COVID-19 Statement

During these challenging and uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain confident LaceUp 2020 will be able to continue as scheduled. As the circumstances are ever-changing, we will continue to closely monitor the situation and follow all recommended guidelines. Our runners’ health and wellbeing will remain our top priority as decisions are made moving forward.

If the LaceUp schedule cannot continue due to event cancelation, we will offer runners these three options:

Postponement

  • If possible, we will postpone events to a later date in 2020 or spring 2021.

Deferral

  • 100% deferral to any 2021 race of your choice, space permitting.
  • If deferring, participants will receive a code equal to the amount of their original payment to use on a future entry.

Transfer

  • If a 2020 event is canceled but other 2020 events are still on the calendar, runners will have the option to transfer their entry to any scheduled 2020 race, space permitting.

 

We hope to see you all in Palos Verdes! Take care and stay safe.

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Registration is Open! Sign up today to lock in best pricing. This race will once again sell out.
Saturday, November 21, 2020

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Looking to become a 2020 LaceUp partner or Palos Verdes sponsor? Click HERE.

 

Southern California’s most Scenic Half Marathon

There’s a reason this race sells out every year. 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 craft beer and brunch overlooking spectacular sea cliffs in the LaceUp Lounge. Take advantage of this race and spa getaway only an hour from Los Angeles.

With only 1,800 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 the past three years so be sure to sign up today! There will be no on-site registration.

 

 

 

Half Marathon

Palos Verdes

 

The Palos Verdes Half Marathon is Southern California’s most scenic Half Marathon. The Nov. 21, 2020 event will also include 10K and 5K racing opportunities. Grab your best running friends and register for the Half Marathon today! This race will sell out again. 

 

When: November 21, 2020—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:

  • Craft beer
  • Food truck brunch
  • T-Shirt
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Free race photos
  • Age group awards

 

Pace Groups: 

Pacers will be offered for the following half marathon times:

  • 1:30
  • 1:40
  • 1:50
  • 2:00
  • 2:15
  • 2:30
  • 2:45
  • 3:00
  • 4:00

Please Note: There is a four-hour time limit on the Half Marathon course. Participants need to maintain an 18:20 minute/mile.

 
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10K

Palos Verdes

 

The Palos Verdes 10K enjoys the same idyllic scenery that the Half Marathon boasts. The Nov. 21, 2020 race is one you won’t want to miss. Grab your best running friends and register for the 10K today!

When: November 21, 2020—7:00 a.m.

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

The 10K 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:

  • Craft beer
  • Food truck brunch
  • T-Shirt
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Free race photos
  • Age group awards

Note: 10K course time limit is 2 hours. This is a 19:20 pace, great for walkers and runners.

 

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5K

Palos Verdes

 

When: November 21, 2020—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:

  • Craft beer
  • Food truck brunch
  • T-Shirt
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Free race photos
  • Age group awards

 

Note: 5K course time limit is 1 hour. This is a 19:20 pace, great for walkers and runners.

 

 
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Additional Info

Race Week info coming in the next few months

 

Palos Verdes

 

 

 

2019 Finisher’s Medal

**2020 finishers medal coming soon. Follow us on Facebook to vote for the final design!

 

 

Stay Connected

Follow LaceUp on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for race updates, product giveaways, live video and race photos.

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Parking & Shuttles

There will be no parking at the race venue! Due to the small size of the expo area and the intimate nature of this race, all runners must use one of the free parking lots and shuttles. Parking areas are first-come, first-served.

**Below is a 2019 event parking map. 2020 parking will be similar, but parking is subject to change.

 

Local Support

Thanks to our sponsor, UCLA Health for their support. Learn more about UCLA Health, HERE.

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Thanks to our non-profit partner, Kiwanis of Rolling Hills Estates for your support. Learn more about LaceUp’s nonprofit partners, HERE.

Thank you to the Salvation Army for their generous support.

 

 

 

 

 

Referral Program

When you register for any 2020 LaceUp Series race, you will receive a personal referral link that you can share on your social media and send to friends. When you recruit 3 runners to sign up you will receive $15 back!

Learn more, HERE.

 

Perks

PALOS VERDES

 

Pricing

 

Pricing

Race
Earliest Bird
Jan. 10-Feb 19
Early Bird
Feb 20-July 15
Regular
July 16-Sept 25
Late Registration
Sept 26-Oct 23
Half Marathon $90 $95 $110 $115
5k $45 $45 $55 $60
10k $60 $65 $75 $85

Registration is Open!

