Palos Verdes 2016 Half Marathon and 5K/10K Run

Palos Verdes 2016 Half Marathon and 5K/10K Run

The Palos Verdes Half Marathon and 10K and 5K run will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2016.  The Palos Verdes Marathon, which is part of the Lexus LacedUp Running Series, is being presented by Saucony.  Lexus is underwriting the costs of the event and will contribute funds raised to Kiwanis Club for their many scholarship programs.

The race will start and finish at Pelican Cove adjacent to Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes.  The course will follow the road through grandiose residential neighborhoods with million dollar homes and will be flowing along scenic coastal cliffs with views of Catalina Island.  With one of the most scenic vistas of rolling hills and coastline views, this event attracts runners and spectators from all over the world.  After finishing the race, you can relax with a celebratory Sierra Nevada toast and brunch, or enjoy free massages while overlooking spectacular sea cliffs.

This year, gifts include a free T-shirt, medals and timing chip.  Organizers hope to have just over 1,000 runners this year, which would make this the most intimate and exclusive of the LaceUp series.  This is the fifth time in 50 years of staging the marathon in Palos Verdes that there will only be a half marathon offered.

The half marathon and 10K will start at 7:00 a.m. and the 5K will start at 7:05 a.m.  To register for the event, go to  Tickets purchased from October 19 through November 18, 2016, are $45 for the 5K, $75 for the 10K and the half marathon is $100.  Registration this year will close on Friday, November 18, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. or when the event sells out.  There is no on-site registration.  Race packets can be picked up on Friday, November 18, 2016, from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. at Road Runner Sports located at 25359 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance.  There will be race day packet pick up at the start line one hour prior to start time and packet pick up will close 30 minutes before each race.

Event parking is provided at three different off-site locations for race participants and event attendees.  General event parking will be provided at the Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall and the Salvation Army property.  Vehicles with three or more passengers will be able to park at the Palos Verdes Interpretive Center and Golden Cove Shopping Center.  Parking areas will open at 5:00 a.m. and close by 2:00 p.m.

To read my previous article on the Palos Verdes Marathon click here.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes  Marathon.

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