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 seasonSept. 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.

“LaceUp celebrates runners and their friends,” said Series Director Becky Hall. “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 7-8 PM.

Healthy Happy Hour

 The Lexus LaceUp Running Series will open the fall running 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. Runners of all distances will be extra motivated along the course with the Clippers Spirit Dancers cheering them to the finish.

After setting a new personal record, runners and their friends are invited to kick back and relax with a complimentary Sierra Nevada beer and food truck brunch in a lively expo area. This race is great for the whole family, with a Kid’s Race and children’s activities on the schedule.

 The Lexus LaceUp Running Series is Southern California’s best running race series. With events throughout the greater Los Angeles area, LaceUp connects runners with the thriving running communities present in each host city including Ventura Marathon (Oct. 22), Palos Verdes Half Marathon (Nov. 18) and the Riverside Reindeer Run (Dec. 3).

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

Healthy Happy Hour

Register for a 2017 LaceUp race HERE.