Win YOUR DIVISION, Take Home the LUCKY HORSESHOE Medal at the Races where horses are spectators!
Put on your Red, White, and Blue, and start your 4th of July celebrations in the uniquely rural Orange Park Acres. The Pre-Parade 5k Race/Walk is celebrating its 10th year of encouraging the love of running and creating lasting family memories. The exhilarating 10K EPIC CHALLENGE Cross Country Race will blow your socks off. You have never experienced anything like it in Orange County – challenging, fun, full of surprise and character. Participants come from across the county to across the globe!
Dynamic registration/bib pick up begins at 6:30 am.
The exciting and invigorating 10K Epic Challenge CROSS-COUNTRY Race shoots at 7:15 am, is for ages 11 and up, and hits the trails and hills in this idyllic setting. It is a more challenging course, not for the weak of knees or ankles, as it traverses multiple trail surfaces from road to dirt, mulch, sand, the probability of a seasonal creek water crossing or two, and includes steep vertical grade changes.
The family-friendly Pre-Parade 5K race/walk shoots at 7:45 am traverses thru the rural and picturesque Orange Park Acres community and closely follows the "4th of July" Parade route - a 50 plus year tradition. Situated on the east edge of Orange, this community is known for its equestrian estates and 4H animal husbandry which allows participants pass horses grazing in pastures and many catch a glimpse or two of unusual farm animals and miniature horses. It is the perfect race for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities and it's stroller friendly as well.
Participants medals for finishers. Custom medals awarded for the top three finishers in each age bracket. Most Patriotic Male, Female, and small group/Family awards are by crowd selection. All participants registered by June 10th receive a race T. After that date t-shirt are not guaranteed and are on a first come –first served basis. We ask for no pets on the race course for their safety as well as the safety of other participants. Bring chairs to find a spot (away from the staging area) to enjoy the parade immediately following the races at 9:30 am.
Pre-Race bib pick-up/on-site registration is Tuesday, July 2nd, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Salem Lutheran Church and School, 6500 E. Santiago Canyon Road, Orange, CA 92869