34th Annual Newport Mesa Spirit Run

Sunday, March 12, 2017
Fashion Island, Newport Beach 300 Newport Center Drive Newport BeachCA  92660
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Fashion Island, Newport Beach 300 Newport Center Drive Newport BeachCA  92660

About This Activity

The 34th annual Spirit Run will take on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Fashion Island, Newport Beach. With 13 road racing events, a Family Walk, and a Toddler Trot, Spirit Run has something for every age, from toddlers to grandparents.   Spirit Run allows you to double or triple your fun by offering you the opportunity to race multiple races and to be eligible to win medals and prizes in each one. Spirit Run also gives adults the choice of whether to buy an event t-shirt. They may choose to purchase a tech shirt for $7 short sleeve or $10 long sleeve.   In between the walking and racing events, participants and spectators enjoy a Youth & Fitness Expo with a delicious pancake breakfast, other food and beverages, live music, massage and shopping for adults, youth activities, health and fitness information, and more.   The net proceeds of this long standing community event benefit education and athletics in the Newport - Mesa Unified School District.

Event details and schedule

Event Schedule

6:00 am - Registration & Packet Pick Up Opens

6:30 am - Expo Open, and Plum's Cafe Breakfast Served

6:30 am - 10k

7:45 am - Elite Mile (must qualify)

7:50 am - Sub Elite Mile (must qualify)

8:00 am - Dog Mile

8:15 am - Youth 5k

8:20 am - Adult 5k

8:22 am - Adult 5k Family Walk

9:20 am - Open Mile (age 13 & older)

9:35 am - 11-12 Year Old Mile

9:45 am - 9-10 Year Old Mile

9:55 am - 7-8 Year Old Mile

10:05 am - 5-6 Year Old 1/2 Mile

10:15 am - 4 Year Old 1/4 Mile

10:00 - 10:45 am - Toddler Trot, multiple start times

Course Information

All races start and finish very close to the parking lot adjacent to the Regal Cinemas. The 5k and 10k courses take place primarily on Newport Center Drive. The Elite, Sub Elite and Dog Mile travel a point to point course on Newport Center Drive that begins with a slight incline with the majority an easy decline to a flat finish. The other 1/4 to 1 mile races are out and back courses on Newport Center Drive. Visit the Race Information page at nmspiritrun.org for course maps.


All races start and finish in front of the Regal Cinemas at Fashion Island located at:

Regal (Edwards Big 6) Cinemas
300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA92660

To avoid road closures, please follow arrival directions carefully. Due to event day road closures access the Fashion Island area via San Miguel from MacArthur or Avocado from PCH. Eastbound San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Center Drive at PCH, and around Fashion Island will be closed.

From Coast Highway – take Avocado Dr. north to parking lots adjacent to Edwards Newport Theatre at Civic Center (formerly Farallon)  and San Miguel.

From the 405 Freeway – exit MacArthur Blvd., head southwest.  Turn right on San Miguel Dr. follow signs to parking.

Arrive one hour before the start of the event to allow time for parking, packet pick-up and warm-up on race day.


Parking is available next to Regal (Edwards Big 6) Cinemas at Avocado Dr., Civic Center (formerly Farallon). and also San Miguel.  Follow signs and directions of volunteers.

Medals and Awards

Each child who finishes a youth race will receive a finisher's medal. Winners medals and prizes will be awarded as described on the Awards page at nmspiritrun.org. 


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Fashion Island, Newport Beach 300 Newport Center Drive Newport BeachCA  92660
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