Run Like It's Recess

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January 30, 2022

Join us for the 10th Annual Run Like It’s Recess 5K Run/Walk, 1K, and Toddler Run

5K Start Time: 9 am

1K Start Time: 10:15 am

Toddler Run Start Time: 10:45

This annual event is hosted by Newcomb Academy PTSA, which serves Newcomb Academy (Grades K–8), a public school in the Long Beach Unified School District.  
A school fundraiser and a way to promote health and fitness to the entire area. This family-friendly event is open to all ages and fitness levels. Stroller and wheelchair friendly.  

Medals will be given to all finishers with awards for the top three 5K finishers in each age group. FREE shirt and goody bag guaranteed if registered by December 26, 2021, after that date your shirt size may not be available.

The Course: Flat, fast, and scenic. It takes place at El Dorado Park East in Long Beach, near the train and playground area. If you’re looking to set a personal record or if you just want to take it easy and take in the scenery, this is the perfect course.

5K EARLY Registration: $ 25.00 
5K Late Registration: $ 35.00   
1K: $ 15.00
Toddler Run: $ 10.00

Team Registration Discount (5k only): Teams of 10 or more 5k participants receive $5 discount per entry. 

Location: El Dorado Park Golden Grove (Link below)

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Family Fun Day

January 30, 2022

Race Packet Pick-up Location/Times:
Day/Time: Friday, Jan 28, 2022 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm 
Location: Newcomb Academy 3351 Val Verde Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90808
Saturday, Jan 29, 2022 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: John’s Hamburgers 6223 E Spring St. Long Beach, CA
Race Day pick-up - Packets may also be picked up on the morning of the race at the race site starting at 7:30 am.

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Complimentary Pancake Breakfast

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Our Philosophy

Newcomb Academy for Academic Excellence is a K-8 public school in the Long Beach Unified School District.

Newcomb Academy believes that each student must be prepared for a global society by developing the skills for academic success in order to be college and career ready and by:

  • Being hard-working, determined and goal oriented

  • Being physically and emotionally fit

  • Communicating articulately

  • Contributing as a member of the community

  • Appreciating diversity in our multicultural world

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Newcomb PTSA.

Learn More about Newcomb Academy K-8.  Here's a link below:

Contact us below if you are interested in volunteering to help with the event, would like to be a sponsor or have any other questions.

3351 Val Verde Ave, Long Beach, CA 90808, USA

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2020 Results

5K Overall

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2020 Results

Age Group Wins


2019 Results

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2016 Results

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2015 Results

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Course Map