Come celebrate Mexican Culture by running the Cinco de Miles. Run a 5k or 5 miles! This is an event for every BODY & EVERYBODY. You can run, walk, and/or jog to earn your unique, must have medals.
Be as victorious in your pursuit of health as those warriors were in their victory at the Battle of Puebla. Choose 3.1 miles or 5 miles. You can do it!
Chips & salsa will be served, music on the course, plus a live warm-up session and party before and after the race. PLUS, PLUS, PLUS ...you have RFIP CHIP TIMING and age division awards by the Itz About Time Crew! COOL custom cast medals and Cinco De MILES authentic event t-shirts.
You get a 4th reward for doing three SUMMER EVENTS: Cinco De Miles, SO Cal Pirate's Run, 4th of July Red, White, & Blue, and the TIKI BEACH 5k/10K are the summer race options.
EVERY PARTICIPANT RECEIVES:
Custom Cinco de Miles cast medals
Cinco de Mayo themed event race shirts
Age division awards
RFID Chip timing by Itz About Time (itzabouttime.com)
Stick around and enjoy the music, the refreshments, and each other. Caren Ware Events are designed for Every BODY and EVERYBODY!
THE COURSE: Experience the music, the flare of Mexico while running a BEACH RACE COURSE filled with a fiesta theme. Flat, fast course for avid runners. Paved road and paved sidewalk make it fun for runners, joggers, walkers, and strollers
EARLY RACE PACKET PICK UP at Costa Mesa's Road Runner Sports from Noon to 3 pm. DATE: Saturday, May Location: Road Runner Sports - Costa Mesa 1835 Newport Blvd. Costa Mesa 92627
Race Day Schedule: 6:00 am Vendors arrive and set up. Volunteers arrive and check-in 6:30 am Registration OPENS Shirts are given with bibs at registration. 7:30 am Salsa Dancing Warm-up 7:50 am Race Ceremonies and National Anthem. 8:00 am RACE STARTS
DJ's inviting everyone back. Band playing
8:15 to 9:30- Returning through chutes! Medals issued at the finish. Refreshments. 9:15 am Awards ceremony for age division winners
PARKING: PARKING at BOLSA CHICA STATE BEACH is $15. You may wish to carpool. To enter into BOLSA CHICA STATE BEACH go in the main gate on PCH and drive the furthest EAST to the very last parking lot. The race is staged in view of that famous Jack In the Box on the corner of Warner and PCH.
Virtual Run: The virtual run race is perfect for those who can't make the race but still want to earn a medal! Participants will choose their own date and location to run the distance on their own through the "honor" system and receive their custom event shirt and medal in the mail. Now your friends and family from across the miles can celebrate and participate with you! Packets will not be available before race day. You will be able to pick up your packets at Early Packet Pick Up location or if you need it mail, it will be mailed on Wednesday following the event. Shipping fee applies.
Pets: Friendly pets are allowed and must be leashed at all times and accompanied by a Run /Walk participant. One pet per participant. Please use a leash of 5 ft or less, for the safety of all pets. They also ask that you line up towards the back of the pack at the start and keep to the side of the race field on the course.
Stroller: Families can bring strollers, bikes, and tricycles, but agree to use at own risk. Kids must have pads and helmets at all time. We do ask that you line up towards the back of the pack at the start and keep to the side of the race field on the course. Note, that only register participants with a BIB will receive a finisher medal. Please make sure your BIB is in the front and visible to our volunteers.