Great Donut Run / Walk 5k

Sun May 19, 2019 Irvine, CA US 92618 Directions
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Irvine Valley College: 5500 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA US 92618

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Race Day at Irvine Valley College starting at 6:30am

Come Join us For a Some Serious Sprinkles!!


We're happy to invite you to the 4th annual Great Donut Run in Orange County at Irvine Valley College.  We've listened to all our Donut Lovers out there and stepped up our donut game with lots of new options!   We've sprinkled in new distances to get every donut eater out there to earn some donut bling.  Come out for the 1 miler or drag your spectator friends to the new .05 Do-Not Care Race!  Everyone gets a donut and medal.  Check out our VIP swag options and deck yourself out.  For those who can't get enough medals in one weekend then line up early for the Extra Sprinkles Donut Dare and run the 1 miler before the 5k.  More donuts and more bling!

Join us for THE most delicious 5k event in Orange County!   Our fun run is an untimed donut friendly and walker friendly race.  You can grab a donut hole along the way or choose the Challenge to devour 2 donuts for optimal carb loading.  Costume awards will be given for best dressed groups and individuals so get your donut game face on and sign up today!   Our bomb diggity donuts will be freshly baked from Glee Donuts and come in a variety of delicious choices.   ALL participants from kids donut dash to the 1 mile walk/ run and the Challenge will receive a donut at the finish, custom event shirt and stupendous donut race medal!  If you JUST love donuts and aren't a runner or walker then we STILL got something for YOU with our .05 Do-Not Care distance.  You'll finish well before the rest of the pack and enjoy the hoopla and joy of donuts.  You still get a custom donut medallion and you Do-nut have to walk or run so far!  This is perfect for spectators eyeing the medals but aren't quite laced up.

We Do-nut leave anyone out!  If you need a Gluten Free Donut option we GOT YOU Covered!  We will provide these specially formulated donuts for a small additional fee which you'll select through the registration process.  We've been testing these donuts all around town and we'll make sure they're as yummy as the rest of our donuts!

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Donut Run 5k Starts 8 am: All participants can carb up at the Donut Hole Zone near the half way point where delicious donut holes will be passed out by our Donuteer Team!  These donut holes are optional and you do-nut have to take them or finish them. You can share yours with your fellow participants but we ask that you finish them before leaving the donut zone.

Strollers are allowed on the course and we'll line you all up towards the back of the race field so there's ample space for all donuteers.  The participant pushing the stroller can share their donut hole or donut with the child in the stroller. If the child or children in the stroller wishes to have their own donut hole and donut at the finish, they can register for the 5k or enter the Kids Donut Dash and receive their own bib, medal and tshirt.  No double donut dipping! 

Kids Donut Dash Starts at 9:30am:  Distances vary depending on the age of the participants.  Here is the breakdown:

  • 3 yr and under: 50 yards Start time: 9:30

  • 4-6 yr olds:  100 yards Start time: 9:35

  • 7-9 yr olds: 1/4 mile Start time: 9:40

  • 10-12 olds: 1/2 mile Start time: 9:45

 Each kids race is staged on a course that goes out and back. Kids can turn around at anytime without penalty. Staff will be provided along the route to help direct the kids. Parents who register their kids and want to run with them may do so without registering themselves. We request only one parent per child, so there's room for all registered participants. Parents who are not registered can still run with their kids but will not be eligible for a shirt, medal or donut.

5k Donut Challenge Starts at 8 am:  Participants will enter the Donut Challenge Zone after eating their donut holes and be handed 2 more donuts to devour BEFORE they glaze a trail back to the finish.  Donut Challengers will also receive a custom Donut neck gaiter/head scarf!   Lot's of water will be available to help you enjoy your delicious donuts at the half but donut worry if you can't finish them- there's no donut penalties!

5k VIP Donut Challenge Starts at 8 am:  Upgrade your package with a tech shirt!  Choose from the ladies v neck with cap sleeves and collar or go with the unisex tech shirt with crew neck and roomy sizing.  Exact sizing to be updated here soon.  You can also exchange at packet pick up! 

1 Mile Donut Dash Starts at 7:30 am-  This is a great distance to get you up and moving.  It's a flat easy course and a great way to ramp up your appetite. Perfect for all ages and abilities. There's no time limit and you still get a donut at the finish, snazzy shirt and one of a kind sparkle medal!  

