Memorial Day - May 29, 2017 - marks the 19th 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 29, 2017.
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.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
2016 Finisher Medal - 2017 Coming Soon
The top three male and female finishers in each age division (listed below) will receive a commemorative City of Laguna Hills Memorial Day Half Marathon, 5k, and 10K, Honoring the United States Marine Corps Dark Horse Battalion award. Awards will be available after the race on Memorial Day. Awards not picked up on race day will only be mailed upon request (a small shipping charge will apply).
Become a Joint Chief of Staff by 2018!
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. The 2014 event medal honored the US Marine Corps; 2015 honored the US Navy; 2016 honored the US Air Force. The 2017 medal will honor the US Army.
2016 Hat Displayed; 2017 coming soon
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 www.teamdarkhorse.org
Please join us after the race for
Beer Garden, Food Trucks and a DJ!
(open 8 am - 12:00 pm)
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