My friends Amber, Agatha, Ashley, my boy friend Matt and I did the Lexus Laceup Marathon Relay in Irvine back in September. It was one of the well organized races, I have been to. Lexus Laceup races attract close to 600 to 700 people. If you are tired of big city races with thousands of people, this is a good break! As much as I enjoy races like Long Beach Half Marathon with thousands of fellow runners, once in a while its nice to run a race that is not that crowded.
At the Irvine race, the medals were beautiful. There were photo booths ( I still have my printed photo from the event!). Gourmet Food trucks, served up nice delicious brunch, as the race entry includes free food. To top it all off, there was a beer garden, with Sierra Nevada beers. Even big races like America’s Finest City aren’t offering beer, so I can always appreciate an opportunite to re-carb after a run! They were giving out these beautiful Lexus Water Bottles at the event, which are still my favorite! The race itself, was a nice out and back course, on a trail. Being a small race, means, most everyone had a chance at their age division awards!
Lexus Laceup – Ventura
Lexus Laceup Running series is 4 parts. Irvine was their first one. The next part of this series takes place in Ventura on October 22nd(Saturday). (Lexus Laceup races seem to be always on Saturday which I kind of like. For Sunday races, I have to spend all day Saturday being nervous!). Their Palos Verdes race is on November 19th, and the Riverside Race day is December 4th. All Saturdays.
Lexus Laceup – Ventura Race weekend similar to all their other race events, includes a half marathon, 10k and a 5k. Also there is a kids run. Ventura Race starts at 7:00am for 10k and half marathon. 7:45am for 5k. I looked at the elevation chart. The 5k/10k course is pretty flat, but the half marathon course has some good elevation for half way , and a nice drop downhill after. Registration is still open for Ventura Race. I have signed up to do the half marathon.
Registration and 30% discount code
Registration cost is $40 for 5k, $60 for 10k, $85 for half marathon. If you sign up for the Palos Verdes and Riverside togehter you will get a 20% off. You can also use my friend’s ambassador code LACEUPALBERTO for an additional 30% off. So with the Code, you will be paying $28 for 5k, $42 for 10k, and $59.50 for half marathon. If you sign up for other races, it goes down little more.
Lexus Laceup has partnered with FOOD Share of Ventura County – a non profile, that provides food and support to the hungry of Ventura County. FOOD Share distributes over 9 million pounds of nutritious food per year via 150+ non-profit partners, government programs, and outreach programs. Part of the proceeds go for a good cause.
Lexus Laceup Ventura Race Day cheat sheet
- date: October 19, 2016
- Start time: 7am for 10k/half, 7:45 for 5k.
If you do all the 4 races, you will get a final ‘Challenge Medal. You dont have to do the same distance. As long as you do any of the distance at 4.
There is still plenty of time to sign up – so if this fits in your schedule, consider this race!
(Medal photo Credits: Lexus Laceup Facebook page)