Sun March 3, 2024 Huntington State Beach, CA 92646 US Directions
Countdown to Race Day


5K Run/Walk

$40 8:30AM PST - 11:00AM PST Price increases after March 2, 2024 at 11:00pm PST

10K Run/Walk

$45 8:30AM PST - 11:00AM PST Price increases after March 2, 2024 at 11:00pm PST

Little Cowpoke Dash (200 and 400 yards) or 1 Mile Kid's Fun Run

$25 8:15AM PST - 8:15AM PST Registration ends March 3, 2024 at 12:59am PST



The RODEO RUN  Huntington Beach State Park 

                       Bringing the WILD WEST Alive!                           

The Cowboy Western-Themed Running Experience

Cowboy or cowgirl it up!  We are celebrating everything WESTERN.  Country western bands and music.  It’s not just a run, it is the cowboy round-up of the year.  Learn to rope station, and try your turn at a mechanical bull.  Best-themed WESTERN wear event shirts.  Custom cast medal that turns into a belt buckle! NEW MEDAL DESIGN!  Line dance warm-up area.   5K /10K age division awards.  Top three overall trophies.  RFID CHIP TIMED by Itz About Time. There is a Wild West in all of us. An extraordinary Caren Ware Event.

Race Start Time

  • 6:30 am Registration Opens/ EXPO begins. Same day packet pick-up and same-day registration sign-ups.
  • 8:00 am Little Cowpoke Dash (200 and 400 yards)  or 1 Mile Kid's Fun Run
  • 8:30 am 5K/10K Start
  • 9:30 am 5k awards
  • 9:45 am 10k Awards

Race Location:  Huntington State Beach, CA. (lot 10. Corner of Beach Blv. and Pacific Coast Hwy)

  • 21601 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92646 is the google address.  But enter in the GATE on the corner of PCH and Beach Blvd.  To the EAST.  If you enter to the WEST you are heading into the City of Huntington  Beach lot.  The first lot on the left is the race!  After the race, enjoy the fun amenities of Pacific City.  Limited spaces for metered parking on the street.  Parking in Pacific City.  State Park charges $15 for parking. Carpool! 

 Perfect selfie moments! ‘Corral’ camaraderie!

Group Discounts are offered for 6 or more members. CODE: TEAMUP  Code for families of 4 plus and military: STAYACTIVE

 Awards are 3 deep in 5-year age spans.  Plus top overall male and female trophies.

Entry Fees: 

  • 5K Event
    • 5K  $40
      • $45.00 race day
    • 5K Youth (18&Under) $30
      • $35 race day
  • 10K Event
    • 10K $45 
      • $50.00 race day
    • 10K Youth ( 18&Under) $40
      • $45 race day.
  • Little Cowpoke Dash (200 and 400 yards) or 1 Mile Kid's Fun Run
    • $25 Entry Fee 

Registration Fee includes a Western-themed event shirt, a running bib, and the Best BELT BUCKLE  custom cast FINISHER MEDAL ever!  


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.

Presented at 9:30 5K and 9:50 am 10K

PARKING: State Park charges $15 to enter, but you will get to park front row, right next to the event.  Carpool.  Limited meter parking on the street.  Arrive early. Or park at Pacific City and enjoy shops and a bite to eat afterward!

Pre-Race Day Packet Pick Up and/or SIGN Up :

  • Date: Saturday, March 2nd 
  • Time: Noon to 3 pm
  • Location: Road Runner Sports COSTA MESA 1835 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA. 92627 
    • Road Runner Sports: Join the VIP Family during the packet pickup and you’ll get $10 instant Rewards Cash to use on your purchase.
      That’s your VIP 10% Discount plus a gift of an EXTRA $10. Current VIP members will earn Double Rewards on their purchases.
  • RACE DAY SIGN UPS are available at RACE SITE  from 6:30 am to 8:15 am.  And RACE DAY PICK-UP AVAILABLE. 

Walk-up registration is welcome on race day. One person may pick up for other participants. Strollers and dogs on leases are allowed.

Course: Definitely flat and fast on the paved running path with views of the beach and the sounds of the surf crashing. Great atmosphere. 

PLEASE NOTE: The course IS open to the public and will be shared with CYCLISTS and other runners and dog walkers.

You choose your course tactics. Race…Jog…Stroll…or Roll. Families can bring strollers but agree to use them at their own risk.  Water at the 1 mile/2 mile and turn arounds for the 10K.  

The Cause: Caren Ware Events are the something for EVERYBODY and EVERY BODY races.  Our desire is to host enriching fun, healthy, outdoor options for your lives and, in turn, gift life-enhancing opportunities to others.  Activity helps health. It heals.  It makes life interesting. This is your opportunity to literally RUN a ranch. We are asking for additional donations to support MISS PAM’s Ranch; a ranch that has changed countless lives by a woman in a wheelchair. Do something real and really needed. Miss Pam’s ranch needs wheelchair accessibility. We can free up funds for ramps with your donations to feed the animals on the ranch. Pick a project and fall in love with the great combination of kids and livestock. Caren Ware Events is forming the Ware in the World Foundation, which connects cultures through outdoor activities.  Providing hope, happiness, and enhanced life experiences.

Rain or Shine. 

BEING Active. BEING healthy. Saddle up and enjoy!

Finisher Medal Converts to Belt Buckle!


Photo Gallery

FINISH FUN!  FINISH STRONG!  Thanks to our sponsor, @SUJA for these delicious drinks!  Chip timed by ITz ABOUT TIME


Look for their BOOTH and support their efforts.



5k/10k Course Map


Donation & Fundraising to benefit Miss Pam's Ranch

"Barn Raising" .

Raising funds for a wheelchair access on Miss Pam's Ranch.

Race Contact Info

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Race Website

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Can I bring my dog? Yes, please keep on a leash.  Must take off in last starting corral.

Can I bring my stroller? Yes, please start at the back of the pack when the race begins.

Can I pick up for my friends at the optional Early Packet Pick UP? Yes. Please print confirmation for each participant.

Do I have to pick up my packet at the optional early packet pick up? You may pick up your packets at early packet pick up or on race day. Just give yourself time if picking up on race day.


Huntington State Beach (corner of Beach Blvd and PCH)
21601 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington State Beach, CA US 92646


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