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Happy New Year Donut Lovers!  

Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual Great Donut Run!  

You get a Donut! ...and ....You get a Donut! .....and ...You get a Donut!.. and ....You get a Donut!
Yes! That's Right Folks! Sign up, Show up and Gets DONUTS! It's THAT simple so Do-nut miss out!

What are you waiting for? Come join us for the most delicious 5k event in Orange County! Lace up and get your Donut Game on whether you want to run, jog or skip through the course. Show your love of donuts with friends and family on this flat, scenic course. No need to worry about treats, we got plenty on the course and even more at the finish. This is a non competitive event so no need for timing.  Lots of prizes and awards will be given for best costumes and most ambitious eaters!

We Do-nut leave anyone out!  If you need a Gluten Free Donut option we GOT YOU Covered!  We will provide these specially formulated donuts for a small additional fee which you'll select through the registration process.  We've been testing these donuts all around town and we'll make sure they're as yummy as the rest of our donuts!

Prices will increase so Sign Up TODAY!

All participants will receive an Awesome Custom Cast Donut Finishers Medal, Donut Run Tshirt and of course....Donuts!....Donuts!.....Donuts!

Donut Run 5k:  All participants can carb up at the Donut Hole Zone near the half way point where delicious donut holes will be passed out by our Donuteer Team!  These donut holes are optional and you do-nut have to take them or finish them. You can share your's with your fellow participants but we ask that you finish them before leaving the donut zone.

Strollers are allowed on the course and we'll line you all up towards the back of the race field to there's ample space for all donuteers.  The participant pushing the stroller can share their donut hole or donut with the child in the stroller. If the child or children in the stroller wishes to have their own donut hole and donut at the finish, they can register for the 5k or enter the Kids Donut Dash and receive their own bib, medal and tshirt.  No double donut dipping! 

Kids Donut Dash distances vary depending on the age of the participants.  Here is the breakdown:

  • 3 yr and under: 50 yards Start time: 9:15
  • 4-6 yr olds:  100 yards Start time: 9:20
  • 7-9 yr olds: 1/4 mile Start time: 9:25
  • 10-12 olds: 1/2 mile Start time: 9:30

 Each kids race is staged on a course that goes out and back. Kids can turn around at anytime without penalty. Staff will be provided along the route to help direct the kids. Parents who register their kids and want to run with them may do so without registering themselves. We request only one parent per child. so there's room for all registered participants. Parents who are not registered for the 5k or kids run and want to run with their kids will not be eligible for a shirt, medal or donut.

5k Donut Challenge:  Participants will enter the Donut Challenge Zone after eating their donut holes and be handed 2 more donuts to devour BEFORE they glaze a trail back to the finish.  Lot's of water will be available!

Kids Donut Dash:  All kids will get a tshirt and custom race bib at packet pick up.  The kids races have different distances based on age.  They can either run with their age group or run the division based on the distance they want to run. There are no donut penalties if they get tired out there and turn around sooner!  We will have a donut and medal for them at the finish! 

Gluten Free Donuts:  We added this feature to accommodate all donut lovers!  There is an additional $5 fee if you'd like to have a gluten free donut.  If you register for this option we'll have a special donut sticker on your bib to designate the right donut selection.  If you register and forget to signup for the gluten free option we will try and accommodate you on race day but there is no guarantee as supplies for these donuts will be ordered further in advance.  You will also get a gluten free donut hole at the half way point.   Please be sure to add this option to your cart if you want this gluten free option.   Donut flavors may not be exactly the same as the regular one's but they'll be delicious!

Note:  No "to go" orders on this course  What*?!  We can't take them with us.... you ask?  Nope.  In the spirit of being a fun run, there's no penalty for not finishing any donuts except a healthy rousing from your donut peers.  We kindly ask that you only eat in the donut zones where there's plenty of water to wash them down!  We also want to capture all your best donut eating tactics and award the most ambitious eaters!  Game on Donut Lovers!

Virtual Run:  The virtual run race is perfect for those who can't make the race but still want to earn a medal!   Participant will choose their own date and location to run the distance on their own through the "honor" system and receive their custom race bib and donut run medal in the mail.  Now your friends and family from across the miles can celebrate their love of donuts and participate with you!  If you're an International runner, please contact us for additional shipping charges.  International?  YES!  We've had participants from Australia, New Zealand and even Namimbia, Africa!  There's no boundary where the donut run can't run and enjoyed!  Packets will be mailed out May 22nd! 

Parking: Parking is free.  Both entrances off Jeffrey will close at 7:30 to stage the race.  If you arrive after 7:30 please use Irvine Center Drive which will be open the entire race.  There is no entry or exit off  Barranca due to course closure.

Packet Pick up: You can pick up your race bib and tshirts from 11 am to 4pm on Saturday May 19, 2018 at Road Runner Sports iat 24291 Ave De la Carlota in Laguna Hills. If you can't attend, you can have a friends or family get your packet by giving them copy of your ID and written permission. You can also pick up on race morning between 6:45 and 7:30 but lines may be long. Arrive early!

**All participants attending packet pick up will receive from Road Runner Sports: 10 Road Runner Bucks OR 25% off for VIP Family Members.

Refunds:  Sorry but no refunds will be given. Be sure the date works for you.  Proceeds will go to charity.  Race will take place rain or shine. All Donuts will be consumed rain or shine.


Pets: Friendly Pets are allowed and must be leashed at all times and accompanied by a Donut Run /Walk participant. One pet per participant. Please use a leash of 5 ft or less, for the safety of all pets. We also ask that you line up towards the back of the pack at the start and keep to the side of the race field on the course. Our Donuteers will try and bring you your treats at the first table in the Donut Zones so you and your pet do-nut get smuushed. The same will apply if you're entered in the Challenge.

Charity Information

Urban Health Alliance, Race 4 the Environment

http://www.race4theenvironment.org/

Urban Health Alliance, Race for the Environment is dedicated to providing the public with awareness, education, prevention, practical application, and insightful remedies in order to protect the general public and their families against environmental hazards that may exist within their homes as well as in the community that we live. Information and assistance will be provided to educate and protect the public against environmental hazards including, but not limited to lead, asbestos, mold, pesticides, air quality, water quality, land quality, household, school, day care facility, ball fields, and playground issues. Our goal is to protect children from environmental hazards and provide community action for a healthy environment.

Run 4 Recovery

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=run4recovery

Run 4 Recovery is a non profit organization that raises money by staging multiple running events throughout the year to bring awareness, prevention and recovery programs to people in the community battling alcohol and drug addiction. Run 4 Recovery helps fund rehab programs for those wishing to get into treatment but can't afford it. They also assist individuals financially in securing housing in sober living facilities.

For more race information please go to:  http://www.greatdonutrun.com

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