Registration now open!  New swag and new options for everyone!

Attention Donut Lover!  We're happy to announce our 4th Annual Great Donut Run will be held on Sunday, May 19th.  We have new VIP options for more Donut Swag and new race categories to appeal to everyone!  Donut miss out!

Hello DONUT LOVERS!  We're excited to bring you more donut race options with new locations throughout So Cal!  Our OC will be bigger and better then ever.  We're offering more scruptious donuts from Glee Donuts (voted Best Donut Shop in OC) and we've got more donut sway and new Swanky Donut Run medals with more bling!  More? YES!  Stay tuned for the final reveal on our FB coming on Valentines day!  You'll LOVE it!  We're just putting the finishing touches on it!   


What are you waiting for? Come join us for the most delicious 5k event!

Our Donut events are walker and stroller friendly. Run it fast or take your time!  We offer lot's to look at along the way and selfies to enjoy with friends and family.  These are not timed events so no rush!  Walk or skip to the finish, just don't skip the donuts! Show your passion for donuts and get out there with your friends and family on this flat, scenic course with delicioius Donuts!  Run, eat, repeat or Walk eat and eat!  Any combo will do!


We will give an award for first male and female finisher BUT for those who want to munch along the way, there's no need to speed through the course!  Leave your cares behind!   This is a non competitive 5k with no timing or clock.  Prizes and awards will be given for top 3 individuals for best costumes and 1 group costume up to 6 people per group. 


Location:  Irvine Valley College 5500 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine CA 92618

Easy access and plenty of parking!  Race will be staged in front of the parking lot off Jeffrey in Lot 5 near the Performing Arts Bldg.  Parking is $5 and passes are available for purchase at Packet Pick up or Race day in the expo area only. 


ONLINE REGISTRATION is opens January 15th and closes May 17 th at 12pm PST


Prices for Late Registration starting May 16th:

5k Donut Run / Walk Entry:  $40

5k Donut Challenge Entry:  $45

5k VIP Donut Challenge $55

Kids Donut Dash Entry:  $27



All participants will receive a spiffy Great Donut Run Shirt, a Custom Cast Donut Finishers Medal, donut race bib and of course….Donuts!….Donuts!…..Donuts!


Donut Run 5k:  All participants can grab a donut hole at the half way point and carb up at the Donut Hole Zone.  If you want to zip by and skip it you can!    No penalties for dashing by but what's the rush?  Enjoy a treat along the way!  Lot's of donut selfie spots so wear your best donut attire.  All finishers will also receive a donut shirt and custom race bib.  Sparkly medals will be given at the finish with your scrumptious Glee donut.  Flavors will include red velvet, blueberry and traditional glaze.   Strollers are welcome so bring the whole family.  Get everyone off the couch!  This is motivation at it's best!  


5k Donut Challenge:  If you REALLY love donuts then sign right up!  Donut Challengers will snack on their donut hole and then get two more donuts to gobble up in the Challenge Zone.  You'll also get a donut stick inflate to commemorate your challenge!  You don't have to finish both donuts BEFORE glazin a trail back!  Eat what you can, there's no penalty.  You still get your swag!  This year we are giving out custom donut run neck gaitors/ head scarf bandanas.  Super soft, comfy and useful for all seasons!  There's no "to go" orders in this area. All donuts must be eaten in the zone's where we'll have plenty of water to wash them down. 


Kids Donut Dash:  9:30 am Start.  Participants get a tshirt along with thier own donut and medal at the finish.

3 years and under.   Distance:  50 yards  Starts:  9:30 am

4-6 yr olds.  Distance:  100 yards  Starts:  9:35 am

7-9 yr olds  Distance:  1/4 mile  Starts:  9:40

10-12 yr olds  Distance:  1/2 mile  Starts:  9:45


VIP 5k Donut Challenge- You recieve the same swag as the 5k Donut Challenge but we upgrade your Donut shirt to a Tech shirt! Our ladies version has a v neck with cute collar, and cap sleeve. Our unisex shirt offers a crew neck versatile roomy fitted style.  More sizing info to come and easy to switch out sizes when you pick up your packet. 



