2018 Fitness Run For Fun

A healthy way to kick off your Fourth of July Festivities! La Palma's Fitness Run for Fun is more than just another run: it's an opportunity to experience that small town/hometown sense of community; to share quality time with your family, neighbors, and friends; and to focus on health and wellness while participating in a quality running, walking, or strolling experience.

Results are available here

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$100 Cash Card Awards will be presented to the overall first place male and female competitors in the 10K Run, 5K Run, and 5K Walk.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place commemorative awards will be presented in all competitive divisions for both men and women.


Competitive Events: USATF sanctioned and certified flat and fast course on asphalt streets, well-marked and with ample water stations. Traffic will be controlled by the La Palma Police Department. 5K races are 1 loop (3.1 miles), 10K race is 2 loops (6.2 miles); Note: No 10K Walk. Split starts for the 5K Walk, 5K Run, and 10K Run ensure distance accuracy. Official timing ends at 9:00 a.m.

10K Run
5K Run
5K Walk


6:00 a.m. Check In & Late Registration begins
7:30 a.m. Start of competitive 5K Run, 5K Walk, & 10K Run
7:30 a.m. Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Live Entertainment/Family Fun Zone open
8:30 a.m. Yankee Doodle Dash (Non Competitive Kids Run)
9:00 a.m. Awards Ceremony

Yankee Doodle Dash & Family Fun Zone

8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Kids! Join us in the 7th annual Yankee Doodle Dash, a race geared for children 2 – 12 years old. This noncompetitive run will have two starting points based on age or ability. The 1/5 mile run (6 – 12 year old) will start in front of Bank of America, while the 1/10 mile run (2 – 5 year old) will start in front of the Orange County Library-La Palma Branch. Each runner will receive an official race bib and a participation medal. Although this race is intended for kids, parents are welcome to run with their children. Registration is required for this run and space is limited.

The Family Fun Zone has plenty to do for families of all ages! Challenge your friends in our inflatable obstacle course, or race your family in a potato sack race, or challenge them in a tug-o-war match. Even the little ones will have fun with the patriotic arts and crafts. Join us and we’ll guarantee a healthy and fun start to your 4th of July!

Fun Zone

The La Palma Kiwanis Club will serve their annual Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 - 10:00 a.m. Proceeds will continue to benefit their many community activities and student scholarships. Add a pancake breakfast ticket to your registration for $5.

Street Closures

The following streets will be fully closed or partially disrupted, until approximately 9:30 a.m. on that date:

  • Moody Avenue, northbound (Crescent to Houston) starting at 5:00 a.m.
  • Crescent Avenue, westbound (Moody to Walker) starting at 5:00 a.m.
  • Walker Street (Crescent to Houston) starting at 6:30 a.m.
  • Houston Avenue (Walker to Moody) starting at 7:00 a.m.
  • Chartres Lane, Toulouse Drive and Orleans starting at 7:30 a.m.