3 children)
  • ADULT (POST HIGH SCHOOL) MULTIPLE RACES -The price does not include a t-shirt. T-shirts are available to purchase. - 5k + Elite Mile (Elite Mile part of USATF Southern California 2018 Road Mile Championship)
  • ADULT (POST HIGH SCHOOL) MULTIPLE RACES -The price does not include a t-shirt. T-shirts are available to purchase. - 5k + Open Mile (Open Mile part of USATF Southern California (So Cal USATF) 2018 Road Mile Championship - must be So Cal USATF 2018 member to win USATF medal or cash)
  • ADULT (POST HIGH SCHOOL) MULTIPLE RACES -The price does not include a t-shirt. T-shirts are available to purchase. - 5k + Dog Mile
  • ADULT (POST HIGH SCHOOL) MULTIPLE RACES -The price does not include a t-shirt. T-shirts are available to purchase. - 10k + Open Mile (Open Mile part of USATF Southern California (So Cal USATF) 2018 Road Mile Championship and 10k part of So Cal USATF 2018 10k Championship - must be So Cal USATF 2018 member to win cash and USATF medal in Open Mile and USATF medal in 10k)
  • ADULT (POST HIGH SCHOOL) MULTIPLE RACES -The price does not include a t-shirt. T-shirts are available to purchase. - 10k + Dog Mile (USATF Southern California ("So Cal USATF") 2018 10k Championship - must be So Cal USATF 2018 member to win USATF medal)
  • ADULT (POST HIGH SCHOOL) MULTIPLE RACES -The price does not include a t-shirt. T-shirts are available to purchase. - 15k (10k + 5k) (USATF Southern California ("So Cal USATF") 2018 10k Championship - must be So Cal USATF 2018 member to win USATF medal)
  • ADULT (POST HIGH SCHOOL) MULTIPLE RACES -The price does not include a t-shirt. T-shirts are available to purchase. - 15k (10k + 5k) + Open Mile (Open Mile part of USATF Southern California (So Cal USATF) 2018 Road Mile Championship and 10k part of So Cal USATF 2018 10k Championship - must be So Cal USATF 2018 member to win USATF medals and cash in Open Mile)
  • ADULT (POST HIGH SCHOOL) MULTIPLE RACES -The price does not include a t-shirt. T-shirts are available to purchase. - 15k (10k + 5k) + Dog Mile (USATF Southern California ("So Cal USATF") 2018 10k Championship - must be So Cal USATF 2018 member to win USATF medal)
  • YOUTH (HIGH SCHOOL & YOUNGER) SINGLE RACE - Youth 5k
  • YOUTH (HIGH SCHOOL & YOUNGER) SINGLE RACE - Age Appropriate Mile Race (Youth Mile Races part of USATF Southern California ("So Cal USATF") 2018 Road Mile Championship - must be So Cal USATF 2018 member to win USATF medal)
  • YOUTH (HIGH SCHOOL & YOUNGER) SINGLE RACE - Dog Mile
  • YOUTH (HIGH SCHOOL & YOUNGER) SINGLE RACE - 1/2 Mile Race
  • YOUTH (HIGH SCHOOL & YOUNGER) SINGLE RACE - 1/4 Mile Race
  • YOUTH (HIGH SCHOOL & YOUNGER) SINGLE RACE - Toddler Trot
  • YOUTH (HIGH SCHOOL & YOUNGER) MULTIPLE RACES - Youth 5k + Age Appropriate 1/4 - 1 Mile (Youth Mile races part of USATF Southern California ("So Cal USATF") 2018 Road Mile Championship - must be a 2018 So Cal USATF member to win USATF medal)
  • YOUTH (HIGH SCHOOL & YOUNGER) MULTIPLE RACES - Youth 5k + Dog Mile
  • YOUTH (HIGH SCHOOL & YOUNGER) MULTIPLE RACES - Dog Mile + Age Appropriate 1 Mile Race (Youth Mile races part of USATF Southern California ("So Cal USATF") 2018 Road Mile Championship - must be a 2018 So Cal USATF member to win USATF medal)
  • TWICE THE FUN (BORN IN 2003-2009) - Spirit Run + Newport Beach Track Meet on Friday, April 6, 2018 - Twice the Fun Single Spirit Run Race + Newport Beach Track Meet
  • TWICE THE FUN (BORN IN 2003-2009) - Spirit Run + Newport Beach Track Meet on Friday, April 6, 2018 - Twice the Fun Spirit Run Combo (2 Races) + Newport Beach Track Meet

Description

The 35th annual Spirit Run will take place on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Fashion Island, Newport Beach. With 14 road racing events, a Family Mile, 5k Family Walk, and a Toddler Trot, Spirit Run has something for every age, from toddlers to grandparents.
 
