Sunday, March 12
Race Day Schedule  Schedule1
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5:30   am Packet Pick Up & Registration

7:00   am Half Marathon Starts & Expo Opens
7:00   am Event Expo Opens in Promenade
7:30   am 5K Starts 

Visit the Expo in the Promenade 7am-12noon!

After your run, bring you friends and family to the Tustin Half Expo!  Enjoy live music by the School of Rock, DJ, Food Sampling, Prize Giveaways, interactive booths, and more!  Also Enter-to-Win and Apple iWatch at The District Shopping Center's Booth!

Early Packet Pickup PacketPickup
TWO Options for Early Packet Pickup!
Packet Pickup  -  Reminder:  Bring your ID! 
Early packet pickup is not mandatory but recommended. You can pick up your bib, t-shirt and goody bag early and to save time on race morning.  Please bring your photo ID.  


Packet Pick Up will be at The District at Tustin Legacy in The Promenade between Tilly's and Union Market ( under the breezeway by  Auld Dubliner Irish Pub  and  RA Sushi)
Packet pickup:
  • Friday, March 10th, 2017 - 3 pm to 8 pm
  • Saturday, March 11th, 2017 - 12 pm to 5 pm
Race Day Packet Pickup Opens at 5:30am.
Reminder:  Bring your ID!  

*Race day packet pickup will be at The District at Tustin Legacy near the valet area by Bluewater Grill and TJ Schmidt's
Picking Up Bibs for Someone ElsePacketPickup2
(Early Packet Pickup ONLY) 
If you want to pick up for someone else, make sure you have a copy of their ID (picture/text is accepted) AND a signed copy of the event waiver.  No Exceptions. 

Click Here to Download the Event Waiver

Bib and Chip Notes:
You will not be pre-assigned a number. Gemini Timing will assign you a number when you pick up your packet. 

For FAST service, please have your confirmation email from Active ready on your phone or printed out when you get to packet pickup.

Gemini timing
- Everyone must show ID to pick up their bib/chip.
- The Timing Chip will be on the back of your bib so do not lose or misplace your bib once you have picked it up
ALL Parking is FREE!

Parking will be available at The District at Tustin Legacy from entrances off of Barranca Pkwy and off of Jamboree Rd.  The easiest entrance will be off of Millikan Ave and Barranca Pkwy

  Course MapsCourseMaps
7:00 am Start for Half Marathon; 7:30 am Start for 5k

  • As this is a USATF certified course there are no dogs or baby strollers/joggers allowed on course

The 5K will feature the same trip through the blimp hangar as the half marathon but just after passing mile 2 the 5K participants will make the turn for home. The entire 5K course is nearly flat and will offer ample opportunity to post a personal record and a memory of your trip back in time. There is a water station that you will hit twice at about miles 1.5 and 2.5. There will be water and electrolyte at the finish line.

Half Marathon
The Half Marathon will start at the District Shopping Center at the Tustin Legacy in the shadows of the blimp hangar.  Participants will find themselves inside the largest freestanding wooden structure in the world within the first mile of the course. It's a rare opportunity to see the inside the hangar; it's a step back in history. After leaving the hangar, participants will travel up Tustin Ranch Road to the Auto Center, the Market Place and then a trip through old Town Tustin.  The course will be filled with spectators as it passes local shopping and residential areas. 

There will fluid stations about every 1.5 miles along the course and there will be Vitalyte at fluid stations at miles: 6.3, 7.8, 8.4, 10.4 and at the finish line. It will be warming up through the morning and sunny so make sure you stay well hydrated during the race.
The entire course only has 550 feet of elevation and the last 6 miles are generally downhill making this a perfect race to get your own personal record. 

Changing Distances 
If you would like to change race distances, please visit the solutions table at packet pickup or on race day.

Spectator Guide
Please share with your friends and family who are coming to cheer you on!

Runner Gear Check GEAR
Drop off your personal belongings at the start line.  Items must be dropped no later than 7:00 am and need to be picked up by 10:30 am.  Please do not include items of value including: cell phones, keys, credit cards or money. We will not be responsible for lost items.

Other FAQs  FAQs
  • What if it rains? All races will go on Rain or Shine.  We'll be there and we hope you will be too!  
  • May I change from the 5K to the Half Marathon (I'm ready!)? Or from the Half Marathon to the 5K (I didn't train enough!)? Yes.  Please visit the solutions desk at packet pickup. There will be an upgrade fee.  No refunds for downgrading. 
  • Do I need my ID? Yes.  Everyone must show ID when picking up their packets.  Parents can show their own ID when picking up their child's packet. 
  • May I run or walk with a stroller?  No.  No strollers or baby joggers are allowed on course since this is a USATF certified course    
  • May I Bring my 4 Legged Friend?  No. Except Service Animals.  Due to our USATF certification no dogs or animals are allowed on course or in the expo/venue area.  
  • Where are the best spots for my friends and family watch the race?  Please download the Spectator Guide here. 
  • May I Transfer my Entry to Someone Else?  Sorry - race transfers are not permitted.  See the Additional Information on the website for a complete set of Race Rules.  
  • Awards Male & Female: Trophies will be awarded to top three overall and first in age group. Second - Fifth place will receive medals. Under 18, 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+
  • Prizes: Owing to the generosity of our sponsors, Ballard and Ballard Jewelers, the winners of the Half Marathon (both male and female) will each win a 1/2 carat round brilliant cut diamond (retail value $1,250 each)!
Tustin Half Expo 7am-12noon

After your run, bring you friends and family to the Tustin Half Expo!  Enjoy live music by the School of Rock, DJ, Food Sampling, Prize Giveaways, interactive booths, and more!  Also Enter-to-Win and Apple iWatch at The District Shopping Center's Booth!