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 (must be 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. - 10k (must be 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 (must be 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. - Open Mile (must be 2018 USATF to win 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. - 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 (must be 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. - 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 Walk - Family Registration
  • ADULT (POST HIGH SCHOOL) MULTIPLE RACES -The price does not include a t-shirt. T-shirts are available to purchase. - 5k + Elite Mile (must be 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 + Open Mile (must be 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 (must be 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. - 10k + Elite Mile (must be 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. - 10k + Open Mile (must be 2018 USATF member to win cash)
  • ADULT (POST HIGH SCHOOL) MULTIPLE RACES -The price does not include a t-shirt. T-shirts are available to purchase. - 10k + Dog Mile (must be 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) (must be 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 (must be 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. - 15k (10k + 5k) + Dog Mile (must be USATF 2018 member to win USATF medal)
  • YOUTH (HIGH SCHOOL & YOUNGER) SINGLE RACE - Youth 5k (must be USATF 2018 member to win USATF medal)
  • YOUTH (HIGH SCHOOL & YOUNGER) SINGLE RACE - Age Appropriate Mile Race (must be 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 (must be USATF 2018 member to win USATF medal)
  • YOUTH (HIGH SCHOOL & YOUNGER) MULTIPLE RACES - Youth 5k + Dog Mile (must be USATF 2018 member to win USATF medal)
  • YOUTH (HIGH SCHOOL & YOUNGER) MULTIPLE RACES - Dog Mile + Age Appropriate 1 Mile Race (must be USATF 2018 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 12 road racing events, a 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 Southern California USA Track & Field (So Cal USATF) to present So Cal USATF's 2018 Road Mile Championships. For the sixth consecutive year, So Cal USATF has also selected Spirit Run to be included in its Grand Prix Championship Series. In addition to the prizes and medals Spirit Run is offering, So Cal USATF is also offering its medals and a cash purse in the Elite, Open, and Race Walk Mile Races.
 
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)

8:00 am - Dog Mile 

8:12 am - Open Mile (age 13 & older)

8:20 am - Elite Mile

8:35 am - Adult 5k

8:37 am - Adult 5k Family Walk

9:25 am - 11-12 Year Old Mile

9:35 am - 9-10 Year Old Mile

9:50 am - 7-8 Year Old Mile

10:00 am - 5-6 Year Old 1/2 Mile

10:10 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, 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 other 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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