Don't Miss Out On This Deal!

 

Registration Opens On July 1, 2017

Register online only at mb10k.com for the Manhattan Beach 10K & enjoy EXTRA SAVINGS from July 1 though July 10, 2017! 

Pricing

July 1st through July 10th, 2017 prices are:

  • $25 Youth (under 15 years old)
  • $30 Adults

EXTRA SAVINGS will end July 10, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PDT and prices will increase, so we encourage you to take advantage of this money saving opportunity now!

Added Bonus!

Besides saving money at this time, we’ve added an extra treat for you. If you register by July 10th you will be guaranteed the t-shirt style and size that you request!

Important!

Please note that registration for this special pricing is only available on our website mb10k.com and NOT at the Village Runner, Manhattan Beach.  You can register in-store during the month of September.

Be Our Friend

Let’s get social! Please follow us on InstagramFacebook and Twitter for all the latest news, updates, training tips, sponsors, volunteer opportunities & information about our awesome race and our beautiful hometown.

Share with your friends on social media that you have registered for the race and invite them to run or walk with you. We even have Family Teams (see our FAQS for more on these teams)!

Anytime you post about the race, use our hashtags:

  • #mb10k
  • #thisis40

Image Credit: Endurance Sports Photo

THE MB10K IS A NON-PROFIT EVENT AND THE PROCEEDS ARE DONATED TO COMMUNITY FITNESS-RELATED CAUSES & SCHOLARSHIPS. THE RACE COMMITTEE ORGANIZERS AND RACE STAFF ARE VOLUNTEERS.

COME CELEBRATE OUR 40TH BIRTHDAY WITH US AND RUN OR WALK - OCTOBER 7, 2017 AT 7:30 AM!

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Meet John Post

 

Meet John Post

John became a photographer in 1974 to share with others the amazing things he had seen and experienced for himself. Whether photographing exotic India, or hovering above Manhattan Beach in a helicopter, he has captured and shared with his audience many unforgettable images.

After serving in Vietnam, he went on to receive an Associate of Arts Degree in Photography and a Bachelors Degree in Anthropology. He has stocked his ANTHRO-GRAPHICS® (man and his environments around the world) with striking images of distant lands, familiar beaches, quiet geographic studies and soaring athletes. John has been published throughout his career and his images have appeared in advertising, corporate offices and individual homes of all sizes.

Known mainly for his captivating beach scenes, John sold his first ANTHRO-GRAPHICS® in 1975 and today, thousands of prints later, he has an established reputation in the photographic field.

We recently had the chance to ask this local gem a few questions about the MB10K.

Our Q & A With John

How did you get involved with the MB10K & join the committee?

I was somewhat involved from the beginning.  In 1976 my brother Mark and I started photographing 10Ks and marathons around California under the name ACTION PHOTOS.  Since we were pretty much the only ones taking photos of the runners, we knew all the runners and they all knew us.  When Russ Lesser and some other locals formed a group to have a Manhattan Beach 10K run we naturally got involved.  My brother was initially part of the group and one of our photographers (Gordy Cusick) designed the first MB 10K shirt.  We continued photographing 10Ks and marathons thru 1981.

How long have you been a member of the committee?

I think I officially became a member of the MB10K Committee in 1982.

When did you start designing the MB10K shirts?

I have been on the MB10K Shirt Committee for almost 30 years and have designed the shirts for the past 18+ years. I also did the re-design of the logo this year.

*The image on this years shirt I photographed in 1984, one of the last times the MB10K finished on the pier.

Can you tell us about your design process for the shirts?

First, I try to get input from the 10K Committee.  With that input I then do up several layouts and show them to the Shirt Committee to review.  I then take their comments and revise and refine the design until everyone likes it.

What do you love most about the MB10K?

It’s just fun!  I have always enjoyed watching runners and the flow of the human body in motion.  The excitement and challenges of the run and the expressions on the peoples faces of both the runners and spectators and the laughter, anguish and elation is all fun stuff as folks push their limits. Also the community appeal and bonding experience of such an event is great for the city.

Have you ever had the chance to run or walk it?

In the early years I ran some of the 10K runs (when I wasn’t photographing them).  The last time I think was in 1986 when the MB10K run still finished on the pier, I have a photo that shows me breaking 40 minutes, those days are long gone.

Some may not know this, but you also arrange for the bands to play along the course. Can you tell us more about this?

