Sat May 1 - Sun May 2 Mission Viejo Huntington Beach, CA 92691 US Directions

5K Run/Walk @ Bolsa Chica State Beach

05/02 7:00AM PDT - 11:30AM PDT

5 Miles Run @ Bolsa Chica State Beach

05/02 7:00AM PDT - 8:30AM PDT

Cinco de Mile @ Bolsa Chica State Beach

05/01 - 05/02 7:00AM PDT - 8:30AM PDT

Mailing Packet Fee/ Switching to virtual

05/01 - 05/02 8:00AM PDT - 11:00AM PDT

Mail my age division award

05/01 - 05/02 8:00AM PDT - 11:00AM PDT

Want A CHALLENGE? Adding 2nd BIB and DO both Distances

05/01 - 05/02 8:00AM PDT - 11:59PM PDT
MAY 1 Sycamore Park: 25101 Charlinda Dr or MAY 2 Bolsa Chica: 17243 PACIFC COAST HIGHWAY
May 1: By Snail's Pace & LA Fitness May 2 BOLSA CHICA STATE BEACH (Corner of Warner Blvd and PCH)
Mission Viejo Huntington Beach, CA US 92691
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Celebrating Culture! In-Person Races MAY 1 & May 2. Staggered starts.  


100 maximum are allowed at BOLSA CHICA STATE BEACH on Sunday, May 2.  Those that are on the sign up TIME SLOT sheet may come to BOLSA CHICA. 

All others must run the Mission Viejo course on Saturday, May 1st.

IT will be a  FULL FIESTA party run at Sycamore Park, Mission Viejo (walking distance from Snail's Pace Running store) on Saturday, May 1, 2021

This is an event for every BODY & EVERYBODY. You can run, walk, and/or Jog It. Cinco de Miles. Run a 5k or 5 miles.

Huge, unique custom cast medals with moving parts and a tech shirt fully designed front and back. (See below)

Come celebrate Hispanic Culture with us. And be as victorious in your pursuit of health as those warriors were in their victory at the Battle of Puebla.  3.1 miles and 5 miles . You can do it! And have fun meeting people. We love cultures! We love each other!  Running is universal.

This is a Chips and Salsa themed race.  MUSIC at the start..  PLUS, PLUS, PLUS have RFIP CHIP TIMING and age division awards by our Itz About Time Crew! COOL custom cast medals and Cinco De MILES authentic event t-shirts.  

YOU get a 4th reward for doing  three SUMMER EVENTS:  Cinco De Miles,  SO Cal Pirate's Run, 4th of July Red, White, & Blue , and the TIKI BEACH 5k/10K are the summer race options.  Thank you for being patient with all the adjustments  as we MOVE toward healthy ways to RUN together-apart until we can be fully together again!


  • Custom Cinco de Miles cast medals
  • Cinco de Miles themed event race shirts
  • Age division awards
  • RFID Chip timing by Itz About Time (
  • Enjoy the music, the refreshments, and each other, even if we are still doing so at a distance. (masks may still be required in the start and finish area)
  • Caren Ware Events are designed for Every BODY and EVERYBODY!  Festive!!!!

THE LOCATIONS:  LOCATION ONE: Saturday, May 1  Sycamore Park  25101 Charlinda Dr, Mission Viejo, Ca. 92691  Staggered course: 6:30am to 8am.  Must be finished on course by 9am.   Parking:  In front of LA FITNESS or West side of lot near Snails Pace 24451 Alicia Pkwy, Mission Viejo, Ca 92691.  Must be out of parking lot by 10am. Do not park around the Denny's.  They need that for customers. Division award medals will be handed out CURBSIDE or walk in front of Snails Pace.  9am to 10am.  

LOCATION TWO: Sunday, May 2. (must be on the sign up sheet to enter)  BOLSA CHICA STATE BEACH 17851 Pacific Coast Hwy , Huntington Beach, Ca 92648.  LOT 25 . Come in the main gate and go furthest WEST. (Park charges $15)  Near corner of PCH and Warner.  Open public parking also available behind the Jack in the Box on Warner and PCH. (Do not park in the gas station or market lot).   You must be signed up on one of the 100 limited spots to run this one.  The State park will not allow more than this size gathering for May.  If you still want to run that course, you can do so any time before 9pm on May 1 and submit your time via the results button and choose virtual.  You will be added into the scoring of the age division awards for the BOLSA CHICA CINCO de MILES portion. 

THIS IS HOW WE CAN CELEBRATE staying active together-apart and have a FESTIVE FUN time running with the theme of CINCO DE MAYO! 


