The 35th Annual Newport-Mesa Spirit Run: Race for the Schools is taking place this Sunday, March 18th! Lace up your running shoes and join the fun (all while supporting youth education and fitness).
This is a great community event with a variety of running and walking “races” for everyone (including those 4-legged family members). There will also be lots of yummy food options, a Fitness Expo, Dog Expo, and summer camp information and activities from Camp Newport.
Here is a look at this year’s
Race Day Schedule:
6:00 am: Registration opens
6:30 am: Expo Opens, Breakfast Served
6:30 am: 10K
7:30 am: Youth 5k
8:12 am: Open Mile
8:20 am: Elite Mile
8:25 am: Dog Mile
8:35 am: Adult 5k
8:37 am: 5k Walk
9:30 am: Family Mile
9:40 am: 11-12 Year Old Mile
9:50 am: 9-10 Year Old Mile
10:00 am: 7-8 Year Old Mile
10:10 am: 5-6 Year Old 1/2 Mile
10:15 am: 4 Year Old 1/4 Mile
Spirit Run takes place in Newport Beach, with the courses running along Newport Center Drive (circling Fashion Island). See Course Maps. Roads surrounding Fashion Island will be closed beginning at 4:00 am and will re-open by 11:15 am. Race day registration, packet pick-up, and the course start lines are located in or adjacent to Regal Cinemas parking lot at 300 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. For detailed directions, click HERE.
Be sure to arrive one hour before your scheduled event to allow time for parking and packet pick-up.
Register HERE now, to receive discounted prices. You may also register in person at Blaze Pizza in Fashion Island on Friday, March 16th from 3:30-7:30 pm. Great chance to grab dinner while you are at it. And if you let the cashier know that you are a Spirit Run Supporter, Blaze will donate 20% of sales to the cause.
Can’t quite commit? Not to worry. You can still register on Race Day!
**Photos courtesy of Newport-Mesa Spirit Run, Inc.