For the past 30 years I have been responsible for the official music on the course of which there are a minimum of 6 music groups. Over the years I have tried to provide a good mix of music style from Rock & Roll to Tubas.  A couple years ago I got our newest group, a Klezmer band that now plays at Valley and 1st Street during the run.

Some of the groups have been playing for us now more the 25+ years and the Hyperion Outfall Serenaders have been with the run since the beginning.

Visit John's Gallery

808 Manhattan Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 376-6982

Gallery Hours

Wednesday through Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

You can also check out his website by clicking here.

John has a booth during the Hometown Fair, be sure to stop by and check out his beautiful works there too!

Image Credit:  John Post

THE MB10K IS A NON-PROFIT EVENT AND THE PROCEEDS ARE DONATED TO COMMUNITY FITNESS-RELATED CAUSES & SCHOLARSHIPS. THE RACE COMMITTEE ORGANIZERS AND RACE STAFF ARE VOLUNTEERS.

Save the Date

COME CELEBRATE OUR 40TH BIRTHDAY WITH US AND RUN OR WALK - OCTOBER 7, 2017 AT 7:30 AM!


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No Tricks, Just Treats

Come And Get ‘Em

If you placed in the Top 10 for your age division, family team, or 200 lb. division and did not get your medals on race day or at the Hometown Fair MB10K Booth, they are patiently waiting for their owners to bring them home! All results are now final. Link to 2016 results here.

All medals must be picked up on or before Tuesday, November 15.

Any unclaimed medals will be recycled for future use.

Please get them at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach

  • 1840 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
  • Hours: 10-7 Monday through Saturday, 11-6 Sunday

Such A Deal

Village Runner, Manhattan Beach has generously offered a promotion for those of you who come in! Present this email on your phone or print it out and receive $10.00 off your purchase of $50.00 or more. This offer expires 11.30.16 Please contact Village Runner, Manhattan Beach for any exclusions that may apply.

I Spy An MB10K Race Shirt

We’d love to see pictures of you wearing your 2016 race shirt! Post them on social media and use #mb10k. We will share them on our social pages and help spread the #mb10k love!

Tag us:

  • Instagram: @mb10krun
  • Facebook: Manhattan Beach 10K Run
  • Twitter: @mbeach10k

Save The Date

Come celebrate our 40th birthday with us and run or walk - October 7, 2017 at 7:30 AM!  You don't to want to miss it!

Image Credits: Endurance Sports Photo & Rachel Judson

The MB10K is a non-profit event and the proceeds are donated to community fitness-related causes & scholarships. The Race Committee organizers and race staff are volunteers.


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It's A Wrap!

 

Big Thanks From The #mb10k

The 39th Annual Manhattan Beach 10K Run took place on Saturday, October 1, 2016 and we’d like to give a big thanks to all those who participated in it!

A Word From Our Race Committee

We hope you had a great time at the race!  Here's a wrap-up of the day’s events along with some photos to help you relive last Saturday.  

Your race t-shirts are an ad-free and logo-free piece of artwork.  On our website and in this email are where you'll find those that made the day possible.  Please be sure to support those who support the race.

Mark your calendars now because we hope to see you at our 40th Birthday Race on October 7, 2017!
 

Manhattan Beach 10K Race Committee

Race Photos:

Here’s a sneak peak of photographs from Endurance Sports Photo.

Race Day Photo Link

If you haven’t done so yet, please sign up to register for your photos here.

Expo Photos

Click on the link below to see some of our great sponsors at their booths on race day:

After Race Expo Photos  

For a complete list of all the businesses and organizations that help make this day possible, please click here.

Thank You for the Great News Coverage!

Please check out the following articles about the race:

Easy Reader Article  

DigMB  

Save the Date

Come celebrate our 40th birthday with us and run or walk - October 7, 2017 at 7:30 AM!  

You don't to want to miss it!

More Information

Need other information, results, photo link, FAQs, give feedback?

Please visit us at  www.mb10k.com & our direct email is mb10krun@yahoo.com


The MB10K is a non-profit event and the proceeds are donated to community fitness-related causes & scholarships. The Race Committee organizers and race staff are volunteers.  

Image Credits: Endurance Sports Photo

 


 

Your Bib Number Has Value!

 

Your Bib Number Has Value Beyond Race Day!

This year we have teamed up with local Manhattan Beach businesses and they have generously offered incentives to our runners during the weekend of the Manhattan Beach 10K Run and Hometown Fair.  Any MB10K race participant can visit the following local merchants on October 1 & 2, 2016 with their bib number and claim what they are offering. We hope you enjoy the special deals as you visit!

