Love to run? Find a date at a 5K singles race

A previous “Love Me Run” event.
Single and ready to mingle? A previous “Love Me Run” event.
(Love Me Run)

If you’re single and facing a lonely Saturday, think about signing up for the first Love Me Run , where singles ages 20 to 90 can meet others over a pleasant 5K sprint/walk in Santa Monica. The brainchild of Valencia-based Camilla Swagar, the event encourages people to stop swiping a screen and instead meet in a casual setting. There will be a pre-run juice bar and a post-run social gathering. In between, people are paired with a different prospective match for each of the five kilometers — some geared specifically toward walking and conversing instead of running. 

The run starts at 11 a.m. Saturday at Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Blvd., in Santa Monica. Arrive a couple of hours early to register and mingle.

The cost is $45 in advance; $60 on race day. Discounts available for companions, or “wingmen,” and groups of four.



Ayurvedic specialist Jeff Perlman will run a two-hour workshop on “pranayama,” a breathing technique purported to increase lung capacity, help circulation and calm and de-stress the mind, at Goorus Yoga in Pacific Palisades. The $35 class will show participants how to be more mindful of their breathing.

Time: 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday

Info: Goorus Yoga, 15327 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades. (310) 765- 4871,

Here’s a festive take on spirituality: a $35 yoga class combined with a wine tasting. Cindy Godell, an instructor at One Down Dog yoga studios in Silver Lake and Eagle Rock, is offering a one-hour vinyasa yoga class at the Eagle Rock location on Nov. 20. After, sommelier Chiara Shannon will guide participants through a tasting of three wines alongside healthful snacks.


It takes place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 20.

Info: One Down Dog, 2150 Colorado Blvd.,


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