Spirit Run allows you to double or triple your fun by offering you the opportunity to race multiple races and to be eligible to win medals and prizes in each one.
 
In 2018, Spirit Run is proud to be partnering with USATF Southern California (So Cal USATF) to present So Cal USATF's 2018 Road Mile and 10k Championships. Races included in the Road Mile Championship include Elite, Open, Youth, and Race Walk Mile. In addition to the cash and other prizes and medals Spirit Run is offering, So Cal USATF is also offering its medals in the Elite and Race Walk Mile Races, in the 13-14, 15-16, 17-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80 & older age divisions in the Open Mile, in the Youth Mile races, and in the standard age divisions in the 10k Championships.
 
For the sixth consecutive year, So Cal USATF has also selected Spirit Run to be included in its Grand Prix Championship Series. 
 
Spirit Run also gives adults the choice of whether to buy an event t-shirt. They may choose to purchase a Spirit Run long sleeve tech shirt for $10. The youth registrant fee entitles the registrant to a free youth sized cotton Spirit Run shirt with an option to upgrade to a long sleeve adult tech shirt for $10. 
 
In between the walking and racing events, participants and spectators enjoy a Youth & Fitness Expo with a delicious pancake breakfast, other food and beverages, live music, massage and shopping for adults, youth activities, health and fitness information, and a Dog Expo.
 
The net proceeds of this long standing community event benefit education and athletics in the Newport - Mesa Unified School District.

Event details and schedule

Event Schedule

6:00 am - Registration & Packet Pick Up Opens

6:30 am - Expo Open, and Plum's Cafe Breakfast Served

6:30 am - 10k

7:30 am - Youth 5k (high school and younger)

7:55 am - Race Walk Mile 

8:12 am - Open Mile (age 13 & older)

8:20 am - Elite Mile

8:25 am - Dog Mile

8:35 am - Adult 5k

8:37 am - Adult 5k Family Walk

9:30 am - Family Mile

9:40 am - 11-12 Year Old Mile

9:50 am - 9-10 Year Old Mile

10:00 am - 7-8 Year Old Mile

10:10 am - 5-6 Year Old 1/2 Mile

10:15 am - 4 Year Old 1/4 Mile

10:00 - 10:45 am - Toddler Trot, multiple start times

Course Information

All races start and finish very close to the parking lot adjacent to the Regal Cinemas. The 5k and 10k courses take place primarily on Newport Center Drive. The Elite, Open, Race Walk, and Dog Mile travel a point to point course on Newport Center Drive that begins with a slight incline with the majority an easy decline to a flat finish. The Family Mile and Youth 1/4 to 1 mile races are out and back courses on Newport Center Drive. Visit the Course Maps page under Participant Information at nmspiritrun.org for course maps.

Directions 

All races start and finish near the Regal Cinemas at Fashion Island located at:

Regal (Edwards Big 6) Cinemas
300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA92660

To avoid road closures, please follow arrival directions carefully. Due to event day road closures access the Fashion Island area via San Miguel from MacArthur or Avocado from PCH. Eastbound San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Center Drive at PCH, and around Fashion Island will be closed.

From Coast Highway – take Avocado Dr. north to parking lots adjacent to Edwards Newport Theatre at Civic Center (formerly Farallon)  and San Miguel.

From the 405 Freeway – exit MacArthur Blvd., head southwest.  Turn right on San Miguel Dr. follow signs to parking.

Arrive one hour before the start of the event to allow time for parking, packet pick-up and warm-up on race day.

Parking

Parking is available next to Regal (Edwards Big 6) Cinemas at Avocado Dr., Civic Center (formerly Farallon). and also San Miguel.  Follow signs and directions of volunteers.

Medals and Awards

Each child who finishes a youth race will receive a finisher's medal. Winners medals and prizes will be awarded as described at nmspiritrun.org. 

 

Organised by

Newport-Mesa Spirit Run, Inc.

PO Box 7241, Newport Beach

Phone: 949-478-1232

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