 

PALOS VERDES



**2020 courses subject to change**

Quick Course Description

5k: Out and back
10k: Loop
Half Marathon: Loop

 

A special shoutout to Nuun, the official on-course hydration sponsor of 2020. 

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.

 

PALOS VERDES

Thanks to our Facebook fans for voting on the  2019 Palos Verdes medal.
Follow us on Facebook to help vote for the 2020 medal (coming soon!)

 

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 LaceUp Running Series, you will receive the following perks:

—Craft Beer

—Food Truck Brunch

—Tech T-Shirt

—High-quality Finisher’s Medal

—Chip Timing

—Aid Stations with Nuun Electrolytes and Honey Stinger Products

—FREE Race Day Photos

—Age Group Awards

Races that don’t end at the Finish!

Event Hub

Each 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 Craft beer toast at the finish line.

2020 food trucks coming soon!

2019 food trucks-

D’s Superblends – Vegetarian, vegan and GF option available
Piaggio on Wheels – Vegetarian option available
Roosters – Vegetarian option available

 

Take a load off and dance, dance, dance!

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

 

 

Palos Verdes

Health & Fitness Expo

2019 Vendors:

Lexus
Sierra Nevada
Nuun
Kind Snacks
CorePower Yoga
Village Runner
Evolution Physical Therapy
Back On My Feet
Altra
Kiwanis of Rolling Hills Estate

Palos Verdes

Results & Photos

Finish Line Photos

SCS Photoworks will be out on the course snapping shots of LaceUp runners. Be sure to smile and then look for an email directing you to FREE photos for social media. High-resolution photos will also be available for purchase.

 

Find your race photos below:

2019 – Palos Verdes Photos

2018 – Palos Verdes Photos

2017 – Palos Verdes Photos

2016 – Palos Verdes Photos

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 Real-Time Results

The Palos Verdes Half Marathon offers real-time results! Stop by the LaceUp 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:

2019 – Palos Verdes

2018 – Palos Verdes

2017 – Palos Verdes

2016 – Palos Verdes

2015 – Palos Verdes

2014 – Palos Verdes

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I can't make it to the race! Can I still get my race shirt and/or medal?

Unfortunately, we do not ship race shirts or medals. All items not picked up on race day are donated to local organizations that are able to repurpose them.

What happens if the race is canceled?

LaceUp Running Series reserves the right to cancel any race due to weather, air quality or other natural factors outside of our control.

In the event of a cancellation, participants will be notified via email, text and social media. Participants will have the option to defer their entry to another race in the same year (if applicable), transfer to a race the following year or donate their entry fee to a local non-profit. If transferring their entry to another race, participants will receive a code equal to the amount of their original payment to use on a future entry. Click HERE for more information on refunds, cancellations and deferrals.

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?

LaceUp adheres to standard race industry policy. Race entries are NON-REFUNDABLE unless participants have purchased the refund insurance during registration. Click HERE for more information on refunds, cancellations and deferrals.

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. Runners with strollers will be asked to start at the back of their respective wave.

How do I earn a challenge medal?

All LaceUp runners must complete a race of any distance all three 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 and third race at 15% 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 expo space in the Health and Fitness expo area. In addition, results will also be posted online.

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 Honey Stinger product.

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. Participants that fall behind the time limit will be directed to the sidewalk by course staff or police officers. Participants will be allowed to finish the race but will not be guaranteed a finishing time.

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. If you need to pick up your packet on race day you must purchase race day packet pick-up with your registration for an additional $5. 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 and free 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 in the same race of the same calendar year. Any difference of fees will be charged, plus a $10 processing fee. Entries can also be transferred to another LaceUp Running Series location, during the same calendar year. 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 3 finishers 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.

Prizes can be picked up at the Awards Podium at the race. If you forgot to pick up your age group award on-site, email info@laceuprunningseries.com. Age group awards will be shipped for the cost of shipping.

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 t-shirt, reusable race bag, high-quality finisher’s medal, timing chip, bib, food truck brunch, Lagunitas beer and free race photo. Learn more about racer perks, HERE.

Do you offer an elite athlete program?

Yes. Learn more about our elite athlete program 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 LaceUp Running Series brand ambassador?

2020 ambassador applications are now closed.