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The Great Cow Run

Wed February 10 - Sat February 27 Cerritos, CA 90703 US


18 and Under Registration $15

The Great Cow Run

Registration Remains Open

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The Great Cow Run


The Great Cow Run began in 2006 as the Cerritos Cross Country Invitational. Due to construction at Cerritos Regional Park, the invitational did not race its second annual invitational until 2008. With a new course and a beautifully redesigned park, the Great Cow Run is hosted on a beautiful course that runs across a flat grass and cement course that is viewer-friendly. In addition, the invitational has grown in order to incorporate the theme of the cow (due to the history of Cerritos formerly known as Dairy Valley), as the lead bikers and runners dress in cow suits and the opportunity for photo ops with these cows is presented throughout the day. In 2011, the Chik-fil-a cow also paid a visit to the course to help promote for their Cerritos store located at the beautifully redesigned Los Cerritos Center. The meet provides a balance of the quality team and aims at awarding as many individuals as possible! Join us for our thirteenth annual invitational on August 31, 2019, which we hope will be as great as an invitational as ever in one of the best cities around!

In addition, the high school invitational is preceded by the Higashi Roman Memorial Run which is dedicated to a Cerritos High School students and alumni who were tragically killed in car accidents in 2007 - Darren Higashi and Regina Nicole Roman. The invitational serves as an open race that individuals of all ages and abilities levels can participate to help support our program and to continue the memory of these two fine individuals.

How The Great Cow Run works:

  • Step 1: Register for the event, join a team or create your own.
  • Step 2: Recruit your friends and family to join your team to have bragging rights for the largest team.
  • Step 3: June 1st - Start moving!  You have until February 27th to complete the challenge.
  • Step 4: Log your mileage into RunSignUp. (Additional Instructions will be published). 
  • Step 5: Challenge your friends and compete against other teams for bragging rights! 
  • Step 6: Print out your Customized Certificate of Completion and get your SWAG! 

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Course Map

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Logging Mileage

Get your Pre-Race Bib


Q. Can I still register?
A. Yes! Join in anytime.

Q. What counts as mileage?
A. Walking, Running, Jogging, Crawling, Rolling, whatever. It all counts.

Q. Do I have to actually run the course?
LOL Nope. Go for it you want but this challenge is meant for you to do your miles wherever you can.

Q. How do I log my Miles?
A. You will have to track your miles. This can be done through FitBit, GPS Watch, Google Maps, or MapMyRun. You only have to know how far you go!  Once you have completed your walk. Enter your results in to RunSignUp. Click Here for Video

Q. How do I get on the leaderboard?
A. Entering your Logged Miles into Runsignup by Clicking Here

Q. How do I compete against other teams?
A. During the challenge, you will be able to compare against other team's progress.

Q. How do I download my bib number to share on social media?
es of the day?
Sure, why not! The goal is to make sure you are staying active.

Q. Do I have to run every mile?
A. Ahh No! Many of our participants (Like me) are walkers. Run, walk, crawl, or roll. Just get 'er done.

Q. Can I compete Internationally?
A. Yes! We just ask for a nominal $14.99 for additional shipping charges if outside North America

Q. Are there shipping charges?
A. No - shipping is included!

Q. When will I receive my T-Shirt?
A. We plan on sending out in waves as people complete the course. 

Q. When can I register until?
A. Anytime before the competition ends. 

Q. Do I need a GPS watch/tracker or Strava? Will I need to show my watch or device for proof of running?
A: You can use one if you wish but we are on the honor system here. There are no additional awards given for running faster; just finish!

Q: How many people do I need on my team?
You need at least 5 people on your team to complete your team.

Q. How do I find out about the next Virtual Challenge?
A. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We are creating a series of events and will be reaching out on social media to get feedback from our participants 


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