Register for the Live Well 5K and take the 5K Fitness Challenge

If you’ve been hesitating, it’s not too late to start getting in shape for this year’s Live Well San Diego 5K. In fact, starting today, there’s a month-long 5K Fitness Challenge that can help get you ready to run.

The 5K and Kids 1-Mile Fun Run takes place on Sunday, July 28, starting and ending at the Waterfront Park. Now in its sixth year, the race will celebrate “Everyday Heroes,” ordinary people doing extraordinary things to help San Diegans live well. The race kicks off at 7:30 a.m. and the fun run for kids begins at 8:30 a.m.

Registration prices are $20.00 for adults ages 18 and up, $15.00 for children and teens ages 8-17, and free for children ages 7 and under this year. Optional chip timing is available for an additional $5.00. All registered participants will receive a medal and event T-shirt.

After the race, check out the free expo featuring interactive activities, snacks and beverages, a First 5 sponsored kids fun zone and a variety of vendors.

Add more fun to your day by taking in the San Diego Padres game as they face the San Francisco Giants at 1:10 p.m. For more information and discounted tickets, visit using the password LIVEWELL5K when prompted.

The 5K Fitness Challenge can help motivate you. You can do it with friends, family and co-workers for extra support and encouragement to get you prepared to walk or run in the race. Challenge participants receive a daily fitness challenge and training tip via email or text. The challenge also features several free activities such as hikes and fitness classes throughout the month so you can enjoy a workout with others.

If you don’t want to run in the race, there are still plenty of ways to get involved in the event through volunteering. Volunteers are needed for such things as exhibitor check in, setting up, water stations and clean up the day of the event. Each volunteer will receive a Live Well San Diego 5K T-shirt.