Kids Donut Dash Starts at 9:30 am:  All kids will get a tshirt and custom race bib at packet pick up.  The kids races have different distances based on age.  They can either run with their age group or run the division based on the distance they want to run. There are no donut penalties if they get tired out there and turn around sooner!  We will have a donut and medal for them at the finish! 

Extra Sprinkles Donut Dare- Starts with 1 mile at 7:30am then follows up with the 5k race at 8am.  Earn an extra medal by running the 1 mile race before your 5k or 5k Challenge!  You'll need to complete the 1 mi within 25 min to be eligible for the extra medal. This is perfect for those that love to earn extra donut bling and can rally up!  All finishers will pick up their extra Donut Dare medal and mini pack of donuts in the designated expo area. 

Do-nut Care .05 Distance Donut Sprinkles Fan- Race Starts 8:10 am-Yes!  It's here donuteers!  For all your friends and family that can't quite stomach the idea of a run/walk anywhere but still have a passion for DONUTS...our fun new category is perfect for them!  The .05 "distance" is geared for those fans in Donuts Only Mode!  This is for that special donut fan spectator that wants to get in the game but not ruin their appetite or worry about any training.  They can still make it to the start line AND finish!  Can't beat this entry!  Show up and get your donut, medal and create your own bragging rights!  We love you no matter what distance you do!

Gluten Free Donuts:  We added this feature to accommodate all donut lovers!  There is an additional $5 fee if you'd like to have a gluten free donut.  If you register for this option we'll have a special donut sticker on your bib to designate the right donut selection.  If you register and forget to signup for the gluten free option we will try and accommodate you on race day but there is no guarantee as supplies for these donuts will be ordered further in advance.  You will also get a gluten free donut hole at the half way point.   Please be sure to add this option to your cart if you want this gluten free option.   Donut flavors may not be exactly the same as the regular ones but they'll be delicious!

Note:  No "to go" orders on this course  What*?!  We can't take them with us.... you ask?  Nope.  In the spirit of being a fun run, there's no penalty for not finishing any donuts except a healthy rousing from your donut peers.  We kindly ask that you only eat in the donut zones where there's plenty of water to wash them down!  We also want to capture all your best donut eating tactics and award the most ambitious eaters!  Game on Donut Lovers!

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 race bib and donut run medal in the mail.  Now your friends and family from across the miles can celebrate their love of donuts and participate with you!  If you're an International runner, please contact us for additional shipping charges.  International?  YES!  We've had participants from Australia, New Zealand and even Namimbia, Africa!  There's no boundary where the donut run can't run and enjoyed!  Packets will be mailed out May 22nd! 

Parking: Parking is $5 so carpool and bring as many donuteers in your vehicle to save dough $!  Both entrances off Jeffrey will close at 7:13 to stage the race.  Irvine Center Drive will remain open the entire race.  There is no entry or exit from Laser Dr off Barranca due to course closure.

Packet Pick up: You can pick up your race bib and tshirts from 11am to 5pm on Saturday May 18, 2019 at Road Runner Sports at 24291 Ave De la Carlota in Laguna Hills. If you can't attend, you can have a friends or family get your packet by giving them copy of your ID and written permission. You can also pick up on race morning starting at  6:30am.  Arrive early!

**All participants attending packet pick up will receive from Road Runner Sports: 10 Road Runner Bucks OR 25% off for VIP Family Members.

Refunds:  Sorry but no refunds will be given. Be sure the date works for you.  Proceeds will go to charity.  Race will take place rain or shine. All Donuts will be consumed rain or shine.

Pets: Pets are allowed only in the expo area and must be leashed at all times.  

Charity Information

Urban Health Alliance, Race 4 the Environment

Urban Health Alliance, Race for the Environment is dedicated to providing the public with awareness, education, prevention, practical application, and insightful remedies in order to protect the general public and their families against environmental hazards that may exist within their homes as well as in the community that we live. Information and assistance will be provided to educate and protect the public against environmental hazards including, but not limited to lead, asbestos, mold, pesticides, air quality, water quality, land quality, household, school, day care facility, ball fields, and playground issues. Our goal is to protect children from environmental hazards and provide community action for a healthy environment.

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