So Cal USATF 5k Championship & Grand Prix Series/BBTM Featured Event


So Cal USATF 5k Championships

Southern California USA Track & Field (“So Cal USATF”) has selected Spirit Run to host its 5k Championships. Check back for details about this prestigious selection.

So Cal USATF Grand Prix Road Running Championships

For the fifth consecutive year, So Cal USATF has also selected Spirit Run as one of 12 road racing events from Inyo, Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside, and Santa Barbara counties to be included in its Grand Prix Road Running Championship Series.

This series offers opportunities for USA Track & Field adult and youth members to compete in some of the best road races and fastest courses in So Cal USATF’s region. In these events, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in 26 men’s and women’s 5-year age groups receive USATF Championship medals. Overall men’s and women’s winners also receive cash awards.  No additional entry fee is required to participate in the Road Championship Series.

Grand Prix Road Running Championships -Eligible Spirit Run Races

Spirit Run gives both adults and children choices of events that qualify USATF members for Grand Prix Series points as follows:

  • Adults- 5k, 10k, or Sub Elite Mile;
  • High school children and younger, age 19 and younger Youth 5k or age appropriate mile race.

For more information about this series and to register to become a USATF member and participate in it, please visit  So Cal USATF membership and for ranks and standings, please visit So Cal USATF Grand Prix Road Championship Series.






Bring Back The Mile Featured Event

Spirit Run is a featured event at Bring Back the Mile (BBTM).

BBTM’s mission is to elevate the mile as the premier event in the sport, to celebrate the storied distance and recognize the people who make the mile great, and to inspire Americans to run the mile as part of their fitness program. Visit BBTM’s Website for more details and to become a “mile maniac” or BBTM sponsor.