Announcements and Upcoming Events



July will be a busy month for the LA Running Club!



July 7, 14, 21 and 28 - LARC will have a RunResidency at GoodR Cabana, 1348 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 at 6:30 p.m. with strength training for athletes and a 3-5 mile run or walk. After the workout GoodR will provide refreshments and someone might win a pair of free sunglasses.

Parking on the side streets.






LA Running Club

Summer Dayz 5K

Sunday, August 7, 2022

7:30 am



Sold Out

Join us on Sunday, August 7th for LARC’s inaugural Summer Dayz 5K! Enjoy a run or walk along scenic Santa Monica beach and soak up the summer vibes! All participants will receive a medal, post-race snacks, and some surprise swag.


LARC is partnering with Marathon Goddess Julie Weiss in fundraising for the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. LARC will donate $11 for each race registrant to the Hirshberg Foundation. Why $11? Julie is currently running 11 marathons in 11 months to illuminate the fact that the current survival rate for pancreatic cancer is just 11%.


This is a family-friendly fun run that is clock timed (not chip timed). It will be a loop course on the beach path (open course), with a marked turnaround and a water station. Here is the link to the course map


Race Day Schedule

6:30 am Bib pick up opens

7:15 am Group warm up

7:30 am Race start


Start Location: 2000 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405


Race will start on the beach path at the end of Bay St., near Crescent Bay Park and next to Hotel Casa del Mar. There is street parking on the nearby streets (check signs for metered hours) and lot parking for a daily flat fee in the beach parking lots.




The Aloha 5k and 10k - Long Beach


Sign up today - August 21, 2022 - 6:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m.
10% discount code: RUN10

BRA Run LA, Sponsored by UCLA Health

Sun August 28, 2022

Click here to register



Conquer the Bridge Race -

Monday - September 5, 2022 @ 7 AM


This is definitely a bridge you want to run or walk. This is a 5.3 mile race in San Pedro with some of the best views of the harbor. We have a discount coupon code and team code below. We would like to at least 30 LARC members to sign up and race together. Let's go!!!





On Sunday, September 18, 2022,

Sharsheret West Coast Dash

The discount is 10% off and should be available. The discount code is SOUTHBAY10







Race Date - February 26th, 2023





Join us Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. at Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd, Ca 90405.   






NS team & LARC Press release
Dear members,
Dr. Kazu Suzuki has been appointed as a medical advisor to our running club. 
For our members, he will be providing the first aid, such as treatment of minor cuts and scrapes, minor allergic reaction and ankle sprains etc. He is an experienced foot and ankle surgeon, and he can advise you on running related questions and injuries as needed. He is an active member of the club and he will be present at Saturday Totem-pole meetings and Wednesday track nights on most days. 
Most importantly, he will have an EKG device and an AED device which is a heart defibrillator device that can be life-saving when a person has a cardiac arrest and collapses. Although it’s rare, cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, including a seemingly healthy runner. You may have heard a 29-year-old Danish professional soccer player (Christian Eriksen) collapsed during a Euro tournament match in June 2021. Fortunately, Eriksen was resuscitated with AED, sent to a hospital for a pace maker and survived, solely because he had an immediate medical attention.
Kazu is a native of Tokyo Japan. He is a Boston marathon qualifier/finisher and an Ironman finisher. He is an attending staff of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center since 2006 & has a private practice clinic in West Hollywood. He also welcomes your running or health-related questions via email (, which may be featured in our weekly emails and in our website.
Dr. Suzuki’s practice website here: (
Dr. Suzuki’s LA times article on the first aid here: (