What started out as an Orange County Lifeguard competition has morphed into a multi-faceted event drawing contestants from around the world. Relay Races, Dory Races, International Iron Man, Paddle board rescue relay, Dolphin Dash for kids, Groms Rule surf contest, 5K Run, Biathlon, Ocean swimming races, Sand-sculpting Competition, Woodies Show, and believe it or not…SO MUCH MORE!
Located in the beautiful Dana Point Harbor, the Dana Point Turkey Trot is celebrating 41 years! Our flat, scenic race features a 10k, 5k and Kids Gobble Wobble. Join us on Thanksgiving Day and give yourself an excuse for an extra piece of pie!
46th annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of the Clans! Enjoy the Highland Athletics, Sheepdog Trials, Highland Dancing, Pipe & Drum competitions, live music at the beer garden, world class vendors, Scottish clan history, and more!
The Triathlon is a 1.5K swim in Lake Mission Viejo, a 40K bike through Santiago Canyon and a 10K run along the neighborhood paths and trails. The Duathlon course begins near Saddleback Church and returns to finish at Lake Mission Viejo
Join fellow runners for a 5k run in the Irvine Ranch Open Space on the paved Hicks Haul Road. Enjoy being surrounded by the amazing natural resources of the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks and spectacular views of the Santa Ana Mountains and Pacific coastline. Runners are encouraged to go at their own pace during this early morning run.
The public is encouraged to get outdoors and enjoy the magic of wildflower season. With 7-day self-guided access, the City of Newport Beach’s Buck Gully Reserve and the City of Irvine’s Bommer Canyon are a great place to start your wildflower adventure. Just be sure to stay on the trails and leave the wildflowers where you find them. Irvine Ranch Conservancy also offers a full calendar of guided activities and events designed to explore the wildflowers on the open spaces this spring.
For one week each year, the international spotlight shines brightly on Newport Beach and Orange County. Massive galleries file into Newport Beach Country Club to lend a level of excitement that has established this tournament as the finest stop on the PGA TOUR Champions.
After an illustrious 20-year partnership with Toshiba, this event is entering a new era with Hoag assuming title sponsor ownership and becoming the Hoag Classic. The partnership with Hoag provides an unparalleled opportunity to give back to the health and vitality of our community in Southern California.
Enjoy self-guided access to Black Star Canyon’s variety of pleasant introductory trails for beginning hikers and families, along with challenging experiences for seasoned trail users. Designated trails are available for self-guided access for hiking, biking and equestrian use by connecting various loops to offer extended exploration throughout the canyons.
OC Parks, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Angler Chronicles host the annual Kids' Fishing Derby at the North Lake at Mile Square Regional Park. Kids ages 6 to 15 fish for free at the Fishing Derby and compete to win prizes for finalists and winners in different age groups.
ScotsFestival honors nearly fifty Scottish clans & vendors throughout the weekend with professional and amateur competitions in piping, drumming, massed bands, darts, Highland dancing, and the brand new North American Professional Highland athletics. With falconry, sheep herding and a large array of other activities, guests will have culture at every turn!
The Dana Point Turkey Trot will be held from 6 – 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 22. Registered participants can walk, jog, or run a 5K or 10K through picturesque Dana Point Harbor and Doheny State Beach. Kids ages 4-12 can also join the fun during the Kids’ Gobble Wobble race. Parents are allowed and encouraged to join their children during the Gobble Wobble race without prior registration. All participants will receive a shirt prior to the race and will be awarded a medal after crossing the finish line. Online registration closes November 19.
Costume contests. Pumpkin decorating contest. Pumpkin patch. Trick and treats aid stations. Amazing views of the beach and, of course spooks, ghosts and goblins along the course. The course is all on paved trail 10 Mile Distance has Pacers. Run with your pacer to reach your target goal!
Spectacular views aren't the only reason thousands have flocked to Surf City 10 for over 63 years. Surf City 10 lets you pick a 5K, 10K, or 10Miler and each one follows an easy course—no hills!
We consider running another word for fun and that’s exactly what you’ll experience when you race our courses. If you want to up your fun factor don your favorite costume and show us your Surf City spirit! You might even win our Costume Contest!
Oh, did we mention the Medals? They're spectacular!
OC Parks invite the community to ride the trails and test their luck at the Whiting Ranch Poker Ride. Participants will ride mountain bikes through a course of adventurous trails while navigating through checkpoints along the way. After reaching all checkpoints, riders will be dealt a poker hand to compete for various Cygolite prizes. A Jax Bicycles gift certificate will be awarded to the rider with the best hand!
