Cypress Run Frequently Asked Questions

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When and where can I pick up my Run packet (bib, shirt & bag)?
You can ONLY pick up your items on either Friday, July 26 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. or Saturday, July 27 from 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m. at the Cypress Civic Center, 5275 Orange Avenue, on the grass in front of City Hall, between the Library and Council Chambers

Can I pick up another athlete’s packet (bib, shirt & bag)?
Yes, as long as they have previously registered and you have their exact name and race in which they are participating

Where do the races begin?
The races begin on Grindlay St. just south of Orange Ave.

When will the street closures take place?
There will be intermittent street closures from 2:30 – 9:30 a.m. on Race Day to ensure the safety of all of our participants.  A list of the closures can be found on the city website at Cypressrec.org 

Where is the best place to park?
Parking is available at both City Hall on Grindlay St., just north of Orange Ave., 
at LDS church on Orange Ave., just west of Grindlay St., and in the surrounding neighborhoods.

What time does the race start?
Pre-race stretch on the grass in front of City Hall, between the library and the Council Chambers: 6:15 a.m.
Races start time: 7:00 a.m. – 10K start
                              7:30 a.m.  – 5K Run/Walk start (walkers line up towards the back)

Do you have a place to put my keys and belongings?
Personal Item Storage near the First Aid station on the grass in front of City Hall, between the Library and Council Chambers.

Where is the First Aid?
Near the Finish line & Personal Item Storage on the grass in front of City Hall, between the Library and Council Chambers.

Where are the restrooms?
Porta-Potties are located in front of the Library off Orange Ave. and there are outdoor restrooms near the Library.

Where and when are Run results posted? 
Results will be posted at the registration area on the on the grass in front of City Hall, between the Library and Council Chambers on laptops and after the race on Cypressrec.org

Where and what time is the award ceremony?
There is no awards ceremony, you can pick up your medals at the Cypress Recreation canopy near the registration area as soon as the official results are available.  NEW - Picture area also available at this location on the grass in front of City Hall, between the Library and Council Chambers.    

How can I get my medal if I can’t stay or forget to pick it up?
You may pick up your medal at the Community Center, 5700 Orange Avenue
M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. beginning on Monday, July 29

Who gets medals?   
     
• Participation Medals are given at the finish line to each registered participant  
• Winner Medals - Top 3 finishers in each division and each age group for both 5K & 10K Runs


How much is award money?
Top 3 overall finishers in 10K for both male & female:
1st place $1,000 male/female
2nd place $500 male/female
3rd place $250 male/female 

OC RACE SERIES
Challenge yourself by finishing in consecutive order any combination of 5K/10K Triathlon event in each of the cities of Cypress, Los Alamitos (Feb 2020), and Seal Beach (April 2020). Must have timed finish (Cypress 5K Walk does not count) at all three (3) events in the series (one in each city) in a row and receive a medal on your 3rd race. A Free OC Race Series medal will be given out to everyone who completes this challenge. Signing up is not necessary as we will automatically track all participants.

Where, what time, and how much is the pancake breakfast/Cypress Festival?
Cypress Community Festival, Oak Knoll Park: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. FREE Admission
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, Oak Knoll Park/Community Center: 7:00-11:00 a.m. $5.00

 

5K Walk & NEW 10K Run Course Map