Please contact the individual business for specific details, rules & restrictions.

Participating Businesses:

Click on names and you will be taken to their websites.

Bella Beach & Bella Beach Kids

Birdwell Beach Britches

Kasai Hair

Lina Hess Athleisure

Marine Layer

Nikau Kai Waterman Shop

Old Venice

Pages A Bookstore

Shade Hotel

Two Guns Espresso (Manhattan Beach Yacht Club location only)

2 Ways To Register For The MB10K:

 

Please Note!

  • NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!

  • Final race instructions posted on our website here.

  • Walkers welcome

  • Please no strollers or dogs

 

Bib Number Pick-Up At Village Runner, Manhattan Beach:

  • Wednesday, September 28 *
  • Thursday, September 29 *
  • Friday, September 30

* Those who pick up their bibs on these days will have a chance to enter a raffle - several prize levels including a Village Runner $100 Gift Card!  Raffle winners will be announced on Friday, 9/30 via email.  See store for more details/rules/restrictions.  The volunteer MB10K Race Committee really appreciates it if you can come in early to get your bib number!

Race Day Bib Number Pick-Up

  • 6 - 7 am

  • On Veterans Parkway/Greenbelt near the starting line

#MB10K Snapchat Geofilter

After you cross the finish line, be sure to use the #mb10k Snapchat Geofilter and share your accomplishment with all your adoring fans!

Image Credit: Downtown Manhattan Beach

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE ON OCTOBER 1, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. sharp!


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Spotlight On Club Ed

 

One Of Our Faves

The South Bay is fortunate to have many run clubs. One of our personal favorites is Club Ed! This group always has a huge presence at the #mb10k each year and we appreciate their support and participation.

We had the good fortune to interview the head honcho himself, Ed Avol and a prominent member of the club and elite runner in her own right, Nathalie Higley.

About Club Ed

Club Ed is a running club whose goal is to help runners of all ages and fitness enjoy the sport of running at all levels of speed, experience, and talent. It provides organized venues for members to train and experienced guidance to help runners of all levels improve. With a low-key approach to personal improvement fueled by each runner’s individual motivation, the club provides a way for new runners to meet other local runners, discover new places to run, and to learn and practice better ways to train. It also encourages support of the local running community by helping out at local races and encouraging members to challenge themselves through periodic racing.

For more iInformation about Club Ed click here.

Our Q & A With Ed

When and how did you start club Ed?

I previously had coached the Manhattan Beach Track Club (MBTC) in the latter half of the 1980s, then moved away for a job opportunity. When I returned to the area in 1992, several former runners from MBTC approached me and asked if I would coach them again…so I did.

What is your running philosophy?

I approach running as a lifetime activity – at most any age, you can train and run and race, at a level of competition and achievement that you define for yourself. Running is social at times, and hard work at other times. Training–wise, I believe in a strong foundation of distance upon which interval training, recovery days, and a structured plan (instead of random running) combine to lead to personal improvement…but it comes from the individual – I cannot “force” you to run.

What is your favorite #mb10k moment?

Historically, a highlight for me was something we don’t do anymore -- running out and back on the pier (in the old days of the race) in the last rush to the finish. Nowadays, an annual highlight is getting to that seemingly never-ending last mile along the Strand, where the Finish Line doesn’t seem to ever be getting much closer…but you somehow get there!

What are your best tips to train for a 10k?

Give yourself time to build a base – trying to do this in a few weeks is a prescription for injury and frustration. For most any distance and any running, getting a training partner – someone with whom to share the highs and lows, someone to keep you “honest” in your effort and consistency, even someone to “guilt” you into showing up on those days you are dragging and don’t want to run – is the best thing you can do for your training.

What's your best race tip for a first time/novice runner for a 10k?

Have a plan … and work towards it. Preparation, consistency, confidence, and commitment dramatically improve the chances for success.

Our Q & A With Nathalie

Why do you run with Club Ed?

I always feel it is better to run with a group. The club is an opportunity to get together and train with people who are very friendly and have access to a very knowledgeable coach. There’s a need to be social, to be challenged and to be better and the club meet those needs. It also feels like a family and a social gathering, you see these people on a regular basis and you share a passion for running with them.

How many #mb10k races have you run?

I think about 17 or 18.

How many of these have you won?

12! (Way to go, Nathalie!)

What do you love about the #mb10k?

