Established in 1991, the award-winning Kinane Events team has managed more than 190 events during its 27 years. Over that period, KE has created the foundation for many of Southern California’s legendary events, providing key management decisions during their fastest periods of growth.
Kinane’s seasoned team of professionals managed the inaugural Orange County Race (1992), Inland Empire (1999) and Los Angeles Race for the Cure (1995) events, and initiated many of the original sponsorship programs for these great events.
The OC Race for the Cure registered attendance started at 3,800 in 1992 and grew to 28,000 over the first 10 years. Long before the recent explosion of mega races, OCRFC attracted 28,000 runners and walkers and was recognized, in 2000, as one of the 10 largest race of any kind in the country by Running USA. Kinane Events was one of the founding members of Running USA.
In 2004, Carlsbad-based Kinane Events serviced 65,000+ runners and walkers, with an expanded portfolio to include the: Orange County Race For The Cure (23,0000), Largest Nike Run Hit Wonder in LA (20,000), the inaugural OC Marathon (10,000), the Newport Beach Spirit Run (5,000), the San Diego Liberty 4 Mile (2,800), the Saddleback Half Marathon (3,200), and the Four Seasons Aviara 4 Mile (1,400).
In 2007, Kinane Events consolidated its portfolio to focus on the development of four premier events: Surf City USA Marathon, which grew from 8,000 to 20,000 in three years; the Oceanside Turkey Trot, which grew from 2,300 to 10,000 in 9 years; and the Santa Anita Derby Day 5K, which consistently attracts over 5,000 runners and walkers annually.
The fourth event created in 2011 was October’s Surf City 10. With a 5K, 10K, and 10 Mile Run, plus kids races, the Surf City 10 attracted nearly 4,000 runners and 6,000 spectators to Huntington Beach in 2013.
Today, Kinane Events is focused on enhancing the experience at the 11th Annual PMCU O’side Turkey Trot and the Santa Anita Derby Day 5K, expanding the ambassadors program for the Move Your Feet Before You Eat! Foundation and growing their running club. We are currently evaluating additional opportunities and collaborations to motivate folks to get moving. Our goal is to help solve the healthcare crisis one step at a time.