Travis Barker praises Kourtney Kardashian for competing in his ‘Run Travis Run’ 5K months after giving birth: ‘She’s a beast!’

Travis Barker was a proud husband at his inaugural “Run Travis Run” event in Los Angeles over the weekend.

The rocker hosted and ran a 5K event at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Saturday, where he was joined by his wife, Kourtney Kardashian. The running and wellness experience began just eight months after Kardashian gave birth to the couple’s first child together, a baby boy named Rocky.

“My wife is an animal!” Barker exclusively told Page Six. “She never did this [before]. She thinks I’m crazy because some mornings I’ll wake up and she’ll say, ‘Where are you going?’ I’m like, ‘I heard there’s a 5K, baby, I’m gonna run it.'”

The two made their entrance into the event hand-in-hand and continued to pack on the PDA in front of the crowd of thousands both watching and participating in the 5K.

Barker, 48, completed the full 3.1 miles in less than 20 minutes and lovingly watched in awe as Kardashian, 45, walked the finish line with some friends.

“It was really cool to have her a part of it,” he gushed. “It was amazing. It was everything I imagined.”

“Run Travis Run” — which benefits the Boys & Girls Club — kicked off hours before Barker hit the stage with Blink-182 for their “One More Time” tour stop at SoFi Stadium. The drummer has made running a pre-show ritual over the years – and told us he’s thrilled to have discovered a way to now include fans in the experience.

“I feel great, I’m just on that natural high after you run. I do this every day … just not at this pace,” he said of his lifestyle. “But once you’re around all these people, you can’t help but be excited and motivated.”

Everyone who participated in the 5K received a limited edition t-shirt, medal and entry into the revival zone, which featured charity activations and exclusive access to brands such as Alo, Barker Wellness, Lemme, New Balance, Liquid Life IV and more. VIP guests also received a swag bag and a special meet-and-greet experience with Barker himself.

“For me, it was like, ‘I run every day, so I should just invite people to run with me.’ But I found it wasn’t that easy,” Barker told Page Six, about how the event came about.

“My manager was like, ‘Oh, you can’t actually do that, you have to have permissions [at the] venue.’ So I did all the things and partnered with Mascot [Sports] to put this event together and it was amazing,” he added. “It’s just the best feeling. I love bringing all kinds of people to run or walk and just get together.”

Barker made a commitment to his personal health and wellness lifestyle after a 2008 plane crash that left him and Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein (now deceased) in critical condition. The four other passengers on the private plane, headed from South Carolina to LA, tragically died in the incident.

“Over 70 percent of my body was burned and doctors told me I might never be able to walk or play drums again. I was never athletic and I never played sports, but I immediately had this urge to prove everyone wrong including me himself,” Barker explained in a statement on the Run Travis Run website, recalling the 11+ weeks he spent in hospitals and burn centers as he recovered post-crash.

“It started with short walks and then it turned into short runs every day. I felt this sense of calm and a rush of dopamine every time I ran,” he continued. “I’ve been doing this for years now, and I always start my day with it. I even run three miles every day before my shows when I’m on tour.”

Barker has since credited Kardashian, who he married in 2022, for encouraging him to fly again after the tragedy.

In addition to Rocky, Barker is also father to son Landon, 20, and daughter Alabama, 18, who he shares with ex-wife Shanna Moakler.

He also remained a father figure to Atiana De La Hoya, Moakler’s 25-year-old daughter from her previous relationship with Oscar De La Hoya, and is stepfather to Kardashian’s three other children – Mason, Penelope and Reign – with ex Scott Disick.

Atiana took part in the event over the weekend, and was seen cheering on Barker and Kardashian and snapping videos as they started the race. Meanwhile, Landon has been busy rehearsing as he’s set to join his dad as an opener on select shows for Blink-182’s ongoing tour.

“I love it. Nothing makes me happier,” Barker told Page Six about how proud he is to have his son following in his footsteps. “I saw him yesterday and he’s working out, doing all the things so he can have great shows.”

Page Six spotted Lando, along with stars like Kardashian, Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox, watching Blink-182’s show from a VIP section of SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Saturday night.

Barker took the stage alongside fellow original bandmates Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge following opening performances by Hot Milk and Pierce the Veil. The concert marked their biggest headlining stadium show to date.

The crowd went wild as the rock band performed hit after hit throughout the night – including ‘All the Small Things’, ‘The Rock Show’, ‘Say It Ain’t So’, ‘Aliens Exist’ and ‘What’s My Age Again “. ?” – accompanied by pyrotechnics and lots of witty banter between Hoppus and DeLonge.

“Such a special moment that I can see. This is music,” Landon later wrote via his Instagram Stories, above a video of Barker performing. “Congratulations dad, this is the greatest thing ever.”

Next, Blink-182 heads to Fresno, California, for their “One More Time” tour while the second “Run Travis Run” event kicks off on July 21st at Citi Field in Queens, NY.

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