This weekend, the 5th week of summer, it's time to get down to the beach for a run along the coast. You and your pup can participate in the HB Big 8K Run on Sunday, July 27th. If you're thinking, "There is no way I'm going to run for 8 miles!" have no fear because you don't have to. The 8K run is for humans only, and the race that allows four-legged entries is a 2 mile WALK/run, so you don't have to run at all that day. Just enjoy the beautiful beach weather with your furry friend as you walk to raise money for a good cause.
The 8K run starts at 8 a.m. and the 2K dog/human run/walk starts at 10 a.m. Parking is available at the State Beach Parking Lot at the intersection of Warner Avenue and PCH in Huntington Beach.*
If participants register before July 16th the cost is $45 for the 8K, or $32 for the 2K. If registered after the 16th, it is $65 for the 8K and $36 for the 2K. This is also a fundraising event where 100% of donations go to the Save a Warrior Foundation. There will be a village of vendors, a DJ, and water for everyone at the event as well.
Race participants get a free bag at check-in, a finishing medal, a t-shirt, and professionally taken times. At the end of the races winners will be awarded cash prizes and trophies.
So come out to enjoy the beautiful weather; even if you don't join the race, you can cheer on the other runners.
*For parking at the State Beach parking Lot in Huntington Beach (PCH and Warner Avenue intersection): The gate at Warner and PCH is NOT open (Jack In The Box is on the corner), you will need to travel South down the PCH about 1.4 miles and enter the California State Beach parking lot between Seapoint Street and Warner Ave – just across from the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. After you enter the parking gates, proceed North up the service road in the parking lot to the Northern end of the parking lot. There will be signs directing you along the way. You will start in the state beach parking lot and continue running south on the running/bike path – not Pacific Coast Highway.