In-Person

This stunning course features hill climbs and ocean views from dirt roads and single track trails. The run benefits John Wayne Cancer Foundation so every step you take advances the fight against cancer through pioneering cancer research and programs.

RACE DETAILS

IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL (YOUR CHOICE): 50K, 25K & 5K

CLICK "REGISTER" BELOW TO SIGN UP.
Each Participant Gets A Grit Series NATHAN Participant Shirt And Finisher Mug!
Register Early To Get The Best Deal! 
Registration closes on Wednesday, June 1st at midnight

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19th
PACKET PICK UP
4-7 PM
Road Runner Sports, Costa Mesa, CA

IN YOUR PACKET: Bib, John Wayne Grit Series NATHAN Running Shirt And Other Goodies
Packet pickup will also be available race morning for those who can’t pick up Wednesday, come early.

THURSDAY, APRIL 20th
COURAGE RECEPTION
6-7 PM
The Country Club restaurant and bar
sponsored by MWS Executive Coaching, for fundraisers

SATURDAY, APRIL 22nd (EVENT DAY)
The John Wayne Grit Series Newport Coast 50K, 25K & 5K are at Crystal Cove State Park
Parking is available inside the park ($15)

50K Welcome & Opening Announcements At 6:45 AM
50K Run Starts At 7:00 AM

25K Welcome Announcement at 7:15 AM
25K Run Starts at 7:30 AM

5K Welcome Announcement at 8:00 AM
5K Run Starts at 8:30 AM

Finish line – receive your finisher mug

John Wayne Grit Series and John Wayne Cancer Foundation merchandise available to purchase at the event

WHERE TO STAY:
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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 & REWARDS

Fundraising as an Individual or as part of a 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.

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 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 2023 National SPONSORS

THANK YOU TO OUR 2023 LOCAL SPONSORS

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