Directions: Exit 405 Freeway @ Culver. Go south on Culver which becomes Bonita Canyon Road once you cross Shady Canyon Rd. Go past Turtle Ridge drive and turn left into driveway on the North side of the campus. If you enter on the West side of campus from Newport Coast Dr, turn left from the driveway and park on either right or left side lots. There is ample parking in the complex. We will meet in front of the Chapel. Bathrooms are in a nearby Building 3.
About the Run: This is a modified Quail Hill Loop in reverse from the Mariner’s Church. The standard run is 10 miles but can be shortened or lengthened.
Detailed Description: Leaving the Mariner's Church parking lot, turn right onto Bonita Canyon Road. At the second light, turn Right onto Shady Canyon Road and continue the Quail Hill Route in reverse, with the exception of crossing the 405…DO NOT CROSS THE 405 unless you want to make the run longer. Instead, continue on the Shady Canyon bikeway trail on the west side of the freeway. This merges with University Trail (it’s all one continuous trail, two different names). As you pass the Tanaka Strawberry Farm you run into Ridgeline. Cross the street (obeying walk signals) and go left. Within 200 feet on your right hand side, the University trail continues through an urban park with lots of concrete and tall grass. The trail drops you off onto Culver (which turns into Bonita Canyon Road). This will be a gradual climb all the way to the Farmer’s Market. Turn left just past the signal at Anteater into the driveway for Mariner's Church. There are water and/or bathroom stops at Bommer Canyon parking lot, Quail Hill parking lot and where the University trail meets Culver (Water only).
In the Mariners' Church parking lot there has been a Farmers' Market (bring cash!) which may be now open again for business, which we will try to confirm--if not, there are several spots a short drive down Culver Drive and Campus near UC Irvine in the University Center. Peet's Coffee, Tender Greens, and Le Diplomate Bakery/Cafe are a short walk from parking near the Trader Joes off Campus Drive.... See MoreSee Less
Saturday January 22nd - 7:15amClub Race- Back Bay 5K & 8KBack Bay Drive and Shellmarker Road Newport Beach, CA 92660Our January 2022 Club Race should be familiar for those who ran our 'Back Bay Brea 8K' in February 2021. The race will be an out and back 5K or 8K along side Newport Back Bay. Our Grand Prix races are open to SCRR members who have paid their yearly dues and are in good standing.
Our race will be an out and back 8K (~5 mile) or 5K race that starts and finishes near Back Bay Road/Shellmaker Road intersection in Newport Beach off the Back Bay asphalt path. We run North from roughly the Newport Dunes area along the Back Bay path for ~2.5 miles for the 8K, (just shy of Eastbluff Drive), and turn around to return to the start, with the 5K turning around at mile ~1.55 before returning to the start/finish line.
Parking is available along Back Bay Drive alongside the curb. There are restrooms located at the Newport Dunes boat launch that opens at 6:00am. Restrooms are noted on map of facility here: www.newportdunes.com/resort-map/ The race will start at 7:30am, more details and a sign up sheet to follow.... See MoreSee Less
Sunday February 6th - 6:00amClub Race - Surf City 5K, Half & Full MarathonHuntington Street and Pacific Coast Highway Huntington Beach, CA 92648Our February 2022 Grand Prix race will be the Surf City 5K, Half Marathon or Marathon in Huntington Beach, which is typically held the morning of Super Bowl Sunday!
All 3 x races take place on Sunday February 6, for more information, course maps, parking etc see the link below: www.runsurfcity.com
The Marathon starts at 6:30am, 5K starts at 7am and Half Marathon at 7:45am. All 3 x races start at the intersection of PCH and Huntington St. As always Grand Prix races are open to paid SCRR members in good standing.
Join the team "South Coast Roadrunners (Herold)" as our club should get a portion of that money back which we can use for pizza and parties/social events. Currently 5K registration is $35, Half Marathon is $99 and Marathon is $109 plus $4.20 processing fees.
