California > Love Your Heart Marathon & Half Marathon
Huntington Beach, CA
Monday, February 15, 2010
Set on more than 350 acres of tree-covered parkland just north of Huntington Beach, Huntington Central Park makes for a peaceful setting for the day-after-Valentine's running of the Love Your Heart Marathon & Half Marathon, which takes runners on a multiple-loop course in and around the park, along a combination of streets, sidewalks and dirt trails through the park.
Organized by Charlie Alewine Racing, a California-based racing group which hosts a seris of small road and trail running events throughout the year in and around the Los Angeles area, the race is limited to 25 runners and is the third in the organization's series of Valentine's Day weekend races, which also include Saturday's Run The Dove Marathon & Half Marathon and Sunday's Hugs & Kisses Marathon & Half Marathon.
Runners in both the half and the full marathons start the race next to the Breakfast in the Park restaurant, located just off Lakeview Drive, and follow a 2.62-mile loop route along the park's trails and roads a total of five times for the half marathon, and 10 times for those running the full marathon. Runners also are encourage to bring water with them on the course, as the event will have one aid station at the start & finish line area.
Weather & Climate
Located just down the Southern California shore from Long Beach and roughly 37 miles southeast of Los Angeles, the city of Huntington Beach usually experiences mild weather conditions throughout most of the year, and its wettest season falls in the first three months of the year. In February, the city's average monthly temperatures range between 64°F and 50°F, while rainfall amounts average just over 2.5 inches for the month.
$44 for the half marathon
$50 for the full marathon
To reserve your spot in the winter 2010 running of Huntington Beach's Love Your Heart Marathon or Half Marathon, register online at Active.com or print out and mail in this downloadable entry form.
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