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2021 SDCCU OC Marathon running festival
OC 5K (5 PM) - Nov. 6, 2021
OC Half Marathon (6 AM) - Nov. 7, 2021
In-Person Half Marathon runners receive this awesome pullover!
Only Half Marathon runners who choose to do the in person race will receive the white pullover in addition to the 2021 medal and race t-shirt as a thank you for sticking with us!
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The past year has been hard but… IN-PERSON RUNNING AND RACING IS BACK AND WE WANT TO THANK YOU WITH THIS EXTRA GIFT! PRICES WILL GO UP IN EARLY JUNE! Not ready to run in-person yet? Our virtual options are still available and offer an opportunity to run from anywhere at anytime! GET REGISTERED NOW!
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Go further or faster tomorrow than today, IT’S ABOUT TIME! (or maybe it’s about the SUPER COOL Medal!) We are excited to announce the Inaugural Imaginology Virtual Run! This virtual challenge is fun for the entire family The OC Fair’s Youth Expo, “Imaginology Goes Virtual” with The OC Fair and Event Center begins April 19 and ends April 25,
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Clear your schedule and come out to OC Fair & Event Center Saturday, November 7th. Starting at 8 am, Kids Run the OC will begin and you will have the opportunity to watch thousands of kids finish their Final Mile. At 10 am the OC Lifestyle and Fitness Expo will begin, with vendors you don’t
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The OC Marathon is proudly partnered with multiple charities. Charity partners are always open to having athletes join their team. It’s not too late to pick a charity and start your fundraising today! Why should you join a charity team? When you join a charity team, you’ll have an additional purpose for running. Running for
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UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19 Hi OC Marathon Runners – In response to the ongoing public health concerns, the continued uncertainty and the increasing numbers across the country in COVID-19 cases, it is with great disappointment that we announce the cancellation of our rescheduled November SDCCU OC Marathon Running Festival. Back in March when we received the
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The 2020 shirts are softer than ever, and are great for year-round workout wear! Not only do runners have the soft new material of the event shirt to look forward to, they’ll receive a shiny gold medal with a brand new look! Here’s a sneak peak of the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, and Combo
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We Inspire Girls to be joyful, healthy & confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. At Girls on the Run, all girls are inspired and motivated to understand and accept others, while standing up for what they believe. Girls on the Run reaches girls at a critical stage, strengthening their confidence at
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What is Casa OC? Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County is a non-profit organization serving our county’s most severely abused, abandoned and neglected children through the recruitment, training, and supervision of community volunteers who advocate for their best interests. It is the CASA volunteer who advocates to ensure that a child who cannot
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Seneca fosters Unconditional Care for children and families going through the most difficult times of their lives! With your support, Seneca offers mental health, education support, and adoption/placement services to 1,000 children in OC. Seneca believes that children and youth do not themselves fail, but are failed by systems unable to address their complex and specialized needs. Since 1985, Seneca has
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HD-CARE is a University of California Irvine support group, 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization. The “HD” in HD-CARE stands for Huntington’s Disease, a progressive, inherited neurodegenerative brain disorder for which there is currently no treatment or cure. “CARE” denotes the organization’s promotion of Community, Advocacy, Research, and Education. Huntington’s Disease (HD) is a progressive, inherited neurodegenerative brain disorder for
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Our amazing 2019 Charity Partners raised a record amount for their incredible causes. We paired with 15 charities and together they raised a total of $617,700. That is the largest number our charity program has reached since its inaugural year in 2004. This incredible program grows more and more each year, and we are so
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As a High School student in Lakewood, CA, Brandon Neri doesn’t let his Cerebral Palsy stop him for helping those less fortunate. After Team World Vision visited his school last year he decided he wanted to run the 2019 OC Half Marathon as part of their team. The money that he raises will help Team
