Southern California’s most Scenic Half Marathon

LaceUp Palos Verdes is Southern California’s most scenic half marathon and the race you have to check-off. What began as a picturesque marathon in the 1960s, has earned a reputation throughout the running community as one of the nation’s most challenging and iconic races. In fact, it was the country’s second-oldest continuously run marathon until it evolved into a Half Marathon, 10k and 5k as part of the LaceUp Running Series in 2014.

Participants start and finish above the scenic Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. The course follows the road through grandiose residential neighborhoods with million dollar homes and flows along scenic coastal cliffs with views of Catalina Island in the distance. The course is known for its hills. It will be your race challenge of the year. But there is plenty to celebrate once you finish. Relax with a celebratory Sierra Nevada toast and brunch or enjoy free massages overlooking spectacular sea cliffs in the Lexus Lounge. Take advantage of this race and spa getaway only an hour from Los Angeles.

With only 1,500 runners allowed to race, this LaceUp stop is the most intimate and exclusive of the series. Most runners come back year after year to complete this amazing course. The Palos Verdes stop was a sell-out race in 2016, so be sure to sign up today!

 

NEW! Adding to the challenge of the hilly Palos Verdes course, LaceUp is adding a race within the race, giving runners a chance to compete for the fastest time on the course’s most difficult climb.

 

 

Half Marathon

Palos Verdes

 

The Palos Verdes Half Marathon is Southern California’s most scenic Half Marathon. The Nov. 18, 2017 event will also include 10K and 5K racing opportunities. Grab your best running friends and register for the Half Marathon today!

 

When: November 18, 2017—7:00 a.m.

Where: Pelican Cove Park, 31300 Palos Verdes Dr. S

 

The Half Marathon will start and finish above the scenic Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. The course runs south on Palos Verdes Dr., gradually uphill, before a turn near Wayfarers Chapel. Runners will pass Pelican Cove and the iconic Point Vicente Lighthouse, before turning left onto Calle Entradero. Continue on past beautiful Palos Verdes homes and return to Palos Verdes Dr.

Runners will then turn left on Via Pacheco before reaching the highest point on the course. From here, racers will drop onto Paseo del Mar and run right next to the ocean and past Lunada Bay, a well-known surf spot. Runners will then turn around near Bluff Cove before heading back toward the finish at Pelican Cove Park. 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 toast
  • 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

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

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10K

Palos Verdes

 

The Palos Verdes 10K is enjoys the same idyllic scenery that the Half Marathon boasts. The Nov. 18, 2017 is one you won’t want to miss. Grab your best running friends and register for the 10K today!
When: November 18, 2017—7:00 a.m.

Where: Pelican Cove Park, 31300 Palos Verdes Dr. S

 

The Half Marathon will start and finish above the scenic Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. The course runs south on Palos Verdes Dr., gradually uphill, before a turn near Wayfarers Chapel. Runners will pass Pelican Cove and the iconic Point Vicente Lighthouse, before turning left onto Calle Entradero. Continue on past beautiful Palos Verdes homes and return to Palos Verdes Dr.

10K runners will turn around here and head back toward the finish at Pelican Cove Park and the expo area loaded with LaceUp Running Series perks.

Each participant receives:

  • Sierra Nevada beer toast
  • 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

Sign Up

5K

Palos Verdes

 

When: November 18, 2017—7:05 a.m.

Where: Pelican Cove Park, 31300 Palos Verdes Dr. S

 

The 5K will start and finish above the scenic Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. The course runs north on Palos Verdes Dr., past Pelican Cove Park and the Alta Vicente Reserve. Runners will climb past the Point Vicente Lighthouse, one of the area’s jewels.

After the short climb, runners will reach the highest point on the course before turning left on Calle Entradero. Runners will hit the turnaround shortly after, and return to Pelican Cove Park and the expo area while enjoying a downhill finish.

Each participant receives:

  • Sierra Nevada beer toast
  • 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

Sign Up

 

Additional Info

Packet pickup, parking and runner information coming soon. VillageRunner Oval 2

Pricing

Race
Earliest Bird
Jan 4-Feb 28
Early Bird
March 1-May 31
Regular
June 1-July 26
Late Registration
July 27-Oct 18
5k $40 $40 $45 $45
10k $55 $60 $65 $70
Half Marathon $85 $90 $95 $100


Quick Course Description

5k: Out and back
10k: Loop
Half Marathon: 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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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 Palos Verdes 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 included the following:

Catering provided by The Rooster

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

Some Essentials
Momentum Jewelry
Torrance Orthopedic
Nekter Juice Bar
Reveal Wellness
Back On My Feet—Non-profit partner
John Hancock Insurance
Sports Clips Hair Salon
Welcome Home Soldier Foundation

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 – Palos Verdes Photos

 Real-Time Results

The Palos Verdes Half Marathon 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 – Palos Verdes

2015 – Palos Verdes

2014 – Palos Verdes

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.