Travis Barker applauds Kourtney Kardashian for taking on 5k run

Travis Barker has applauded Kourtney Kardashian for taking part in a 5k run just months after giving birth to their son Rocky.

The Blink-182 star, 48, launched his own fitness event called 'Run, Travis Run' at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California on Saturday (06.07.24) and he was joined by his wife, who took part in the event alongside her husband, who completed the 3.1-mile run in just under 20 minutes.

Travis told New York Post column PageSix: "My wife’s a beast! She’s never done this [before]. She thinks I’m crazy because some mornings I’ll wake up and she’ll be like, ‘Where are you going?’ I’m like, ‘I heard there’s a 5K, babe, I’m gonna run it.

"It was really cool to have her be a part of it. It was awesome. It was everything I imagined."

Travis set up the run to raise funds for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America charity which provides after-school programs for kids across the US.

He added: "For me, it was like, ‘I run every day, so I should just invite people to run with me.’ But I found that it wasn’t that easy. My manager was like, ‘Oh, you actually can’t do that, you have to have permits [at the] venue.’

"So I did all the things and partnered with Mascot [Sports] to bring this event together and it was amazing. “It’s just the best feeling. I love bringing all sorts of people out to run or walk and just come together."

Travis previously revealed he took up after recovering from severe injuries he sustained in a plane crash back in 2008 because he wanted to prioritise his health and "prove everyone wrong".

In a statement posted on the run's website, he explained: "After my accident in 2008 more than 70 per cent of my body was burnt and I was told by doctors that I may never be able to walk or play drums the same again.

"I was never athletic and I never played sports but I immediately had this urge to prove everyone wrong including myself.

"It started off with short walks and then that turned into short runs everyday. I felt this sense of calmness and a rush of dopamine every time I ran. I’ve kept this up for years now, and I always start my day with it. I even run 3 miles everyday before my shows when I’m on tour."

He went on to add: "This past year I ran my first half marathon and participated in a few 5ks. I loved how everyone from all walks of life ran together and supported one another.

"The running community is massive and it really inspired me to create Run Travis Run as a way to bring like minded people together. I wanna motivate people to get outside and walk or run for a few hours, as well as make healthy decisions and create healthy habits.

"This is what Run Travis Run is built off of and we are just getting started."