What is the time requirement on the course?
The participant on course time limit is 7 hours for the Full Marathon. Please note that the course will have a rolling re-opening that will be strictly enforced by the Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana and Irvine Police Departments. Roads must reopen based on a 16 minute per mile pace.* Full marathon participants that do not reach the marathon/half marathon split (Mile 12) by 3 hours and 20 minutes (8:50 am) will be diverted to turn left at Mesa Drive and finish the half marathon course. DROP OUT AND COURSE CLOSURE Runners unable to finish the race may stop at any water station along the course. The water station captain will alert the support vehicles to pick you up. Runners still out on the course when officials determine it is time to reopen the roads (approximately a 16-minute per mile pace) will be informed they are now a pedestrian and must obey all pedestrian traffic laws, stopping at red lights, using crosswalks, using sidewalks, etc. Once roads begin to reopen to vehicular traffic, course support, including water stations, course signage, mile markers, timing systems, and medical stations will close. Runners on the course after this time accept that they will be on their own and should plan accordingly, OR utilize the support vehicle to return to the finish line. The support vehicles will have printed directions for walkers to return to the finish line on their own.
Will there be portable restrooms on the course?
Yes, there will be portable restrooms on the course.
Will this be a Boston Qualifier?
Yes, this race will be a Boston qualifier.
Are iPods allowed on the course?
Yes, iPods are allowed on the course.
Will photographs be taken along the course and at the finish? If so, how can I order these pictures?
Marathon Foto Professional Event Photography will be there on the course and at the finish line to capture you on the day of your big race. You will be notified via email (if it was provided on your registration form) when the photos are ready. After the event we will post a link to the Marathon Foto web site for your convenience.
Am I allowed to bring my baby stroller jogger, or have my friend in-line skate with me?
Baby stroller joggers will be allowed, but you must start at the back of all the participants. In-line skaters, bicyclists, as well as pets will be prohibited on the course in order to ensure the safety of all runners.
Can walkers register for the Marathon? Half Marathon? 5K?
Walkers are encouraged to participate in the Half Marathon rather than the full Marathon. The Full Marathon course has a time limit of 7.0 hours. The Half Marathon has a 3.5 hour time limit, so as long as you can walk a 15 minute mile, you can walk the the Half Marathon. The 5K does not have a time limit.