Do-Not Care .05 Distance Division- This new option is perfect for the non runner/ walker who still has a love of donuts and doesn't want to ruin their appetite w/ too much physical exertion.  Make it to the start and we'll get you a custom bib and had you a donut medallion at the finish.  Most of all- You'll be first in line for the fresh tasty finisher donut!  Peferct for spectators and the True Donut Lover! 


1 Mile- Just getting your feet wet into the run/ walk race mode?  Let's get you started with this 1 miler for all ages and abilities!  You still get all the bling of the 5k but the distance will get you to the finish sooner!  Great way to get the family out without too much worry on finishing a longer race. Walk, skip and cruise across this shorter 1 miler!!!




Gluten Free /Vegan Donuts:  We will have limited quantities for those that select this option during registration.  There is a nominal fee and the prompt will show up before you check out.  No guarantee for this option if you sign up at packet pick up or race day.


Donut Course:

This is a closed course on paved pathways thoughout the campus.    It's a very flat course and stroller friendly. We ask that all stroller participants line up in the back. 


Donut Run Ambassadors/Referral Program:  Got friends and want Donut Bling?  Click on our Donut Run Ambassador Page here on our site and learn how you can get hooked up with must have Donut Swag.  We'll send you a link to forward to friends and family and when they sign up, you earn points for your very own Donut Car! Whoops? We got carried away there.  We don't actually have a car but if you sign up a zillion people we'll get one for you.


Expo:  There will be a mini expo at the finish with  a donut swag boutique, and extra donuts for purchase, so don't forget your cash!

Interested in becoming a vendor?  Contact us for more information!

Additional DonutsYES!!! MORE DONUTS!!!

We wil have more donuts for purchase benefiting Urban Health Alliance Rac for the Environment, if you wish to indulge more treats at the finish.

Refreshments:  Water, donuts and refreshments will be available for all participants at the finish.

Water:   One water station will be staged on the course at the half way point and more water available at the finish.  You can bring your own water bottles or drink of choice to wash down your donuts!

Note:  Donuts given on the course must be eaten in designated area.  Sorry, no "to go" orders.   What?!  We can’t run with donuts along the course?  Nope.  We want to keep you safe and only offer water at the mid point.   In the spirit of being a fun run, you can skip eating anything on the course and there's no donut penalty for not finishing your donuts.  We'll be capturing the best donut eating tactics and award the most entertaining eaters!  Game on Donut Lovers!


Please arrive by 7:30 at the latest.  The entrances off Jeffry will close at 7:30 and the entrance off Irvine Center Drive will remain open.  If you're picking up your packet on race day the arrive by 7am to avoid lines .  If you're just doing the kids donut dash at 9:30 you'll need to enter off Irvine Center and arrive by 9:00 to pick up your packet.

Packet Pick up Location: Road Runner Sports Laguna Hills. 12pm -5:30 All attendees will receive a store discount for the day and a chance to enter for a free custom insole giveaway.   If you can't attend, we allow friends or family to get your packet by giving them copy of your race confirmation or written permission.  Packets pick up is also available Sunday, race morning from 6:30am to 7:45am.  Arrive early to avoid the line! 


Refunds:  I'm sorry but no refunds will be given.  Race will take place rain or shine.

Eat More Donuts and Run for the Environment!

Urban Health Alliance, Race for the Environment is dedicated to providing the public with awareness, education, prevention, practical application, and insightful remedies to protect the general public and their families against environmental hazards that may exist within their homes and the community. Information and assistance will be provided to educate and protect the public against environmental hazards including, but not limited to lead, asbestos, mold, pesticides, air quality, water quality, land quality, household, school, day care facility, ball fields, and playground issues.  Our goal is to protect children from environmental hazards and provide community action for a healthy environment. For more info: 

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5k Donut Run / Walk 5k

All 5k participants get a donut hole at the half and a fresh delicious gourmet donut at the finish with a sparkly custom cast donut medal and Donut shirts for all! 


5k Donut Challenge

If you're a Donut Fanatic this is your division!  Same 5k course but you get 2 extra donuts and more donut swag at the half way point!  Limited to first 100 people! 


Kids Donut Dash

Kids can earn their own medal and donut with these kid friendly distances.  There's something fo everyone and great fun for the whole family!  Get your sprinkle game on!


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