OC Marathon Instructions – 2023

New year means new opportunities to support UCI HD-CARE! OC Marathon May 6th & 7th 2023 is offering Kids Run, 5K Run, Half Marathon, and a Full Marathon, and we are entering as a charity partner this year. 

Come join the fun as we will have food, snacks, and hydration for our runners! This 2-day event is a way to connect our community and have fun raising money for our cause. 

Interested in Participating as a Runner?

  1. Visit OC Marathon and click “Register Now”.
  2. Place all of your information and be sure to choose the following run:
    1. 5K
    2. Half Marathon
    3. Full Marathon
    4. 5K/Half Marathon Combo Crush
    5. 5K/Full Marathon Combo Crush
    6. Or Virtual Event
  3. At the bottom, you should be asked “would you like to join or create a Team/Club?” Click Yes. 
  4. Make sure to join the Team/Club HD-CARE and to enter event code HDCARE10 for 10% discount. 

Interested in Participating as a “Runraiser” to try to RUN FOR FREE?

What is a Runraiser? A runner and fundraiser combined! Want a chance to represent our charity and earn money to run for free? Follow the instructions below!

  1. Register to run, walk, or skip for free! Choose either the 5K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon, or any Combo Crush event. 
  2. Once you are registered, click create a fundraising page on the bottom right and sure to include our charity that you will be supporting (HD-CARE) to raise money for our cause. Below are the fundraising minimums for each event. Reaching the minimums will get you reimbursed for your run!
    1. 5K – $150
    2. Half Marathon – $350
    3. Full Marathon – $500
    4. Half Combo Crush – $500
    5. Full Combo Crush – $650

Feel free to make your own team if you have a group of people, or join us HD-CARE WARRIORS

Interested in Volunteering?

  1. We need active volunteers for the water station for our runners and at our tent! Interested in volunteering? E-mail [email protected] (Amber Rose Keith, Board Treasurer)

Cannot attend, but want to participate? Plan to Donate! 

  1. Consider donating to current fundraisers to help them run for free, or just donate to our page! All donations to our fundraisers will go straight to HD-CARE.
    1. Current HD-CARE Warriors fundraising for HD-CARE!
      1. Amber’s Run for HD
      2. Katerina’s Run for HD CARE
    2. Donate straight to our page!
      1. HD-CARE

2022 OC Marathon

After two long years, we’re back!  Please support Team HD-CARE at the Orange County Marathon 5K on April 30, 2022. We are honored to again be a preferred charity partner this year.

If you want to participate in the race, here is how to register:

  1. Visit OCMarathon.com, click Register Now
  2. Choose the 5K, use team HD-CARE on the dropdown and add event code HDCARE10 for 10% discount.
  3. Donate to HD-CARE as an add on to your registration (optional)
  4. Finish your registration and select yellow button to Start Fundraising Page
  5. Once the fundraising page has been added you can share the fundraising page with friends/family to solicit additional donations.

Whether or not you participate in the race, you can support our mission to fight Huntington’s Disease by donating via this link:  https://tinyurl.com/59u78ruy


2018 OC Marathon: Thank You to Our Sponsors

To date our sponsors are:

     Andy and Karen Thorburn                            Global Benefits Group                             Donahue Shcriber