It is always nice to get to the finish and see the beautiful pier. It is a great course and a challenging course. I enjoy seeing all the people cheering you on and listening to the music and all the support along the way. It is fun and entertaining and always fun to head off to the Hometown Fair Beer Garden afterwards!

Save money & register before midnight tonight! (we’re talking 11:59 p.m. people) Fees increase September 20th!

2 ways to register:

  • Online at www.mb10k.com until 9.26
  • In-store at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach until 9.30
  • 1840 N Sepulveda Blvd.
  • Hours: 10-7 Monday through Saturday, 11-6 Sunday

Please Note!

  • No race day registration!

  • Walkers welcome
  • Please no strollers or dogs
  • Bib number pick-up at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach on:

                  Wednesday, September 28

                  Thursday, September 29

                   Friday, September 30

Image Credit: MB10K

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE ON OCTOBER 1, 2016!


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And The Band Played On

 

We Are Unique

The Manhattan Beach 10K is unique in many ways. One special way that we set ourselves apart from other races is that we have bands along the course that play to entertain and motivate the runners as they head to that gorgeous finish line.

Today we are featuring one of these bands, Fallen Arches, formerly known as the Dennis O’Hanlon Assemblage. We were able to interview the founder Dennis O’Hanlon and Frank Giffen, who now manages the band.

Meet Dennis

We lived in Hermosa Beach for 30 years until 2009, when we moved to Gig Harbor, WA. My wife Bonnie and I often come down to see friends and play the 10K run gig. Bonnie and I have been playing on that same corner on Blanche since 1989.

We have always surrounded ourselves with musician friends. I am a semi-retired guitarist, bassist and singer.  Still do some gigs up here. I passed the band over to Frank Giffen a few years ago.  

Meet Frank

I found Dennis’ group the first time I ran the 10K.  I’d been enjoying the other bands along the route and as I was coming up the street I could hear, but not see, the band, and I thought, “That sounds like Dennis and Bonnie,” and then quickly discovered that it WAS Dennis and Bonnie and the others. I stopped and said “Hello,” Peter Yollin gave me his guitar and I played a song with them, then went back and finished the race.  

A year or two later, I left my guitar and amp with them beforehand and then ran the race, stopping to play another song when I got to that corner.  After that, Dennis invited me to play with them each year, and when he moved to Washington, he gave the gig to me.  

Peter and his son Max have played with me and a couple of former bandmates I recruited each year, and aside from the early call time, it’s a fun gig.  I love seeing co-workers, friends, and one year my daughter, running the race and calling out their names as they run by.  And of course, Dennis’ song is always a treat to sing.

The Manhattan Beach 10K Run Song

Dennis wrote a song entitled The Manhattan Beach 10K Run Song around 1995! It has been sung at every race since. We asked him some questions about the song and the race.

What inspired you to write the song?

The inspiration was all the fun those folks running by were having.  Most of the songs we did were running related..."Born to Run", "Walk Don't Run","Running on Empty", and of course near the end, the stragglers would hear something like "Baby Elephant Walk"  So I based my song on the Ronnette's hit that had the chorus, "Da do run run, da do run run". Mine has the riff "They do Run Run....

What’s your favorite memory about playing at the Manhattan Beach 10K?  

Bonnie and I loved seeing the folks who lived near our corner come out each year.  We saw, in 27 years, young families blossom.  Small children grew and went off to college.  Lovely to be a part of that longevity.

How was the corner on Blanche chosen as your spot to play?  

There was a bluegrass band on that corner way back in 1985.  They had been there for a few years, but opted not to continue.  John Post was a friend of mine from my old craft show days. He knew I was a musician and asked me if I wanted to do the gig.  For the first few years we were a bluegrass group, banjo, stand-up bass etc.  We morphed into more a contemporary band.

Sing Along

Now as you pass the Fallen Arches you can sing along with them!

