Wanderlust triathlon in Santa Monica to engage mind, body, spirit

Triathlon at Santa Monica Pier: 5K run, yoga, meditation

If you haven't trained a whit, you still could finish a triathlon on May 2.

You run, but just a 5K, which is a little more than three miles. The other two events are a 90-minute yoga class and a guided meditation. The "mindful triathlon" is all day at the Santa Monica Pier.

The philosophy is a little different from many of the grueling races that usually include swimming, biking and running. "We place community above competition, inner peace above power, and self-awareness above strength," says the website for the event being put on by Wanderlust, which produces large-scale yoga events. It also includes live music and food and craft vendors.

A Wanderlust 108 mindful triathlon is scheduled in 15 cities in several countries this year. The 108, Wanderlust says, signifies the interconnection between body, mind and the universe in many Eastern traditions.

The entry fee is $60, and people can sign up at the pier starting at 9:30 a.m., with the first event starting at 11 a.m.

For more information, go to http://wanderlust.com/events.

mary.macvean@latimes.com

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