Irregular Runs/Walks

Ken Bob’s Irregular Runs/Walks

Bolsa Chica Wildlife Preserve wetlands

Bolsa Chica Wildlife Preserve wetlands


  • BY APPOINTMENT (contact Ken Bob at least one week in advance to schedule)
  • Ken Bob’s Play-Fun-Shop – learn to run/walk easy, gently, and gracefully (by appointment – (contact Ken Bob at least one week in advance to schedule – Play-Fun-Shop)


  • The Old Same Place (Usually)
  • Near Warner and Pacific Coast Highway
  • 3500 Warner Avenue
  • Huntington Beach, CA 92649
  • behind the Warner-Pacific Coast Hwy Bus Stop
  • Meet near the northwest-most restroom
  • at Bolsa Chica State Beach
  • 33.711199, -118.063903

See Map for parking, hotels, etc.

We’re meet here all year round. Parking may be a bit more difficult in the summer. But, since we’re at the beach show up early and enjoy the beach until it’s time for the run. Bike, bus, carpool, or run here! The weather is nice, usually…

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Fun Run/Walk

It’s FUN to run and/or walk for fun with old friends and new friends we haven’t met yet. It can be even more fun while barefoot! But feel free and welcome to bring, and wear your footwear if you feel necessary (just try to run gently, so as not to disturb the peace and quite of the barefoot runners). And Ken Bob, with all his months, years, decades, actually about half-a-century of experience running barefoot may be able to help you understand how barefoot running can help you learn to teach yourself how to run and walk more gracefully … so maybe you won’t need those “cheaters” after all 🙂


Because it’s more important to me to try to convince millions of people to run or walk a few miles a few times each week, than to convince a few hard-core runners to compete in extraordinary running events. Besides, people who are going to run 100-mile runs don’t need me to convince them.


Where we normally meet for Ken Bob’s Regular Runs and Walks we have several terrains to choose from;

  • Dirt trails (some gravel, some acorns)
  • Asphalt multi-use path (shared with bicycles, skateboards, rollerbladers, dogs, and other runners)
  • Grass (one of the most dangerous terrains for beginning barefoot runners)
  • Soft sand (another dangerous terrain for beginning barefoot runners)
  • hard-pack sand (depending on time of low-tide)
  • Concrete sidewalks (ironically, one of the safest and most comfortable terrains for barefoot running – no hidden broken beer bottles, etc. and with gentle technique, not even any dangerous impact)

Show up, and we’ll discuss and decide what’s best for that day, time, weather, your experience, etc.


  • FREE Parking in Sunset Beach behind the Travelodge Ocean Front, Sunset Beach
  • FREE Parking along the Sunset Beach greenbelt (between North Pacific Avenue and South Pacific Avenue from 4th street to Anderson street)
  • FREE Parking on Pacific Coast Highway (north side)
  • PAID parking in Bolsa Chica State Beach parking lot – requires California State Park pass (daily or annual)


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After checking the calendar, RSVP, to let Ken Bob know you’ll be there (this insures he will show up, if he is available – because often no one else will be there)

For other Barefoot Running Events see the Running Barefoot Calendar


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