The Manhattan Beach 10K Run Song

Verse 1:

They got up in the morning and they started the race

They do run run, yeah, they do run run

The leaders came by early and were setting the pace

They do run run, yeah, they do run run

Chorus:

Yeah, they came up the hill

Yeah, we were standing still

Yeah, it was such a thrill

They do run run, yeah, they do run run

Verse 2:

Some ran for glory, some ran for fun,

They do run run, yeah, they do run run

Underneath Manhattan Beach’s morning sun,

They do run run, yeah, they do run run

Chorus

Verse 3:

You all get a T-shirt for running along,

They do run run, yeah, they do run run

We get a T-shirt for singing a song,

They do run run, yeah, they do run run

Chorus

Verse 4:

They make a hard left and Rosecrans and head to the sea,

They do run run, yeah, they do run run

They leave us behind and the armory,

They do run run, yeah, they do run run

Chorus

Verse 5

They started the race looking fresh an neat,

They do run run, yeah, they do run run

Not even half way and they’re dragging their feet,

They do run run, yeah, they do run run

Chorus

Early Registration For The MB10K

Pricing now - September 19th:

  • Register online at mb10k.com

  • Prices increase on September 20th

  • Online registration will close on September 26th

  • $30 Youth (under 15 years old)

  • $35 Adults

Please Note!

Registration in-store at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach is now open & closes September 30th.

  • Address: 1840 N Sepulveda Blvd.,  Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

  • Hours: 10-7 Monday through Saturday, 11-6 Sunday


There will be NO race day registration!

Image Credit: John Post

We'll see you at the starting line on October 1, 2016!


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Special Treat For Those Who Registered in August!

 

THIS IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO REGISTERED FOR THE #MB10K IN August!

 

The early bird gets the worm…or in this case the bib number!

Thank you for taking advantage of Early Registration! We’re so excited & already processing numbers! These numbers are ready ahead of schedule!!  Not only did you get a discounted price, YOUR BIB IS READY for pick-up at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach!

How To Get It

MUST SHOW THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL YOU RECEIVED (YOU CAN ALSO SHOW IT FROM YOUR PHONE) IN THE STORE AND THEIR FRIENDLY STAFF WILL GIVE YOU YOUR RACE NUMBER.

If someone else is picking up your bib for you, please print the confirmation email or forward the email to them so they can show it at the store.

While You Are There...

If you need that new pair of shoes or fresh running bra, this just might be the perfect time!

Village Runner, Manhattan Beach

  • 1840 N. Sepulveda Blvd
  • Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

STORE HOURS:

  • Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Questions?

Village Runner is not responsible for calls/inquiries about the MB 10K Run.

PLEASE EMAIL US: MB10KRUN@YAHOO.COM

The MB10K is a non-profit event and the proceeds are donated to community fitness-related causes & scholarships. The Race Committee organizers & event staff are volunteers. The Village Runner, Manhattan Beach provides sponsorship by helping us distribute bib numbers, graciously provides a place for us to have in-store registration, plus will be providing food at the Expo.  It would be difficult to put on this event without them.

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE ON OCTOBER 1, 2016!

Image Credit: Annmarie Hext


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7 Must-Haves For Runners

Hot Running Gear

We are geeking out over the latest running products from Village Runner!  We checked in with our Gear Guru, Darren Griffith, from the store to see what some of the most popular items are right now. While you head over to the Manhattan Beach location to sign up for the #mb10k, have a look at these featured items.

 

Hoka One One: continues to garner the lion's share of attention. Minimal geometry, maximal cushion. Great for folks with injuries or for those who want to avoid them (thanks Hoka!). These shoes allow your feet to move naturally with maximum comfort. They’re surprisingly light, which gives the sensation that you're running slightly above the ground. We love their motto, “Why run when you can fly?”

 

Brooks Shoes: Tried and true, straight forward traditional shoes. The new Launch 3 is a sweet ride and a fantastic neutral running shoe.  Brooks is currently the best selling specialty running shoe company in the country (maybe even the world?!) The DNA midsole cushioning dynamically adapts to your size and speed for amazing energy return, the midfoot is shaped for fast heel-to-toe transitions, and added rubber in the forefoot gives you extra-springy push-off. Plus, the ultra light upper maximizes ventilation to keep your feet cool and dry. Get ready to blast off!

Addaday: Where does it hurt? Addaday makes great products for massage and myofascial release. Addaday's scientifically-designed self-massage sticks, foam rollers, bodywork balls, and flexible massage devices, all incorporate varied surface textures, and shapes designed to release muscle and tendon adhesions. They only sell through specialty running stores, like us!

Garmin: Still the best wearable GPS on the market. Find the one that best suits your needs: tracking your heart rate, mileage, calorie tracking, the possibilities are virtually endless. Most are now customizable through the Connect IQ Store to add apps, widgets and watch faces.

Nuun: Hydration done right. Easy to drink mildly flavored electrolyte supplement. Some flavors enhanced with caffeine goodness!  Stay hydrated my friends.

