Hills & History
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!
Quick Course Description
Half Marathon: Loop | 10k: Loop | 5k: Out and back
NEW! Palos Verdes is now part of the California Half Marathon Series! Win additional challenge medals and earn series points. Learn more, HERE.
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.
“Pre-and-post-race festivities, great sponsors, well-marked course, amazing volunteers at aid stations, small-town feel but very well organized and with various offerings.”
“Small, beautiful, organized, close to home.”
“The beautiful scenery—from the residential areas to the ocean—the organization, and the difficulty level.”
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Athlete InformationPalos Verdes Athlete Information will be available before the event. An athlete email will be sent to registered runners one week prior to the event.
Jan 4-Feb 28
March 1-May 31
June 1-July 26
July 27-Oct 18
Super Late Registration
Oct 19-Nov 17