The 2018 event marks the 20th 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 28, 2018.
Joint Chief of Staff
Joint Chief Staff Medal
If you race every year since 2014 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; 2017 honored the US Army; 2018 honors the National Guard.
Michael Spivey enlisted in the Marines in 2005, intent on self improvement and to save for college. He served two tours of duty, one to Iraq, before his third to Sangin, Afghanistan with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines.
There are NO pre race shuttles!
Shuttles will continue between the finish line and the start line from 8:30 am until 12:00 noon. The last finish line shuttle back to the start line will leave at 12:00 noon!