Calling runners of all levels! Whether you are an experienced runner ready to tackle the intensity of a full marathon or a first timer who wants to start with a 5k, the Citrus Heritage Run accommodates all skill levels. On Saturday, January 6th this unique course will take you through the historic orange groves of The California Citrus Historic State Park in Riverside, California.
As one of the most scenic course routes in Southern California, you will experience breathtaking views of surrounding mountain ranges and skyline as you inhale the smell of sweet citrus and orange blossoms in full bloom.
For runners wishing to participate in the Citrus Heritage run, they can select to run in a full marathon, a half marathon, a 5k, and for children, there is the one mile kids race. Prices depend on the event you enroll in and are available on the Citrus Heritage Run website: http://citrusheritagerun.com/?page_id=83.
Once signed up, all participants will also receive high-quality technical fabric tees in men’s and women’s sizes, finisher medals, and age group awards. Along the course racers will have the opportunity to refuel at one of the several hydration stops. There will also be some lively entertainment throughout the run to help everyone stay motivated! At the finish line, runners will get to enjoy post-race refreshments such as fresh orange slices, a warm cup of chili, and celebratory beer!
The race is sponsored by Riverside Road Runners, a nonprofit organization that hosts many running and fitness activities to help others achieve a healthier lifestyle. If you want to participate in the race, but feel you need practice, the Riverside Road Runners is a yearlong club that helps you prepare for upcoming fitness challenges. The club meets on Sunday mornings at 6:30am at Arlington Heights Sports Park in Riverside for informative talks, announcements, warm-ups, and then a run or walk. If you are interested in joining a supportive network of runners, consider becoming a member!
The Citrus Heritage Run is truly a unique event that you will not want to miss!If you are seeking accommodations nearby the event, Ayres Hotel and Spa Moreno Valley is within close proximity.