ORANGE COUNTY running calendar | Spring 2018

Family and Friends,

If you follow me, you know that I am an avid runner and running coach. Movement is one of the best ways to invest in your health. If your home is your greatest investment, then investing in your health is your most important 401K.

Running is the best way that I have found to invest in my family’s health. Whether your new year’s resolution is a personal commitment or a family affair, planning to participate in a race is one of the best ways to set a fitness goal. A race sets a date for fulfilling your fitness goal.

If you’re interested in making it a family affair, which The Swans most certainly do, I could not say enough great things about We Run OC Kids (WeROCK). This nonprofit, public-service corporation was just featured in Runner’s World!

Life is like a Marathon. The mission of We ROCK is to teach our community’s teenagers the important skills of goal-setting, discipline, and self-confidence through the design and delivery of instructional programs for proper training for and completion of a marathon (OC Marathon Festival). For more information, click here.

To join us in achieving our New Year’s Resolutions, scroll down! Below are the Top 10 Races for your Orange County Running Calendar for Spring 2018.

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As always, if you or any of your friends or family have questions, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us. We are only a call, text or email away!

Love Where You Live, Give Where You Love!

-Leslie Swan, The Swan Team OC

ORANGE COUNTY running calendar | Spring 2018

*Catalina Island Marathon – March 10, 2018

Marathon Walkers: 6:30 a.m. in Two Harbors

Marathon: 7:00 a.m. in Two Harbors

Avalon 5K: 8:15 a.m. in Avalon

Avalon 10K: 8:20 a.m. in Avalon

Avalon Kids Run: 9:30 a.m. in Avalon

Two Harbors to Avalon

Avalon, CA 90704

The Enormous Elephant Run – March 10, 2018

Freestyle 5K Run, Walk or Stroll: 9:00 a.m.

Griffith Park

4730 Crystal Springs Dr,

Los Angeles, CA 90027

All ages and physical abilities welcome! Dogs are welcome.

Run with us to raise funds for The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to protect Africa’s threatened elephants. Show your support for elephants by wearing tutus, face paint, headbands, running clothes or whatever, you’re feeling. We look forward to seeing you at the starting line!

*Tustin Hanger Half Marathon & 5K – March 11, 2018

Half Marathon: 7:00 a.m.

5K Run/Walk: 7:30 a.m.

The Legacy at the District

Tustin Ranch Road and Barranca Parkway

Tustin, CA 92782

Luck of the Irish 3.17 Miler (5K) – March 17, 2018

(This is a Virtual Run)


Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, Reaching for the Cure Run – March 25, 2018

Half Marathon (13.1 miles/timed): 7:00 a.m.

5K Run (3.1 miles/timed): 7:15 a.m.

10K Run (6.2 miles/timed): 7:45 a.m.

5K Walk (3.1 miles/untimed): 9:30 a.m.

1K kids’ fun run (untimed): 11:00 a.m.

Irvine Valley College

5500 Irvine Center Dr,

Irvine, CA 92618

The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation is pleased to announce our 20th Anniversary Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids Run will take place on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at Irvine Valley College. Together we will celebrate 20 years of life-saving research dollars raised at this event in honor of pediatric cancer warriors, patients, and survivors everywhere.

The Rabbit Run 5K & OC Challenge 5K – March 31, 2018

OC Challenge 5K: 8:00 a.m.

The Rabbit 5K Run/Walk: 9:00 a.m.

155 Visions

Irvine, CA 92618

Rock it in El Moro Canyon 6K & 10 Miler – April 14, 2018

10 Miler Begins: 8:00 a.m.

6K Begins: 8:45 a.m.

Crystal Cove State Park

8471 N Coast Highway

Laguna Beach, CA 92652

Survive and Thrive Run/Walk – April 14, 2018

Run/Walk: 9:00 a.m.

18712 University Drive

Irvine, CA 92612

The Inflatable Run Orange County – April 21, 2018

1st Wave: 8:00 – 12:00 p.m.

2nd Wave: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

88 Fair Drive

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

*OC Marathon Running Festival – Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K – May 5 & 6, 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. OC Lifestyle and Fitness Expo Packet Pick-Up and Late Registration

8:00 a.m. to 12-noon Kids Run the OC (OC Fair and Event Center) **

Kid's Run information can be found on Kid's website at

5:00 p.m. Wahoo's OC 5K with Saturday Ultimate Finish Line Party

Sunday, May 6, 2018

5:30 a.m. ** Full Marathon Start (Newport Center, adjacent to Fashion Island) **

6:15 a.m. ** Half Marathon Start (Newport Center, adjacent to Fashion Island) **

Immediately following your race, you can enjoy the complimentary massage from our friends at Massage Envy, hang out in the HOKA Legacy Lounge or just enjoy the vendors and great music at the Ultimate Finish Line Festival!

88 Fair Drive

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

*Race on the We Run Orange County’s Kids (WeROCK) schedule

Love where you live, give where you love, wherever your running takes you!

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