Arroyo Creek Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
02 June 2019
From the organiser
The annual Arroyo Creek Half Marathon, 5k, and 10k races take you along the Arroyo bike path. This route is lined with trees for shade and provides stunning views of the nearby Simi Hills and Santa Susana Mountains. The race start will be held at the Rancho Simi Park at 1765 Royal Ave, Simi Valley CA 93065.
When you finish you will receive:A bespoke finishers medalA dry fit technical t-shirt (men's and women's designs available)A branded Arroyo Creek water bottleGoody bag holding all your swag, which can be reused!Food will be available for all finishers
Half Marathon:Start at Rancho Simi Park and Erringer. Head east on the Arroyo Bike path up to approx Angus Ave. The bike path will take a left turn towards L.A. Ave the turn around is at that point. We will have a turn around sign and aid station at that point. Head west to Madera, turn around and head east to Erringer, right on Erringer, right at the bike path towards the park, left into the park then back to the finish line.5k course:Start at Rancho Simi Park and Erringer. Head east on the Arroyo Bike path up to approx a quarter mile past sycamore, to the turn around point and head on back the way you came. We will have a turn around sign at the 5k so please keep an eye out for it.10K course:Start at Rancho Simi Park and Erringer. Head east on the Arroyo Bike path up to approx Darrah Ave, to the turn around point and head on back the way you came. We will have a turn around sign at the 5k so please keep an eye out for it.
Make sure to arrive in plenty of time before the start of the race. Remember that parking and warming up take time, so we advise you to aim to arrive at least an hour before your race start time.
There are two parking lots with enough space for all participants.Drive to Rancho Simi Community park, 1765 Royal Ave, Simi Valley CA 93065 and you will be directed.
There is no specific kit list. Wear comfortable warm weather running gear.
If you want to volunteer, you can sign up here: http://www.arroyocreekhalf.com/volunteer-info.htmlThere are a number of perks to volunteering, including: a volunteer events t-shirt, access to the volunteers only tent where complimentary food will be served, and free registration for a future event run by the race organizers. You can also have hours added to your community service certificate if requested.
Can I walk the course? Yes: you have 4 hours to finish the half marathon, that’s about 15minutes plus per mile. Sooo… walkers are welcome, stroller moms, and walking clubs. Those of you who are new to 5k, 10k events are encouraged to come out and push yourself to new limits of fitness.All of our courses are designed with EVERYONE in mind!Is the course accurately measured and marked?Yes: We have measured the course using a GPS watch and checked it three different times with three different runners. That is the best we can do, as you know GPS will vary slightly from time to time but it’s the best we can offer for you. Feel free to check it out on your own watch if you have time prior to the race. There will be mile markers on the course.When, where and what is Package pickup? This is where you pick up your race timing chip, race bib #, and race day t-shirt, ask your pre-race questions, check out the course map.This will be your last chance to register for this race,NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.Saturday, June 23rd – 10:00 am to 2:00 pmFleet Feet WestlakeCan I register for the race at the packet pick-up location? YES…You can register for the race at the package pick-up there is NO Discounts Package pickup and we only accept cash or credit cards, NO CHECKS. You can also register online or by sending in the registration form. Online registration closes August 12 at 10:00 am.What kind of t-shirts will we be getting?Tech shirts that are men’s specific and women’s specific sizes. Tech shirts are more fitted moisture wicking types of shirtsParking? … Where do we park? We have two large parking lots that should hold everyone. Come early and be patient. There will be hundreds of people trying to get into the same place all at once. Overflow Parking at Royal High school a couple of blocks from the starting line.Can I pick up my race packet on race day??YES…you can pick up your race packet on race day, but we advise you to come early!! There may be hundreds of people doing the same and it may take some time. We advise you to go to the packet pick-up Saturday before race day instead. Last minute check in on race day begins at 6:00 a.m. and ends at 6:45 a.m. There is NO race day registration.Race results will be posted as follows:5k preliminary results will be posted at approx. 8:00 a.m.10k preliminary results will be posted at approx. 9:00 a.m.Half Marathon – approx. 9:30 a.m.Water stations and Porta potty locations along the course: Porta potties are at race start and the followingErringer – 1/2 / 8 mile markSycamore – 1.5 /7.5 mile markSequoia- 3/6 mile markI don’t know the course should I just follow someone?NO: All athletes are required to know the entire course prior to stepping onto the starting line. Please study the race course map on this site, and maybe drive the course if you have time prior to race day.