"The City of Laguna Hills is excited to host the annual event again in 2010. Runners and walkers of all levels are welcome to participate in this fun, family holiday event." Dan Meehan, Community Services Superintendent
Laguna Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 6, 2010
On you marks…get set…GO! Summer kicks off each year with the City of Laguna Hills Memorial Day Half Marathon and 5K. Currently in its 12th year, the event is expected to bring out more than 6,000 runners, walkers, spectators, and volunteers to the streets of Laguna Hills this Memorial Day – Monday May 31. Registration is available online at http://www.lagunahillshalfmarathon.com. You can also register on race day, beginning at 5:30am. Pre-race packet pick-up will take place on Sunday, May 30 between the hours of 12:00 and 4:00pm.
Elite as well as recreational runners will enjoy the scenic 13.1 mile event that winds through the cities of Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, and Aliso Viejo. The race begins at 7:00am on Calle de la Louisa, between the Laguna Hills Mall and the Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, and ends at the Laguna Hills Community Center. Half Marathon awards will be available for pick-up at 10:00am.
The 5K event also begins at 7:00am, and includes a loop through the beautiful Laguna Woods Village. The race concludes at the Laguna Hills Community Center. Awards will be available at 9:00am.
Kids Half Mile Race and Diaper Dash
Let the kid’s burn off some energy in the Kids Half Mile Race. This event, which takes place at the Community Center, is for kids between the ages of 4 and 12. The participants will race in groups according to age, with each group of runners starting 3-5 minutes apart. The first race will begin at 9:30am. The Diaper Dash promises to be lots of fun for little runners 3 years of age and under. The 50 yard dash will begin at 9:45am, also at the Community Center.
Whether you take place in the races or not, the Community Expo at the Laguna Hills Community Center and Sports Complex will be fun for all! The expo includes live entertainment and more than 40 vendor booths, and will take place from 7:30am to 11:30am.
The City of Laguna Hills and South County Outreach will be partnering in a Food Drive. Race participants and spectators are encouraged to bring canned goods and non-perishable items which will benefit South County Outreach. South County Outreach is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping low-income families, seniors, and individuals in crisis. Drop off locations will be found at both the start and finish line on race day, along with the Laguna Hills Mall during packet pick-up on Sunday May 30.
For more information, please log on to lagunahillshalfmarathon.com.