Step into a realm of coastal tranquility and exhilaration with High Tide Runs – where the pounding waves harmonize with the rhythmic beat of your heart. As a devoted runner, you understand the thrill of the race, the joy of crossing the finish line, and the escape that running brings. Imagine all of this against the backdrop of the endless ocean horizon.
At High Tide Runs, we're not just an event – we're a movement, a community of runners bound by the love of the run and the serenity of the sea. Whether you're a seasoned speedster chasing personal records or a mom with a stroller seeking a family-friendly outing, our races are tailored for you.
Why settle for the norm when you can have an extraordinary experience at a fraction of the cost? We're not about the glitz and glamor of extravagant events; we're about substance and connection. Our mission is to make running accessible to everyone, to celebrate the journey rather than the spectacle.
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It's not just about running; it's about running smarter.
But why stop there? As you embrace the thrill of the tides, make a splash on your calendar. Complete 10 or more events within a single year, and an exceptional, limited-edition HTR shirt will be yours – a badge of honor that signifies your incredible dedication.
And for the truly unstoppable souls who conquer 15 or more events in a year, the rewards are even grander. Your entry to another event becomes a gift from us to you – a testament to your endurance and commitment.
Who's invited to our events? Everyone!
High Tide Runs embraces a true spirit of inclusion. Our races are a tapestry of individuals, woven together by their passion for movement. Age, speed, and experience matter not – if you're eager to be part of the journey, you're already one of us.
Course Time Limit:
Our designated course completion time has been set at 3 hours and 45 minutes. Commencing at 6:30 AM, the race clock concludes its timing at 10:15 AM.
For those who may have concerns about nearing the time limit, we have an option to address this. An early start time of 6:00 AM is available, offering participants a generous time limit of 4 hours and 15 minutes. This alternative is designed to provide an extended timeframe for a more comfortable and leisurely completion of the race.
About our Courses:
We embrace an open-course philosophy, inviting a vibrant tapestry of fellow runners, walkers, and enthusiasts to share the day's experience with you. Safety is our cornerstone, and to ensure it, all runners are kindly requested to remain on the designated pedestrian side of the beach path. The course elegantly follows the beach path without deviation, assuring you a seamless journey. We have 2 water stations strategically placed on course with water and gatorade.
The 5k, 10, will all run the same course. The turn around is located at mile 1.55 marked with a runner turn sign, large orange flag, chalk, and small blue and orange flags.
5k will run 1 out and back laps
10k will run two out and back laps
Half Marathon and 10 mile Routes:
10 mile runners will run 2 x’s 5 mile laps
Half marathoners will run two 5 mile laps
And 1 final 5k lap to complete 13.1 miles
How are our races timed? All events are gun timed. Meaning we will start the clock when the horn sounds and record your time as you cross the finish line. For this reason, your bib needs to be worn on the front of your body at all times.
What you get:
Every participant, without exception, will proudly claim a finisher's medal, a symbol of your triumph etched in metal. But that's not all – as you cross that finish line, a treasure trove of finish line goodies will be yours to savor, a delightful celebration of your accomplishment.
Capture the moment forever with our gift of free downloadable race photos – snapshots that freeze your journey in time, allowing you to relive the joy, the dedication, and the sheer exhilaration. Photos are typically posted within 24 hours of the event.
Curious about your performance? Fear not. Race results will be meticulously tabulated and promptly posted on our website, a mere 10 hours after the race concludes. The thrill of anticipation is fleeting, as we're committed to keeping you informed and satisfied.
Refunds and Deferrals, Simplified:
Sorry but there are NO REFUNDS but we do offer deferrals until 48 hours before the event and you can transfer your entry to another person for free up to 48 hours before the event. There is a $15 cash transfer fee on the day of the event and matching ID is required to pick up your bib.
Bib Pick Up: 6:00 am near the start line
Half Marathon/ 10 mile Start Time: 6:30 am
5k, 10k, 10 mile Start Time: 7:30 am
Start Location: 5400 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA US 90803 at the Clarmont ave end of the parking lot
Look for the high tides tent
Getting To The Event:
Not all GPS directions are created equal and we have been told that Apple Maps doesn't always get you to the right spot so we suggest sticking with Waze.
The street address is 5360 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803.
Click here for google maps.
You can also point your GPS to the intersection of Claremont PL. and E. Ocean Blvd.
We offer a plethora of convenient parking options. Along Ocean Ave, street parking is complimentary.
For the parking lot adjacent to our start line, please be aware that it's managed by the city. To avoid any ticketing woes, it's advisable to use one of their parking machines to settle the fee before the race. Please note that the machine won't accept payments prior to 8 am.
If you will be on course and unable to pay the meters when they go into effect at 8 am, the PASSPORT app comes to the rescue. Download this app to facilitate payment and ensure a seamless parking experience.
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