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Sun December 29, 2024 Huntington Beach, CA 92648 US Directions
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Run In The New Year 5K

$42 7:00AM PST - 11:00AM PST Price increases after October 26, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

Run In The New Year 10K

$46 9:00AM PST - 11:00AM PST Price increases after October 27, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

Run in the NEW YEAR Half Marathon

$71.50 8:00AM PST - 11:00AM PST Price increases after October 27, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

Kid's Dash

$33.50 8:45AM PST - 11:00AM PST Registration ends December 29, 2024 at 11:59pm PST


Bolsa Chica State Beach (West Huntington Beach next to Sunset Beach) Lot 25. Enter main gate: 17851 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA US 92648

Custom Cast Finisher Medal & Bib





Sunday, Dec. 29, 2024  8:00am Half Marathon Start 

                                      8:45am Kid's Dash

                                      9:00am 5k/10K Mass Start.

  • Early Packet Pick-Up: We encourage you to pick up the day prior
    • Date: Saturday, December 28th, noon to 3pm 
    • Location: Road Runner Sports in Newport Beach 1835 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, Ca. 92627
    • Packet pick-up is optional, so if you cannot make it- don't worry. Packets can be picked up on race day starting at 7 am in LOT 25. The gates to the STATE PARK open at 6 am.

Write a New Year resolution on the back of your bib and RUN, JOG, or WALK it into the new year. 

The course is the flat and fast, paved, wide State Park path, watching and listening to the surf.! Whether an avid runner, jogger, first-timer, or walker, we are the something for every BODY & EVERYBODY best-themed race! Bring family and friends, or just yourself and shoes! Let's get 2024 off and  RUNNING. 

  Entry comes with a Run In The New Year CUSTOM 5K/10K T-Shirt

  Special LONG SLEEVE DESIGN T-shirt for Half Marathon Finishers

  And, a huge CUSTOM CAST finisher medal to all! HUGE!!

Make it a Post-race 5K/10K resolution party (Beach balls, New Year's Beanies, & party Champaign glasses will be for sale at the t-shirt table.

Professionally CHIP timed event by ITZ ABOUT TIME. Age division awards galore!

Entrance to Bolsa Chica State Park.

The event is in the farthest western lot- Lot 25)  Closest to Warner & PCH, but to enter the park use the following address: 17851 Pacific Coast Hwy. BRING $15 CASH (or a park pass) to make the gate line proceed quickly.  Credit cards slow the process.
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.  AND, the STATE PARK has a program that you can come and do beach clean up for a FREE STATE PARKING PASS. 

Race Start Times

8 a.m. Half Marathon Start. Must cross under starting arch by 8:05
9 a.m. 5K/10k Start  Must start under starting arch by 9:05 am

SPECIAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST!!!!  The famous KIWANIS pineapple/coconut pancakes at this EVENT!!!  $4 pre. $5 on race morning.  You can add pancakes to your registration on the last page.  PANCAKES will be served from the back end of the CAREN WARE EVENTS TRAILER. 

Plus, Il CACCIA COFFEE Truck will be there. 

8:00 am start for HALF MARATHON.  You have until 8:05 to pass under the arch.  9:00am start for 5k/10K.  You have until 9:05 am to pass under the arch.  All 5k/10K must start before the lead half marathoner finishes.   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 group division. 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 the Solutions/Late registration table if you decide to change races.


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, 80-84 and 85 & over.


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 their 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 start then walk about 50 ft towards the runners to see them go on their second loop.


Restrooms on RACE DAY: are located at 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.


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.



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Entrance to State Beach Parking Lot

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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