Santa Monica may be set in the heart of Southern California, but this spring, it’s the perfect place to “find your true north.” At least, that’s the driving force behind Wanderlust, a buzzy wellness triathlon that’s returning to the Santa Monica Pier on April 27 from 7:30am to 3:30pm. Along with its signature good-vibes ethos, Wanderlust is known for its exhilarating fitness experiences, world-class instructors, and infectious spirit.
“I’ve been teaching at Wanderlust for 10 years — the overall energy is unifying, exhilarating, and happy,” says renowned yoga instructor Chelsey Korus, who will be taking the stage at Wanderlust Los Angeles again this year. “It feels like you’re part of a big family; like you belong.”
With thousands of attendees in past years at the Santa Monica Pier, its “big family” feeling is no exaggeration. Participants bond through three main events: a 5K run/walk, a 75-minute yoga flow, and a 25-minute group meditation, with plenty of other soul-nourishing activities in between.
“Wanderlust offers a well-rounded experience because it gives you a chance to change up your fitness routine and challenge both your mind and body,” says Chelsea Kruse, Exhale Mind Body Manager at the Fairmont Miramar. “[And] surrounding yourself with like-minded people is motivating and inspiring, especially when it’s overlooking the ocean in the heart of Santa Monica.”
From glimmering ocean views to rejuvenating group energy, here’s what to expect at Wanderlust Los Angeles at the Santa Monica Pier, plus tips to make the most of your experience.
Triathlon Part One: 5K Run/Walk