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Important Things to Know
Special Presentation
9:15 AM at the Main Stage

Bagpipes, Moment of Silence, "Amazing Grace", and a Special Presentation by the Mayor of Laguna Hills.
Thank You to our
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Laguna Woods Village



Visit Chick-fil-A near the Kids Zone to purchase a sandwich! $5 Cash Only




Special Thanks!

Special thanks to Road Runner Sports for hosting the 2016

packet pick up!



New for 2016! 

All Half Marathoners Receive an Event Hat along with the  

Tech T-Shirt! 


Runners will have their choice of Athletic Hat or Casual Hat 

(while supplies last)





Upcoming Events

June 16
July 14
August 4

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June 18

June 26

YMCA Run in the Parks
July 4
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City of Laguna Hills Memorial Day

Half Marathon, 5K, 10K & Kids Run


Important Participant Information


Thank you for registering for the 18th Annual City of Laguna Hills Memorial Day Half Marathon, 5K, 10K and Kids Run events Honoring the USMC Dark Horse Battalion. Please read through carefully so you are w ell prepared for the weekends events and can enjoy all that we have to offer.   We will have packet pick up both on Saturday & Sunday at Road Runner Sports in Laguna Hills, along with Race Day packet pickup. Also note that the 5K, 10K and half marathon will start together at 7:00AM on Monday. All events are chip timed.   usatf 
USA Track & Field Sanctioned Race & the 5K is a Certified course.

Legacy Runners!
As you probably know, this is the 3rd year for the Joint Chief of Staff Legacy Medal.  If you qualified by running any distance in 2014 and 2015, keep coming back and in 2018 you will earn a Joint Chiefs of Staff medal to commemorate your accomplishment.  This year's medal honors the Air Force. We are keeping track of finisher data. Any race distance qualifies. Mix and match - as long as you finish!
Make sure to run every year to collect them all!

2016 Medal
Picking up for a Friend or Family Member:
If you need to pick up for a friend or family member you may do so on Saturday or Sunday (everyone must pick up their own packet on event day). Please be sure to bring a signed copy of the event waiver ( click here) and a valid copy of their driver's license.
No waiver, no license, no bib.

We will have waivers on site for those picking up their own bib to sign.

Gemini timing Look up your bib number (available Thursday afternoon) 
Saturday, May 28, 11:00am-4:00pm 

Early Packet Pick Up & Registration (Optional)  
Road Runner Sports, Laguna Hills
Oakbrook Village Center
Sunday, May 29, 11:00am-4:00pm

Early Packet Pick Up & Registration (Optional)   
Road Runner Sports, Laguna Hills
Oakbrook Village Center

Memorial Day, Monday, May 30  

Laguna Hills Mall parking lot adjacent to Calle de La Louisa

5:30AM - Registration & Packet Pick-Up Opens
6:45AM - Memorial Day Opening Ceremonies
7:00AM - Half Marathon, 5K & 10K Start   
8:00AM - Shuttles from Start Line to Finish Line expo*.  
 *Or spectators can walk 1.4 miles down Paseo de Valencia and cheer on participants the whole way. (click for walking directions)

Laguna Hills Community Center (LHCC)

7:30-11:30AM - Community Expo

*Visit Sharon in the Red/White Medical tent for any post race strains or sprains.
8:00AM - Brew Ha Ha Beer Garden & Food Trucks Open
$10 for a flight or combo meal. Tickets for sale at Packet Pickup or on Race Morning near the Beer Garden.