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The OC Marathon is proud to partner with SDCCU again as our title sponsor! As one of the largest credit unions in California, SDCCU operates five branches in Orange County. SDCCU strives to save their customers money and keep up with busy lifestyles by offering FREE checking, mobile banking, mortgage loans, auto loans, VISA credit cards,
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Founded in 2004, Kids Run the OC is one of the nation’s largest youth running and fitness programs. The OC Marathon Foundation created Kids Run the OC to inspire kids to fitness, promote a healthy lifestyle and combat the onset of childhood obesity. The ten week youth fitness program concludes with the children running their
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Meet Sally McRae, ambassador for 15th Annual OC Marathon! Elite endurance athlete, entrepreneur, and mom, has shared her top picks as she trains for this year’s race and you have a chance to win it all! This prize pack, valued at approximately $1500, includes items from Igloo ® , O2 Labs, Coros Watch, Spring Energy Marathon, WeWork and one
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The mission of the John Wayne Cancer Foundation is to fight cancer with courage, strength and grit. Team John Wayne is our walking and running fundraising program that empowers you to fight cancer with GRIT! Your fundraising makes it possible for JWCF to fund pioneering cancer research and programs to save lives and improve cancer
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Participate in three races located along the coast of the Southern California and you’ve got yourself the Beach Cities Challenge. The OC Marathon teamed up with the Surf City Marathon and Long Beach Marathon to begin the first Beach Cities Challenge in 2012. Join the Challenge Participants run the Surf City Marathon, OC Marathon and
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Runner’s World Magazine featured the OC Half Marathon in its article “Best Half Marathon – Run 13.1 Miles in these beautiful and fun destinations.” The article features Half Marathons with beautiful courses, fun after parties and exciting twists and turns. The OC Half Marathon received recognition for its “flat, fast course” and unbeatable waterfront views. We
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Eleven-year-old Nathan finishes his final mile sweating, determined and in a chute ready to be picked up by mom. Children from 150 different elementary schools complete their final mile adding up to 26.2 miles from a 10 week program called Kids Run the OC. Thousands of children, parents and coaches gather in designated areas for
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There’s nothing more exciting than running a destination marathon; however, sometimes the wallet and time don’t allow for it year round. Here’s a little calendar of local Southern California half marathon, marathon & 5k & 10k races to keep you on schedule for the OC Marathon Running Festival training!
So you want to run a marathon? Or maybe a half marathon? But you need to train. Training with a group can uplift runners and motivate you to stay on a consistent schedule. We’ve put together a list of running clubs in Southern California so you can find one that works out for you.
Picture palm trees, sunny skies, an ocean breeze and a starting line that’s sure to please. You just experienced a small portion of the OC Marathon. Sounds like a vacation, right? We put together a list of 10 Reasons why you should #runtheOC to give you that little push you’ve been needing to get you
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SDCCU® (San Diego County Credit Union ®) is a proud community partner. Founded in 1938 on the principle that people come first and profits second, we believe our forward-thinking approach to the financial industry is what propelled SDCCU to become one of the largest credit unions in the country, proudly serving the financial needs of
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You have been working so hard preparing for this race. For months, or even years, you have been hitting the pavement, counting the miles, nursing your sore legs, annoying your running buddy when they don’t feel like running, and having them do the same to you. You’re registered, you have your race day shoes, you
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In the summer of 2015, I had hit my all-time highest weight. I was nearly 170 lbs. and when running or playing with my then 6 year old daughter, I couldn’t keep up. I knew I had bad knees but the weight wasn’t helping. I went to get the MRI’s in both knees… the result
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There’s something about the OC Marathon that keeps me coming back year after year. I have run races all over the world, but the OC Marathon will always be one of my favorites. The 2018 edition will be my fifth consecutive year running the race. It was my first full marathon and I have been
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MARATHON TRAINING SCHEDULE & PLANS https://youtu.be/78TFZX8neOY HOW TO TRAIN FOR A MARATHONOC MARATHON TRAINING SCHEDULE We hope you will join us for our celebratory marathon! We can help you get ready for the marathon, whether it’s your first or 20th marathon. We’ve compiled a list of marathon training schedule resources, as well as put together
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