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Leap Day Leap-tastic Run - 5K, 10K

Thu February 29, 2024 Long Beach, CA 90803 US Directions



6:30PM PST - 8:00PM PST


6:30PM PST - 8:00PM PST


5400 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA US 90803


Join us for a truly exceptional experience on Leap Day as we celebrate this extra-special date with our Leap Day 5k/10k Race! On this rare occasion, we invite runners of all levels to leap into action and take on the challenge of a 5k or 10k run. It's a day when time stands still, and you can push your limits to achieve new personal bests. As you cross the finish line, you'll not only earn your race medal but also the satisfaction of conquering the extra day that only comes around once every four years. So, mark your calendars for this unique event and make the most of this additional day, leaping your way to fitness, fun, and an unforgettable leap year experience.

As the sun sets before 6 p.m. on this special Leap Day, safety remains our top priority. Rest assured, we've got volunteers stationed along the course to guide your way through the twilight. To ensure everyone's safety, we kindly request that all participants wear reflective or light-colored clothing. It's imperative that each runner brings a headlamp or some form of lighting to illuminate their path. As an added touch of fun and safety, all runners will be given glow items to wear, creating a vibrant, luminescent spectacle as you leap through the evening. Together, we'll make this Leap Day 5k/10k a memorable, brilliantly lit event!

Step into a world where coastal serenity and the pounding waves of the sea harmonize with the rhythmic beat of your heart. 

At High Tide Runs, we offer you an exhilarating experience that goes beyond a mere event; it's a movement, a community of passionate runners who share a love for the sport and a deep appreciation for the ocean's tranquility.

As a dedicated runner, you already know the thrill of the race, the joy of crossing the finish line, and the escape that running brings. Now, imagine all of this set against the breathtaking backdrop of the endless ocean horizon.

At High Tide Runs, we believe in offering an extraordinary experience without extravagant costs. We're not about glitz and glamor; we're about substance and connection.

 Our mission is to make running accessible to all and celebrate the journey rather than the spectacle.

Sign up for three events simultaneously and enjoy a generous 15% discount on the total cost. It's an opportunity to elevate your High Tide Runs experience while being fiscally savvy.

But why stop there? As you embrace the thrill of the tides, set ambitious goals on your calendar. Complete 10 or more events within a single year, and you'll earn an exclusive, limited-edition HTR shirt—a badge of honor that signifies your unwavering dedication. For the truly unstoppable souls who conquer 15 or more events in a year, the rewards are even grander: your entry to another event becomes our gift to you, a testament to your endurance and commitment.

Who's invited to our events? Everyone! 

High Tide Runs embraces a true spirit of inclusion. Our races are a tapestry of individuals, woven together by their passion for movement. Age, speed, and experience don't matter; if you're eager to be part of the journey, you're already one of us.


About our Courses:

 We embrace an open-course philosophy, inviting a vibrant tapestry of fellow runners, walkers, and enthusiasts to share the day's experience with you. Safety is paramount, and we kindly request all runners to remain on the designated pedestrian side of the beach path. The course elegantly follows the beach path without deviation, assuring you a seamless journey. We have thoughtfully placed two water stations on the course, providing water and Gatorade.

Course Specifics:

 The 5K and 10K races share the same course. The turnaround is located at mile 1.55, marked with a runner turn sign, a large orange flag, and chalk.. The 5K race follows a single out-and-back lap, while the 10K race involves two out-and-back laps.


How are our races timed? 

All events are gun-timed. We start the clock when the horn sounds and record your time as you cross the finish line. Your bib must be worn on the front of your body at all times.

What you get: 

Every participant, without exception, will proudly claim a finisher's medal, a symbol of your triumph etched in metal. As you cross that finish line, a treasure trove of finish-line goodies will be yours to savor, a delightful celebration of your accomplishment. 

Capture the moment forever with our gift of free downloadable race photos, typically posted within 24 hours of the event. Curious about your performance? Fear not, as race results will be meticulously tabulated and promptly posted on our website within 10 hours of the race's conclusion.

Refunds and Deferrals, Simplified: 

We apologize, but we do not offer refunds. However, we do provide deferrals until 48 hours before the event, and you can transfer your entry to another person for free up to 48 hours before the event. 

Bib Pick Up:  

This is a night race

5K and 10K Bib pick-up begins and 5:30 pm

5K, 10K Start Time: 6:30 pm

Start Location: 

5400 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803, at the Claremont Ave end of the parking lot. Look for the High Tides tent. .

Getting To The Event:

Not all GPS directions are created equal, and we recommend using Waze for accurate directions. The street address is 5360 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803. Alternatively, you can point your GPS to the intersection of Claremont Pl. and E. Ocean Blvd


Long Beach offers a plethora of convenient parking options. Along Ocean Ave, street parking is complimentary. 

For the parking lot adjacent to our start line, please be aware that it's managed by the city. To avoid any ticketing woes, it's advisable to use one of their parking machines to settle the fee before the race.



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