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Lakewood Run Offers Healthy Fun for a Good Cause

Rain or shine, the Lakewood Run, “Warriors Building a Healthier Community,” returns on Saturday, March 4, 2023.

Deputy Sheriffs, recreational runners, families and kids will gather at the starting line in front of the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station to walk, roll, ruck or run the event’s 5K Run/Walk/Ruck or the 10K Run course for time.

New this year, participants can do a 5K Ruck. Rucking is the action of walking with a weighted rucksack (backpack) on your back. Rucking is a low-impact exercise based on military training workouts. Please bring your own ruck and weight; equipment is not included.

Check out the Lakewood Run website at and register online now.

Run for a great cause

Your support of the Lakewood Run funds the Soroptimist International of Lakewood/Long Beach Live Your Dream program to assist women who provide the primary financial support for their families by giving them resources to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

Proceeds also benefit high school girls through the Dream It, Be It program that provides access to professional role models and career education.

In addition, Lakewood Run proceeds help local organizations such as Lakewood Meals on Wheels, Su Casa~Ending Domestic Violence, Friends of the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station Fund, and 9-9-9 for Kids (a program benefitting foster children in L.A. County).

Registration details

Early bird registration fees are in effect through Jan. 31. The fee is $45 for the 5K Run/Walk, $50 for the 5K Ruck, or $50 for the 10K Run.

From Feb. 1 through March 3, the 5K Run/Walk fee is $50, and $55 for the 5K Ruck or the 10K Run.

On race day, registration fees are $55 for the 5K Run/Walk and $60 for the 5K Ruck or 10K Run.

On the day of the event, registration begins at 6:30 a.m. The 5K and 10K runs start at 8 a.m.

Pre-registered runners can also pick up their race packet on Friday, March 3 from 5-8 p.m. at Lakewood Center mall at Center Court near Macy’s.

To inquire about group rate entries or to get more event information, email

Professional timing will be used. Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each category of the 5K and 10K running events. All finishers for the 5K/10K will receive finisher medals.

Fun for participants and spectators

The day includes a fitness expo and displays of public safety equipment and programs.

There is also live entertainment and special giveaways from Lakewood-area businesses.

Major sponsors

  • Lakewood Center

  • Assembly Member Anthony Rendon

  • TLD Law

  • Kenny’s Auto Service

  • Farmers & Merchants Bank

  • City of Lakewood

  • Kidz Town


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