Fitness Run For Fun


A healthy way to kick off your Fourth of July festivities! The La Palma 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. 

Following the race, stop by Central Park for a pancake breakfast provided by the La Palma Kiwanis Club, and watch the award presentations at the Park Pavilion starting at 9:15 AM. In addition, the La Palma Community Services Department will be hosting its ever popular Family Fun Zone. Join us for a fun and healthy start to your 4th of July celebration! The 40th Annual La Palma Fitness Run for Fun will be held on Monday, July 4, 2022.

Register HERE!




Start TimeEvent
6:00 a.m.Check In & Late Registration Opens
7:30 a.m.Start of 5K Run, 5K Walk, & 10K Run (Competitive Events)
7:30 a.m.Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast
8:30 a.m.Family Fun Zone Opens
8:30 a.m.Start of the Yankee Doodle Dash (Non-Competitive Kid’s Run)
9:15 a.m.Awards Ceremony


Competiundefined Opens in new windowtive events are USATF sanctioned and certified flat, fast course on asphalt streets. The course is well-marked and with multiple water stations along the route. Traffic will be controlled by the La Palma Police Department. The 5K race is 1 loop (3.1 miles) and the 10K race is 2 loops (6.2 miles). Please note there is only a 5K Walk, no 10K Walk. Split starts for each the 5K Walk, 5K Run, and 10K Run to ensure distance accuracy. Official timing ends at 9:00 a.m.

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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.

106Yankee Doodle Dash

Kids! Join us in the 9th Annual Yankee Doodle Dash, a race geared for children 2 – 12 years old. This non-competitive 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.IMG_20180704_085014

Family Fun Zone

The Family Fun Zone has plenty to do for families of all ages! Kids will have a blast jumping in the inflatable jumper or being creative making  patriotic arts and crafts. Join us and we’ll guarantee a healthy and fun start to your 4th of July!

126Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

The La Palma Kiwanis Club will also be serving-up their annual Pancake Breakfast! Proceeds will continue to benefit their many community activities and student scholarships. 

Add a pancake breakfast to your registration for just $5


Street Closures

Please note the following streets will be fully closed or partially disrupted, until approximately 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 4, 2022:

  • Walker Street (Crescent to Thelma) starting at 6:30 a.m.
  • Walker Street (Thelma to Houston) starting at 7:00 a.m.
  • Houston Avenue (Walker to Moody) starting at 7:00 a.m.
  • Houston Avenue (Chartres Lane, Toulouse Drive, and Orleans Lane) starting at 7:00 a.m.
  • Moody Street –Number 2 northbound lane (Houston to Crescent) starting at 5:00 a.m.
  • Crescent Avenue –Number 2 westbound lane (Moody to Walker) starting at 5:00 a.m.

Street Closure Map