Run In The New Year - Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach, CA, USA
31 Dec, 2023 (Sun)


3.04 mi, 6.26 mi, 13.17 mi


About the event


Early Packet Pick-Up: We encourage you to pick up the day prior
Date: Saturday, December 30th, noon to 3pm Location: Road Runner Sports in Newport Beach 1835 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, Ca. 92627Packet pick-up is optional, so if you cannot make it- don't worry. Packets can be picked up on race day starting at 7 am in LOT 25. The gates to the STATE PARK open at 6 am.

Write a New Year resolution on the back of your bib and RUN, JOG, or WALK it into the new year. 

The course is the flat and fast, paved, wide State Park path, watching and listening to the surf.! Whether an avid runner, jogger, first-timer, or walker, we are the something for every BODY & EVERYBODY best-themed race! Bring family and friends, or just yourself and shoes! Let's get 2024 off and  RUNNING. 

  Entry comes with a Run In The New Year CUSTOM 5K/10K T-Shirt

  Special LONG SLEEVE DESIGN T-shirt for Half Marathon

  And, a huge CUSTOM CAST finisher medal to all!

Make it a Post-race 5K/10K resolution party (Beach balls, New Year's Beanies, & party Champaign glasses will be for sale at the t-shirt table.

Professionally CHIP timed event by ITZ ABOUT TIME. Age division awards galore!

Entrance to Bolsa Chica State Park.

The event is in the farthest western lot- Lot 25)  Closest to Warner & PCH, but to enter the park use the following address: 17851 Pacific Coast Hwy. BRING $15 CASH (or a park pass) to make the gate line proceed quickly.  Credit cards slow the process.
FREE OR METERED PARKING: There is also parking behind the Jack and the Box (corner of Warner and PCH ) and an easy walk in.  DO NOT PARK in the shopping lot or at the gas station.  AND, the STATE PARK has a program that you can come and do beach clean up for a FREE STATE PARKING PASS. 

Race Start Times

8 a.m. Half Marathon Start. Must cross under starting arch by 8:05
9 a.m. 5K/10k Start  Must start under starting arch by 9:05 am

SPECIAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST!!!!  The famous KIWANIS pineapple/coconut pancakes at this EVENT!!!  $4 pre. $5 on race morning.  You can add pancakes to your registration on the last page.  PANCAKES will be served from the back end of the CAREN WARE EVENTS TRAILER. 

Plus, Il CACCIA COFFEE Truck will be there. 

8:00 am start for HALF MARATHON.  You have until 8:05 to pass under the arch.  9:00am start for 5k/10K.  You have until 9:05 am to pass under the arch.  All 5k/10K must start before the lead half marathoner finishes.   YOUR START TIME does not start until you cross under the arch. Fastest runners in the front, and those looking to place in their age group division. Wear your bib on the front.  Make sure you run the distance on your bib or exchange it for the correct one of your choice at the Solutions/Late registration table if you decide to change races.


There are “In It To Win It” age categories 3 deep with 5 year age spans: 1-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39 40-44, 45-49, 50-54,55-59 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80 & over.


Flat and fast, or slow and easy, make it the pace you want it. This 5K/10K course runs along the beach bike path at Bolsa Chica, Huntington Beach State Beach. Families can bring strollers but agree to use at their own risk.  Half Marathon Course: Flat, fast, perfect for PRs or training for your next marathon.  It is (2)Two loops of the 10k so you get plenty of aid stations, entertainment, and spectator friendly!! Aid Station Every 1.5 Miles


FLAT!!! Great for first-time Half Marathoners or those wanting to PR!
Half Marathon Spectators - you can be at the finish line to see runners start then walk about 50 ft towards the runners to see them go on their second loop.


Restrooms on RACE DAY: are located at each end of the parking lot.  A set by Sea Legs (east) and a set near  Warner Blvd on the west end of the parking lot.

Races offered by this event

You have 29 weeks to prepare

Run in the NEW YEAR Half Marathon

31 Dec, 2023 (Sun) - 08:00
13.17 mi
On site

Virtual Run Race

Virtual race
31 Dec, 2023 (Sun) - 08:00

Run In The New Year 5K

31 Dec, 2023 (Sun) - 09:00
3.04 mi
On site

Run In The New Year 10K

31 Dec, 2023 (Sun) - 09:00
6.26 mi
On site