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Let’s Run! OC Marathon Running Festival

04.30.18

More than 23,000 participants of all ages and athletic abilities are expected at the 2018 OC Marathon Running Festival, a world-class, three-day event from May 4 to 6 featuring the SDCCU OC Marathon and Half Marathon, the Wahoo’s OC 5k, the Kids Run the OC “Final Mile,” the Ultimate Finish Line Festival, and the OC Lifestyle and Fitness Expo.

The main event, the SDCCU OC Marathon, and Half Marathon, takes place on Sunday, May 6, when 11,500 participants from 46 states and 22 countries will compete on one of the best destination courses on the West Coast, with its diverse terrain, changing coastal and inland vistas, and ocean views. The 26.2 and 13.1-mile courses begin in Fashion Island in Newport Beach, wind through Newport Beach, Santa Ana and Costa Mesa with the finish line at the OC Fair and Event Center in the heart of Costa Mesa.

 On Saturday, May 5, approximately 9,500 local children, who completed a 10 to 12-week, in-school fitness program accumulating 25.2 miles of activity, will finish their “final mile” at the Kids Run the OC event presented by Nutrilite.

The Kids Run the OC program was created in 2006 by the non-profit OC Marathon Foundation to promote health and fitness among school-age children. It is one of the largest youth running programs in the country with more than 65,000 Orange County students participating since inception. Also on May 5, approximately 3,000 people will compete in the Wahoo’s OC 5k, followed by the Ultimate Finish Line Festival with food, music, and fun for the entire family.

For more information about the race and how to register for the SDCCU Marathon and Half Marathon and the Wahoo’s OC 5k, participants can visit ocmarathon.com, or register at the OC Lifestyle and Fitness Expo on Friday, May 4, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., or Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.



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