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The Lexus LaceUp Running Series once again kicks off the season in beautiful Orange County, CA. The Team Relay, 10K, 5K, Walk for a Cause and Kid’s Race will take place at Irvine’s Mike Ward Community Park on a fast and flat running path that winds through the vast open space under massive, shaded trees. This year, teams will have access to the ultimate runner VIP experience as they race to complete 26.2 miles. Don’t be surprised when you see the Clippers Spirit Dancers cheering you to the finish.

After setting a new personal record, kick back and relax with a complimentary Sierra Nevada beer and food truck brunch in a lively event hub. This race is great for the family too, with a Kid’s Race and children’s activities on the schedule.

LaceUp Orange County is a community-oriented race with a big-race feel. You and your team will feel right at home.

Team Relay

Orange County

The Team Relay is a part of the Lexus LaceUp Running Series Orange County kick-off celebration.The Orange County Team Relay offers teams of 2-5 people to run a marathon distance of 26.2 miles. Grab your best running friends and register for the Team Relay today!

When: September 9, 2017—7:45 a.m.
Where: 20 Lake Road, Irvine CA 92604

The Orange County Team Relay will begin and finish from the Mike Ward Community Park in Irvine, CA. The fast and flat running path winds through the vast open space under massive trees and sunny views.

Rules and Important Things to Know:

  • Each team member runs or walks a 5.24-mile course, starting and finishing at the Health and Fitness Expo.
  • Every team member runs the same course.
  • Teams can have 2-5 people. Mixed teams need to have at least two runners of each gender.
  • There will be a designated team area for teams to set up tents, chairs, blankets, etc. Teams will be allowed to bring vehicles into this area.
  • Teams are able to bring their own food, snacks, etc.
  • No alcohol allowed in the team area.
  • Runners will qualify for the LaceUp Challenge.

Each participant receives:

  • Sierra Nevada beer coupon
  • Food truck brunch
  • Tech tee
  • Re-useable race bag
  • High-quality finisher’s medal
  • Chip timing

Cash Prizes:

  • Mixed Division Cash Prizes: 1st- $500, 2nd- $350, 3rd- $150
  • Corporate Division Fundraising Grants*: 1st- $1000, 2nd- $700, 3rd- $300

*Donations to be made to corporate team’s non-profits of choice.

Awards:

  • Men’s team (1st-3rd)
  • Women’s team (1st-3rd)
  • Mixed team (1st-3rd)
  • Corporate team (1st-3rd)
  • Best team costume (1st)
  • Best team tent (1st)

 

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10K

Orange County

The Orange County 10K starts and finishes at Mike Ward Community Park, a neighborhood park in the heart of Irvine. Runners will leave the expo area and run on the San Diego Creek Trail, the backbone of Orange County’s trail system. This fast and flat course runs northwest, past Alton Athletic Park and Bill Barber Community Park.

This out and back course has one aid station that each runner will pass twice. Aid stations will be stocked with Nuun and CLIF Bar product. Don’t be surprised when you see the LA Clippers spirit squad cheering for you on the course and at the finish!

 

When: Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017—8:05 a.m.

Where: 20 Lake Road, Irvine CA 92604

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5k

Orange County

The Orange County 5K starts and finishes at Mike Ward Community Park, a neighborhood park in the heart of Irvine. Runners will leave the expo area and run on the San Diego Creek Trail, the backbone of Orange County’s trail system. This fast and flat course runs southeast, where runners can post a new personal record.

 

This out and back course has one aid station that each runner will pass twice. Aid stations will be stocked with Nuun and CLIF Bar product. Don’t be surprised when you see the LA Clippers spirit squad cheering for you on the course and at the finish!

 

When: Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017—8:00 a.m.

Where: 20 Lake Road, Irvine CA 92604
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Walk for a Cause

Orange County

The Lexus LaceUp Running Series presents the Orange County Walk for a Cause 5K with American Diabetes Association.

The Lexus LaceUp Running Series is excited to announce the Orange County Walk for a Cause with proceeds going to the American Diabetes Association. The Southern California running series is hosting a 5K walk on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 in Irvine, CA. The walk is a part of the Orange County Team Relay event, one of four 2017 LaceUp Running Series events.

