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NEWPORT COAST 25K & 5K

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2020

 

Due to the circumstances regarding COVID-19, the John Wayne Cancer Foundation is consistently monitoring local and federal government orders to evaluate how to appropriately proceed with the John Wayne Grit Series events. If anyone registered does not feel comfortable attending, we will be incorporating a Virtual Option. For anyone no longer wishing to participate, we will administer a refund for your registration. Thank you for your understanding and continuing the fight against cancer with GRIT!

 

Bring your John Wayne Grit to the trails and #RunToFightCancer

 

It's California the way it used to be. So partner, bring all the Grit you can muster to tackle the rugged unspoiled coastal trails in John Wayne's backyard.

 

Join us as an individual or a team to get dusty on the dirt roads and single-track trails in Crystal Cove State Park located on the coast between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. You'll test your endurance on the challenging climb out of El Moro Canyon and be rewarded with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. After you've finished the course, join us for a celebration at the John Wayne Grit Down!

 

In the words of John Wayne, "There are some things a man just can't run away from." When you join us on the trails, you'll be fighting cancer head on with every step you take.

 

Partners, it's time to saddle up and begin fundraising today for your chance to win exclusive merchandise, free race entries, and hotel stays. See you on the trails!

RUN VIRTUALLY

Given the current circumstances surrounding the pandemic, the John Wayne Grit Series is incorporating a virtual run component! To take part, Register and Fundraise today, the let Greg (greg@johnwayne.org) know you will join the event virtually. Run during the scheduled race weekend, and email Greg a screenshot of your run tracking app showing that you went the distance. JWCF will mail you your participant shirt and finisher mug after the event.

COURSE INFORMATION

RUN OR WALK

Both loop courses start and finish at the bridge in the lower parking lot of Crystal Cove State Park. At the finish line, you'll be rewarded with a finisher's mug and the satisfaction of knowing that you stepped up to the challenge and helped fight cancer.

 

The elevation at Crystal Cove State Park in Laguna Beach is 1,033 ft.

25K (15.5 miles) Course Information

This stunning course features hill climbs and ocean views from dirt roads and single-track trails and provides three full aid stations and two water stations to keep you fueled every step of the way.

 

  • Trail rating: Intermediate
  • Elevation gain: approximately 2,500 ft.
  • Course open at 8:00 am and closes at 1:00 pm

5K (3.1 miles) Course Information

This course is on dirt roads with a challenging hill climb and is shorter version of the 25K course with the same spectacular views. Take a break at the full aid station and water station for refreshments and snacks that will power you to the finish line.

 

  • Trail rating: Intermediate
  • Elevation gain: approximately 600 ft.
  • Course open at 8:30 am and closes at 1:00 pm

FUNDRAISING

Form a Corporate or Friends and Family Team

  • Be a Team Captain & rally your team
  • Promote team building at your company and spotlight your company at the run
  • Run or walk as a group in honor or memory of a loved one who has been affected by cancer
  • Contact Greg Graber, JWCF Fundraising Director, for more information at greg@johnwayne.org or 949-631-8400

Fundraising Rewards:

  • Raise $100 and receive a John Wayne Grit Series Trucker Hat
  • Raise $250 and receive a Free Race Entry for the 5K
  • Raise $500 and receive a Free Race Entry for the 25K
  • Raise $1,500 and receive your choice of either overnight accommodations at a hotel or an exclusive John Wayne Grit Series Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket
  • Raise $25,000 and name a JWCF grant in honor or memory of a friend or family member
  • Contact Greg Graber, JWCF Fundraising Director, for more information at greg@johnwayne.org or 949-631-8400

Special Team Rewards:

  • Teams raising $5,000 will receive custom JWGS race shirts (time permitting for production)
  • Teams raising $50,000 can name a JWCF grant in honor or memory of a friend or family member
  • Contact Greg Graber, JWCF Fundraising Director, for more information at greg@johnwayne.org or 949-631-8400

EVENT SCHEDULE & DETAILS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2020

PACKET PICKUP will be held in Newport Beach, CA at location TBD from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Please be sure to have your ID and signed hardcopy waiver (available onsite) when you check-in to get your packet.
  • Your packet will include your bib number (with a timing chip on it), safety pins to attach your bib, your event shirt, and additional goodies and info.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2020

START TIMES

  • Pre-Run / Walk announcements will start promptly at 8:15am
  • 25K start time – 8:30am
  • 5K start time – 9:00am

ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE TO STAY FOR THE NEWPORT COAST, CA 25K & 5K

To book your stay for the race weekend, please contact the lodging of your choice directly.g of your choice directly.

VOLUNTEER AT THE JOHN WAYNE GRIT SERIES

NEWPORT COAST, CALIFORNIA

We need volunteers to help at water stations, packet pickup, at the start/finish, and more! Each volunteer gets a t-shirt and a John Wayne Grit Series trucker hat. It's a great opportunity for students to earn their community service hours too!

 

To sign up to be a volunteer today, click the button below:

John Wayne Cancer Foundation

The Newport Coast 25K & 5K benefits John Wayne Cancer Foundation, so every step you take helps advance the fight against cancer through pioneering cancer research and programs. Run or walk in honor of family and friends who have been affected by cancer. Your registration and fundraising efforts make it possible for the John Wayne Cancer Foundation to fund novel and innovative programs that improve cancer patients' outcomes and save lives through research, education, awareness and support.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 SPONSORS

QUESTIONS

HOW CAN WE HELP?

For registration questions contact Molly Kassouf at gritseries@johnwayne.org

For fundraising questions contact Greg Graber at greg@johnwayne.org or call 949-631-8400