Swing for the Finish - National Orangutan Day Run - 5K, 10K, 15K and Half Marathon

Long Beach, CA, USA
04 Aug, 2024 (Sun)

Running

5 km, 10 km, 15 km, 13.1 mi

About the event

Join us for the "Swing for the Finish" National Orangutan Race, where we'll be running to raise awareness and funds for these amazing primates. Orangutans are critically endangered and in desperate need of our help, so lace up your running shoes and join us on this important mission!

Our course winds through the beautiful beach path, making it the perfect setting for a summer morning run. The race is open to runners of all ages and skill levels, so whether you're a seasoned runner or just starting, you'll feel right at home.

We'll have plenty of water along the course to keep you hydrated. Plus, all participants will receive complimentary race photos and a finisher's medal, so you can proudly show off your accomplishment.

But the real prize is knowing that your participation is helping to make a difference in the lives of orangutans. All proceeds from the race will go towards supporting organizations that work to protect and preserve these incredible animals and their habitats.

So come join us on race day and let's Swing for the Finish!

Step into a realm of coastal tranquility and exhilaration with High Tide Runs – where the pounding waves harmonize with the rhythmic beat of your heart. As a devoted runner, you understand the thrill of the race, the joy of crossing the finish line, and the escape that running brings. Imagine all of this against the backdrop of the endless ocean horizon.

At High Tide Runs, we're not just an event – we're a movement, a community of runners bound by the love of the run and the serenity of the sea. Whether you're a seasoned speedster chasing personal records or a mom with a stroller seeking a family-friendly outing, our races are tailored for you.

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But why stop there? As you embrace the thrill of the tides, make a splash on your calendar. Complete 10 or more events within a single year, and an exceptional, limited-edition HTR shirt will be yours – a badge of honor that signifies your incredible dedication.

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Who's invited to our events? Everyone!

High Tide Runs embraces a true spirit of inclusion. Our races are a tapestry of individuals, woven together by their passion for movement. Age, speed, and experience matter not – if you're eager to be part of the journey, you're already one of us.

Bib Pick Up:  

6:30 am near the start line. 

Race Start Times:

Half Marathon/10-mile Start Time: 7:00 AM

5K, 10K Start Time: 7:30 AM


Start Location: 5400 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803, at the Claremont Ave end of the parking lot. Look for the High Tides tent. .https://goo.gl/maps/zEGZR21GEF2AQXP58

Course Time Limit: 

Our designated course completion time has been set at 3 hours and 20 minutes. Finish line closes at 10:20 am

For those concerned about nearing the time limit, an early start time of 6:30 AM is available, providing a generous time limit of 3 hours and 45 minutes for a more comfortable and leisurely completion of the race.

 Early start runners should be at the High Tide tents by 6:20 am to pick up a bib and hit the race course.

About our Courses:

 We embrace an open-course philosophy, inviting a vibrant tapestry of fellow runners, walkers, and enthusiasts to share the day's experience with you. Safety is paramount, and we kindly request all runners to remain on the designated pedestrian side of the beach path. The course elegantly follows the beach path without deviation, assuring you a seamless journey. We have thoughtfully placed two water stations on the course, providing water and Gatorade.

Course Specifics:

 The 5K and 10K races share the same course. The turnaround is located at mile 1.55, marked with a runner turn sign, a large orange flag, and chalk.. The 5K race follows a single out-and-back lap, while the 10K race involves two out-and-back laps.

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5692961062/

For Half Marathon and 10-mile runners, you'll find the course routes on the provided links.

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5692959388/

How are our races timed? 

All events are gun-timed. We start the clock when the horn sounds and record your time as you cross the finish line. Your bib must be worn on the front of your body at all times.

What you get: 

Every participant, without exception, will proudly claim a finisher's medal, a symbol of your triumph etched in metal. As you cross that finish line, a treasure trove of finish-line goodies will be yours to savor, a delightful celebration of your accomplishment. 

Capture the moment forever with our gift of free downloadable race photos, typically posted within 24 hours of the event. Curious about your performance? Fear not, as race results will be meticulously tabulated and promptly posted on our website within 10 hours of the race's conclusion.

Refunds and Deferrals, Simplified: 

We apologize, but we do not offer refunds. However, you may transfer to another High Tides Event 48 before the event. 

Getting To The Event:

Not all GPS directions are created equal, and we recommend using Waze for accurate directions. The street address is 5360 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803. Alternatively, you can point your GPS to the intersection of Claremont Pl. and E. Ocean Blvd

Parking: 

Long Beach offers a plethora of convenient parking options. Along Ocean Ave, street parking is complimentary. 

For the parking lot adjacent to our start line, please be aware that it's managed by the city. To avoid any ticketing woes, it's advisable to use one of their parking machines to settle the fee before the race.

 Please note that the machine won't accept payments before 8 AM. If you anticipate being on the course and unable to pay the meters when they go into effect at 8 AM, the PASSPORT app comes to the rescue. Download this app to facilitate payment and ensure a seamless parking experience.

https://www.parklb.com/passport-parking-app/
 

Races offered by this event

You have 16 weeks to prepare

Half Marathon

04 Aug, 2024 (Sun) - 07:00
Running
13.1 mi
Solo
On site
Road

5k

04 Aug, 2024 (Sun) - 07:30
Running
5 km
Solo
On site
Road

10K

04 Aug, 2024 (Sun) - 07:30
Running
10 km
Solo
On site
Road

10 Miler

04 Aug, 2024 (Sun) - 07:30
Running
15 km
Solo
On site
Road

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