Are you ready to take the "Holiday Challenge"?
“Finish The Ride”’s, Ride, Run, Walk N’ Roll series is proud to team up with SoCalCross' Prestige Cyclocross racing series to bring you the ultimate "Holiday Challenge" -- a slate of different events for family and beginners to weekend warriors and hardcore athletes. Finish The Ride will present our favorite Run, Walk and Roll events. Run/Walks are chip-timed all around the Balboa Recreation Area, the gem of the San Fernando Valley.
The “Wilshire Law Firm” Rides cover the course of the Valley ranging from an easy 10 miles up to an exciting Half-Century. For those who want something different, check out the one of a kind chip-timed "Challenge Events.” All events are fully supported with pit stops and water stations, t-shirts, goodie bags, finishing medals, post ride expo and prizes!
Accommodating ALL athletes, our unique event includes anyone who rolls -- challenged athletes, rollerbladers, trikkes and more.
The event benefits Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE) – a non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent hit and run crimes and the events leading up to them (drunk, drugged, distracted driving… etc), thereby making the streets safer for all users.
“WILSHIRE LAW FIRM” RIDES:
Sponsored by Wilshire Law Firm, the nation's top personal injury and automobile crash law firm. All the Wilshire Law Firm rides are fully supported with pit stops, t-shirts, finishing medals and a post ride expo that includes live music and great prizes.
10 Mile Fun Ride -- This easy 10 mile ride is perfect for families, beginners and those interested in a casual ride. The path is flat and fully off the streets on a safe "Class One” bike path.
‘Tis the Season 25 Mile Ride -- A sweet ride on even surfaces and mostly dedicated bike lanes. Fully supported with pit stops and all the magic of the upcoming holiday season. You will love this gentle ride that really gets the heart working.
Holiday Half-Century Ride -- Start the Holiday season with rock hard gluts and a winning attitude! This ride is fully supported with pit stops, SAG support and lots of holiday cheer!
All runs are chip timed and fully supported with water stations, finishing medals, t-shirts, post run expo that includes live music and prizes!
5k Run and Walk -- Get your heart pumping and muscles stretched on a breezy run through the park
10K Run and Walk -- From Woodley Park through Lake Balboa and adjacent to the LA River, breathe in the fresh air and the glory of Mother nature.
Half-Marathon Race -- Challenge yourself and enjoy a beautiful run around the entire Sepulveda Basin. Soak in the beauty, then sweat it all out!
HOLIDAY CHALLENGE EVENTS:
All “Challenge” events are chip timed and fully supported with water stations, pit stops, finishing medals, t-shirts and a post event expo that includes live music and prizes!
10 Mile/10K DUATHLON -- Perfect for aspiring tri-athletes, chip-timed and fully supported. The race starts along a flat ten miles on a "Class One” bike path. There's no stopping as you take a quick change in the fully supported transition station. Then it's on to racing a 10K around beautiful Balboa Park to a triumphant finish!
“Run-A-Cross” -- Stretch your legs racing a 5K along the Balboa Lake waterfront. Then grab your bike and hoist it and yourself onto the SoCalCross Prestige Series cyclocross track. This "Challenge" event is chip-timed and a great way to celebrate yourself as an athlete.
**The Cyclocross leg has a group start and fastest combined times in each category step up to winner's circle for not one but TWO medals.
“Cross-Athlon” (triathlon with a twist) -- The mack daddy of all our "Holiday Challenge" events. Kick it off with a fast and flat 10 mile bike ride on a class one bike path. There's no stopping as you take a quick change in the fully supported transition station. Next, really work up a sweat running a 10k around picturesque Balboa park. Last, and this is where the "Cross-Athlon Challenge" takes a new turn, launch onto the SoCalCross Prestige Series’ amazing cyclocross track for a race to the final finish.
**The Cyclocross leg has a group start and fastest combined times in each category step up to winner's circle for not just one but TWO medals.
Event schedule and times
Where: Woodley Park 1, Van Nuys, CA
Registration opens at 6:00am, it is recommended you arrive at least 30mins before your event start to register and 15mins before your event start if you are already pre-registered, to pick up your bib.
6:00 AM Check-in opens
Individual event start times are currently being finalized.
Post event festivities begin including a Street Safety Expo with live music, food, drink, free stuff from sponsors, silent auction and a raffle!