Race Information

This page has about courses, parking, directions, race descriptions, race schedule, prizes, registration pricing, tech shirt pricing and options, and prior year results.

For more details on prizes and awards,visit the Awards Page.

For more details on registration options and tech shirts, visit the Registration Page.

To register now, click here.

 COURSE INFORMATION & MAPS

5k & 10k Courses

In 2016, Spirit Run changed its 5k and 10k courses to make them faster than ever. The 5k and 10k courses no longer have an out and back before the finish line and both finish on a decline.

Elite, Sub Elite & NEW Dog Mile Courses

In 2016, Spirit Run added an Elite and Sub Elite Mile course. In 2017, Spirit Run is adding a second course so males and females race on separate courses and have separate finish lines.

These courses are very fast! They proceed point to point on opposite sides of the median on Newport Center Drive, and primarily on a decline.

Spirit Run’s new Dog Mile will also take place on one of these courses.

Open Mile and Youth 1/4 – 1-Mile Courses

The Open Mile and Youth 1/4 to 1 Mile races are out and back courses that finish on a decline.

Start and Finish – Different Start Line for Elite, Sub Elite & Dog Miles

All races other than Elite, Sub Elite, and Dog Miles start in front of Regal Cinemas located at:

Regal (Edwards Big 6) Cinemas
300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA92660

The Elite, Sub Elite, and Dog Miles start near the intersection of Newport Center and San Nicolas.

All courses finish on Newport Center just before the intersection of Newport Center and Anacapa.

Course Maps

DIRECTIONS

All races start and finish near the Regal Cinemas:

Regal (Edwards Big 6) Cinemas
300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA92660

To avoid road closures, please follow arrival directions carefully. Due to event day road closures, access to the Fashion Island area via San Miguel from MacArthur or Avocado Dr. from PCH. Eastbound San Joaquin Hills Rd., Newport Center Drive at PCH and around Fashion Island will be closed.

  • From Coast Highway – take Avocado Dr. north to parking lots adjacent to Edwards Newport Theatre at Civic Center (formerly Farallon)  and San Miguel.
  • From the 405 Freeway – exit MacArthur Blvd., head southwest.  Turn right on San Miguel Dr. follow signs to parking.
  • Arrive one hour before the start of the event to allow time for parking, packet pick-up and warm-up on race day.

PARKING

Parking is available next to Regal (Edwards Big 6) Cinemas at Avocado Dr., Civic Center (formerly Farallon). and also San Miguel (see stars on map).  Follow signs and directions of volunteers.

RACE SCHEDULE, DESCRIPTIONS & PRIZES

Below is the race schedule with descriptions of racing events and prizes. Click here to download it.

Scroll past the schedule below for more detailed descriptions of each racing event.

TIME RACE RACE DESCRIPTION PRIZES 
6:30 A.M. 10k Double loop of 5k around Fashion Island. Blaze Pizza: 1 per month April ’17 to March ’18to 36 men & women 20 & older.
7:45 A.M Elite Mile Fast point to point course open to men under 4:30 minutes, women under 5:00. Cash: Top 3 men under 4:30; women under 5:00.1st $200   2nd $100   3rd $75 $100 Bonus: 1st man under 4:10, woman under 4:45. Massage: Top 3 men & women.
7:50 A.M. Sub Elite Mile Same course as elite, open to 59 & younger under 7:00 minutes; over 60, under 8:00. Cash: Top 3 men & women: 1st $50 2nd $40 3rd $30. Divisions: 20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69,70-79,80-89. Massage: Top 3 men & women.
8:00 A.M. Dog Mile For competitive runners and joggers Must keep dog on leash all times. TBD
8:15 A.M. Youth 5k Open to high school age and younger. Same course as Adult 5k. Blaze Pizza: 1 per month April ’17 to March ’18 to 38 boys & girls age 9-19.  Baking Betty’s: cookie certificateto 36 boys & girls age 8 & younger.
8:20 A.M. 5k Course proceeds around Fashion Island. Open to post high school aged. Blaze Pizza: 1 per month April ’17 to March ’18to 36 men & women 20 & older.
8:22 A.M. 5k Family Walk 5K walk for all ages. Not applicable.
9:20 A.M. Open Mile Out and back mile course Open to 13 & Older for competitive runners and joggers. “Burger & Brew”: 50 men & women 21 & older.  Blaze Pizza:1 per month April ’17 to March ’18to 12 boys & girls 13-19
9:35 A.M. 11-12 Mile Out and back mile course. Blaze Pizza: 1 per month April ’17 to March ’18 to top 3 boys & girls age 11-12
9:45 A.M. 9-10 Mile Out and back mile course. Blaze Pizza: 1 per month April ’17 to March ’18 to top 3 boys & girls age 9-10
9:55 A.M. 7-8 Mile Out and back mile course. Baking Betty’s: cookies top 3 boys & girls
10:05 A.M. 5-6 1/2 Mile Out and back 1/2 mile course. Baking Betty’s: cookies top 3 boys & girls
10:15 A.M. 4 1/4 Mile Out and back 1/4 mile course. Baking Betty’s: cookies t0p 3 boys & girls
10-10:45 A.M. Toddler Trot Inside a fenced astro turf area in the expo. Toddlers may run multiple times. Not applicable.
6:30 A.M. +8:20 A.M. 15k Race 10k and 5k. Times combined and ranked. Massage: top 3 men & women

