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Great Park Runway Dash 5k & Pancake Breakfast

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Great Park Runway Dash 5K & Pancake Breakfast Registration Begins ( • May 18 Fundraiser combines family fitness, fun and pancakes to support Irvine’s 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee and Kiwanis Club of Irvine
• Registration available online ( through midnight on Thursday, May 16

IRVINE – Rally the troops to run, walk or stroll at the Orange County Great Park Runway Dash 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, May 18 and enjoy a day of fun and fitness while supporting Irvine’s 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee ( and the Kiwanis Club of Irvine. Registration for the event is available online through midnight on Thursday, May 16.

The Great Park Runway Dash provides a special opportunity for participants to enjoy a scenic run or walk on a course that winds through the historic runways of the former Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) El Toro and the 105-acre Great Park Farm. The 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run courses will feature music, scenic displays and vintage airplanes and military vehicles. Both the 5K and Fun Run races are non-competitive and will not be chip-timed. However, there will be a finish line clock available for the 5K.

All race participants will receive commemorative “Dog Tags” for their participation in the race along with entry into the community Pancake Breakfast. Following the 5K and Fun Run, the Kiwanis Club of Irvine will fire up the griddle to offer pancakes, sausage and drinks to all participants and visitors supporting the event.

Other activities will include a family fun area featuring our Hero Training Course for Kids, games, live music and more!


Registration is required to participate in the Runway Dash and is available online ( until midnight on Thursday, May 16. Walk-up registration will be available before 7:30 a.m. on event day.


Proceeds from the event will benefit the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee and the Irvine Kiwanis Club.

5K Run/Walk: $25* 1 Mile Fun Run: $12* Pancake Breakfast Only: $5 *5K and Fun Run fees include pancake breakfast

Runway Dash Schedule

6:30 a.m. Race Check-in 8 a.m. 5K Starts 8:15 a.m. 1 Mile Fun Run Starts 8:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast Starts Noon Pancake Breakfast Ends Runway Dash Sponsors

The Runway Dash would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.

Albertsons ( A Snail’s Pace Running Shop ( Artic Zero Frozen Desserts ( Dick’s Sporting Goods ( SELA Healthy Energy ( NOTE: A full road closure will be in effect on Sand Canyon Avenue near the I-5 from 8 p.m. Friday, May 10 to 5 a.m. May 20. I-5 onramps and offramps will remain OPEN during this period for traffic traveling to the Orange County Great Park or points further north along Sand Canyon toward Trabuco Road, Irvine Boulevard and beyond.

The Orange County Great Park is located at Sand Canyon and Marine Way, and can easily be reached by the I-5 or 405 freeways. For more information, please visit ( or call[masked].

About Irvine’s 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee
The Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee is a liaison organization between the City of Irvine and the Marine Corps to support the Marines, Sailors and families of the 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines (“2/11 Marines”). The Committee provides charitable and educational activities and support for the benefit and welfare of the United States Marines and their families assigned to Camp Pendleton, California, with special emphasis on 2/11 Marines. The Committee accomplishes its goal by soliciting private and public donations of cash, food, beverages, and new and used material goods to help underwrite the cost of sponsoring 2/11 Marines and their families. In addition, the Committee provides public awareness and informs the community regarding the 2/11’s activities and responsibilities.

About Kiwanis Club of Irvine
The Kiwanis Club of Irvine is comprised of men and women volunteers who share a common interest in helping youth in our community. Joining the Irvine Kiwanis can help get you involved in service to the community, provide the opportunity for enduring friendships, develop leadership skills by serving on committees and officer positions, learn more about your community through guest speakers at our weekly meetings, and an opportunity to expand your business. We meet every Tuesday, 7:30am-8:30am, in the Re/Max Building on the corner of Alton/Yale. All are welcome to join us for free breakfast and coffee!

About the Orange County Great Park
Hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over Southern California enjoy the Orange County Great Park’s array of recreational and educational opportunities and participate in shared experiences, including panoramic views from the iconic Great Park Balloon that rises 400 feet in the air. Other Great Park features include the Carousel, Farm + Food Lab, Kids Rock Playground, Walkable Historical Timeline, Palm Court Arts Complex, North Lawn recreation area and Historic Hangar 244. In addition to sports clinics, gardening workshops, weekly Farmers Market and other community events, the Great Park hosts an annual series of special events that provide unique experiences for the entire family, including the Great Park Pumpkin Harvest and the Flights & Sounds Summer Festival. With its approximate 1,300-acre master plan, the Great Park is the centerpiece of the redevelopment of the publicly-owned portion of the 4,700-acre former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro. For more information, please visit (