MAY 1: SYCAMORE PARK is a Mexican Heritage Park, once the site of a granted ranch of Don Jose Serrano, you will be running along the route of the Old Spanish El Camino Real!  Experience the music, the flare of Mexico while running a park setting pave path Mission Viejo has built for runners and cyclists. (Cyclists and other public are on this path)

May 2, BOLSA CHICA STATE BEACH. Experience the music, the flare of Mexico while running a BEACH RACE COURSE filled with a Fiesta THEME.  Flat, Fast course for avid runners. Paved road and paved sidewalk make it fun for runners, joggers, walkers, and strollers. (Cyclists and other public are on this path)

EARLY RACE PACKET PICK UPs (for your convenience) or you may pick up at the CAREN WARE EVENTS VAN on race mornings.  You may pick up for others.  No confirmation or id required.

Friday:  April 30, 2021  2pm to 5pm.   Road Runner Sports- Laguna Hills :24291 Avenue de la Carlota Laguna Hills, Ca. 92653 

or on May 1 from noon to 3pm at  Costa Mesa's Road Runner Sports 1835 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, Ca. 92627  

7am-8am ARRIVE and PARK.
               Volunteers arrive and check in   Masks still be required at the start and finish area.  Not during the run.
6:30 am  Registration OPENS
               Shirts are given with bibs at registration.  Medals when you finish
7:00am to 8:15am  Staggered start times leaving every 5 seconds

Music and DANCERS at the start, staging area to enjoy. 

9am - All participants Returned through chutes!  Course times tabulated with virtual times.
          Finisher Medals issued at the finish.  Water and refreshments
9:15 am CURBSIDE Awards pick up for age division winners.  In front of LA FITNESS for MAY 1 Race.  BEHIND Jack in the Box as you exit the Warner Gate onto PCH at Bolsa Chica for May 2 runners.       


May1 :  By LA FITNESS and SNAILS PACE.  24491 Alicia Pkwy, Mission Viejo, Ca. 92691 . Park in the lot.  There is no parking at Sycamore Park.  Walk 800 yards down Charlinda (the north end of the parking lot past 5 GUYS).  The cul-de-sac sidewalk leads to the race.  Be quiet and courteous as you walk as to not disturb the residents.  Thank you in advance. 

May 2: PARKING at BOLSA CHICA STATE BEACH is $15. You may wish to carpool. To enter into BOLSA CHICA STATE BEACH go in the main gate on PCH and drive the furthest EAST to the very last parking lot. The race is staged in view of that famous Jack In the Box on the corner of Warner and PCH. There is FREE parking one block west .  It's a two block walk to the start. 



 MAY 1: Mission Viejo:  5 year Age Spans:  3 deep with 5 year age spans:  5k and 5 Mile  1-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39 40-44, 45-49, 50-54,55-59 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80&over  Top overall Male/ Female Trophy/ Second overall Male/Female Trophies 

MAY 2 Bolsa Chica: 10 year Age Spans:  DIVISION MEDALS 3 deep for both 5k and 5 mile: 14 & under, 15 to 19, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69 , & 70plus.  Top  Overall  Male and Female Trophy

Plus award to Oldest finisher. Youngest finisher. 

Top Two male and female Overall Trophies at Mission Viejo.  Top overall male and female at BOLSA CHICA

Virtual Run: The virtual run race is perfect for those who can't make the race but still want to earn a medal! Participant will choose their own date and location to run the distance on their own through the "honor" system and receive their custom event shirt and medal in the mail. Now your friends and family from across the miles can celebrate and participate with you! Packets will not be available before race day. You will be able to pick up your packets at Early Packet Pick Up location or if you need it mail, we will mail it the on Wednesday following the event. Shipping fee applies.  

VIRTUALLY RUN THE BOSLA CHICA COURSE: Email us if you signed up and were not able to be one of the 100 on the BOLSA CHICA run list , but want to run the course on your own anytime prior to May 1 by 9pm and want to upload your results virtually by going to the RESULTS button and clicking it.  In the upper right will be a button to enter your time.

: Friendly Pets are allowed and must be leashed at all times and accompanied by a Run /Walk participant. One pet per participant. Please use a leash of 5 ft or less, for the safety of all pets. We also ask that you line up towards the back of the pack at the start and keep to the side of the race field on the course.

Stroller: Families can bring strollers, bikes, and tricycles, but agree to use at own risk. Kids must have pads and helmets at all time. We do ask that you line up towards the back of the pack at the start and keep to the side of the race field on the course. Note, that only register participants with a BIB will receive a finisher medal. Please make sure your BIB is in the front and visible to our volunteers.

Race will take place rain or shine.  And we promise to MAKE YOU SHINE!!!  We thrive in producing great reasons for YOU to have a "GOOD TIME" RUNNING!! - Caren Ware

Thank you for being flexible and patient as we navigate how to best do events in a safe fashion with current protocols. 

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