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January 12, 2019

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Quick facts

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

Race Expo & Packet Pickup Events:

Launch Party: Thursday, Jan. 10th / 5pm-7pm / Woodbridge Center
Expo: Friday, Jan. 11th / 5pm-8pm / Mike Ward Park
Finish Line Festival: Saturday, Jan. 12th / Mike Ward Park

Saturday, Jan 12th, 2019

Start Location: 20 Lakeview Drive

Finish Location: Mike Ward Park

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

 
 
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the course

 

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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.  

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.

 

GETTING THERE

Irvine is located 80 miles North of San Diego and 40 miles South of Los Angeles.

From the North: Follow I-5 S to Culver Dr in Irvine. Take exit 99 from I-5 S
From the South: Follow I-5 N to Jeffrey Rd in Irvine. Take exit 4 from I-405 N

 
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participant details

 

MEDICAL INFORMATION

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

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 Livermore.  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.

 

PERKS

  • Beautiful flat course through community parks, along the San Diego Creek, and gorgeous tree-lined streets

  • Technical Shirt (one you’ll actually wear)

  • Awesome Finishers Medal (we’re talking serious hardware)

  • Free Admission to the Kona Brewing Finish Line Festival (the real reason we’re out there, right?)  

  • Free Runner Tracking

  • Free pace groups courtesy of A Snail’s Pace

  • Free Beer Voucher good for a beer of your choice from Kona Brewing


PARKING

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


 

KONA BREWING finish line FESTIVAL

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.