Sat June 17, 2023 Huntington Beach, CA 92649 US Directions
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5K Run/Walk

$40 8:30AM PDT - 9:30AM PDT Price increases after June 10, 2023 at 11:59am PDT
Live Event

10K Run/Walk

$45 8:30AM PDT - 10:00AM PDT Price increases after June 10, 2023 at 11:59pm PDT
Live Event

Kids Fun Run

$30 8:00AM PDT - 8:20AM PDT Registration ends June 17, 2023 at 11:59pm PDT

Pirate's Virtual Run

$55 7:00AM PDT - 11:30AM PDT Registration ends June 17, 2023 at 11:59pm PDT


BOLSA CHICA STATE PARK 17851 Pacific Coast Hwy
Corner of Warner and PCH. Lot 25
Huntington Beach, CA US 92649

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The SoCal Pirate's 5K/10K is Saturday, June 17, 2023  Lot 25 BOLSA CHICA STATE BEACH

8:30am MASS START for both 5k/10K   Kid's Dash 8:00am

Be a part of the largest gathering of PIRATE's atmosphere in SO CAL. Ships Ahoy, the pirate's have landed in Huntington Beach. A larger beach area for a larger pirate's invasion at Bolsa Chica State Beach.  The "Every Body" Pirate's run is themed throughout the course! Hidden treasures along the way.  Make it a party or come to just run fast.  It is a FLAT n FAST PAVED COURSE along the beach.

LOCATION:  BOLSA CHICA STATE BEACH is just West of the City of Huntington Beach on Pacific Coast Hwy  . Lot 25 is nearest Warner & PCH and is the last lot. Park in Sunset Beach and walk in or enter through Bolsa Chica State Beach main gate and proceed west to the last lot once inside the gate. 

COURSE: A great paved path with ocean views!  Flat and fast and wide enough for strollers, walkers, and dog's on leashes to stay to the right.


  • The BEST EVER Custom Designed Pirate's themed FINISHER MEDAL
  • Pirate themed event T-Shirt 
  • Custom race bib
  • Flat, fast course. CHIP TIMED by Itz About Time
  • Age Division Awards every 5 year age span to top three in each up to 85 and over!
  • Dress pirate themed or come in your running clothes!
  • Trophies to top three overall male/female
  • Awards to top three BEST DRESSED pirate themed outfits!

You won't want to miss THE Pirate's party race. GET MOTIVATED! 
ARGGHHH.  Walk the plank.  It's a pirate's invasion.!!!


Top Three Male/Female Awards. There are “In It To Win It” age categories 3 deep with 5 year age spans:  5k and 10K
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 -84, 85 &over


BOLSA CHICA STATE BEACH (Corner of Warner Blvd and PCH.  Lot 25)
Huntington Beach, CA US 92646


  Road Runner Sports from 2 to 5 pm.  
  DATE: Friday, June 16, 2023
  Location: Road Runner Sports - TUSTIN (New store)
  13276 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, Ca. 92602      (You can pick up for others. No ID required)

Race Day Schedule:

6:30 am Vendors arrive and set up.
               Volunteers arrive and check in
7:00am-8:20  Registration OPEN
                Shirts and bibs available for pick up race day 

                Captain Jack LIVE will be there to thoroughly entertaining you.

8:15 Little Pirate's KID's DASH.  1/2 mile   Pirate's style warm up

8:30 AM - Start for 10K Run/ Start of 5K Run/Walk
9:30 AM - Awards  5K Awards followed by 10K


PARKING at BOLSA CHICA STATE BEACH is $20 in the summer. UNLESS you help pick up trash. It's Free.  We will be making arrangements for you to sign up for free parking and pick up a bag of trash at the beach before you leave! . 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. (Lot 25) The race is staged in view of that famous Jack In the Box on the corner of Warner and PCH. Parking is free to the west behind that Jack in the Box.  Or there is also metered parking.  Do not park in the shopping center or gas station.

Restrooms will be opened on each end of lot 25 for the event use. 

What's happening ON STAGE:

7:30 to 8:00 Upstream Band playing
8:00 to 8:10 Jack Sparrow Pirate demos fencing and entertains crowd
8:10 to 8:20 Pirate's music will get you pumped.
8:20-8:25 Jack Sparrow leads a Pirate's Warm up you won't want to miss!
8:25 Mass crowd picture with banner & Caren Ware announces what the proceeds of race benefit. 

8:30 START  and 9:30am awards.  Take great selfies at the selfie booth and with Jack Sparrow and remember to

Caren Ware adopted a village in Nepal, the Himalayas near Everest Basecamp , while running the Everest Marathon at 18,000.  Proceeds from the races benefit ALL kinds of needs she RAN into while running a remote marathon on every continent.   And get ready to read newly released book...FINDING FIT!  Signed copies will be available at the race.  Book can be purchased. 


Pets: Friendly Pets are allowed and must be leashed at all times and accompanied by a Run /Walk participant. 

Stroller: Families can bring strollers, but agree to use at own risk.  Stay to your right.  

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 the finish line crew.

Also, note that the open public uses this path.  There will be cyclists and other runners and walkers. 

Race will take place rain or shine or shipwrecked!  Atlas, ye mattes, let's run.  


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5K/10K course- Bolsa Chica State Beach



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