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January 11, 2020

EVENT details

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Quick facts

Welcome to the newly branded Irvine Half, formerly the Southern California Half & 5K

Packet Pickup PARTIES

  • OPTION 1: Thursday, Jan. 9th / 5pm-7pm / Woodbridge Village Center PLAZA

  • OPTION 2: Friday, Jan. 10th / 5pm-7pm / Mike Ward Park



Saturday, Jan 11th, 2020

Start Location: Woodbridge Village @ Barranca

Finish Location: Mike Ward Park

Half Marathon Start: 8:00am
5K Start: 8:15am
Gear Check Mike Ward Park: 7:00am



the course


time limits

To ensure that roads reopen to vehicular traffic at the scheduled times, the course time limits will be strictly enforced. Participants must maintain a pace of 14:00 min / per mile to finish the 13.1 miles in under 3 hours. A cut-off location will be enforced on the course; runners or walkers who do not reach the cut-off location by this time will be stopped and shuttled to the finish line area.



participant details



Our Medical Team is a dedicated group of multidisciplinary medical professionals, available to help assess your race day medical needs and administer acute first aid when necessary.

Numerous medical stations will be located at the Finish as well as at the start and along the course.


Gear check will be available near the start line for your pre-race/post-race clothing. While you run, it’ll be held securely while you experience a grand tour of Irvine.  When you finish, simply return to the same location to claim your belongings.

Please note: DO NOT leave valuables, cash or jewelry in your gear bag. The event is not responsible for any lost items. Gear bags must be claimed before close of the Finish Line Festival on race day.

Runner Zone

Once you cross the finish line, you’ll enter a secure participant only area. In the Runner Zone, you’ll rehydrate, refuel as well a be awarded your well deserved finisher’s medal.  Be sure to grab all your goodies, because once you exit this area, you can’t re-enter. Besides, there’s a party going on and it’s time to celebrate.




Mike Ward Community Park

- Located near the finish line 

- 20 Lake Road, Irvine CA 92604

Woodbridge High School

- Located half a mile from the finish line

- 2 Meadowbrook, Irvine, CA 92604

Lakeside Plaza Shopping Center 

- Located half a mile from the finish line

- 4505 - 4615 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92604

Irvine Presbyterian Church 

- Located a quarter mile from the finish line

- 4445 Alton Parkway, Irvine CA 92604

Journey Christian Church 

- Located a quarter mile from the finish line

- 4849 Alton Parkway, Irvine CA 92604

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 

- Located a tenth of a mile from the finish line

- 23 Lake Road, Irvine CA 92604

St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church

- Located a quarter mile from the finish line

- 4949 Alton Parkway, Irvine CA 92604

St. John Neumann Catholic Church 

- Located three-quarters of a mile from the finish line

- 5101 Alton Parkway, Irvine CA 92604



You’ve crossed the finish line in beautiful Mike Ward Park in the heart of Irvine and met with local volunteers placing a finisher’s medal around your neck. Suddenly, you’ve got a party invitation in one of the top vacation destinations in the country. You are in full recovery mode.

At the Finish Line Festival, we’ve assembled a local collection of live music, food, Kona’s best & more to embrace the Irvine vibe.

The festival celebration is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to cheer on the runners, experience Irvine hospitality and celebrate everything Orange County has to offer.