The Tustin Chamber of Commerce Announces the Inaugural Tustin Hangar Half Marathon and 5K

20 Sep 2016 14:24
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Press Release

TUSTIN, Calif., Sept. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Tustin Chamber of Commerce, along with presenting sponsor Primo Fitness, announces the Inaugural Tustin Hangar Half Marathon and 5K. Both races will take place on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at The District at Tustin Legacy. The Half Marathon will start at 7:00 a.m., with the 5K at 7:30 a.m.

These races 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 nonprofits and charities that the race registrants themselves choose when they register for one of the races. No other major road race in the United States does this.

Both races will start at The District at Tustin Legacy, a one-million square foot open-air entertainment and shopping destination. The runners in both races will proceed through one of the two Tustin blimp hangars, among the largest wooden structures ever built and are rarely open to the public. These impressive structures are seventeen stories high, over 1,000 feet long and 300 feet wide!

The Half Marathon continues from The District to The Tustin Marketplace, another fantastic 670,000 square-foot open-air shopping center; and then proceeds to historic Old Town Tustin, with its tree-lined streets and historic buildings dating back to the 1880’s. The Half Marathon then returns to The District for the finish line celebration.

The 5K continues the fun whimsical tradition enjoyed by thousands of Tustin residents who enjoy a St. Patrick Day event, jogging through the historic Hangar and wearing the green.

Registration is now open. Runners are encouraged to visit www.TustinHangarHalf.com for more information or to register. Interested sponsors are encouraged to contact Ned Smith by e-mail at [email protected]

The Tustin Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to expanding the potential of local businesses while promoting the civic, cultural and social well-being of the City of Tustin and surrounding communities.