Oofos: Fun to say, better to wear. Recovery sandals you'll want to live in. Yes, please!

 

GU Stroopwafel: Runners need fuel. GU's new Stroopwafel is a way tasty way to get it! Created for daily use before and during training and competition, the GU Energy Stroopwafel delivers all the nutrients needed to power your performance: quality carbohydrates, essential amino acids, and electrolytes. The Stroopwafel is made with a layer of delicious syrup between two thin wafers, and it’s individually packaged to make it portable and easy to take on a ride or run.

Early Registration For The MB10K

Pricing now - September 19th:

  • Register online at mb10k.com

  • $30 Youth (under 15 years old)

  • $35 Adults

Please Note!

Registration in-store at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach is now open & closes September 30th. Online registration at mb10k.com will close on September 26th. There will be NO race day registration!

  • Address: 1840 N Sepulveda Blvd.,  Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
  • Hours: 10-7 Monday through Saturday, 11-6 Sunday

Image Credits: Hoka One One, Brooks, Addaday, Garmin, Nuun, Oofos, GU Energy

 

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE ON OCTOBER 1, 2016!


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Upcoming Events To Check Out

 

Come Say Hi At The Farmers Market

The #MB10K is going to be at the Manhattan Beach Farmers Market on Tuesday, September 6, 2016! We will have a booth with some exciting giveaways! While you are there, take a stroll around the vendor booths to check out all the local summer produce, seafood and artisan hot and prepared food.

#MB10K Giveaways

  • Stickers
  • Buttons
  • Discount code for online registration (can only use on 9.6.16)

How To Get The Goods

  • If you come wearing an MB10K t-shirt you can choose any 1 of the 3 giveaways!
  • If you follow us on Facebook - Manhattan Beach 10K Run, Instagram - @mb10krun or Twitter - @mbeach10k you can choose a sticker or button!
  • If you post on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter about the race while AT the booth you can receive a discount code for online registration (can only use on 9.6.16)

Hours

Tuesday 11:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where

13th Street between Morningside Drive and Valley/Ardmore

Parking

Metered parking is available in the underground Metlox parking lot.

We look forward to seeing you there! Make sure to stop by early before all the goodies are gone. For more details about the Manhattan Beach Farmers Market, visit their website here.

 
 
 

Need A Training Run?

Join the LA Kings and Daryl Evans at the Annual LA Kings 5K Run / Walk benefiting the Hydrocephalus Association on Saturday, September 17! We believe this is a great training race to prep yourself for the #mb10k and an awesome charity event. It takes place in Redondo Beach, starting in the Riviera Village near Village Runner.

Vendor Village

Bring the family and stop by the booths after the race for all kinds of fun activities. They will have hockey games, raffles, Bailey (the LA Kings mascot) will be there, members of the Ice Crew and some LA Kings players will be there as well!

For More Information & Online Race Registration

Visit: LAKings.com/5k

Prices increase on 9.1.16

 

Early Registration For The MB10K

Pricing now - September 19th:

  • Register online at mb10k.com

  • $30 Youth (under 15 years old)

  • $35 Adults

Please Note!

Registration in-store at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach opens September 1st and closes September 30th . Online registration at mb10k.com will close on September 26th.

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE ON OCTOBER 1, 2016!

Image Credits: Manhattan Beach Farmers Market & LA Kings

 
 

 
 

Sign up below and we'll send you valuable information about the Manhattan Beach 10K Run.

 
 
 

Special Treat For Those Who Registered In July!

 

This is EXCLUSIVELY for those of you who registered for the #mb10k in JULY!!!

The early bird gets the worm…or in this case the bib #!

We love our early birds and we have one more treat for you! Not only did you get the best price, YOUR BIB IS READY for pick-up at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach!

How To Get It

Must show the confirmation email you received (you can also show it from your phone) into the store and their friendly staff will give you your race number.

While You Are There...

If you need that new pair of shoes or fresh running bra, this just might be the perfect time!

Village Runner, Manhattan Beach

  • 1840 N. Sepulveda Blvd
  • Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Store Hours:

  • Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Questions?

Village Runner is not responsible for calls/inquiries about the MB 10K Run.

Please email us: mb10krun@yahoo.com

The MB10K is a non-profit event and the proceeds are donated to community fitness-related causes & scholarships. The Race Committee organizers & event staff are volunteers. The Village Runner, Manhattan Beach provides sponsorship by helping us distribute bib numbers, graciously provides a place for us to have in-store registration, plus will be providing food at the Expo.  It would be difficult to put on this event without them.

