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Spirit Run has seven races for high school aged and younger and a Toddler Trot. 

  • Youth finishers receive a Spirit Run medal.
  • Children compete to win Spirit Run medals and prizes including delicious Blaze Pizza every month for a year or Baking Betty's cookies. Visit our Awards Page to learn more.  
  • Children may compete in two races and win in both!
  • USATF Southern California (So Cal USATF) has selected Spirit Run to host its 2018 Road Mile Championship and the Youth Mile races are included. To be eligible for USATF Awards, you must be a current USATF member. Learn about the Championship, Awards offered by USATF, and USATF membership for an annual fee of $30 at So Cal USATF's Website.

For information about Spirit Run's Family Mile and 5k Family Walk visit Adult Racing Page.

Immediately below are descriptions of the youth races.

Scroll further for a downloadable Summary of Events with prize and pricing information.

Scroll to bottom for photos of 2017 youth winners.

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Youth 5k

Spirit Run's 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.

Spirit Run awards winners age 9 & older Blaze Pizza for a year and age 8 & younger Baking Betty's cookies along with medals. Visit the Awards Page to learn how you can win.

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SO CAL USATF ROAD MILE CHAMPIONSHIP 

So Cal USATF has selected Spirit Run to host its 2018 Road Mile Championship

Spirit Run hosts four separate 1-Mile races:

  • Mile - Age 7-8
  • Mile - Age 9-10
  • Mile - Age 11-12
  • Open Mile - Age 13-18 (middle and high school)

Spirit Run awards children age 9 & older Blaze Pizza for a year and age 8 & younger Baking Betty's cookies along with medals. Visit the Awards Page to learn how you can win.

Visit So Cal USATF's Website for details on the Championship including USATF awards and membership.

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Dog Mile

The Dog Mile is for age 13 and older to run with their four-legged furry friends on leashes. Spirit Run awards youth winners medals and lunch or dinner at Lazy Dog Cafe. Visit the Awards Page to learn how you can win.

Participants must finish in 15 minutes.

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Youth 1/2 and 1/4 mile races

Spirit Run hosts a 1/2 Mile race for children age 5 and 6, as well as a 1/4 Mile race for age 4.

Spirit Run awards winners Baking Betty's cookies. Visit the Awards Page to learn how you can win. 

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Twice the Fun: Spirit Run + Track Meet 4/6/2018

"Twice the Fun" entitles youth registrants to entry into Spirit Run and the City of Newport Beach Track Meet on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach. "Twice the Fun" is open to children born in years 2003 to 2011.

"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.

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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. 

Summary of Events

Download the Summary of Events immediately below for Youth Events by clicking here, for adults by clicking here.

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slideshow OF 2017 youth winners.

(Click on Photos)