Adult (Post High School)

ELITE and SUB ELITE Mile 

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The Elite and Sub Elite Mile races are Bring Back the Mile Featured Events. They both take place on very fast, point to point courses on Newport Center Drive. Each race has separate male and female courses and finish lines. Only those meeting qualifying standards may participate as follows:

Elite Mile

Male: qualifying time is 4:30

Female: qualifying time is 5:00

Sub Elite Mile

Male and Female Age 59 and younger: qualifying time is 7:00 minute mile

Male and Female Age 60 and older: qualifying time is 8:00 minute mile

Competitors who finish in a time that is more than allowed as per above time requirements will be disqualified and will not be eligible to win medals or prizes.

DOG MILE

We’ve added the NEW dog mile (attached by leash to humans, of course!) so you can run with your four-legged friends. It will take place after the Sub Elite Mile on the same course.

This will be a timed race for competitive runners. Casual runners and joggers are also welcome as well so long as they can finish in 15 minutes.

Please, no aggressive dogs. All dogs must remain on leash at all times.

OPEN MILE 

Anyone age 13 and older may compete in this out and back course on Newport Center Drive including joggers and those qualified to race the Elite or Sub Elite Mile.

ADULT 5K

5K is a race around Fashion Island. The 5K race starts followed by a brief delay by the 5k Family Walk.The Adult 5k run is for post high school runners age 19 and older.

5K participants expecting to finish after 9:15 a.m. may be asked to walk on the sidewalk to accommodate access to Fashion Island.  We appreciate your cooperation.

ADULT 10K 

10k race is essentially two loops of the 5k.

10k competitors who are not on a thirteen minute per mile pace may be asked by race officials to move to the sidewalk to finish their race. The Elite Mile competitors will begin approaching the finish line area just after 7:45 a.m. and we would like the course to be clear for them. Our City permit restricts the time period that we can officially close the city streets. This restriction doesn’t allow us to have more time between the 10k and the Elite Mile. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

ADULT 15K

Run 5K and 10K – times combined and ranked.

5K FAMILY WALK

A 5K walk around Fashion Island for all ages. Walkers start at the back of the 5k race and there is a delayed start for the family walk. Participants expecting to finish after 9:30 a.m. may be asked to walk on the sidewalk to the line to accommodate access to Fashion Island .  We appreciate your cooperation.

 

 

Youth (High School and Under)

 YOUTH ¼  to 1-MILE

Separate races ranging from ¼ mile to 1 mile for ages 4 – 19. Children younger than age 4 may participate in 1/4 mile at the discretion of their parents with signed waiver.

 YOUTH 5K

This race is for high school aged and younger (i.e, age 19 and under) (grade level mandatory).  If you are 19 years old but have graduated high school, Spirit Run considers you an adult who should compete in the adult races and pay adult pricing.

Parents/guardians of youth in this event may register for the Adult 5k but run in the Youth 5k, but must start in the back and are not eligible for awards.  No other adults may run in the Youth 5k.

SUB ELITE MILE

Open to youth who meet qualifying times above under Adult Sub Elite Mile description and who are mature enough to compete against serious, adult athletes without help from their parents.

