Get ready to ring in the New Year with a bang at the Countdown to the Finish 5K, 10K, 15K, and Half Marathon on the scenic beach path in Long Beach! This race is the perfect way to end the year on a high note and start your resolutions off on the right foot.
As you make your way along the beach path, you'll be surrounded by the breathtaking ocean views and the sounds of crashing waves. And with distances ranging from a quick 5K to a challenging half marathon, there's a race for every level of runner.
But this race isn't just about the finish line - it's about the countdown! Get ready to count down the final moments of the year with your fellow runners, and celebrate your achievements with a post-race party complete with snacks, drinks, and some fun photo ops.
So whether you're a seasoned runner or a newbie to the racing scene, don't miss out on the Countdown to the Finish 5K, 10K, 15K, and Half Marathon on December 30th. It's the perfect way to end the year on a high note and start the New Year off with a bang!
Looking for a low-cost and intimate run/walk event that takes place along the ocean? Look no further than High Tide Runs, organized by Mercury Events LLC.
Join us for a run along the oceanfront and breathe in happiness while exhaling the stress of yesterday. Let's get some good vibes and achieve our goals together.Our boutique events remove barriers and help individuals connect and achieve their goals. Our friendly gatherings offer flexibility to sign up for any of at least four different distances, with no hassle or penalty fee if you want to change to a shorter distance on race day.
We take care of everything so that you can focus on your fitness and enjoy the ride.
We provide water and fuel for all participants, and offer special incentives for those who sign up for multiple events or complete 10 or more events in a calendar year.
Sign up for 3 events at the same time, and get a 15% discount on the total
10 or more events in one calendar year, get a commemorative special edition HTR shirt
15 or more events in one calendar year and you earn free entry to another event
Discounts will be automatically applied at checkout, no discount codes to remember.
We will track you and let you know when you are close to qualifying for the 10 events and 15-event specials. Your job is to work on your fitness and enjoy the ride, leave the spreadsheets to us.
Who can register for our events?: Everyone! Our races are open to anyone who wants to participate, regardless of their age, ability level, or preferred pace. Whether you're a seasoned runner, a casual jogger, or a first-time walker, you are welcome to join us for our events. Parents are also encouraged to bring their children and push them in strollers. We believe that running and walking are activities that can be enjoyed by everyone, and we are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere for all participants. So come on out and join us for a fun and rewarding race experience!
About our courses: Our courses are not closed, which means that there are often other runners, walkers, and others enjoying the day along with you. Safety is must and all runners must stay on the pedestrian side of the beach path. The course never goes off the beach path. Courses are well marked with two water stations and restrooms along the way. This is an out and back course meaning you will begin and finish in the same location.
The 5k, 10, & 15k will all run the same course. The turnaround is located at mile 1.55 marked with a runner turn sign, large orange flag, chalk, and small blue and orange flags.
5k will run 1 out and back lap
10k will run two out and back lap
15k will run 3 out and back lap
The Half Marather Runners will run 3 out and back lap
The half marathon turn is located at mile 2.19 and marked with a large blue flag, runner turn sign, chalk, and small blue and orange survey flags.
How are our races timed? All events are gun timed. Meaning we will start the clock when the horn sounds and record your time as you cross the finish line. For this reason, your bib needs to be worn on the front of your body at all times.
What you get: All participants will receive a finisher medal, finish line goodies, and free downloadable race photos. Race results will be posted on our website within 10 hours of the completion of the race.
Refund and Deferral Policy: Sorry but there are NO REFUNDS but we do offer deferrals until 48 hours before the event and you can transfer your entry to another person for free up to 48 hours before the event. There is a $15 cash transfer fee on the day of the event and matching ID is required to pick up your bib.
Bib Pick Up and Start Times:
Bib Pick Up: 6:30 am near the start line
Half Marathon Start Time: 7:00 am
5k, 10k, 15k Start Time: 7:30 am
Start Location: 5400 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA US 90803
Look for the easy up tents location at the beginning of the beach path at Ocean and 54th street.
Not all GPS directions are created equal and we have been told that Apple Maps doesn't always get you to the right spot so stick with Waze.
Parking: There are a lot of free parking spots a short walk away across the street. Street parking along Ocean ave is free. The parking lot next to our start line is managed by the city and you should pay at one of their parking machines before the race so as not to risk getting a ticket. The machine will NOT take payment before 8 am.
If you would like to pay before 8 am you will need to download the PASSPORT app to do so.