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Run In The New Year 5K

$35 9:00AM PST - 11:00AM PST Price increases after May 29, 2022 at 12:00pm PDT

Run In The New Year 10K

$40 9:00AM PST - 11:00AM PST Price increases after May 29, 2022 at 12:00pm PDT

Run in the NEW YEAR Half Marathon

$60 8:00AM PST - 11:00AM PST Price increases after June 28, 2022 at 11:59pm PDT

Virtual Run Race

$55 $50 Registration ends December 31, 2022 at 2:00pm PST
Place
17851 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA US 92648
Custom Cast Finisher Medal & Bib

NEW DESIGN FOR 2021. 

 

Description

Write a New Year resolution on the back of your bib and RUN, JOG, or WALK it into the new year. Get in gear for your NEW YEAR.

 It's an outdoor beach party with a New Year's Theme. Run on a paved path watching and listening to the surf. Whether an avid runner, jogger, a first-timer, or walker, we are the something for every BODY & EVERYBODY best themed races! Bring family and friends, or just yourself and shoes! Let's get 2023 off on the right and left foot!  RUNNING. 

Run In The New Year CUSTOM 5K/10K T-Shirt & Special LONG SLEEVE DESIGN T-shirt for Half Marathon
Matching CUSTOM CAST finisher medals to all!
Make it a Post race 5K/10K resolution party (Beach balls, party glasses, and more are for sale at the t-shirt table…)
Professionally CHIP timed event with age division awards by ITZ ABOUT TIME

Entrance to Bolsa Chica State Park Direction.

 ( Farthest East- Lot 25)  Closest to Warner & PCH.  ALL PARTICIPANTS and VENDORS AND VOLUNTEERS must ENTER in the MAIN gate. Use the following address to enter through the main gate, 17851 Pacific Coast Hwy. Warner gate will be closed. Enter through the main gate and go east to the farthest parking lot 25.   BRING $15 CASH (of a park pass) to make the gate line proceed quickly.  Credit cards at the gate are a slow process. 

STATE PARK Parking:
State Park parking fee is $15.00, cash will make entrance process faster. Recommend carpool or can drop off.

FREE OR METERED PARKING: There is also parking behind the Jack and the Box (corner of Warner and PCH ) and an easy walk in.  DO NOT PARK in the shopping lot or at the gas station.

Race Start Times

8 a.m. Half Marathon Start .  Rolling until 8:05
9 a.m. 5K/10k Start  Rolling until 9:10am

SPECIAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST!!!!  The famous KIWANIS pineapple/coconut pancakes at this EVENT!!!  $4 pre. $5 on race morning.  You can add pancakes onto your registration on the last page.

Race Day Location:

The event takes place in LOT 25. That’s the lot right next to the Jack in the Box off of Warner and PCH.

8:00am start for HALF MARATHON.  You have until 8:05 to pass under the arch.  9:00am start for 5k/10K.  You have until 9:10am to pass under the arch.  All 5k/10K must start before the lead half marathoner finishes.  This will allow a ROLLING START.  Meaning, spread out how you feel comfortable.  YOUR START TIME does not start until you cross under the arch. Fastest runners in the front, and those looking to place in their age a group division. It's okay to take your time getting under the start ARCH.  Your chip time does not start until you pass that first mat.  Wear your bib on the front.  Make sure you run the distance on your bib or exchange it for the correct one of your choice at solutions/Late reg if you decide to change races.

Awards:

There are “In It To Win It” age categories 3 deep with 5 year age spans: 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 and 80 & over.

Course

Flat and fast, or slow and easy, make it the pace you want it. This 5K/10K course runs along the beach bike path at Bolsa Chica, Huntington Beach State Beach. Families can bring strollers, but agree to use at own risk.  Half Marathon Course: Flat, fast, perfect for PRs or training for your next marathon.  It is (2)Two loops of the 10k so you get plenty of aid stations, entertainment, and spectator friendly!!Aid Station Every 1.5 Miles

Water/Gatorade
Gu/Bananas  
FLAT!!! Great for first time Half Marathoners or those wanting to PR!
Half Marathon Spectators - you can be at the finish line to see runners starts then walk about 50 ft towards the runners to see them go on their second loop.

Restrooms on RACE DAY: are located on each end of the parking lot.  A set by Sea Legs (east) and a set near  Warner Blvd on the west end of the parking lot.. 
 

Early Packet Pick Up:

 Date: Friday, December 30th, 3 to 6pm  (You can wear your event shirt for NEW YEAR's EVE!!!)
 Location: Road Runner Sports - 1835 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa 92626

Packet pick up is optional, so if you cannot make it- don't worry. Packets can be pick up on race day starting at 7am in LOT 25.  The gates to the STATE PARK open at 6am.

 

SPECIAL: Kiwanis PANCAKE BREAKFAST

We are happy to report THE KIWANIS CLUB will be cooking up their delicious pancakes.  ADD TO YOUR RUNNING EXPERIENCE and support them supporting others.  $4 if you order in advance. $5 on race morning.  Go to your registration and look at the ADD ONs to pre pay for a breakfast or you can purchase a ticket at packet pick up or directly at the event.  BRING CASH!

ALSO, II Caccia CAFFE gourmet COFFEE TRUCK will be there.  They accept cash, credit card, Apple pay, venmo. 

Just warning you, without a little extra cash, you will be stuck drinking water and eating our BANANAS!  Served by local HS community volunteer groups.

 

THERE WILL BE AN ENTIRE MASS PENQUIN LEAD DANCE WARM UP BEFORE EACH START at 8am and 9am.  FOLLOW ALONG and help us have a CROWD OF FUN!!!  RUN  in the NEW YEAR is a GRAND CELEBRATION, not just a race.  Let's bring in 2022 in a healthy way!.-Caren Ware

5k/10k Course Map

HALF MARATHON is currently permitted for 2 laps of the `10K.  We are hoping to be granted a permit for an out and back through to Huntington Dog Beach. 

AS FLAT AS A COURSE CAN GET!!!  Hear the surf.  Enjoy the beach .

 

PHOTOS & VIDEO

 

IT"S A PARTY!!  IT'S A CELEBRATION!  It is RUNNING in the NEW YEAR!

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.carenwareevents.com/.

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Entrance

Entrance to Lot 25. Use the main entrance which is about 1.5 miles south of lot 25. Make sure that you give yourself enough time to enter the main gate and turn right towards lot 25 which is close to Warner and PCH. Have exact payment to enter state parking lot. If you are getting drop off, you can use warner and pch turn around to get drop off. 

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