FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. How is my time calculated?
Timing results for the 5K & 10K participants are chip times. Chip times start when you actually cross the start mat and end when you cross the finish mat. You must be wearing your BIB to receive a time. Please note that you should wear your bib in an area on your front that is least affected by sweat and moisture. They timing chips are highly sensitive to both.
2. Does everyone get a medal?
Yes, all 5K/10K run and 5K walk participants will received finisher medals for! All Kid’s 1K run participants receive ribbons.
3. Who does get an award? Awards are given to the top three (3) finishers in each of eighteen divisions with special awards for overall event champions of the 5K and 10K Runs.
Overall top Male and Female awards are also given. The first / top “Seal Beach Resident” Male and Female to finish each of the 5K and 10K Runs will each receive a special award. Ribbons are given to all children participating in the Kids’ 1K Fun Run. Winners must be present to claim their award. Awards will not be mailed. You may claim a medal in person from the City of Seal Beach recreation department after Monday, April 11th.
4. What ages are the categories?
10 & Under, 11 – 12, 13 – 14, 15 – 16, 17 – 19, 20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 – 49, 50 – 54, 55 – 59, 60 – 64, 65 – 69, 70 – 74, 75 – 79 and 80+.
5. Where is the food and water?
There are four water stations: the finish line, two for the 10K on Westminster Ave and Seal Beach Blvd and one for the 5K at Electric and 10th. Food and refreshments are complementary to all participants after they complete the route through the finish chute, on the south side of Eisenhower Park.
6. Where are restrooms?
At the start line, there are over 30 restrooms and hand washing stations located next to the tennis courts at the intersection of Marina and 1st St. At the finish line, they are located below the pier or after the finishing line chute.
7. How many people are in the race this year?
We have over 350 children and over 4,300 adults.
8. How do I get my photo?
Our photography company has photos up usually by the Tuesday following our race. Visit runsealbeach.com to find their link.
9. What if my time or place are wrong?
Contact Race Roster as directed on the back of your bib. They are at www.RaceRoster.com You may also attempt to correct it at the timing / results area located right at the finish line.
10. I have lost my stuff! –
We are sorry. Run Seal Beach has no secure area for any participant’s belongings. Lost items will be brought to the Finish Line Stage. Lost children will be brought to the Finish Line Stage and not released unless proof of parent identity can be established via police or prior registration with the Kids Fun Zone.
11. When does the Fun Zone close?
Break down of that area begins as the 10K finishers are wrapping up. This is usually around 9:30 AM. Please collect your child as soon as you are done with your race.
12. Street Closures –
Street closures are (all times approximate): Marina Bridge – Closed from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM, First Street – from Trailer Park to Marina Drive – 5:00 AM – 8:15 AM, First Street – from Marina Drive to Ocean Avenue – 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM, Ocean Avenue – from First Street to 7th Street – 7:15 AM – 10:00 AM, Ocean Avenue – from 7th Street to Electric & Landing – 7:00AM – 10:00 AM, Seal Beach Blvd – from Electric to PCH – 7:15 AM – 9:00 AM, Seal Beach Blvd – From PCH to Westminster – 1 Lane of westbound traffic side will be closed but open to through traffic in other lanes to PCH, Westminster Blvd – From Seal Beach Blvd to River Trail Input – 1 lane of southbound traffic side will be closed but open to through traffic in other lanes. Intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Seal Beach Blvd – will be closed from 8:05AM – 8:30 AM.
13. Where can I park?
You have limited parking in the beach lots at 10th, 8th and 1st Streets. There is street parking as well, but DO NOT park in front of driveways, hydrants or other “red zones”. Do not park in commercial properties, as many will tow.
14. What should I do if someone is injured?
First aid may be rendered via CARE Ambulance positioned at the start and finish of the race. For serious observed injury, STOP – call 911, and render aid to the person as you are able. Do not leave as you may need to assist first responders to locate the injured party.
15. What is there to do after the race?
Please visit our vendors and visit our restaurants and shops along Main Street when you are done. We encourage you to shop local and come back to Seal Beach.
16. When is next year’s race?
The 2024 race date Saturday March 16th.
17. Where does the money go?
Since 2003, RSB has given back over 2,039,410.00 to our community, representing more than 114 organizations through the years, touching thousands of residents, students, our local military and those who are served by our community. We are 100% volunteer run organization with no paid staff. The grant application is now open, and all grants must be submitted by May 15th to be considered.
18. How many years has the race been going on?
This is our 50th race. We are one of the top five longest running continuous 10K events in the USA.