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The Saddleback College Veterans Program and Society of American Military Engineers (S.A.M.E.) have partnered together to bring you the Second Annual Saddleback College Veteran's 5K. Spend this Veteran's Day creating memories with your family while supporting student veterans in your community. Run fast, jog, trot, walk or stroll by the Veterans Memorial and wind your way through Saddleback campus. Plenty of parking, lots of refreshments, and plenty of family fun. It is the picture perfect way to start celebrating Veterans Day! And don’t be afraid to wear your red, white, and blue or camo military-themed gear!
All proceeds used for emergency grants and academic support for Saddleback veterans!
All 5k finishers will receive Military dog tag necklace, and short-sleeve event shirt!
The Kids Ruck Run offers shorter distances for kids 12 years and under to earn their own ruck sack backpack and military dog tag necklace!
Top 3 winners in each age category will win a custom division award medal.
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* Course is accessible to adaptive athletes, wheelchairs, and strollers.
WHEN: Saturday, November 10, 2018, Veterans Day RACE STARTS at 7:30AM!
(For more detailed time schedule, see Schedule).
WHERE: Saddleback College, 28000 Marguerite Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92691. Use main entrance on Avery Pkwy.
Race Location/ Parking: Saddleback College is located off the 5 fwy at Avery exit. Enter college off Marguerite OR Medical Center Road only. Entrance to college off Avery will be closed for the race. There will be parking staff to direct you were to park. Race start is located next to the Baseball Fields in parking lot 4a behind the Saddleback Studio's building. This parking lot is closed to all cars for the race.
Starts at 7:30 AM
Age: All ages
Included: Event shirt*, RFID timer chip bib, Custom military dog tag necklace, water, refreshments, and more.
* Register by November 1st to guarantee event shirt and dog tag necklace. Supplies are limited and
are first come first serve.
Fees: $35 General Admission
REGISTER TODAY! REGISTRATION ENDS November 8th
$25 for veterans, active-duty military, and Saddleback students.
Timing: All participants will receive professionally timed results. We will be utilizing the RFID timing chip, which is attached to your bib. Your bib must be visible and worn at all times to receive a final time. Your timing tag will activate and start once you cross the start line.
Description: The 5K is a fun run/ walk event for families and individuals to enjoy. Walk, jog or run through the scenic course through Saddleback College and Veterans Memorial. Professional timing, results and age division awards for those "in it to win it". Families can bring strollers, but agree to use at own risk. Walkers and Strollers, please position at the back of the pack at the start.
* Course is accessible to adaptive athletes, wheelchairs, and strollers.
Age: 12 and under
Included: Custom military style dog tag necklace.
Fees: $25 for children ages 3-12.
We have several races for kids of all ages. The youngest divisions will start first at 9 am and all other races will follow. Each kids race is staged on a course that goes out and back. Kids can turn around at anytime. Staff will be provided along the route to help direct the kids.
The Kids Fun Run offer shorter distances for kids ages 12 and under. This is a fun military themed event that is not a timed event. This allows kids a chance to gear up and earn a custom dog tag necklace. Parents who register their kids and want to buddy up and run alongside the track with their runners 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 for the 5K or kids run that want to run with their kids will not be eligible for a shirt or medal.
3 yrs. and under. Distance: 50 yds. Starts: 9 am
4-6 yrs. Distance: 100 yds. Starts: 9:10 am
7-9 yrs. Distance: 1/4 mile Starts: 9:20 am
10-12 yrs. Distance: 1/2 mile Starts: 9:30 am
Top two overall men and women will receive a custom commemorative gift bag filled with Saddleback Vets race goodies!
Division Award Medals will also be presented to the top 3 Male/Female finishers in the following age divisions:
Divisions: 3-10, 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-over.
Unfortunately, we are unable to mail awards to winners who aren't present, so be sure to pick up awards at the award ceremony!
Date: Saddleback College
Time: 2pm- 6pm
Location: 2800 Marguerite Parkway Mission Viejo, CA 92692. Packet Pick up / registration will take place in Parking Lot 4a located off College Drive East next to Baseball Fields and behind Saddleback Studio building. Look for EZ up tents with Packet Pick up and registration table set up in the lot Race will start at the same location at 7:30 on Saturday.
Race begins next to baseball field off College Drive East behind the Saddleback Studio Bldg. Race staff will be present to direct participants to race start.