The 5K is a fast and flat out and back on PCH, the Half and full marathon both feature some hills in the middle miles. On a clear day there are some excellent views to enjoy of Bolsa Chica Wetlands, HB State Beach and on a usual year a healthy amount of crowd support, bands playing for a morale boost--you name it.... See MoreSee Less
Saturday November 6th - 7:45amClub Run -Back Bay Classic LoopCorner of Back Bay Drive and Eastbluff Newport Beach, CA 92660This is a last minute Saturday morning run addition in case anyone is interested to join, whether or not you are racing either Grand Prix race this coming weekend (OC 5K Saturday afternoon at the OC Fairgrounds, or the OC Half Marathon at Fashion Island Sunday morning)! See link below if you are interested in either the 5K or Half Marathon event:
**Please note this Back Bay Saturday run will be the first of our 8:00am start time for Saturday runs until spring 2021.**
Directions: Take Jamboree Exit off the 405—head South; go about 2 miles; Right on Eastbluff; go 0.2 miles - park on the right on the curb or in the surrounding neighborhood streets, we begin running at Back Bay Drive at 8am.
About the Run: The “standard” loop is 10.5 miles, running essentially clockwise around the back bay. You can extend the run along the bike path or shorten the run by making it out and back as far as you like. Water/restrooms are available at several points along the way (~miles 3.5, 5, 7 along the “standard” loop).
After the Run: Moulin French Bistro – 1000 N. Bristol St. (on Bristol just past Dove St.), Newport Beach. Vibe Organic Kitchen and Juice. Starbucks (located closer to Jamboree), about 500 feet from Moulin.... See MoreSee Less
Location: Park at Starbucks located at 14061 Jeffrey Road, Irvine 92620 at Jeffrey road and Trabuco road. The Jeffrey Open Space Trail (JOST) entrance is right cross the street from Starbucks.
Directions: From the 5 freeway exit at Jeffrey Road, drive north/ east, the Starbucks in the Cypress Village shopping plaza. Location is about one mile east at Jeffrey and Trabuco, on the left.
About the Run: This is a flat and paved trail, with minor inclines on JOST and descending the Hicks Canyon trail. A large part of the route on the Hicks Cyn and Peters Cyn trails having a dirt option parallel to the paved bike path. The long route is about 10 miles and short one is about 7 miles, either one there are plenty of options to either add or reduce the milage as you wish. The long route basically connects the JOST trail, Hicks Canyon Trail, Peter's Canyon Trail and Walnut Trail. After entering the Jeffrey trail on Trabuco road, turn left (north) and stay on trail for about 2 miles, turn left at the traffic light of Jeffrey and Portola road; this will connect to the Hicks Canyon trail same as our regular Monday evening run.
Continue to the end of the Hicks Canyon Trail and turn left on the Peter's Canyon Trail; stay on Peter's Canyon trail until it rounds to the left when reaching the rail road crossing at Harvard Road (becomes Como Channel Trail). Cross Harvard and connect to the Walnut Trail. Continue east on the Walnut Trail and take the ramp up to the Yale overpass that we run over on our Thursday evening runs. Continue north (downhill towards Heritage Park) on Yale, turn right on Roosevelt. Continue on Roosevelt (small road) and turn left back to the Cypress Village shopping center just before we reach Jeffrey Road.
For shorter 7 mile route, start from Starbucks and run North on JOST trail, turn right on Portola and continue until you reach the Sand Canyon side path just after mile 3. Continue south past Trabuco Road until the path bends right at mile 5.5 onto the Cypress Village Trail. This will eventually bend right and link back up to the JOST trail; cross the street at Trabuco to reach the Cypress Village shopping center where we parked for ~ 7 miles.
Note: The Como channel Trail is a bit narrow so try to stay single file to leave room for bikes. Restrooms and water can be found at the Hicks Canyon Park where we meet for our current Monday runs, and also a water fountain on the Walnut Trail between Harvard and Yale.
The 7 mile route water and restrooms can be found early on the JOST path between the start and mile 1, and the Cypress Village Park near the baseball fields/tennis courts where the Cypress Village Trail and JOST connect at about mile 6.5.
After the Run: Da Luau Hawaiian Grill, Starbucks, Pho Ha Noi etc. The Tomikawa Sushi is very good but it won't open till 11:30 am.... See MoreSee Less