Run In The New Year 5k/10K/Half Marathon

Event Date

Sat, Jan 2, 2021


Anaheim, CA

About This Activity

The Race is at a NEW LOCATION for 2021. Across the street from Angel Stadium in ANAHEIM.   In-Person. Staggered starts. A TOGETHER-APART event. 

Park in and around the Real Estate Trainers building lot on 2121 S Towne Centre Pl, ANAHEIM, Ca. 92806. (leave one full car slot between each car parked)  Ample parking. Look for the Shirt and BIB distribution tables and NEW YEAR's celebratory vibe by the Caren Ware Events Van.  Live Band! 

COURSE will be on the SANTA ANA RIVERBED .  A PAVED Running/Biking path 1 block south of the BIG A at ANGEL STADIUM.

(Entrance off the 57 freeway west on ORANGEWOOD) and East of Karl Straus Brewery on Orangewood.  Park south on Rampart and Irvine Center Pl and walk east on south side of Orangewood to the Santa Ana Riverbed Pathway entrance gate.  Porta Potties tucked away on a concrete slab on the riverbed side of Rampart and Towne Centre.  There is a dirt path to the start from there, but best to walk the sidewalk down Orangewood to the entrance of Riverbed Pathway. 

Celebrate in a healthy way a SAFE and ACTIVE start to the NEW YEAR.

Get BLING: A SHIRT, MEDAL, and CHIP TIME on the course.  There will be a tabulation of course times for age divisions awards.


Disclaimer: Your course run is on a public pathway that YOU are choosing to Run. You will be sharing the pathway with cyclists, dog walkers, and other runners.  We will organize staggered arrival and run times to ensure we are not congregating and congested.  The race staging area will have live music and a single file product pick up area on the Corner of Irvine Pl and Rampart, one block south of Orangewood. (Across from Angel Stadium).  Porta Potties will be directly across the street in a paved alcove on Rampart. Follow the signs.

THIS is NOT an organized MASS event.  This is an assembled, organized way to allow single file or family group take turns running the same course on a public path.  "Demonstrating" that we can do healthy activity even in current circumstances. Take a STANCE that your health and well being is important! . Exercising yourself and the right to use public , outdoor spaces to stay healthy, ahead of heart disease, obesity, depression, and all kinds of wonderful things running helps fight.  Not to mention , reap the benefits of endorphins, the character building that competition brings, and the camaraderie that still can be felt though doing a TOGETHER-APART , club style form of safe running.  Let's make the NEW YEAR HAPPY!

The ultimate goal is to Stay safe, Stay healthy, Stay active .  And stay motivated .
WEARING a MASK in the bib/shirt pick up area is a MUST.  Being 6 feet apart is a MUST. Wearing a mask while running is not required. There will be is a sign up sheet below for your PRE BOOKED start slots. Or, just come and pick an open slot, leaving every 15 seconds.  No congregating at the FINISH.  Proceed back to the staging area once finished and always remained masked and 6 feet apart . 

The Santa Ana River Trail is a picturesque running path on the Santa Ana River bed, 1 block south of Angel Stadium. The staging area will be in the Industrial  parking lot across from the start.  You will be running SOUTH. THE HALF MARATHON is TWO LOOPS of the 10K so we can provide water at the 5k and 10k turn arounds , giving you fluids every 1.5 miles. 

ln helping you have your own GOOD TIME,  CAREN WARE EVENT is providing the Ultimate BLING and The Best themed vibe for You. Make your NEW YEAR have a GOOD START!

All finishers must be done with the course to be tabulated for the age division awards by  9:00 for the 5k & 10K and 10am for the half marathon .

9:20 am to 11am  AWARDS available CURB SIDE pick up style  at Karl Straus Brewing Company.  Or you can choose to have mailed to you. $8 by going back to registration site.  TOP OVERALL AWARDS for top fastest male and female in 5k ,10K, and Half Marathon.

  • Run In The New Year 5K/10K T-Shirt
  • & Special T-shirt for Half Marathon
  • Designer CUSTOM CAST finisher medal
  • Professionally   CHIP timed event with age division awards
  • Perfect event for the avid runner or first-time 5ker.  Kick off 2021 the right way. 
  • Half Marathon 13.1 miles  10K 6.2 miles 5K 3.1 miles

Race Start Times:  6am to 8:30am staggered starts. Half marathoners must start  between 6am and 7:30am

Race Day Location: Across from Angel Stadium. 1 block south of ORANGEWOOD in Anaheim.


There are “In It To Win It” age categories 3 deep with 5 year age spans: 1-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39 40-44, 45-49, 50-54,55-59 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80 & over.  Handed out from 9:00am to 11am at Karl Straus Brewery Lot.


  • Flat and fast, or slow and easy, make it the pace you want it.  This  course south along the newly renovated Santa Ana River Bed pathway.  Families can bring strollers but agree to use at own risk. There are high speed cyclists on this pathway. You must give other public and cyclists the right away and be aware of your surroundings. 
  • Half Marathon Course: Flat, fast, perfect for PRs or training for your next marathon. Two loops of the 10k. Water available every 1.5 miles.  Plus Gatorade. Preztels. And MnMs.  
  • Parking: Ample in an around: 2121 S Towne Centre Pl, Anaheim, Ca. 92806

GETTING your BIB and SHIRT:  RACE morning at Race Site from 5:45am to 8:30am.   OR at  Early Packet Pick Up:  Friday, January 1st, 1 pm to 4pm

  Road Runner Sports: 
  1835 Newport Blvd,
   Costa Mesa 92626 ( In front of the store. Store discounts will be offered by Road Runner Sports)

 You can pick up for others. Just know their last name they registered under. Packets can also be picked up on race day starting at 5:45am. 


Write a New Year resolution on the back of your bib and RUN, JOG, or WALK it into the new year. Get in gear for your NEW YEAR. 

 CHOOSE to make it a healthy and HAPPY NEW YEAR!- Caren Ware

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