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE ON OCTOBER 1, 2016!

Image Credit: Annmarie Hext


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People That Spread The #MB10K Love

 

Lending A Hand

We reached out to 2 popular websites and asked if they would promote our race. They kindly did and we are so grateful for their help! Check out their promotions for the run:

Dig MB

South Bay By Jackie

Spotlight On Dig MB

Are you up on all the happenings going on in the thriving city of Manhattan Beach? If you’d like to be more in the know, visit Dig MB here. This website is dedicated to keeping the community informed about all things from beach volleyball to education to where to get some grub and all things in between.

The Birth Of Dig MB

Jeanne Fratello, editor, saw that there was a need for a daily news source for all the events going on in Manhattan Beach and wanted to create a real booster for the city and share the great and positive things that happen here.

Where Did The Name Come From?

A lot of ideas were passed around but they decided to go with Dig MB because they really dig and love this place. What’s not to love?! It’s also evocative of digs made in volleyball and the simple act of digging in the sand.

How Dig MB Spreads The Good News

Besides updating their website constantly, Jeanne aims to send out a daily email newsletter featuring an event or issue. She also manages their very active Facebook account as well as Instagram and Twitter. Make sure to follow them so you can stay in the know!

You can reach out to her through email or social channels to alert her about an upcoming event. Dig MB is here for you and is a resource for the community of Manhattan Beach.

Spotlight On South Bay By Jackie

Jackie’s website is another gem to read about happenings not only in Manhattan Beach, but all over the South Bay. Jackie’s site is bursting with information about where to dine, what events are taking place and even an internet radio show highlighting those making a difference in our community. We love her So Bae section which features links for tweens, teens & young adults!

Follow Jackie Here

Check out her website: South Bay By Jackie

Or on social: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Help Spread The Word

We would love if you could spread the word about the Manhattan Beach 10K Run! All proceeds go directly back to our community so the more exposure we get the more $$$ for our terrific town! You can send a tweet, a shoutout on Instagram or Facebook, a newsletter or whatever creative way you come up with! Tag us on social so we can repost and use #mb10k. Thank you for you help and participation in our event!

Early Registration For The MB10K

Pricing now - September 19th:

  • Register online at mb10k.com

  • $30 Youth (under 15 years old)

  • $35 Adults

Please Note!

Registration in-store at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach opens September 1st and closes September 30th . Online registration at mb10k.com will close on September 26th.

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE ON OCTOBER 1, 2016!

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Tips To Crush The Manhattan Beach 10K

 

Meet Erik

We have a guest writer for this week’s newsletter! Erik Taylor  is a local personal trainer in the South Bay and has a long history of running. You can check out more about him here: www.taylorsfitness.com

It’s August!

How did that happen already?  As the summer flies by, before you know it Fall will be here and you will be toeing the line on 3rd and Valley (or 4th and Ardmore) on that 1st Saturday of October.

There are less than 9 weeks to prepare for the race.  Now for the veterans who have run this race, that is no problem.  You have plenty of time, plenty of race experience, and you know exactly what to expect from a race course that definitely offers up its moments, to put it kindly.  

The #MB10K Is Special

The Manhattan Beach 10K is a race like no other.  It has a long tradition of bringing out some of the best runners in the South Bay. You run the final mile along the beach, finishing at the beautiful pier. They have team divisions like Mother-Daughter or Brother-Sister. After the race you will receive the best race T-shirt around, because the back of the shirt doesn’t look like a side panel of a NASCAR. Finally, let’s not forget about the P.I.E.R Group who are a group of locals that have run all 39 years.  I grew up in the Midwest and I’ve run hundreds of races and have never seen anything like this.

Are You Doing The Work?

So my question to you is…have you been putting in the work?  When training for a 5K procrastination is almost a given for many and often a badge of honor.  But a 10K is a little harder to get a passing grade in without putting in some work.  Give yourself a chance to run well and enjoy the race by putting in the road work and hitting the weights to help prepare your body for race day.

Tips To Help You Crush It On October 1st

1. It’s got to be the shoes, it’s got to be the shoes.  If you bought your shoes in 2015 or earlier it’s time for a fresh pair of kicks.  By far the most important purchase you will make and money well spent.  I suggest you head into the Village Runner and get fitted for a shoe that fits your biomechanical needs.  Do not forget to throw in a good pair socks to boot, there is nothing worse than blisters on your feet.