TWICE THE FUN

(Youth only Born 2002-2010) – Combined Entry into the Spirit Run on race day & the Frank E. Anderson Memorial Newport Beach Elementary Track Meet on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Corona del Mar High School. See registration form for further details about the Track Meet.

TODDLER TROT

This fun event is for children younger than four years old. It will take place in our expo inside a fenced large astro turf covered area. Multiple start times will take place between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Toddlers will receive finishers medals.

REGISTRATION PRICING

Click here to Register Now and read below for more details about pricing.

Adult Registration (Post High School)**

Spirit Run has reduced last year’s registration price for adults to exclude a t-shirt. Adults now may choose to skip the shirt and save $5. Alternatively, they may pay the same as last year and receive a short sleeve tech shirt for $7 more or a long sleeve tech shirt for $10 more (see more below under Adult Tech Shirts).

Below is the pricing for adult registration without a t-shirt.

Event Name: Age: Age as of:  Price:** 
Adult 5k/10k Ages 19 to 59 03/12/2017 $35.00
Adult 5k/10k Senior Ages 60 and over 03/12/2017 $30.00
Adult Mile Race (Elite, Sub Elite, Dog, or Open) Ages 19 and over 03/12/2017 $35.00
Adult Mile Race Senior  (Elite, Sub Elite, Dog, or Open) Ages 60 and over 03/12/2017 $30.00
Add second adult race Ages 19 and over 03/12/2017 $15.00
Add third adult race Ages 19 and over 03/12/2017 $15.00
Add fourth adult race Ages 19 and over 03/12/2017 $15.00
Adult 5k Family Walk Open to all ages n/a $35.00
Adult 5k Family Walk – Senior Open to all ages n/a $30.00

** Add $5 after close of online registration.

Adult Sized Shirts 

Each youth registrant is entitled to a youth sized cotton t-shirt and a finisher’s medal.

However, adult registration pricing has been reduced to exclude a t-shirt, although adults are still given the option to purchase a t-shirt.  Also, youth registrants may choose to upgrade to an adult tech shirt.

Adult registrants may purchase a short sleeve tech for $7 or long sleeve tech for $10.

The short sleeve tech is available in female (v-neck) or male (crew neck) in turquoise. The long sleeve unisex tech is available in royal blue or white.

Visit the Registration Page for images of the female short sleeve tech in turquoise and the long sleeve unisex tech shirt in white and royal blue.

IMPORTANT – TECH SHIRT ORDER DEADLINES

The last day to order short sleeve or white long sleeve is Sunday, February 26th. 
 
After Sunday, February 26th, only long sleeve royal blue will be available online, at packet pickup, or at the event.
And after Sunday, February 26th, quantities and sizes will be limited.

Youth Registration (High School and Under)

Each youth registrant is entitled to a youth sized cotton t-shirt and a finisher’s medal. Below is the pricing for youth registration. Youth registrants may upgrade to a tech shirt with the same options and pricing as for adults.

Event Name Includes: Ages:   Age as of:  Price:
Youth 5k Ages 19 & under 03/12/2017 $25.00
1/4 to 1 Mile Races or Open Mile**** Ages 4 to 19 03/12/2017 $25.00
Add second youth race Ages 4 to 19 03/12/2017 $15.00
Toddler Trot Ages 3 & under 03/12/2017 $20.00
Twice the Fun (Newport Beach Resident) Single Spirit Run + Newport Beach Track Meet Ages 6 to 15 12/31/2017 $40.00
Twice the Fun (Newport Beach Resident) Spirit Run Combo + Newport Beach Track Meet Ages 6 to 15 12/31/2017 $55.00
Twice the Fun (Non Newport Beach Resident) Single Spirit Run + Newport Beach Track Meet Ages 6 to 15 12/31/2017 $43.00
Twice the Fun (Non Newport Beach Resident) Spirit Run Combo + Newport Beach Track Meet Ages 6 to 15 12/31/2017 $58.00

**** Children younger than age 4 may participate in the 1/4 mile at the discretion of their parents with signed waiver.

RESULTS

2016 Race Results

2015 Race Results

2014 Race Results

2014 Pictures

2013 Race Results

2012 Race Results

2011 Race Results

Past Years Race Results