Live Well San Diego 5K Lets You Be an Everyday Hero

The countdown is on to this year’s Live Well San Diego 5K, but the action starts well before race day! To help you get ready for the run, or just increase your physical activity overall, you can participate in the Live Well San Diego 31-Day 5K Fitness Challenge during the month of July.

The 5th annual race is on Sunday, July 29 at the Waterfront Park. The family and pet-friendly event also features a Kids 1-Mile Fun Run, activities, vendors and food trucks. The theme this year is “Celebrating Everyday Heroes” and local police, fire and military heroes will be on hand.

The 5K starts at 7:30 a.m. and the kids run begins at 8:15 a.m. The race benefits the life-saving work of the San Diego Blood Bank. County employees can use the discount code “CNTY5” when registering.

The 31-Day 5K Fitness Challenge offers an easy way to train for the race. You can sign up for email, text or Google Calendar notifications that offer a daily fitness challenge and training tip – all geared toward helping you participate in the event on July 29.

The tips will help you increase your physical activity and work on your personal fitness goals. The training schedule shows the average time, distance or additional steps you need to complete each day to help get you ready to participate in the 5K.

Each daily notification will offer a healthy, safe or thriving themed call-to-action, along with resources from Live Well San Diego recognized partners and County of San Diego programs related to the challenge.

You can sign up with friends and co-workers for support and extra encouragement. The challenge features meet-up walks, hikes and bike rides throughout the month so you can enjoy a workout with others.

You can sign up for the challenge on the Live Well San Diego website.