Overall Rating
Overall Rating (6 Reviews)
3.8
(6 Ratings)(6 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1.8
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2.8
PRODUCTION
3.8
SWAG
3.5
The Tustin Hangar Half Marathon & 5K are structured to raise the maximum amount of funds for local nonprofits and charities while showcasing one of the most beautiful and historic cities in Southern California. A minimum of 15% of all race registration fees are slated to go directly to the … MORE
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    booski FIRST-TIMER '19

    Nice race if you’re looking for a smaller race without mobs of people. Packet pickup was well organized. Plenty of porta potties at the start, race started on time. The … MORE

    Nice race if you’re looking for a smaller race without mobs of people. Packet pickup was well organized. Plenty of porta potties at the start, race started on time.

    The course itself is relatively flat — couple of minor inclines on freeway overpasses but no scary hills. I ran a PR a bit unexpectedly here, so the course is pretty easy. Running thru the hangar is cool, but that’s over in the first mile and then the rest of the course is kind of boring – running thru suburbia and shopping centers. Virtually no crowd support; if that’s important to you then skip this race. Aid stations were spaced regularly and had great volunteers (my only nit pick was some of the cups only had like a small sip of water in them so I had to take more than one cup a couple of times). Cool finishers medal.

    Post race food was the main area for improvement: apples, orange slices and water were only available items, and not very interesting or appealing to me to eat

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    Fragileflower12 FIRST-TIMER '19

    The Hangar itself is great. However, it’s at roughly .75 into the run. From that point on~~not much to see. Numerous AS avail with water. Quoted a lengthy time limit … MORE

    The Hangar itself is great. However, it’s at roughly .75 into the run. From that point on~~not much to see. Numerous AS avail with water. Quoted a lengthy time limit of 4.5 hrs which is great but several AS were abandoned at least @ 3 hr mark. Two Portos avail on course. 🥴 Finish line water/fruit closed up at 3.5 hour mark. Which is fine if you dont state a 4.5 hour limit. Felt sorry for those finishers. Overall I think running through the Hangar is unique and you should do it at least once. Otherwise, the charity donation is the best part of the race.

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    HalfSpeedQueen REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Despite rain and breezy weather, this race was worth repeating. It was a great opportunity to see the inside of the Tustin hangars (much bigger than you expect from the … MORE

    Despite rain and breezy weather, this race was worth repeating. It was a great opportunity to see the inside of the Tustin hangars (much bigger than you expect from the outside). The course is mostly flat, with an occasional uphill/downhill trek for the freeway overpasses. Course support was plentiful, especially considering the weather. The medal was the same high quality as last year and one of my favorite features of running this race. I will definitely return for year 3.

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    dtm3000 REPEAT RUNNER '17

    This run operated as the Leprechaun Leap 5k for the last 5 years. It has held a special place for me because I was born on Saint Patrick's Day and … MORE

    This run operated as the Leprechaun Leap 5k for the last 5 years. It has held a special place for me because I was born on Saint Patrick’s Day and in 2013 it was my PR and still is after 265 of these runs.
    The Run has evolved into the Tustin Hangar Half and 5k and still features a run through inside one of the Tustin Hangers – Structures built during WW2 to house Zeppelins and aircraft. The St. Patrick theme is gone but still lives on a bit (the 5k bib and green lettering) and some people still dressed festive (I still wear my Green Elvis outfit). The 5k also differed a bit in that the official rating of the half course meant no strollers or pets. Otherwise, this is a flat and fast course with not a lot to see outside of the Hanger – but running through the Hanger is a unique experience.
    The run was again well organized and was a great experience. The expo held inside The District was large and the swag was good. Over the years I have met most people involved and they are all fine people.

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    090775candice FIRST-TIMER '17

    Have to do it again next year. My daughter and I ran it together and we had a blast. Being down at the hanger where my grandfather was stationed was … MORE

    Have to do it again next year. My daughter and I ran it together and we had a blast. Being down at the hanger where my grandfather was stationed was really cool.

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    RoadRunner FIRST-TIMER '17

    Previously known as the Tustin Leprechaun Leap, a 5k only race, this was the inaugural year of the Tustin Hangar Half Marathon & 5k. The race was well organized , … MORE

    Previously known as the Tustin Leprechaun Leap, a 5k only race, this was the inaugural year of the Tustin Hangar Half Marathon & 5k.

    The race was well organized , with a well marked course, and decent route support. As a Tustin resident, a hometown race offers some extra enjoyment. But what makes this race special is the opportunity to run through the old Tustin Marine Base blimp hangar. The hangar is huge, and I get a sense of awe, for it’s history and size, when I’m inside.

    The race is definitely on my short list to run again next year. The one thing I hope is that they can get the city to embrace the race, with more spectators to cheer you on.

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