8:30AM - Kids Registration Opens

8:30AM - Shuttle Service back to the mall (start line) begins
8:45AM - 5K Age Group Awards available for pick up

Look for the White Balloons to locate the awards tent.  
9:00AM - 10K Age Group Awards available for pick up  

9:00AM - 5K/10K Overall Awards Given - Main Stage 
9:15AM - City of Laguna Hills and Team Dark Horse Ceremony and Special Presentation at the Main Stage  

9:30AM - Kids Races Begin (waves approximately 3-5 min apart)
10:15AM - Half Marathon Age Group Awards available for pick up 
10:15AM - Half Marathon Overall Awards Given - Main Stage 
11:30AM - Community Expo Closes

12:00 PM - Beer Garden Closes 

12:00 PM - Last Shuttle to Start Line

We WILL have on-site registration available on both Saturday & Sunday 11AM-4:00PM & Monday from 5:30AM - so tell your friends to come out and share this special day with us!   
south county outreach


Bring your donations for the South County Outreach


Please bring one, two or more non-perishable food items for our Food Drive to support the South County Outreach and its mission to prevent hunger and homelessness.  


Drop Off Locations:

Saturday & Sunday

11:00-4:00PM: Packet Pick-Up at Road Runner Sports  


Monday, May 30

5:30-7:30AM: Start Line / at RUNNER GEAR check (LH Mall)

7:30-12:00PM: Finish Line / SCO Booth at the Community Expo (LHCC)


Bring a can of something good and show that you care!

Beer G arden & Food Truck Fest on the Community Center Patio!


Bring some cash to the finish line!  Look for the Yellow Balloons! 

If you haven't already bought your beer or food tickets, be sure to bring some cash and join us at the Finish Line at the Laguna Hills Community Center Patio for a beer flight from local breweries, presented by OC Brew Ha Ha.

Just $10 for the flight of 4 3oz pours. Proceeds go to South County Outreach. 

Check out these amazing featured brews!

The Food Trucks will be ready to serve a variety of post race meals. $10 will score you a combo.

Race Information Sheet
Find all the info you need on the INFO SHEET

Print a copy for both yourself and your family. The Race Info Sheet includes a quick summary of information on Runners Gear check (drop off at the START LINE & Pick up at the FINISH LINE), Parking, Shuttles, and includes a schedule and course map.  

Course Information
Also visit COURSE INFORMATION on our website for printable maps and water station locations.

Grand Marshal: (Retired) Lance Corporal Jorge A. Ortiz  

Shuttle Buses
Shuttle buses will start running from the Laguna Hills Mall (START LINE) for spectators at 8:00am.  To return to the Start Line, shuttle buses will run from the Laguna Hills Community Center (FINISH LINE) at 8:30AM and will transport runners and spectators back to the Laguna Hills Mall until 12:00pm. Look for the red, white & blue balloons!  

Community Expo & Kids Zone
We have a lot of great vendors with a variety of products and services that we think you might be interested in. Please be sure to walk the aisles and check them out. We have beverage and food sampling, massage and chiropractic services, and my favorite - our charity partners sharing with us what they are doing for our community, our veterans and other great causes. For the Kids we have bounce houses for them to enjoy before and after the Kids race which kicks off at 9:30AM and a FUN Kids Crafts/Games area! Please take the time and bring your family out and spend the morning with us. Look for the red balloons!  
Ceremony & Marine Corps Static Display
Be sure to visit the Marine Corps static display and shake an active duty U.S. Marine's hand and say THANK YOU!

Stay for the Memorial Ceremony at 9:15am. Los Angeles Police Emerald Society (LAPES) Bagpipe Band will open the ceremony.
3/5 battalion

3/5 Battalion Support Committee

Support Team Darkhorse! 


The City of Laguna Hills adopted the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, of the 1st Marine Division. This infantry battalion, nicknamed "DARKHORSE" is based out of Camp Pendleton. Additionally,  members from a team of Marine wives called "Stroller Warriors Camp Pendleton" will be participating with their children in the other events.    A $3.00 portion of each registration fee will be donated to the support group known as Team Dark Horse, a 501 ( c ) (3) organization. Visit their booth at the FINISH LINE EXPO to purchase 3/5 T-shirts, hats, water bottles, and other memorabilia. Donations are gladly being accepted. Visit the 3/5 Official Website HERE!