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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!
  • The Youth Mile races are part of USATF Southern California's (So Cal USATF's) 2018 Road Championships. See more details below.

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.


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!

Participants in six age groups race to win delicious Blaze Pizza each month for a year (age 9 & up) or Baking Betty's cookies that "keep you coming back for s'more" (age 8 & under).



So Cal USATF has selected Spirit Run to host its 2018 Road Mile Championships. Children who are USATF 2018 members are eligible to compete in this championship to win USATF medals. For USATF membership information visit USATF's website.

Spirit Run hosts four separate 1-Mile races:

  • Mile - Age 7-8
  • Mile - Age 9-10
  • Mile - Age 11-12
  • Open Mile - Age 13-19

Kids age 9 & up compete to win delicious Blaze Pizza every month for a year. Those age 8 & under compete for Baking Betty's cookies that "keep you coming back for s'more."

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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.

Participants compete to win Baking Betty's cookies that "keep you coming back for s'more."

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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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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 5k Family Walk and Youth Events by clicking here, for adults by clicking here.

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slideshow OF 2017 youth winners.

(Click on Photos)