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NEWPORT COAST 25K & 5K

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2020

 

UPDATE

 

This year has been a burr under the saddle!

 

Our two main goals for the John Wayne Grit Series events are to: Fight Cancer and give every participant an amazing experience. As much as we want to bring you the same John Wayne Grit Series experience like last year, the current COVID-19 restrictions will not allow us to host an in-person run to the same John Wayne caliber. Luckily, we will still be able to achieve our #1 goal by bringing our #JohnWayneGrit to the fight against cancer virtually!

HOW TO RUN VIRTUALLY

John Wayne Grit Series is a virtual run in 2020! To take part, Register and Fundraise today. Then run anytime from when you register up until the scheduled race weekend. Email Greg (greg@johnwayne.org) 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

 

For use with the Strava app and route tracking devices, please see the link HERE.

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

 

For use with the Strava app and route tracking devices, please see the link HERE.

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

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
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