Join Us for the Live Surf City 5K Race!

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Join iFIT Trainer Sally McRae and your fellow racers for the Live Surf City 5K Race along Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach, California. Enjoy some fun in the sun and beachy vibes from your first step until you cross the finish line by Huntington Beach Pier. The Surf City 5K is more than just a run on the beach—it’s a 3.1-mile community event celebrating this quintessential seaside town and the surfer culture that earned Huntington Beach the nickname “Surf City.”

Everyone who participates in the race in real time will earn an exclusive finisher’s medal. Later, you can look up the race in the iFIT Library to compete against yourself or to just soak up some summer fun in SoCal.

iFIT Live Surf City 5K Race

Meet iFIT Trainer Sally McRae

Professional ultra trail runner Sally McRae took on her first 50-mile trail race in 2010 and immediately fell in love with the sport. Today, she is the 2021 Badwater Ultramarathon Champion, a running coach, and an iFIT Trainer. Her favorite part of being a trainer is having a front-row seat as people achieve their dreams! 

iFIT Trainer Sally McRae coaches the Live Surf City 5K

How it works

On Saturday, September 11 at 10:00 a.m. ET, join Sally on your iFIT-enabled treadmill, elliptical, or the iFIT app on your smartphone or tablet. 

The race will tentatively run between 35–45 minutes. This is your race, so set a pace that’s comfortable for you. When you participate in the Live Race, you’ll receive an email up to 72 hours after you’ve completed the event with instructions on how to claim your finisher’s medal, plus an exclusive surprise just for Live Race participants. 

The Live Surf City 5K Race will be posted in the iFIT Library after the event, so you can revisit Huntington Beach whenever you’d like! 

iFIT Live Surf City 5K Race medal

Joining the race

Join us at the Live Surf City 5K Race by tapping the “Live” icon on your iFIT-enabled treadmill, elliptical, or in the iFIT app. Join 10 minutes ahead of the start time, then scan the QR code to ask Sally your pre-race questions. She might just answer them on the run!

iFIT Live Surf City 5K Race treadmill screen

Training for the Live Surf City 5K Race

Get to know iFIT Trainer Sally McRae in her element in the Grand Circle Trailfest Series—a 3-day race series dedicated to trail running and nature. This series will help you prepare for the upcoming Surf City 5K while Sally shows you Southern Utah’s most iconic desert locations like Zion and Bryce Canyon.

Next, dial in your personal 5K race pace before the Surf City 5K by racing with Sally in the Great Smoky Mountains 5K! This 5K race has already been filmed, so you can do it whenever you’d like. However, it will be on the Live Workout Schedule on Saturday, September 4 at 10:00 a.m. ET, so feel free to join us that day to run it with other iFIT members. You’ll explore the mountainous terrain of the Smokies as Sally leads the way!

iFIT Great Smoky Mountains 5K

Race bib


From your iFIT Community

iFIT Live Races member testimonial


Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. iFIT assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article. Always follow the safety precautions included in the owner’s manual of your fitness equipment.

Opinions of iFIT members are not necessarily the opinions of iFIT.

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