A Half-Marathon Benefiting Up & Running Again
Saturday June 26th, 2021
The Ransomed Run is a half marathon event put on by Up and Running Again, a faith-based, 501c3 non-profit organization partnering with rescue missions all over the United States to train those recovering from homelessness to run half marathons. With the accomplishment of a half marathon, runners gain the confidence needed to overcome addictions, reconcile relationships, and walk into a life forever changed. In the fall of 2020, Up and Running Again had many runners trained and ready to run half marathons, but there was one problem. Most races around the country were cancelled due to Covid-19. So, the Ransomed Run, a socially distanced, Up and Running Again hosted half marathon, was born.
All proceeds from the Ransomed Run go to Up and Running Again to help even more people recovering from homelessness experience the accomplishment of a half marathon finish. If you’d like to learn more about Up and Running Again, click here.
The results of our inaugural race are in. Click the button below to view them.
Welcome to the Ransomed Run Half Marathon benefiting Up And Running Again. Come support our cause and run alongside runners from the rescue mission to encourage them that anything is possible.
The Ransomed Run will take place at the beautiful Firestone Scout Reservation just east of State Route 57 in Tonner Canyon between Diamond Bar and Brea, California.
The address is 19001 Tonner Canyon Rd, Brea, CA 92821
Race start time is 6:30 AM. Each wave, consisting of 5 runners, will start in one minute intervals.
To avoid race congestion and allow spatial distancing, we ask that faster runners position themselves closer to the start line for waves 1 – 10 and that slower runners position themselves to start in waves 11 – 20, closer to the back of the race group.
Wave 1 will start promptly at 6:30 AM with additional waves to start at one-minute intervals.
Please arrive early!
The course is an out and back style and is a closed course. It consists of two 6.5 mile loops. Most of the route is on a paved road with a few sections of unpaved fire road. The course is rolling with a gradual elevation gain as you leave the start line and run through the beautiful Firestone campground. There will be an aid station at the turnaround. From the turnaround, you will head back downhill to the start/finish area, where you will begin your second lap. Total elevation gain for the 13.1 miles is approximately 800 feet.
The roads will be closed with no vehicle access.
Race Registration $75
(includes chip timing, Ransomed Run t-shirt and race medal)
Packet pickup will take place on race morning.
Pickup begins at 5:45 AM. The packet includes a Ransomed Run t-shirt and race bib with safety pins.
Start/Finish Area: Face coverings must always be worn in the Start/Finish area. If you are not wearing a face covering, you will be asked to put one on. Please be respectful of others. We ask that you maintain social distancing of 6 feet from others and not gather in large groups.
Start Line: Please wear your face covering to the start line and maintain social distance of 6 feet before the start of the race. Every 60 seconds, 5 runners at a time will be allowed entry to the start line area. You may remove your face covering at the start of your race wave.
Face coverings DO NOT have to be worn during the run.
Wave starts: Each wave will consist of 5 runners, starting every 60 seconds, beginning at 6:30 AM. Please seed yourself based on your projected finish time with faster runners starting in waves 1 – 10 and slower runners starting in waves 11 – 20. Please wear your face covering and maintain social distance of 6 feet before your race start. You may remove your face mask once your wave is at the start line.
Aid Stations: Volunteers at each aid station will be wearing a face covering. Runners must grab water and gels from the aid station tables themselves. Volunteers will not hand water or gels to runners.
Finish Area: All runners and spectators MUST wear a face mask in the finish area. Please move away from the finish line once you finish your race. Runners will be provided bottled water and packaged food at the finish. We ask that you not congregate in large groups at the finish area and maintain social distance afterwards, always wearing a face covering. Volunteers may ask you to move if a crowd is developing. PLEASE be respectful.
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