Fun 5Ks to Sign Up for NOW!

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Cardio? More like cardi-nooo!

Hear us out. We KNOW running in a 5K race sounds painful, but it’s not as bad as you think. 5 Kilometers is only 3.1 miles! That short amount of distance partnered with things like bubbles, the beach, and best friends – you might change your mind. SoCal FOMO put together a list of FUN 5K races that can motivate you to take the first step in your cardio career.

The OC Fair Fun Run

August 4, 2019

Have a run then have a deep-fried Oreo with a side of bacon-wrapped turkey legs! Just kidding, that might not be a good idea. HOWEVER – This OC Fair race will be a fun experience for the entire family. I can’t think of a better way to reward yourself than an INCLUDED ticket to the OC Fair when you register for this 5K.

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Griffith Park Luau

August 10, 2019

Say Aloha to everyone as you start your race for the luau-themed run! Bring the family and wear your best luau running attire. That’s a thing, right? This race lets you choose from a 5K or even a 10K – but don’t let that scare you. This flat trail also has a 1K run for the kids. So why plan an expensive trip to Hawaii when you can have this good time in Griffith Park?

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Courtesy of Griffith Park Luau


August 10, 2019

If you ever wanted to be lazy while doing a 5K, this race that finishes with a lazy river is the one for you. Just think about how refreshing running through water will be after the grass portion of the run. Sign up for this wet and wild race ASAP – remember to take your phone out of your pocket!

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Courtesy of The city of la mirada

BRA Run for Evelyn’s BFF

August 25, 2019

Good causes and creative contests are what make this 5K so cool – run by the beautiful beaches of Playa Del Ray for this charity supporting survivors of breast cancer and their families. Every gender is welcome to bring a bra and decorate it for the chance to win in categories from most creative bra to the best-dressed team – don’t forget your fur children because they also have a best dog costume category!

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Courtesy of Bra Run and

The Liquid Run

August 31, September 1 – 2, 2019

Do you know how to swim? Even if you don’t – that’s okay! The Newport Beach Liquid Run brings you to the water for a fun and slippery obstacle course race. If you’ve ever wanted to be on an episode of Wipe Out, but safer, here’s your chance. Sign up now and enjoy a fun time on this giant blow-up course. Floaties included for everyone!

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Courtesy of the liquid run

The Bubble Run

September 7th, 2019

Take a run through a bubble bath! Sliding into Anaheim is the official Bubble Run 5K. Register now for a day of clean fun in the Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Join the action and have access to the race, Bubble Run tee-shirt, temporary tattoo, food trucks, and a party with all the soapy suds you came to see.

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Courtesy of bubble Run

Santa Monica Classic

September 8, 2019

Time to take a lap around a touristy hot spot – the Santa Monica Pier! This race gives you the option between a 5K and 10K. How far can you go? Register to run around the world famous beach that holds food, roller coasters and your next racing achievement.

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