Two Man Scramble. On course beer tastings, local breweries, free commemorative glasses, complimentary Brats and Bavarian Pretzels. Special prizes for best dressed twosomes. Call to book your twosome! Hurry, spots go fast. Pro Shop - (949)565-4860 Ext. 1
CAUTION: WE PLAY ROUGH! LOOK OUT FOR FLYING ROLLER GIRLS!
Doors & Will Call Open & Food Trucks Arrive
Skaters Roll Out & National Anthem
7:00pm - OC Roller Derby's Pulp Friction vs. Los Angeles Renegade Roller Girls
One of the oldest events, the roots of Saddle Bronc Riding reach back to the Old West when Ranch Hands would show off their style riding unbroken horses. In the modern event the rider attempts to win style points while staying on a bucking horse for a maximum of eight seconds. Judges consider the horse’s bucking action, the cowboy’s spurring action and his control of the horse.
Orange County Soccer Club's inaugural Soccer and Brews Beerfest. The Orange County Soccer club takes on the Swope Park Rangers. Enjoy unlimited tastings from some of the country's top craft breweries and more! Drink unlimited beer tastings and watch some soccer.
Two full days of athletic competition including surfing, swimming, relays, SUP, Lifeguard Competition. Then have fun entering or watching the Sandcastle competition or the Woody exhibit on the pier. There's a pancake breakfast, vendor booths, art displays a Kid Zone and...just go to LEARN MORE to find out everything.
San Diego horse racing takes place where the "turf meets the surf" at the Del Mar Racetrack. Fans flock to the track each summer to wager on their favorite horses during the popular, annual Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racing season, mid-July - early-September. Be part of the magic and nostalgia of this long-time horse race tradition dating back to 1937 when Bing Crosby greeted the first guests, and Seabiscuit won by a nose in the infamous race in 1938.
107th Annual Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade – The parade will march down the streets of downtown Huntington Beach. The largest Independence Day parade west of the Mississippi River features more than 300 entries including bands, floats, local dignitaries, equestrian groups, film and television celebrities and community groups. The parade will take place on Main Street from Pacific Coast Highway to Yorktown Ave. Entertainment on the pier will continue until 9 p.m., when the 4th of July fireworks show begins.
Independence Day is one of the best days to come to the San Diego County Fair, because they pull out all the stops with food, fireworks, entertainment and more. The Fair will close on Tuesday, July 4.
The 40th Annual Run In The Parks will take place on Wednesday, July 4th at the Crown Valley Community Park at the Laguna Niguel YMCA. This proud community tradition features a 5K run/walk, 10K run, dog walk, and children’s races with proceeds benefiting the Y’s scholarship program. Get ready to EXERCISE YOUR INDEPENDENCE!
The CHIP timed 5K Road Race and 10K Cross Country Style Race traverse thru the rural and picturesque Orange Park Acres. It’s a little bit of country surrounded by the City of Orange, where race participants pass by grazing horses and some unusual animals. The 5k welcomes runners and walkers off all abilities and ages from 3 to over 80 years old. It is a fun way for families to begin their 4th of July day of celebrations
Surfers Vendor Village – Menehune Surf Contest – 60’s Surf Contest
Tandem Exhibition – Surf Tricks Contest - Kona Beer Garden (with wine and spirits, too)
Live Music – Polynesian Dancing – Great Food – Healthy Living Demonstrations - Surfer’s Art and Collectibles - Classic Longboard Exhibit – Classic Woody Car Show and MORE!
For the second season, OCRD is hosting a home track interleague throwdown tournament! This year, OCRD's Pulp Friction will take on the Inland Empire Derby Divas and South Coast Roller Derby to defend their title of Interleague Champions. The final bout will feature the two teams who have fought their way to the top.
What happens when the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo collide? ONE EPIC FIESTA.
Watch "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" on our Big Screen TVs and Enjoy Cinco de Derby Specials All Day.
~ Arrive Early to Secure Your Seat ~
Now in it's 12th year, the Dana Point Grand Prix is one-of the best organized and attended one day professional bike Festivals in America. Experience activities like bike demos, elite competition, fast racing action in the downtown Lantern District area of Dana Point.
CAUTION: WE PLAY ROUGH! LOOK OUT FOR FLYING ROLLER GIRLS!
6:00pm: Doors & Will Call Open & Food Trucks Arrive
6:45pm: Skaters Roll Out & National Anthem
7:00pm: Game 3 of OC Roller Derby's Interleague Home Season
OC Roller Derby's Pulp Friction v. South Coast Roller Derby