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29th Annual Great Race Of Agoura Half Marathons 10K 5K 1 Mile On March 22nd
29th Annual Great Race of Agoura Half Marathons, 10K, 5K, 1 Mile on March 22nd
The Great Race of Agoura was established in 1986 by a group of parents looking to raise money for their children's elementary schools. Now professionally produced by Endurance Events and in its 29th year, The Great Race of Agoura Hills is one of the largest running events in the Los Angeles area and continues to donate to many schools in Agoura Hills and Oak Park.The Great Race was voted as Best Half Marathon in the U.S. in 2011 by active.com. The Great Race was voted as Best Running Event in L.A. in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, the Don't Miss Event in L.A. in 2004 and the Best Post Race Party in L.A. in 2002-2010. Sign up and you'll experience why The Great Race is truly GREAT. The Great Race is more than just a morning run. Maybe it's the outstanding courses or the exceptional organization or maybe it's the quality shirt or the stuffed reusable goodie bag or maybe the plentiful variety of food and refreshments or maybe the professional computerized timing or the crowd cheering you on at the finish or the camaraderie of a community event. Different reasons for different people. Come on out and decide for yourself!
Official Half Marathon Training ProgramPresented by Road Runner Sports, The Great Race Half Marathon Training Program meets for weekly runs on Saturdays at Road Runner Sports in Newbury Park. You can join the program up until Jan. 15.The Half Marathon Training Program package includes:
- Half Marathon training for the Pacific Half Marathon or the Chesebro Half Marathon
- 12 weeks of professional training beginning Saturday, Jan. 4
- Saturday morning supported group runs, starting at 7 a.m. from Road Runner Sports in Newbury Park and also various points along the half marathon courses
- Pace groups for all levels of running/walking
- Pre- and post-run refreshments
- Official team technical shirt (while supplies last)
- Expert coaching advice
- Weekly coach's newsletter
- Special gathering area at Great Race post-race party at Chumash Park
Saturday, March 22, 2014
6:00 a.m. - Race Day Registration opens at Chumash Park
7:00 a.m. - L.A. Sports & Fitness Expo opens
7:00 a.m. - Chesebro Half Marathon
7:28 a.m. - Old Agoura 10K Wave 1 (Qualifying Time < 54:00)
LAS&F Invitational (Qualifying Time < 35:25m/40:35w)
7:30 a.m. - Pacific Half Marathon
7:32 a.m. - Old Agoura 10K Wave 2 (No Qualifying Time)
9:00 a.m. - Deena Kastor 5K Wave 1
9:03 a.m. - Deena Kastor 5K Wave 2
10:15 a.m. - Kids 1 Mile (6-12 year olds only)
10:30 a.m. - Camp Kinneret Family Fun Run (all ages)
All races finish in Chumash Park, Agoura Hills (map). Click here for directions and important parking information. Chumash Park is site of the finish, the race day Sports and Fitness Expo and Post-Race Party.
3 Different Start locations:
Chesebro Half Marathon, Old Agoura 10K and Deena Kastor 5K start on Carell Avenue (map). The start is at the top of the hill. Allow plenty of time to walk up the hill.Pacific Half Marathon starts at Paramount Ranch (map). There is no race day pick up for the Pacific Half Marathon. (This start is 3.5 miles away from Chumash Park). Parking for the Pacific Half Marathon is at Paramount Ranch.
Kids 1 Mile and Family Fun Run start on Argos Street at Chumash Park.Race day registration (as available) and race day pick up are at Chumash Park.
Pacific Half Marathon
GORGEOUS! This road race is unbelievably scenic. You would never know you were in suburban L.A. Starting at Western Town in Paramount Ranch, the route runs around the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area passing through the historic sections of Cornell, Malibou Lake and Old Agoura. Completely refreshing and breathtaking!
Chesebro Half Marathon
HOT! This race always sells out. Sign up early to reserve your space! This is a unique run that traverses both road and trails. It wanders through Old Agoura down Chesebro Road and onto the Cheeseboro Canyon Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. (Yes, the road is Chesebro and the trail is Cheeseboro). Important, please note: If the National Park Service decides to close all or parts of the trails, an alternative half marathon route will be run instead. Sign up early as this race is capped at 1,200 and will sell out.
Old Agoura 10K
TOP RATED! The 10K runs adjacent to Cheeseboro Canyon at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and meanders through the horse community of Old Agoura. Enjoy one of the most scenic road races in California!
Deena Kastor 5K
CLASSIC! The Great Race is proud to name its 5K after former Agoura High School standout Deena Kastor, who set the 5K WORLD RECORD at 14:54 in 2002. Deena grew up running in The Great Race. She won the bronze medal in the marathon at the 2004 Olympics and holds U.S. records for the 5K, 8K, 10K, 15K, half marathon and marathon.
Kids 1 Mile & Camp Kinneret Family Fun Run
FUN! For kids ages 6-12, the Kids 1 Mile is one of the largest kids runs in California. It's a celebration of youth fitness! All racers are awarded a medal at the finish! This is a kids-only race. Note to parents: The course is closed to vehicles, safe and supervised.
The Family Fun Run/Walk immediately follows the Kids Mile and runs the same course and is fun for all ages!
