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City of Laguna Hills Memorial Half Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Half marathon

About City of Laguna Hills Memorial Half Marathon

City of Laguna Hills Memorial Day Half Marathon, 5k, and 10K, Honoring the United States Marine Corps Dark Horse Battalion. This favorite Memorial Day running event takes place in the beautiful Orange County cities of Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Woods, and Laguna Niguel. Runners and walkers of all experience levels are invited to come out and enjoy the Memorial Day festivities! With a half marathon (13.1 miles), 5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles), 10K Run/Walk (6.2 miles) and a Kid’s Run (1/2 Mile), there is something for everyone! All events and the Finish Line Expo will take place on Memorial Day, Monday.

The half marathon, 5K and 10K both start in front of the Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and finish at the Laguna Hills Community Center.

Distances

Half Marathon

  • 21.1km

10K

  • 10km

5K

  • 5km

Practicalities

Aid Stations

Water stations will be located at 1.5, 3.3, 5.3 6.2, 7.0, 8.7, 10.6, 12.3 mile points on the course. Electrolyte Sports Drinks will be available at 6.2, 8.7, 10.6 and 12.3 miles.

Award Medals

The top three male and female finishers in each age division (listed below) will receive a commemorative City of Laguna Hills Memorial Day Half Marathon, 5k, and 10K, Honoring the United States Marine Corps Dark Horse Battalion award. Awards will be available after the race on Memorial Day. Awards not picked up on race day will only be mailed upon request (a small shipping charge will apply).

Equipment Storage

Drop off your personal belongings at the start line in the Laguna Hills Mall parking lot (right in front of Registration). Items must be dropped no later than 7:45 am in order to be transported to the finish line. Belongings may be picked up at the finish line, beginning at about 8:30 am at the Laguna Hills Community Center in the lower parking lot near the finish line. Runners must provide their bib number to claim your bag. We suggest you bring your own reasonably sized bag, as it is easier to identify upon pick up. No large or overstuffed bags please! Clothing and other items left at the start line and along the race route will be collected immediately and donated to charity. Please do not include items of value. We are not responsible for missing items.

Maximum Time

All half marathoners MUST start the race no later than 7:10 am! Later arrivals will not be permitted to officially start the race. The half marathon welcomes runners and walkers that are able to finish the course within a 4 hour time limit, requiring a minimum pace of 18 minutes per mile. The course will begin to break down at 10:30 am, while the finish line will begin to break down at 11:00 am. Medals and finish line water will still be available.

Parking

All half marathon, 5k and 10K participants must park at the start line area, surrounding Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and at the Laguna Hills Mall. Post race shuttles from the finish line to the start line depart from the Laguna Hills Community Center, on Hawk High Way, beginning at 8:30 am. There are NO PRE-RACE shuttles. Last shuttle back to the start line is at 12 noon.

City of Laguna Hills Memorial Half Marathon Route Map

City of Laguna Hills Memorial Half Marathon Route Map

Start:

Saddleback Memorial Medical Center

Laguna Hills,us

Finish:

Laguna Hills Community Center

Laguna Hills,us

Overview

Runners start the point-to-point course for the race at the Saddleback Memorial Medical Center near Laguna Hills Mall, and then follow the course southward toward Paseo de Valencia.

Once runners make the turn right onto Alicia Parkway, they follow it southwest for roughly the next 2 1/2 miles, all the way down to Aliso Creek Road. There, runners make a right and head into Aliso and Wood Canyons Regional Park, a wildlife sanctuary that spans some 3,900 acres of wide-open wilderness with 30 miles of hiking, biking and walking trails.

Runners make their way into the northern edges of the park along Aliso Canyon Road, and then head back out to Awma Road.

The next stretch of the race takes runners off the road and onto the Aliso Creek Riding & Hiking Trail, which stretches more than 18 miles between South Laguna and Rancho Santa Margarita through the heart of the area known as Mission Viejo.

Runners follow the trail for the next three miles, all the way north to the race finish line at the Laguna Hills Community Center, just south of Paseo de Valencia at the intersection with Alicia Parkway.

Along the way, runners get a chance to run through local parks like Wood Canyon, Hillview and Foxborough Park, as well as Aliso Viejo Community Park.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.