Running in Isla Vista

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Some people need a workout buddy to keep them motivated. That's why Laceup Running Series offers 5Ks, 10Ks, and half marathons for individuals and teams, allowing people to work together or alone as they run along scenic routes. And if runners need something to look forward to at the finish line, brunch and beer is served at the end of the race with live music.

Promenade Park
Ventura,
CA
US

Ghouls, goblins, angels, and bumblebee's trample through the friendly filth at the Conejo Valley Halloween Mud Run. Racers sweat in running spandex or costumes as they complete either a 5K or 10K course complete with hay bales to hurdle, walls to climb, and mud pits to throw incriminating evidence into. The prospect of warm showers greets racers as they finish, along with food vendors, exhibitors, and live music. Racers power through the muck in groups of 75–100 fellow crazies, each affixed with an electronic chip for accurate race timing.

3295 Windmist Avenue
Thousand Oaks,
CA
US

James Deirmendjian had a decorated career as a brazilian jujitsu practitioner, winning martial-arts competitions and teaching submission grappling. He's parlayed that success into opening Fight Fit Training, where he helps clients get fit through boxing and kickboxing training, kettlebell workouts, and traditional lifting.

31125 Via Colinas
Westlake Village,
CA
US

CrossFit 805 is not your typical gym experience…it’s high octane, small group training. We use functional movements in constantly varied ways to develop you both physically and mentally. We run, lift, throw, jump, pull and move….we push ourselves and each other to new levels of fitness and performance.

4545 Industrial Street
Simi Valley,
CA
US

Extreme athletes banded together to design Spartan Races' intense courses orchestrated over standardized distances, each strewn with natural and man-made obstacles to test mind-body fitness, resilience, stamina, and strength, designed to leave participants exhausted and exhilarated. In waves of 200, runners collect smudges and stains as they perform box jumps, haul heavy sandbags, and juke feral linebackers. Depending on where in the world they're participating, the course may be as short as 3 miles or, for extremely practiced athletes, as long as a full marathon.

327 Latigo Canyon Road
Malibu,
CA
US

Since Pepperdine moved to Malibu from Los Angeles in 1972, the school's athletics program has accrued accolades in a variety of team and individual activities, becoming one of only 16 NCAA Division I schools to win men's national titles in five different sports. In addition to the Waves' national championships in baseball, women's sand volleyball, and men's tennis, the men's volleyball team claimed five titles between '78 and '05, prompting opponents to bring metal detectors to matches in hopes that new trophies were buried under the floorboards. Among the more than 100 individuals and teams lining the Waves' hall of fame, several Pepperdine alum have gone on to careers in everything from the pro tennis circuit to Major League Baseball.

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu,
CA
US