2021 Race postponed. Check back for further details.
2021 Race postponed. Check back for further details. 


In light of the current state directives, and issues related to COVID-19, we are trying to reschedule the 2021 race to a date this fall.   The safety of our community is our main concern.  We will update the status by the end of this summer.  Thank you for your understanding! 


If you're a registered 2020 participant and rolled over your entry, we will have your entry into the 2021 in person race or you can choose to have the virtual option.   


We're all navigating many uncertainties during this challenging time but the one thing you CAN count on, is us bringing you The Great Donut Run again!  We're looking at all ways to stage this safely with staggered starts and different ways to for you to pick up your donuts and swag safely!  We can't wait to see you at the next startline!  Be safe and take all the necessary precautions to stay healthy.  We'll get through this together!


Warmest Regards,


Cindy Chong, Race Director and

The Great Donut Run Team









Let's Celebrate a New Decade of Donut Love at the Next     Schedule Race Date to be Announced Soon!   

 As soon as we can get an event permit again to stage this awesome event, we will have a dazzling new medal that will knock your donuts off!  Please check back as we navigate a new date when we receive permission from the city. and join us as we celebrate a new decade of donuts at the 6th Annual Great Donut Run!  We'll have fabulous new donut swag you do-nut want to miss!  Grab your friends and family for another event filled with thousands of sprinkles and thousands of donuts!  We'll have distances to suit all your tastes, and all participants will receive a donut shirt, race bib, and of course a delicious donut at the finish! 


Our 1 mile event at 7:30 is a great choice if your group consists of various ages and abilities and you want to keep your tribe together.  The flat course is stroller and walker friendly. 


If you like to sleep in then join our 5k race at 8am!  We'll have scrumptious fresh donut holes at the half way point to help you carb up along the way. The course winds all through the campus with scenic art and selfie stops along the way.   Do-nut miss out on all the photo ops!


The Donut Double Dare starts at 7:30!  It's a great challenge for those who want to earn extra bling. You'll start with the 1 mile race and follow it up with the 5k race, at 8am!  These back to back races are a great way to challenge yourself and kick off your summer!   We'll hold your 1 mile medal til you finish the 5k so you don't have to run with it.  You'll earn extra donut swag you can pick up in the "sprinkle star" booth at the finish.  Get Glazy and Get Crazy with the Donut Double Dare!


Get your munchkins in the Kids Donut Dash at 9:15 is the fan favorite race to watch.  It's a great way for kids to earn their own medal and donut at the finish!  We have distances based on age but they can run in whatever distance they want.  If a 7 yr old wants to just to the 100 yd dash or your 6 yr old wants to do the 1/4 mile we welcome them to do whatever keeps a smile on their face!


We offer a 50 yard dash/crawl for ages 3 and under. 

A speedy 100 yd dash for 4 to 6 year olds

A hearty 1/4 mile for 7-9 year olds

A daring 1/2 mile for 10-13 year olds. 


We know it can be a little scary for kids so we allow one parent per child to run with their participant.  Additional donuts will be available for sale to everyone for $1 through our Charity booth; Urban Health Alliance.  Nothing is better then savoring a great finish with delicious fresh donut! 


All events are walker and stroller friendly and take place on a flat, closed course.  Run it fast or take your time!   These are all untimed events so there's no rush!  Thousands of fresh donuts will be waiting for you at the finish.  This is fun filled way to spend a with friends and family who love donuts! 


Prizes and awards will be given for top 3 individuals for best costumes and 1 group costume award for up to 6 people per group.


Location:  TBA

Easy access and plenty of parking!  Race will be staged in the NEW parking lot off Jeffrey near the Performing Arts Bldg.  It's the first lot on the right in front of Manssaro Farms at the first entrance of the college campus off. Turn right off of Jeffrey on to Irvine Valley Way.  Parking is $5 and passes are available for purchase at Packet Pick up or Race day in the expo area only.  You can walk up to the expo area and get your pass race day but allow time to return and place it on your dash.


ONLINE REGISTRATION closes 8 days before race date. If you miss the deadline, you can sign up at Packet pick up the day before the race at Road Runner Sports Laguna Hills or race day at Irvine Valley College.


Prices for Late Registration TBD:

5k Donut Run / Walk 8am start.  Entry:  $40

1 mile / 5k Donut Double Dare 2 race combo. 7:30 am start.  Entry:  $45

1 Mile Race 7:30am start.  Entry:  $28

Kids Donut Dash 9:30am start.   Entry:  $27



Gluten Free /Vegan Donuts:  We will have limited quantities for those that select this option during registration.  There is a $5 fee you can select to have a donut of your choice!  No guarantee for this option if you sign up on race day. You'll receive a special sticker on your bib to make sure you get the right selection.


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 as well as participants with their dogs.


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 6am- 10:30 am at the finish with a donut swag boutique, and extra donuts for purchase, so don't forget your cash!


Interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor?  Contact us at greatdonutrun@gmail for more information!


Additional DonutsYES!!! MORE DONUTS!!!   $1 each to Urban Health Alliance


You do not need to be a participant to buy donuts.  We have plenty for anyone coming to spectate.

We wil have more donuts for purchase benefiting Urban Health Alliance Race for the Environment.


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:  Donut holes given on the course must be eaten in designated area.  Sorry, no "to go" orders.   What?!  We can’t run with donut holes along the course?  Nope.  We want to keep you safe and only offer water at the mid point.   You can skip eating anything on the course and there's no donut penalties. 



Parking passes are required by Irvine Valley College and are available for $5 when you register online.  You can also get your pass during packet pick up or race day in the expo area only.   Please bring cash for faster processing.  Pack as many donuteers safely in your vehicle to save money!  The entrances off Jeffrey will close at 7:15 and Irvine Center Drive will remain open all morning. 


Packet Pick up Location: 2021 Location TBD.  We hope to keep it hosted at Road Runner Sports Laguna Hills from 11am to 4pm.   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.  Packet pick up also available Sunday, race morning starting at 6:00 am.  Arrive early to avoid the line! 


Refunds:  I'm sorry but no refunds will be given.  Proceeds will go to Urban Health Alliance, our Charity partner.  Race will take place rain or shine.  We salute ALL participants who ran in the rain last year!  Way to go!  We know how to embrace all sprinkles!!!   Rest assured, we will be there and protect your donuts!  There will be no soggy donuts on our watch!

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:  www.race4theenvironment.org 

    Thousands of Yummy Donuts Coming! Do-nut Miss Out!   

1 Mile Run and Double Donut Dare 7:30 am

The 1 mile course is out and back so you'll see all your friends and family on the course!  Everyone gets a fresh delicious donut at the finish with a sparkly custom donut medal! 


5k Donut Run / Walk 8am

All 5k participants receive a donut hole at the half way point and a donut at the finish!


Kids Donut Dash 9:15am

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