Great Donut Run is BACK in Person!!!
Sunday, May 21, 2023
Irvine Valley College
7:30am 1mile/ 8am 5k/ 9:15am Kids Donut Dash
Thousands of Donuts Coming! Donut Miss Out!
A big thank you to our loyal Donuteers for your patience as we bring the Great Donut Run back for 2023!!! If you registered for a postponed event, your entry is rolled over to our in person race on May, 21, 2023 and we look forward to seeing you all soon!
We've all made it through some tough years with flying sprinkles! We're excited to get our donut game face back on! If you LOVE donuts then this is for YOU! We've got fabulous new donut swag and donut bling for EVERYONE! All finsihers get a donut medal shirt and lot's of great selfie moments. Grab your friends and family for another event filled with thousands of sprinkles and thousands of donuts! This is a family fun run/ walk with no timing or division awards. Take al the time you want and do-nut miss the donut holes at the halfway point of the 5k. If you'd like a shorter race we've got the 1 mile. Both are open to all ages and abilities with no time limit. If you're extra ambitious you can do both and register for the Donut Double Dare! Extra bling for the extra race! For the kiddies in the bunch we've got shorter distances from 50 yards to 1/2 mile in our Kids Donut Dash.
1 mile event starts at 7:30. This is an out and back course and a great choice if your group has various ages and abilities and you want to keep your tribe together. The flat course is stroller and walker friendly.
I5k race at 8am. We'll have scrumptious fresh donut holes at the half way point to help you carb up along the way. There's also a water stop 1/2 way and the course winds through campus with scenic art and selfie stops along the way. Do-nut miss out on all the photo ops! This is also and out and back flat course.
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 can pick up your extra bling at 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 their choice! Nothin but smiles in all categories!
50 yard dash: 3 and under.
100 yd dash: 4 to 6 year olds
1/4 mile: 7-9 year olds
1/2 mile: 10-13 year olds.
We know it can be a little scary for kids so one parent /guardian per child may run with their participant w/o a race bib or being registered but they won't be eligible for a donut or medal. Only registered kids get medals, shirts and donuts. Additional donuts available 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 /stroller friendly. It's a flat, closed course. Run it fast or take your time! These are 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 10 individuals for best costumes and 1 group costume award for up to 6 people per group.
Location: Irvine Valley College/ Exit Jeffrey Road from the 5 or 405 fwy
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 or second entrance of the college campus off. Turn right off of Jeffrey. 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. Don't use college address (5500 Irvine Center Drive). That entrance is closed all morning. Enter off Jeffrey Road.
ONLINE REGISTRATION closes Wednesday May 17at 12pm PST. If you miss the deadline, you can sign up at:
Packet pick up on Saturday May 20th, at Road Runner Sports Laguna Hills from 11am to 4pm
Race day on Sunday May 21st, at Irvine Valley College starting at 6:45am. Have cash or Venmo for quick processing.
Prices for walk up Late Registration at Packet Pick up Saturday or Race Day are as follows:
5k Donut Run / Walk 8am start. Entry: $42
1 mile / 5k Donut Double Dare 2 race combo. 7:30 am start. Entry: $55
1 Mile Race 7:30am start. Entry: $28
Kids Donut Dash 9:30am start. Entry: $27
Parking Passes: $5
Pick up with your packet.
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.
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 6:30am- 10:00 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 Donuts? YES!!! 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: Road Runner Sports LAGUNA HILLS on Saturday May 20th from 11am to 4pm
Road Runner Sports Laguna Hills
24291 Avenida De la Carlota
Laguna Hills, CA 92656
Road Runner is located in the Oakbrook Shopping Center along with Trader Joes and El Torito. Road Runner is tucked in the back left corner next to Marshalls. Plenty of free parking.
All attendees will receive special store discounts for the day and chance to enter drawing for free custom insoles. If you can't attend, we allow friends or family to get your packet. Give them copy of your race confirmation or written permission. Packet pick up also available Sunday, race morning at Irvine Valley College starting at 6:15 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!
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
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