We Run OC Kids

WHO ARE WE? We Run Orange County’s Kids is a nonprofit, public-service corporation that provides after-school intervention programs for Middle and High School students in the Orange County, California area. Based on the idea that life is like a Marathon, the mission of We ROCK is to teach our community’s teenagers the important life skills
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Start Giving Local

WHO ARE WE? Start Giving Local is committed to developing strategic programming, education, & events that inspire positive community action & foster collaboration in support of our mission. We leverage volunteers, technology & media to: * Connect, inspire & empower individuals fundraising for charity through their participation in endurance sports. * Support the social giving
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Project Purple

Join Project Purple this year at the OC! Project Purple is an impact-driven organization with a vision of a world without pancreatic cancer. Our mission is to find a cure for pancreatic cancer and improve the lives of patients through support, hope, and compassion. We will be participating in the 5K, half marathon, and well
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HD Care

Run and raise money to support HD Care’s mission! WHO ARE WE? 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,
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Seneca

What is Seneca Family of Agencies Join Seneca in Fostering 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
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Project Independence

WHO ARE WE? Run for Team Project Independence and help contribute to our goals so that we can succeed in our mission of promoting civil rights for people with developmental disabilities through services which expand independence and choice. Let your friends know how they can help too! Encourage them to help by sharing your efforts and inviting
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Project Youth – OC Bar Foundation

WHO ARE WE? Project Youth OCBF is an official charity of the OC Marathon.  Our mission is to keep at-risk youth in school, healthy and drug free through education, counseling, mentoring and family strengthening. Your involvement is critical to our success in providing programs and services that empower youth to make positive choices for positive futures. Learn
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Free Wheelchair Mission

WHO ARE WE? Because No One Should Have to Crawl Santa Ana Resident, Don Schoendorfer started Free Wheelchair Mission in 2001. He was motivated by a scene he saw in the late 1970s while on vacation to Morocco with his wife, Laurie. There he saw a woman, who was unable to walk, drag herself across a busy
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Outreach to the World

WHO ARE WE? OWI supports orphans and widows, the sick and the poor in the rural community of Kiminini, Kenya. Founded in 2004 our mission is to educate, equip and empower. Our main focus is affording vulnerable orphans healthcare and more importantly, a way out of the cycle of poverty by offering a K-12 education.
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Marketplace Ministries

WHO ARE WE? Join our fundraiser by running the Full, Half, or 5k, or by volunteering at our Mile 4 Waterstation – click Register (at right) to get involved. Here’s why: The old proverb, “give someone a fish and they eat for a day… teach someone to fish and they eat for a lifetime,” affirms
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CASA Orange County

WHO ARE WE? 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. CASA provides a powerful voice and a meaningful connection for children who have experienced abuse,
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Girls on the Run OC

WHO ARE WE? At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential
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Team World Vision

WHO ARE WE? World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. There will be no Run for Free option with Team World Vision

The American Heart Association

WHO ARE WE? For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. he six cardiologists who founded the American Heart Association in 1924 would be amazed. From humble beginnings, the AHA has grown into the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and
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OC Marathon 2021

Prices are going up in September It’s time to return to fun! Register now and use code “RETURNTOFUN” to save $10.00! Make the OC your first event as you return to fun this fall! LIMITED TIME OFFER use code “RETURNTOFUN” for $10 OFF

The OC Marathon Foundation

WHO ARE WE?The OC Marathon Foundation supports Kids Run the OC. The KROC training program teaches kids how to have active and healthy lifestyles to combat childhood obesity and improve overall wellness. Our goal is to “Inspire Kids to Fitness” through fun, interactive games and challenges.Some children come from homes with low income. We provide
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OC Marathon Landing

Register OC Marathon Running Festival May 1-3, 2020 SoCal’s Premier Running Event! Join the OC Marathon Running Festival May 1-3, 2020 At the OC Marathon, you’re not only signing up for a fun, fast, scenic race in the most beautiful part of California—you’re signing up for an experience in the infamous Orange County! The OC
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Referral Program

Refer a Friend and Get Cash Back The SDCCU OC Marathon is looking for fun and passionate runners and walkers who are actively engaged in their runner and/or professional community to help us spread the word about The SDCCU OC Marathon and related events as ambassadors. An ideal OC Ambassador is a person who acts
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Corporate Challenge Landing

Something For Every Size of Business & Every Level of Fitness JOIN THE CORPORATE CHALLENGE TODAY Gather up a group of associates and their family members! OC Marathon is a family friendly event that encourages overall wellness for people of all ages and all fitness levels. Reap the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, enjoy special
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2019 Results & Photos

OC Running Festival 2019 Results & PhotosMarathon & Half-Marathon View Results View Photos OC 5K View Results View Photos Kids Run the OC View Results View Photos What’s Up NextBeach Cities Challenge Pacific Coast Highway never looked so good! Conquer the Beach Cities Challenge by completing, in consecutive order, any combo of full or half marathons at the Surf
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Registration

Confirm your registration here. RACE START TIMES – There will be no Full Marathon in November Saturday, Nov 6, 2021 @ 4:30 PM – The OC 5K (OC Fair and Event Center, Costa Mesa, CA) Sunday, Nov 7, 2021 @ 6:00 AM  – Half Marathon Start (Fashion Island, Newport Beach, CA) – Chair athletes will begin
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Race Changes

Now that the 2020 event has been cancelled, you have the option to defer to 2021, 2022 or 2023 or run 2020 virtually. We sincerely hope one of these  options will work for you. Learn more about Virtual here.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: Title Sponsor SDCCU

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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Hall of Fame

Doug Denniston: Long time teacher at Greenville Fundamental in Santa Ana. Coach Doug has had the largest youth program in Kids Run the OC for many years. He regularly has over 300 students. During Doug’s time as a coach and teacher at Greenville, more than 3000 children have participated in the KROC final mile. Tom
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KROC AWARDED YOUTH PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

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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ENTER TO WIN A HUGE PRIZE PACK

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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Virtual Race

Runners can sign up to run the race virtually by creating a new registration at the link below and have the 2021 swag shipped directly to your door. Choose the OC 5K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon or the Combo Crush! ** Runners previously registered for 2020 prior to the SDCCU OC Marathon cancellation were given
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