Proceeds from the Orange County Walk for a Cause event will aid in the American Diabetes Association’s mission “to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes”. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Learn more about the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org.

When: Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017—7:45 a.m.

Where: 20 Lake Road, Irvine CA 92604

Why: Walk for a great cause with a portion of the proceeds going to American Diabetes Association!

 

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Registration starts at $25 and includes a tech tee, finisher medal, race bib, aid stations and racer bag. Walkers may also opt to purchase a food and beer voucher for $10, which is redeemable at LaceUp’s post race event party.

 

Kid’s Race

Orange County

If you’re excited about running, your kids will be, too! Help them learn about the joys of running by entering them into the Kids Race. Registration is just $20 per child and includes a race bib, finisher’s medal and event t-shirt. Parents are welcome to run alongside their kids or cheer for them at the start/finish line.

Runners will leave the expo area and run in a loop around the park. Kids will run approximately 1K before returning to cheering families and friends!

Don’t forget to check out the Kids Zone in the Health & Fitness Expo Area for games, tattoos (one thousand glitter tattoos!), coloring, hula hoops, and much more!

 

When: September 9, 2017—9:00 a.m.

Where: 20 Lake Road, Irvine CA 92604

 

NEW! All Kids Race participants are eligible for the LaceUp Challenge Medal! Run all three LaceUp Kids Races (Orange County, Ventura, Riverside) to earn this medal.

Also, every Kids Race registration comes with a raffle entry to win a free pair of Saucony shoes! The raffle for Saucony shoes will be drawn after the final race in Riverside. Kids and parents are eligible to win.

 

Run Kids Run

LaceUp’s Kids Runs are held in partnership with Run Kids Run. Run Kids Run organizes non-competitive active events for young people as part of larger scale events like marathons, triathlons, and bike races. Children can become members of our YAY TEAM to receive monthly updates on upcoming events and earn rewards for participating in the activities we host.
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Healthy Happy Hour

The Lexus LaceUp Running Series presented by Saucony is excited to announce the addition of the new Healthy Happy Hour which will kick off the 2017 fall running season Sept. 8. The event is free and open to the public. Runners and fitness buffs of all types are invited to mingle with like-minded people in the lush Mike Ward Community Park while enjoying craft beer, wine, mocktails, healthy food trucks, live bands, a raffle and more.

The evening will feature demos and deals from Southern California wellness products and services. Health and fitness experts will also be on hand to discuss exercise, training, nutrition, injury prevention and more. Registration and packet pick-up for the Lexus Orange County Team Relay, 10K, 5K, Kid’s Race, and Walk for a Cause, with proceeds going to the American Diabetes Association, will also take place at the event.

The Healthy Happy Hour is the perfect way for people to connect with their community at an event promoting wellness and fun. With so many different types of gyms, studios, and products on site, people will be able to learn about new ways of integrating healthy activity into their daily lives.

What: Lexus LaceUp Season Kick Off, Healthy Happy Hour
When: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 4-9 PM
Where: Mike Ward Community Park, 20 Lake Road, Irvine CA 92604
Details: Libations, healthy food, fitness demos, deals, live bands and pre-race packet pick-up for the Orange County. Team Relay 10K, 5K, Walk for a Cause and Kid’s Race. Live music will perform from 6-8:30 PM.

Healthy Happy Hour

To become a Healthy Happy Hour vendor, please contact Sara Alisuag, at salisuag@mtsports.com or fill out THIS FORM.

Additional Info

Packet pickup, parking and runner information coming soon. Orange County

Pricing

Pricing

Race
Earliest Bird
Jan 4 - Feb 28
Early Bird
March 1 - May 31
Regular
June 1- July 26
Late Registration
July 27 - Sept 8
5k $30 $35 $40 $45
10k $45 $50 $55 $60
Team Relay $225 $250 $275 $300
Kids 1k $20 $20 $20 $20

Pricing

Race
Earliest Bird
Jan 4 - Feb 28
Early Bird
March 1 - May 31
Regular
June 1- July 26
Late Registration
July 27 - Sept 8
5k $30 $35 $40 $45
10k $45 $50 $55 $60
Team Relay $225 $250 $275 $300
Kids 1k $20 $20 $20 $20


 

Quick Course Description

Team Relay: Out and back
10k: Out and back
5k: Out and back

Interactive Course Maps

Click the race distance below for course map and elevation profile.

Downloadable Course Maps

Click the race distance below to download the course pdf.

Elevation Profiles

Team Relay

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10K

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5K

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Orange County

NEW! All 2017 LaceUp stops finish at a health & wellness expo area featuring free yoga by CorePower Yoga

Thanks to our Facebook fans for voting on the 2017 Orange County medal!

 Orange County

Looking to earn more medals? Run another LaceUp race, or see if you have what it takes to earn the CHALLENGE MEDAL!

 

By participating in the Lexus LaceUp Running Series, you will receive the following perks:

—Sierra Nevada Beer

—Food Truck Brunch

—Tech Tee

—Free Yoga

—Re-useable Race Bag

—High-quality Finisher’s Medal

—Chip Timing

—Aid Stations with Nuun and Clif Bars

—Free Race Day Photos

—Age Group Awards

Races that don’t end at the Finish!


New! Healthy Happy Hour

The event is free and open to the public. Runners and fitness buffs of all types are invited to mingle with like-minded people in the lush Mike Ward Community Park while enjoying craft beer, wine, mocktails, healthy food trucks, live bands, a raffle and more.

The evening will feature demos and deals from Southern California wellness products and services. Health and fitness experts will also be on hand to discuss exercise, training, nutrition, injury prevention and more. Registration and packet pick-up for the Lexus Orange County Team Relay, 10K, 5K, Kid’s Race, and Walk for a Cause, with proceeds going to the American Diabetes Association, will also take place at the event.

The Healthy Happy Hour is the perfect way for people to connect with their community at an event promoting wellness and fun. With so many different types of gyms, studios, and products on site, people will be able to learn about new ways of integrating healthy activity into their daily lives.

What: Lexus LaceUp Season Kick Off, Healthy Happy Hour
When: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 4-9 PM
Where: Mike Ward Community Park, 20 Lake Road, Irvine CA 92604
Details: Libations, healthy food, fitness demos, deals, live bands and pre-race packet pick-up for the Orange County. Team Relay 10K, 5K, Walk for a Cause and Kid’s Race. Live music will perform from 6-8:30 PM.

To become a Healthy Happy Hour vendor, please contact Sara Alisuag, at salisuag@mtsports.com or fill out THIS FORM. 

 Healthy Happy Hour

 

Event Hub

Each Lexus LaceUp race starts and finishes in a lively hub with music for runners, friends and spectators. As a part of your registration fee, get treated to a local food truck brunch and Sierra Nevada beer toast at the finish line.

Take a load off and dance, dance, dance!

Music will be available for your pre-race and post-race enjoyment.

Orange County

2016 Food Trucks included the following:

Dogzilla
Ninjas with Appetite Food Truck
Piaggio On Wheels
Classic Tacos

Health & Fitness Expo

The Health & Fitness Expo offers a wide array of demos from local and national providers for runners and their friends. Join us for a 2017 race! Contact Afton Lee at alee@mtsports.com to display your business, product or service.

2016 vendors included:

Lexus: Massage stations, Instagram photo booth and orange and lemon water

Saucony: Games to win swag including corn hole, hula hooping and the popular plank competition

Sierra Nevada: Beer garden and swag giveaways

Clif Bar: Product sampling station

RUN Racing

OC Back & Body Doctors

Momentum Jewelry

Memorable Metal Designs

Back On My Feet—Non-profit partner

Some Essentials

Mustache Dache

Nekter Juice Bar

Nutrasumma

Run to Remember

Results & Photos

Finish Line Photos

SCS Photoworks will be out on the course snapping shots of Lexus LaceUp runners. Be sure to smile and then look for an email directing you to free photos for social media. Use the below links to sign up for email notifications on when your race photos are ready!  High-resolution photos will also be available for purchase.

Photos can be viewed approximately 24-48 hours after the race.

Find your race photos below:

2016 – Orange County Photos

 Real-Time Results

The Orange County Team Relay offers real-time results! Stop by the Lexus results booth to get your times and see if you’ve won your age group. Age group awards will be given out at the LaceUp podium.

Find your race results below:

2016 – Orange County

2015 – Orange County

2014 – Orange County

Can I change my race distance?

If you have signed up for a race but would like to change your distance, you can easily do that. Just locate your confirmation email and follow the instructions.

Can I refund my entry?

Participants may receive refunds if they purchase the $8.00 refund insurance during registration. Participants can request a %100 refund of their registration fee, including processing fees, if they are unable to attend due to covered reasons such as injury, illness, pregnancy and unexpected travel delays. If no insurance is purchased, no refunds will be given.

Are the race venues ADA accessible?

Yes, but please contact info@laceuprunningseries.com for specific details.

Are strollers allowed?

Strollers are allowed at all LaceUp events.

How do I earn a challenge medal?

All LaceUp runners must complete a race of any distance all four locations. In addition to individual location medals, each challenge runner will receive a limited edition LaceUp Running Series Challenge medal after the completion of all four races. Learn more about the challenge medal.

Do I get a discount for registering for multiple LaceUp races?
Yes! Register for your second race at 10% off, third race at 15% off, and your fourth race at 20% off. Discounts are automatically applied, and you must register for additional LaceUp events in one transaction to receive the discount.
Will there be pacers?

Yes, there will be pacers for each half marathon and marathon. Please refer to each race location for pacing times.

How do I become a Lexus LaceUp pacer?
Please contact Vanessa Kline at info@beastpacing.com if you’re interested in being a pacer.
Where can I get my results?

Results will be available at the Lexus space in the Health and Fitness expo area. In addition, results will also be posted online on the Laceup Running Series Website.

Will there be aid stations on course?

There will be aid stations approximately every two miles on each course and at the finish line. Aid stations will be stocked with Nuun and Clif Bar product. Find info on the Ventura Marathon, HERE.  

What is the time limit on the course?

There is a four-hour time limit on the Half Marathon courses. Participants need to maintain a 18:20 minute/mile pace. Ventura marathon time limit is six hours.

Can I pick up my packet on race day?

It’s highly recommended that athletes stop by our pre-race packet pick up, but packet pick up will be available on race day. Come early, because packet pick up will close 30 minutes before each race.

What if I cannot finish the race?

If you cannot complete the course there will be a vehicle available to bring you back to the finish line, so you can enjoy the Health and Fitness Expo and post-race brunch.

Where can I check my gear during the event?

There is a secure Gear Check available for all participants. You can drop off your items before the race and pick them up after the event.

Can I transfer my entry?

Entry fees can be transferred to another participant. Any difference of fees will be charged, plus a $10 processing fee. Entries can also be transferred to another LaceUp Running Series location. If transferring to another location, a request must be made three days before the event the participant was originally registered.

What are the age group categories?
Age group categories are 9 and under; 10-14; 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, 80-84, 85+. Age group prizes will be awarded to the top finisher in each age group. If an age group category above 85 has 5 or more participants, an age group prize will be awarded. Overall winners will not qualify for age group prizes.

 

Is there an age minimum?

Participants must be eight years or older to participate. Participants under the age of eight will be allowed on a case-by-case basis. Please email if interested.

Can I run a different distance than I am registered for?

Participants can transfer distances. Participants transferring to a longer distance will be charged the applicable difference in registration fees, and participants transferring to a shorter distance will not be offered a refund. Please email if interested in changing your race distance.

What is included in the registration fee?

Every participant will receive a LaceUp tech-tee, re-usable race bag, high-quality finisher’s medal, timing chip, bib, food truck brunch, Sierra Nevada beer and free race photo. Learn more about racer perks, HERE.

Are bikes, skateboards, inline skates, dogs or skateboards allowed?

For safety reasons, no bikes, skateboards, inline skates, dogs, or skateboards will be allowed on course.

Can I use headphones during the race?

For safety reasons, we don’t recommend wearing headphones during the race. If runners choose to wear headphones during a race, we request they use a low volume enabling them to hear runners and traffic around them.

How do I become a Lexus LaceUp Running Series brand ambassador?
 Our ambassador team is no longer accepting applications. Please check back soon.
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