2013 was my first year running this race and I don’t think I’ve had more fun at any other race!
I was able to register online for $20, which is a great registration fee. I arrived about an hour early on race morning and while parking was free at Concordia University, threre were no signs directing volunteers where to park, which was confusing for someone like me who had never been to the campus before.
Once I made my way to the track (where the start/finish lines were), picking up my bib and tshirt was very easy and there was no line. The tshirts were a white cotton with a cute “Rabbit Run” logo. Each runner also got a small plastic bag to collect Easter eggs along the course.
The race started a few minutes late and it was a small group of participants (I would estimate less than 200). The course was never crowded and there were lots of turns, so you never got bored. There was lots of Easter decor along the course, from grass areas covered with plastic Easter eggs to Easter bunnies. There were several Easter egg stations, where you could collect three eggs each. There were also other Easter themed goodies to collect.
Not all runners were there to collect Easter eggs. Some just ran for the time and did not stop to collect eggs. I did stop at each station to collect eggs and by the end of the race, my plastic bag was full of Easter eggs. Each plastic egg had candy in it.
There were no mile markers along the course, but the course was so interesting with all of the turns, rolling hills, and beautiful Irvine scenery. Before I knew it, I was at the finish line.
The finish line featured water bottles, lemonade (both regular and strawberry) bottles, fruit, and Rice Krispy treats. There was an Easter bunny you could take photos with.
The results were posted pretty quickly (the race was chip timed with the timing device attached to the back of your bib) and medals were awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age group.
I can’t wait for next year’s race!!