Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the John Wayne Grit Seris is virtual until the restrictions are lifted.
At that point, we will transition to in person events. We have high hopes of getting together to run in person in 2021.

VIRTUAL RACE DETAILS

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the John Wayne Grit Series will be virtual with the plan to transition to in person events once the restrictions are lifted. Select either the "Run for Free by Fundraising” OR "Register to Run" button above to sign up.

If we are still virtual when race weekend comes around, we ask that you run wherever you choose and send Greg (greg@johnwayne.org) a screenshot of your run tracking app showing you went the distance. The John Wayne Cancer Foundation will mail your participant shirt and finisher mug after race weekend.

IN PERSON RACE DETAILS

Join us on Saturday, May 8, 2021 for the Grit Series Run at Newport Coast! 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. Once you've completed the race, you’ll receive your participant shirt and finisher mug at the finish line. Plan on sticking around for "Grit Down" too - our signature post-race celebration, complete with music, refreshments, Vendors, games, and more!

TIMELINE

8:15 AM - Important Course Announcements
8:30 AM - 25K Start Time
9:00 AM - 5K Start Time

COURSE ADDRESS

8471 N Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

FUNDRAISING & INCENTIVES

Fundraising for yourself or your team is a great way to give back to the cancer-fighting community. It’s also a great way to promote team building at your company or honor the memory of a loved one who has been affected by cancer.

Did we mention there are prizes involved for raising money? The highest earning teams from each race can go home with bragging rights and an entry into next years event! What are you waiting for?

COURSE INFORMATION

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.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 SPONSORS