The purpose of the Rancho Track 5K is to raise money for the Rancho Alamitos H.S. track & field team. All proceeds will go to purchasing/maintaining athletic equipment for the team, help pay for Invitational races, and to help cover year-end banquet costs.
The Rancho Track 5K will be held April 1st, 2023. Registration is currently open. Online Registration will end at 9pm, March 31st, 2023. On site registration will be available on the day of the event.
The Rancho Track 5K registration will start at $25 ($20 for students/faculty in high school or below). Prices will increase as the race date approaches, so sign up early to get the best price.
Participants will receive a custom Rancho 5K Run race shirt, an awesome Rancho 5K Run medal, and the satisfaction of knowing that you helped out our team. In order to help guarantee that you get your race shirt and medal by race day, please register by 11pm on March 11th . If you register after that date, you will still get your shirt, (but possible not until after the race event). We will do everything in our power to get your shirt to you by the day of the race, but with supply chain problems as they are, we ask for your patience and understanding. Medals will be on a first come/first serve basis. But rest assured, we will do our best to provide medals for everybody, regardless of sign-up time. We apologize for this inconvenience, but this is due to time constraints from our supplier. Water and fruit will also be provided to all participants.
Yes, registration will be available race morning beginning at 7AM. Registration cost at this time will be $40 for general registration, and $35 for students/faculty.
Please be aware that race day registrations are not guaranteed a finisher medal, as they are on a first come/first serve basis.
If you have pre-registered for the Rancho Track 5K, you can pick up your race packet at the following location:
Orangewood Baptist Church
8421 Orangewood Avenue
Garden Grove, CA 92841
Pre-race day packet pick-up will be from 6pm-8pm on Friday, March 31st. You are not required to pick up your race packet prior to race day, however it is highly recommended so as to avoid long lines on race day.
Race day packet pick-up will begin at 7am at the Forest Shelter on the Euclid side of Mile Square Park.
No. Per our official event rules and guidelines: Sale and/or transfer of race entry/bib is strictly prohibited and will result in the disqualification and/or banning of any individuals involved from future events. All entry fees are non-refundable and cannot be deferred toward a future event.
No. Please refer to the above question.
No, participants cannot defer their entries to the next year in the event they are unable to run.
Nope. No age limit. You just need to be able to walk, run, or ride in a stroller for the three miles of the course. If you plan on bringing your little one with you, please ask us for a waiver that you can sign. But remember, once that little guy or gal hits 6 they need to register and have a race bib.
No, all runners without Rancho Track bibs will be directed off the course immediately.
Our race will be held at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley. The start line will be held near Shelter #2 (formerly known as the Forest Shelter) on the Euclid (east) side of the park).
Saturday, April 1st, 2023
Approximately 3.1 miles.
No, we will not be providing a bag check service.
9:00 AM sharp. However, we recommend that you get there early to allow time to park, stretch, etc...
If you did not pick up your race packet the night before, please consider arriving by 7:30am to get that taken care of.
The race will start and finish at the same location next to the Forest Shelter on the east side of the park (Euclid side)
The Rancho Track 5K will be using Webscorer to time our event.
To keep our costs down, and maximize money raised for the team, this event will not be chip timed. You must wear your bib on the front of your shirt to receive your official time.
Medals will be on a first come, first serve basis. We will do our absolute best to have medals available for all finishers, however if there is a large, unexpected influx of registrants on race day the we may run out.
Yes. The Finish Line will close 2 hours after the start of the race. Please note that participants who cross the Finish Line after 2:00:00 will not be recognized as Official Finishers and are not guaranteed a finishing time.
You can only bring your kids along if you want to be considered the coolest parent in the neighborhood. Children under six do not require a registration. However, if you want the wee one to have a race bib, race-shirt and medal, then, yes, they need to register. Please note, regardless of age, each person out on the course needs to have a signed waiver turned in.
Strollers, wheelchairs and mp3 players are welcome. Dogs are not allowed. We ask that parties with strollers start near the back of the line to allow runners to make their best time. Ipods (and other personal music devices) are welcome, we just ask that you be aware of your surroundings and be courteous to other participants.
Absolutely! The Rancho 5K Run/Walk is open to all levels of athleticism (or lack thereof). Feel free to run, walk, crawl, or summersault your way through the course.
Parking for the Rancho Track 5k will be along Euclid St (for free) or in any of the official Mile Square Park lots ($5).