Get a head start on burning off those Easter brunch calories at the Hoppy Easter race in Long Beach. The run takes you across the gorgeous beach-side streets before you zip around a pristine lake to finish with an ocean view. Aid stations along the route offer cookies, Gatorade, water, bananas, chips, and much more. All participants receive an impressive three-inch spinning finisher medal.
It all starts on Easter Sunday at 6:30 a.m. for the half and full marathon runners while the 10k and 5k starts at 7:30 a.m. Marathoners and half-runners begins with a 4.37-mile loop. Grab a bagel along the way, and don’t forget to bring your phone or camera to snap some sunrise views. Registration on the day is available with cash or check.
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As part of the 7 of the Spring 7 Day Challenge, everyone who finishes their race distance for all seven days will also get a belt buckle and special tee-shirt. If you’ll be in Southern California for an extended stay, the challenge is a fantastic way to explore the area on foot and get a new perspective on the Golden Coast.
Registrations are still available. If you want to give the Easter bunny a run for his money, check out the official website and get ready for the best spring run of 2018.