Read on to learn about Spirit Run's youth races.

All finishers - adult, youth, and canine - will receive a “Spirit” finisher medal at the finish line. Adults and youth also compete to win prizes and winners medals. Visit the Awards and Results Page for details.

For information about Spirit Run's Family Mile and 5k Family Walk visit the Adult, Family, & Dog Page.




The Youth 5k is for high school aged and youngerChildren race without adult interference and a child breaks the finish line tape!

Parents or guardians of youth in the Youth 5k may register for the Adult 5k and run with their children in the Youth 5k, but must start in the back of the pack and later catch up with their children. No awards are available for such adults and no other adults are allowed.


Youth Mile Races


Spirit Run offers multiple youth mile races, from 1/4 to 1-mile, broken down by age group as follows:


Age 4 1/4 Mile

Age 5-6 1/2 Mile

Age 7-8 1 Mile

Age 9-10 1 Mile

Age 11-14* 1 Mile

Age 15-18** 1 Mile

Visit Schedule, Course Maps, and Awards and Results Pages for details on timing, courses, and awards for each of these races.

*pre high school only; if 13 or 14 and in high school, enter Open Mile

**high school students, participate with adults on Open Mile course



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The Dog Mile is for age 13 and older to run or walk with their four-legged friends on leashes. Participants must finish in 15 minutes.



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"Twice the Fun" entitles youth registrants to entry into Spirit Run and the City of Newport Beach Track Meet on Friday, March 27, 2020 at Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach. "Twice the Fun" is open to children born in years 2006 to 2013.

"Twice the Fun" has two options - "Twice the Fun Single Spirit Run" (one Spirit Run race) and "Twice the Fun Spirit Run Combo" (two Spirit Run races). 

For more Track Meet information, visit the Newport Beach Recreation Department's Page.


Toddler Trot


This event is for children age 3 and younger. It takes place in the expo inside a fenced large astro turf covered area. Multiple start times take place between 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.