Memorial Day - May 26, 2014 - marks the 16th annual City of Laguna Hills Memorial Day Half Marathon, 5k, and 10K, Honoring the United States Marine Corps Dark Horse Battalion. This favorite Memorial Day running event takes place in the beautiful Orange County cities of Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Woods, and Laguna Niguel. Runners and walkers of all experience levels are invited to come out and enjoy the Memorial Day festivities! With a half marathon (13.1 miles), 5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles), 10K Run/Walk (6.2 miles) and a Kid's Run (1/2 Mile), there is something for everyone! All events and the Finish Line Expo will take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2014.


The half marathon, 5K and 10K both start in front of the Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and finish at the Laguna Hills Community Center.


The Kids Races start and finish at the Laguna Hills Community Center.

New 2014 medals

Become a Joint Chief of Staff by 2018!


This year’s Laguna Hills Memorial Day Half Marathon, 5K, 10K and Kids Run finisher medal honors the US Marine Corps.  Over the next five years the race will have a different US armed forces themed medal.  If you race every year for the next five years, in 2018 you will earn a Joint Chiefs of Staff medal to commemorate your accomplishment.





















Legacy Medal

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. The City of Laguna Hills intends to donate $3 per race participant to the 3/5 Support Committee.

For more information on the 3/5 Battalion or the 3/5 Battalion Support Committee go to

Don't forget to pop some extra cash in your pocket before you start your race on Memorial Day. You'll want to swing by the BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse Beer Garden at the Laguna Hills Community Center. For $10 you'll get 2 beers and some post race snacks. Proceeds go the South County Outreach.

Online registration open! You can also download the registration form from the forms/files page.  Registration will also be available at the Road Runners Sports on Sunday before the event between 10-4 or by coming to the race on Monday morning. Race day registration opens at 5:30 am at the mall for the half marathon 5K and the 10K. Race day registration for the kids run starts at 8:30 am at the Laguna Hills Community Center and parking is available at the Laguna Hills High School at Hawk High Way and Paseo de Valencia.

If you are unable to find the information that you are looking for, please call us at

949-975-8506 or email