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By Steve Breazeale
In the first of four running events planned for 2013, the Orangeman Triathlon Running Series’ Orangeman 5K and 10K Trail run will be held on February 2 in San Juan Capistrano.
Both the 5K and 10K trail runs will start at the Las Ramblas trailhead at 8 a.m., where runners will traverse the hills in the surrounding area. There will also be a 1K kids run.
The runners taking on the 5K will enter the Las Ramblas trailhead for about three quarters of a mile before taking a left onto the Cerro Rebal Trail. They will continue onto the Forster Canyon Trail until they reach the turnaround point (1.55 miles out) and return along the same path to the starting line.
The 10K runners will encounter a totally different trail system. After starting out on the Las Ramblas Trail, runners will merge onto the Prima Deschecha Trail, where they will run until they encounter the Whispering Hills Trail at mile No. 2. They will then bear right all the way down past the Juliana Farms Trail and eventually turnaround at the 3.1-mile mark.
All participants will receive a custom-designed “tech” shirt. Registration is now open. Cost is $40 for the 5K, $60 for the 10K and $15 for the kids 1K. For more information or to register, click here.