Registration open HERE (lowest price)
The 39th Spirit Run is scheduled for Sunday, March 12, 2023 at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. With 11 competitive road races, 5K Family Walk, Family Mile and Toddler Trot, Spirit Run offers running & walking events for every age, toddlers to grandparents, and every fitness level. Spirit Run also includes your BFF canine with its Dog Mile, in which humans age 13 & older run or walk with their dogs.
2022 INFO (2023 update coming soon)
Competitive adult races include the Open Mile, Masters Mile, Elite Mile, Dog Mile and Adult 5K. NOTE: Qualifying standards apply for Elite Mile races plus comp entries. Elite athlete contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spirit Run offers a cash prize purse in the Elite Mile totaling $2150 and going 5-deep per gender: $400, $300, $200, $100 and $75. In addition, any top 5 finisher sub-4 minutes (men) or sub-4:30 (women) earns an extra $300 bonus. Also there will be awarded non-cash prizes in all other competitive races. Competitors must participate in their age appropriate race to be eligible to win.
Competitive youth races include the Youth 5K (high school & younger), five 1/4 to 1 Mile races for ages 4 to 18 and Dog Mile for age 13 & older. Adults and children may also register for the "Combo" to race their age appropriate 5K and Mile races.
All race finishers - adult, youth and canine - receive a "Spirit" medal at the finish line.
In between the walking & running events, participants and spectators enjoy a Youth, Fitness & Dog Expo with food & beverages, live music, massage and shopping for adults, youth activities, health & fitness information, adoptable dogs, dog products and more.
The net proceeds of this long-standing community event benefit youth education, fitness and other youth causes. Schools and other youth charities sign up to fundraise with Spirit Run. You may credit your entry and make a donation to your favorite one when you register for Spirit Run (but are not required to). You may also create an online Spirit Run giving page and invite friends and family members to donate to your participating school or charity.
Elite, Open, High School and Dog Mile races take place on a fast, point-to-point USATF certified course that begins with a subtle incline for a ¼ mile than it's downhill to the finish line. Spirit Run’s 5K course is pretty swift too, also ending on a decline. Go to https://newportspiritrun.org/schedule-maps to view course and elevation maps.
The Spirit Run Mile is again a BBTM Featured Event, showcasing America's best Mile races throughout the year.
3:58 Daniel Herrera (USA / LA), 2018
4:28 Taryn Rawlings (USA / CA), 2022
2022 Spirit Run Elite Mile Champions
Nathan Sloan (CO), 4:10
Taryn Rawlings (CA), 4:28, event record