Note: If you can't attend, friends and family cannot pick up your packet unless you are the parent or guardian of a registered minor participating. Each registrant and parent/guardian of minor participants must sign a waiver before the race. Waivers are required for all participants (registered or not registered participants, i.e. children in strollers), you will not be able to participate, there will be no exceptions. We are sorry for any inconveniences this may cause.
You have two options to sign and pick up your packet.
1. Saddleback College Friday, November 9th from 2pm-6pm Exact location TBD Check back for race update.
2. Race Day Sat. Nov 10th. (Saddleback College 28000 Marguerite Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92691)
between 6 AM and 7:30AM but lines may be long. Arrive early!
Race begins next to baseball field behind the Saddleback Studio Bldg
If you are signing up late at Packet Pick up or Race day. Please be prepared to pay by CASH only.
Runners who miss online registration can register in person at packet pick up on Friday, November 9th from 2pm to 6 pm at Saddleback College. Location on campus will be determined and posted here soon. Check back for race updates.
Please note there will be a fee increase for the day of the race. Please arrive early to register (6:30-7:45 AM) and please be prepared to pay by CASH only. T-shirts sizes are only guaranteed to participants who register before November 1st. .
Prices for Race Day Registration:
$40 General Admission, Veterans, & Students (CASH ONLY)
$25 Kids Run/Kids Ruck Run Admission (CASH ONLY)
6:00 AM Final Registration/Packet Pick Up opens
6:30 AM Expo opens
7:15 AM Registration closes
7:20 AM National Anthem & Student Veteran Awards
7:30 AM 5K Race Start
9:00 AM Kids Fun Run Start
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE)
* Please note that the above schedule is tentative and updated with more details coming soon. Any questions, scroll down to Race Contact Info and click "QUESTIONS?" to contact us.
Saddleback College Vets Center & Society of American Military Engineers Student Chapter (S.A.M.E.)/ Timing and race staging by: Lace It Up Events
The event takes place rain or shine.
All proceeds from this event will directly benefit the Saddleback College Veterans Program by promoting student success through grants for our student veteran community here at Saddleback College.
I want to register for the 5K, but I missed online registration. Can I still register?
Yes, runners who miss online registration can register in person at packet pick up on Saturday, November 9, 2018 from 2pm to 6pm at Saddleback College or register on Race day, Saturday, November 10th between 6:30 and 7:45am at Saddleback College.
Please note there will be a fee increase for the day of the race, the amount is $40 General Admission and $25 Kids Admission. Please arrive early to register (6:00-7:45 AM) and please be prepared to pay by CASH only. Medals and T-shirts sizes are only guaranteed to participants who register before June 8th, 2017. Shirt and dog tags are in limited supply for registrations after June 12th, so be sure to register by Nov 1st!
I registered online after Nov 1st, am I guaranteed a shirt and medal?
Online registrations after Nov 1st are not guaranteed shirt sizes or finisher medals. Register early!
Is this course accessible for adaptive athletes, strollers, or wheelchairs?
Yes. Come one, come all! We want to ensure anyone can come support and participate in this family friendly event.
I am not a veteran, active military, or a Saddleback student. Can I still participate?
Yes! Absolutely, anyone and everyone of all ages are invited to participate. No military or Saddleback College affiliation needed to join in the fun.
I want to volunteer. How can I sign-up?
Thank you! We have a tab on the website under "more" with a link that says "volunteers." You will see all the information and can register for the time and date that works for you. You must register yourself and sign off on the waiver online or show up race day and sign the waiver in person. We absolutely need you and appreciate your support! We are looking for volunteers for shifts on Friday, November 9th for Packet Pickup and on race day Saturday, November 10th. If you have volunteer questions, please email: Brooke at email@example.com, and she'll be in contact with you shortly. We couldn't do this without you! :)
Can I bring my dog(s)?
We certainly wish they could, but pets are not permitted at the event. The exception is if your pup is a registered Service Dog, or an ESA (Emotional Support Animal), they are welcome to attend, but will be restricted to the Expo area. Unfortunately they will not be allowed on the course during the event. We do ask you to bring proof of registration for each registered pup you bring along.
Any questions? Scroll down to Race Contact Info and click "QUESTIONS?" to contact us :)
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
Race starts off College Drive East in parking lot 4A next to Baseball Fields behind the Saddleback Studio Building.
Staff will direct you onsite.
Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA