A Healthy Holiday

Rudolph won’t be the only one running through Riverside this December. Dash into the holidays at the Riverside Reindeer Run Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and Kids Run on Dec. 3. This scenic course will be sprinkled with a flurry of holiday cheer including carolers at the finish line, Santa Claus appearances and the “Santa Mile”– a complete mile filled with holiday music, decorations and entertainment.

Every runner will also receive free commemorative Reindeer Antlers or a Santa Hat for the race in addition to a high-quality finisher’s medal, tech T-shirt, food, Sierra Nevada beer and free finish photo. Don your best apparel, grab your best elves and get ready to run!

December marks the final 2017 LaceUp running event. It is a festive time in Riverside where the city is bustling around the Festival of Lights at the famous Mission Inn. The city sights and holiday happenings make this a race experience for the entire family.

Half Marathon

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The Riverside Reindeer Run Half Marathon will begin and finish from beautiful Fairmount Park, just north of downtown Riverside, CA. Holiday racers will run west out of Fairmount Park and past Lake Evans before turning on Redwood Ave. Runners will follow the Santa Ana River Trail in the shadows of Mt. Rubidoux and run past Ryan Bonaminio Park.

Runners will leave the Santa Ana River trail briefly and run through a peaceful residential neighborhood. After returning to the Santa Ana River Trail, racers will run to Anza Narrows Park, with great views of the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge. Runners will turn around here, and return to Fairmount Park on the Santa Ana River Trail. When you arrive at the expo area, relax and enjoy one of the many LaceUp Running Series perks – you’ve earned it

 

Each participant receives:

  • Sierra Nevada beer coupon
  • Food truck brunch
  • Tech tee
  • Re-useable race bag
  • High-quality finisher’s medal
  • Race photos
  • Free yoga in the expo area by Core Power Yoga

 

 

When: Dec. 3, 2017—7:00 a.m.

Where: Fairmount Park, 2700 Locust St., Riverside, CA 92501

 

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NEW! Riverside is now part of the California Half Marathon Series! Win additional challenge medals and earn series points. Learn more, HERE

10K

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The Riverside Reindeer Run 10K will begin and finish from beautiful Fairmount Park, just north of downtown Riverside, CA. Holiday racers will run west out of Fairmount Park and past Lake Evans before turning on Redwood Ave and running through a peaceful residential area. Runners will follow the Santa Ana River Trail in the shadows of Mt. Rubidoux and run past Ryan Bonaminio Park. 10K runners will turn around here, and return to Fairmount Park on the Santa Ana River Trail.

Get excited for the “Santa Mile”– a complete mile filled with holiday music, decorations and entertainment! Upon crossing the finish, runners will hear carolers and enter an expo area loaded with LaceUp Running Series perks.

Each participant receives:

  • Sierra Nevada beer coupon
  • Food truck brunch
  • Tech tee
  • Re-useable race bag
  • High-quality finisher’s medal
  • Race photos
  • Free yoga in the expo area by Core Power Yoga

 

When: Dec. 3, 2017—7:00 a.m.

Where: Fairmount Park, 2700 Locust St., Riverside, CA 92501

 

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5K

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The Riverside Reindeer Run 5K will begin and finish from beautiful Fairmount Park, just north of downtown Riverside, CA. Holiday racers will run west out of Fairmount Park and past Lake Evans before turning on Redwood Ave and running through a peaceful residential area. Runners will then turn onto Mission Ave. and return to Fairmount Park on the Santa Ana River Trail.  

Get excited for the “Santa Mile”– a complete mile filled with holiday music, decorations and entertainment! Upon crossing the finish, runners will hear carolers and enter an expo area loaded with LaceUp Running Series perks.

Each participant receives:

  • Sierra Nevada beer coupon
  • Food truck brunch
  • Tech tee
  • Re-useable race bag
  • High-quality finisher’s medal
  • Race photos
  • Free yoga in the expo area by Core Power Yoga

 

When: Dec. 3, 2017—7:05 a.m.

Where: Fairmount Park, 2700 Locust St., Riverside, CA 92501
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Kid’s Race

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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 through Fairmont park and onto the race course. Kids will run approximately 1K before running through the official Riverside Reindeer Run finish arch and 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: Dec. 3, 2017—9:30 a.m.

Where: Fairmount Park, 2700 Locust St., Riverside, CA 92501

 

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.

 

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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.

 

Additional Info

Packet pickup, parking and runner information coming soon.Running Center

 

 

Pricing

Pricing

Race
Earliest Bird
Jan 4-Feb 28
Early Bird
March 1-May 31
Regular
June 1-Sep 14
Late Registration
Sep 15-Nov 4
5k $30 $30 $35 $40
10k $45 $50 $55 $60
Half Marathon $70 $75 $80 $85
Kids 1k $20 $20 $20 $20

Pricing

Race
Earliest Bird
Jan 4-Feb 28
Early Bird
March 1-May 31
Regular
June 1-Sep 14
Late Registration
Sep 15-Nov 4
5k $30 $30 $35 $40
10k $45 $50 $55 $60
Half Marathon $70 $75 $80 $85
Kids 1k $20 $20 $20 $20


Quick Course Description

*Subject to Change

Half Marathon: 90% out and back with small residential loop
10k: Loop
5k: Loop

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

Half Marathon

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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 Riverside medal!

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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!


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.

2016 Food Trucks included the following:

Take a load off and dance, dance, dance!

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

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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

Memorable Metal Designs

Riverside Road Runners—Non-profit partner

GOT’EM Jewelry

Farm Fresh to You

RUN Racing

Damsel in Distress

Curves

State Farm

Beauty Counter

Riverside Plaza Dentistry

Nektar Juice

Chill for CHOC

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 – Riverside Photos

 Real-Time Results

The Orange County Marathon 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 – Riverside

2015 – Riverside

2014 – Riverside

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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