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2016 Citrus Heritage Run

January 9, 2016

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  • Half Marathon
  • 5K
  • Kids Fun Run
 Arlington Heights Sports Park
9401 Cleveland Avenue, Riverside, CA 92503
The Citrus Heritage Run is celebrating our 6th year anniversary. The Riverside Road Runners highly recommend this fun and scenic course as a great tune up race for 2016. Race distance includes 13.1, 5K and a 1 mile kids race for fun. All proceeds from the Citrus Heritage Run support Riverside-area student running programs and scholarships for local high school seniors.  This includes free running shoes to Arlington and Ramona High School cross-country students, financial support of the 100-Mile Club, and scholarships for graduating seniors.
Get ready! Improve your endurance, stamina, speed and strength come out for some fun and run through the orange groves of Riverside. Join the Riverside Road Runners. We are a fitness-oriented walking/running club comprised of members in the Greater Riverside area striving for a healthier life style. We pursue improved health and fitness via a year-round walking, running and training program that includes people of all ages and abilities. We guide people to achieve their own personal fitness goals – whether a daily walk/ run program or the completion of a marathon.

GOODIES: Medals will be presented to all participants. Technical t-shirts will be given to all 5K and Half Marathon participants. Trophies to the fastest male and female in each race.

Exciting news! The area’s first running series is back for another year!


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Register Now! Fueled by volunteerism, the Hometown Heroes Honor Run committee is dedicated to families of injured or fallen officers, ensuring they have the financial support necessary to recover or adjust to their new lives. The run, featuring a 5k run and a 10K, was developed as a tribute to honor Officer Andrew Tachias, a UCR alumni Division 1 runner, who was recently shot and wounded during the line of duty for the Riverside Police Department. All revenue generated from the Hometown Heroes Honor Run is put into the Riverside Police Officers’ Assistance Fund. Money supports youth and elderly community based programming and families of officers injured in the line of duty or those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Mission Inn

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Join us for the 37th Annual Mission Inn Run! This Signature Event takes place in Historic Downtown Riverside and is an Inland Empire Tradition! The 5K, 10K and Half Marathon courses are USATF certified and chip timing. The event also features a 1/2 K and a 1K kids race. These courses wind through the historic parks, sites and neighborhoods of Riverside, making a picturesque event for runners and spectators alike. All proceeds of the run benefit the Mission Inn Museum, a non-profit organization, its historic preservation efforts, youth oriented art programs and its student education projects held in the disadvantaged Riverside schools.

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The Citrus Inaugural Half Marathon comes back again for our 6th year anniversary. The Riverside Road Runners highly recommend this fun and scenic course as a great tune up race for 2016. This is our sixth annual 5K. There will be a 1 mile kids race for fun. Proceeds go to sponsor race entry fees and training cost for local students to participate in 2016 Surf City Marathon and the LA Marathon.  Our featured charity is Team World Vision, raising funds for clean water in Uganda.

Get ready! Improve your endurance, stamina, speed and strength come out for some fun and run through the orange groves of Riverside. Join the Riverside Road Runners. We are a fitness-oriented walking/running club comprised of members in the Greater Riverside area striving for a healthier life style, training for a personal race or fitness goal.

The Citrus Heritage Run is partnering with the Riverside Police Officers Association’s Hometown Hero Honor Run (October 11th) and the Mission Inn (November 9th) to start our own RUN RIVERSIDE CHALLENGE.  Anyone that completes one race in all three events will receive a special finishers medal at the end of their Citrus Heritage Run race.  All three events will be sharing resources and promoting the other events in the RUN RIVERSIDE CHALLENGE (free booths, links to the other events website, flyers in goodie bags, etc).

Be one of the select athletes who can sport a medal for the RUN RIVERSIDE CHALLENGE.

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Race Packet Pickup

Our race packet pickup will be hosted by Sports Authority on January 9th from 3pm to 8pm.

Sports Authority 3380 Tyler Street Riverside, CA 92503

We recommend that participants pick up their race packets on Friday, January 9th. Race packet pick up will also be available on Saturday, January 10, beginning at 6:30am.

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Where and when is packet pick-up?​​​

​Friday, January 8, 2016 – 3:00 to 8:00 PM

Sports Authority * 3380 Tyler Street, Riverside, CA 92503

Saturday, January 9, 2016 – 6:30 AM – 7:45 AM

Arlington Heights Sports Park * 9401 Cleveland Avenue, Riverside, CA 92503

Where can I park?​​​

​We recommend you arrive early! Race location: Arlington Heights Sports Park * 9401 Cleveland Avenue, Riverside, CA 92503

• Bethel Christian Center * 2425 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92503 (access church parking from Cleveland Avenue)

• Hawthorne Elementary School * 2700 Irving Street, Riverside, CA 92503

• Arlington High School * 2951 Jackson Street, Riverside, CA 92503

What time does the race start?