- Coveted 2014 Great Race T-shirt
- Award winning post race party with plenty of food and drink
- Stuffed goodie bag
- Computerized timing
- USATF certified and sanctioned
- Well marked courses
- One of the Largest Youth Runs
- Plenty of water stations for Half Marathon, 5K and 10K
- Big giveaways
- On course race day photography
- Half Marathons: Water stations, plus one station with energy gel and electrolyte drink.
- 5K: 1 Water station
- 10K: 3 Water stations
- Mile markers at each mile
- Mile markers at the road miles of the half marathon (Miles 1, 2, 3, 11, 12 & 13). No mile markers on the trails. Feel free to ask the race course marshals on the trails what mile you are at.
- Volunteer course marshals along the routes
- First aid: Agoura Hills CERT, Oak Park CERT, McCormick Ambulance & Malibu Mountain Rescue team
- Police stationed at key intersections
- Pace cars provided by Neftin Westlake
You must pick up your timing tag, bib, T-shirt and goodie bag on March 21, 22 or 23. It will not be mailed to you (unless you pay for the mail to option for the Pacific Half Marathon only). Avoid race day lines and pick up your T-shirt, goodie bag, race bib and timing tag in advance. We highly recommend picking up early. You must present your government issued photo ID to pick up your goods. The location is convenient and close to the 101 Fwy.
Thu., March 20
12 noon - 7 p.m.
Fri., March 21
12 noon - 6 p.m.
Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center
27040 Malibu Hills Road
Calabasas, CA 91301
Race Day Pick Up & Registration
There is no race-day pick up for the Pacific Half Marathon. You must pick up in advance on Thu., March 20 or Fri., March 21 or opt for the mail to option for an additional fee.Race-day registration and race-day pick up at Chumash Parkoutside Agoura High School Stadium starting at 6 a.m. Check above for race start times. Race day registration and pick up lines tend to be long. Plan ahead and arrive early. You should arrive at registration/pick up no later than 30 minutes before the start of your race but at least 60 minutes before to allow for a more comfortable registration and warming up.Awards
Deena Kastor 5K
Awards to top 3 male and female finishers in 36 age groups in 5K.
- 8 & under
Awards to top 3 male and female finishers in 34 age groups in 10K.
- 10 & under
Awards to top 3 male and female finishers in 24 age groups in both Half Marathons.
- 18 & under
Finisher medals for all Chesebro Half Marathon, Pacific Half Marathon, Old Agoura 10K and Deena Kastor 5K finishers.
Kids 1 Mile
Awards to top 5 boys and girls in 14 age groups in Kids 1 Mile
2014 Participant medals for all registered boys and girls ages 6-12 and wearing a Kids Mile race bib who finish the Kids 1 Mile.
Family Fun Run
2014 Participant medals for all registered boys and girls wearing a Fun Run race bib who finish the Family Fun Run.
Free Race Day Shuttle provided by City of Agoura Hills
Shuttles run to and from Agoura Hills hotels and to and from remote parking lots. Shuttles departing from hotels are for Agoura Hills hotels guests only.Shuttle service AFTER the race for Pacific Half Marathon participants from finish area back to start parking lot at Paramount Ranch. There is NO shuttle from the finish area to the Pacific Half Marathon start BEFORE the race.
Also, public shuttle locations at Agoura Hills Recreation Center and Oak Park High School
Allow more than enough time before the start of your race.
Schedule delays are possible. *Please note that at the race, shuttle pick up and drop off are at Chase Bank (Kanan Rd and Thousand Oaks Blvd). Then you walk across Kanan Rd. up Thousand Oaks Blvd. to right on Argos St. to Chumash Park to pick up/registration area and/or another 10 minute walk uphill to the start.
To start areaPick Up atShuttle departsShuttle departsShuttle departsShuttle departsHampton Inn5:30 a.m.6:10 a.m.7:00 a.m.7:30 a.m.Sheraton Hotel5:40 a.m.6:20 a.m.7:10 a.m.7:40 a.m.Agoura Hills
30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd5:50 a.m.6:30 a.m.7:20 a.m.7:50 a.m. Arrival at Chase Bank6:05 a.m.6:45 a.m.7:35 a.m.8:05 a.m.Shuttle #2
To start areaPick Up atShuttle departsShuttle departsShuttle departsHomewood Suites5:50 a.m.6:35 a.m.7:15 a.m. Arrival at Chase Bank6:00 a.m.6:45 a.m.7:25 a.m.Oak Park High School7:45 a.m.8:25 a.m.9:00 a.m.Willow Elementary School7:55 a.m.8:35 a.m.9:10 a.m. Arrival at Chase Bank8:05 a.m.8:45 a.m.9:20 a.m.
Return Shuttle Schedule:
Board Shuttles at Chase Bank at Kanan Rd. and Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Shuttle returning to Hampton Inn, Sheraton Hotel and Agoura Hill Recreation Center. Departures at: 9:25 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
Shuttle returning to Willow Elementary School and Oak Park High School.
Departures at: 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m.Returning to Homewood Suites and Paramount Ranch:
Ongoing return service from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Board shuttles at Chase Bank at Kanan Rd. and Thousand Oaks Blvd.
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