6:30 am Packet pick-up

7:30 am Half Marathon Start

8:30 am 5K Start

9:30 am 1 Mile Kids Run Start

How do I know if I’m registered?​

​​If you registered online, you’ll receive an email confirmation of your registration at the time you registered. Also, you can go to http:// to get proof of your registration.

Who can pick up my packet for me?​​​​

If you cannot pick up your race packet, you may have a friend or family member pick it up for you. Please copy your photo ID and write

on the paper the ID is copied on that the person who you’ve sent (their name, we will check their ID as well) to pick up your bib has your

permission, and then sign the bottom of the page with the name as you’ve registered.

Can I transfer my bib or receive a refund? ​​

Race entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Are there race time limits?

No. We want our race to be as runner/walker friendly as possible. Please keep in mind that the race will not close down until the last

runner/walker is in. As always do your best to finish in the most time-efficient manner.

Are there aid/water stations along the route?

Yes, medical/first aid stations are strategically positioned all along the full and half marathon courses, approximately every 5

miles. Water stations and port-a-potties will be available approximately every two miles, with port-a-potties. Electrolyte replacement

drink (Gatorade) will be available every other mile.

Do you have special programs for elite runners?​​​​


Are there pacers for this year’s marathon?​


Are iPODs, iPhones and other personal listening devices permitted? ​

​While we do not feel it is our place to take away your music, we ask that you keep it at a low enough volume so that it doesn’t impair

your ability to hear what’s going on around you on the course.

Are there course marshals?​

​Course marshals will be patrolling and monitoring the course to ensure participant safety, address any concerns, and answer any


Race Day Questions:​

Where do event volunteers report?​

​Volunteers should check in at the Volunteer Booth at Arlington Heights Sports Park then dispatched to the location designated by the

Volunteer coordinator or team captain. ​

Citrus Heritage Run

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a bag check area? Where is it located?

​Yes, bag check will be made available to all participants at the start/finish area at Arlington Heights Sports Park. Your race packet,

available at our staging area near the start line, will contain everything you need! To check your gear, place your items in the race bag

and attach the gear check tag to your bag. Please do not bag check valuables such as your car keys, cell phone, or jewelry, as we

cannot be responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items.​

Where is the Post-Race Festival?​

​The post-race festival will take place at Arlington Heights Sports Park near the finish line. Festivities will begin at 8:00 a.m. and are

open to all participants, volunteers, and their guests.

Are there showers or changing rooms at the race?​

​No showers. But there are bathrooms that you can change in.

​Can my time at Citrus Heritage Run qualify me for the Boston Marathon?​


When do I get my race results?

The bibs have chip timing attached that will be used. Results will be posted at the finishing area after the race and on this website.

Please allow the timing people at least 30 minutes after you finish – to post your results.


​We will have medals to give to all finishers. There will be a trophy given to the top female and male finisher of the Half Marathon and

5K. We know some runners like to grab their awards and go so we do not have a big awards ceremony; simply go to the Awards booth

in the post-event festival area after your race to claim your awards. Timing takes up to half an hour to verify so please be patient and

courteous with our awards volunteers.

Can I exchange my shirt?

Race shirts will not be exchanged for a different size than what you registered for until all the races are over on race day.

Are dogs allowed?

​No, pets are not allowed on the course at any time.

Are bikes allowed?


What if my Garmin, iPod, Smart device, is slightly more than the official race distance?

On race day, if the distance shown on your device is greater than the official race distance, it just means you weren’t cutting corners—

quite literally. According to the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federation) course measurement guidelines (pg. 20), a road

race course is defined by the shortest possible route a runner could take without being disqualified. After the race, if your device shows

that you ran a little farther, this just accounts for extra steps you took to run around other participants, obstacles hit a water stop, port-o-
potty or stayed to the middle or outside lane. If your device comes up short, you either didn’t run the full course or your device is wrong.

What if my Garmin, iPod, Smart device, shows a slightly different time than the official race time?

How accurate your Garmin can be is affected by trees, cloud cover, mountains nearby, etc. so go on your chip time when racing. The

main reason your Garmin will register a different time from race time is due to auto pause or signal dropout. If you lose reception time

will still move on but your moving time may differ. If you look at your data you will see 3 records of time – Time, Moving Time & Elapsed

time. To sum up: if you are doing a race, it matters not what your Garmin says, your race time is as per the chip – in the same vein as

the Umpire’s word is final.

Are strollers, baby carriers or baby backpacks allowed on the Half Marathon course?

We do not recommend having strollers on the course due to safety concerns.

What if I can’t run the race?

There are no refunds, exchanges, rollovers, deferrals or transfers. The enormous expense to stage a race remains the same whether

the entrant run the race, is a no-show or wishes to cancel. Every entrant fee has been factored into costs (insurance, shirts, medallions,

security, medical, permits, etc.) We are a non-profit organization that supports the youth of our community in fulfilling their goals of

running marathons. Thank you for your support!