2. Get on a program.  Google is your friend here.  Look up 10K running plans and print off a copy. I suggest looking for a beginner or intermediate plan that fits your level of fitness.  If you are not sure about your current running level, be conservative and get a beginner plan.  DO NOT deviate from the program, it will only help you!

3. Oh those hills! The MB 10K course is hilly.  You have to plan some of your training around this fact.  Be proactive and do some of your training runs on hill courses or do hill repeats.

4. Hit the weights.  Strength training offers many benefits that go way beyond helping your running performance.  Squats, push-ups, inverted rows, and core work are all a perfect place to start. You do not need to become a power lifter but adding a little strength to your body will only help.

5. Hydrate!  There is nothing wrong with stopping at one of the water stations and taking a few sips.  Be smart!

6. Soak it in.  As I said, this race is like no other.  Enjoy the views and the crowd cheering you on to the finish!

Early Registration For The MB10K

Pricing now - September 19th:

  • Register online at mb10k.com
  • $30 Youth (under 15 years old)

  • $35 Adults

Please Note!

Registration in-store at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach opens September 1st and closes September 30th . Online registration at mb10k.com will close on September 26th.

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE ON OCTOBER 1, 2016!

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Could You Use $1,000.00?!

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Did You Know?

Did you know that the proceeds from the Manhattan Beach 10K Run go right into the community? Did you know that we award scholarships to Mira Costa High School Seniors? Thousands of dollars have been given to these deserving kids to help defray the ever-rising cost of college. Thank you for your participation in this run and assisting the students!

Meet Nick

Nick Zobel captained the Mira Costa Cross Country team his junior and senior year. He has run the race several times, quickly taking off for the starting line after belting out the National Anthem with the Mira Costa Choir.  He used the scholarship money that he received in 2011 to buy textbooks for his freshman year at U.S.C.

Why He Runs The #MB10K

Even though Nick now lives in Sacramento, working as an analytics specialist for the Sacramento Kings, he makes time to come back for the 10K. He says it’s a fun run that gets you out of bed early and has a beautiful course. It’s the perfect excuse for him to come home, get some exercise and reunite with friends at the Hometown Fair afterwards.

How To Apply For The MB10K Scholarship

The College and Career Center (CCC) at Mira Costa offers a Scholarship Notebook Program where they help seniors build submissions for scholarships based on their achievements and efforts over the course of their high school career.  The school posts all available scholarships and provides seniors with assistance in applying for them. A representative from the MB10K presents the scholarships at Senior Recognition Night in June.

Criteria For The MB10K Scholarship

  • Minimum GPA 3.5
  • Minimum 3 Years of running in the 10K or volunteering to help with the event.

Submission Requirements

  • Application completed and submitted to the CCC by the stated deadline.
  • Along with this application please include a copy of your transcripts, and letters of recommendation from teachers, coaches, community members or employers.
  • All applicants must include at least 1 letter of recommendation from a teacher/coach/community member or employer.
  • All applicants must meet requirements of CCC including completing scholarship notebook
  • Applications must be turned in by applicant by deadline to the CCC. No exceptions. Do not pass through directly to MB10K, coach or other. Any applicant who does so will be disqualified from consideration.

Early Registration For The MB10K

Pricing now - September 19th:

  • Register online at mb10k.com
  • $30 Youth (under 15 years old)

  • $35 Adults

Please Note!

Registration in-store at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach opens September 1st and closes September 30th . Online registration at mb10k.com will close on September 26th.

We'll see you at the starting line on October 1, 2016!

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Interesting Breakdown Of Who Is Registering

 

Thank You For Signing up!

This infographic is a snapshot of how Extra Savings for the #mb10k worked in the beginning of July. Our registrant list has continued to grow after this piece of data thanks to all of you who have already signed up! We appreciate YOU!

Who Is Missing?

If you look at these stats, we’ve got a big hole.

Who is missing?!

You got it, the 16-24 year olds. This demographic is the future of our race and we need to get them informed about our event.

Spread The Word

Who do you know in this age range? Can you assist us in getting the word out to them about this super event that benefits the Manhattan Beach community?

Hey parents, would your teenager be interested in running? It's a perfect activity to get them moving! We offer 2-person family teams. Awards are given to the top 10 combined finishing times! Read more about this in our FAQs.

Shout out to all our college grads! Congratulations and welcome home. Do you miss us? Because the #mb10k misses you!

Print out the 2016 flyer for them here. Tell them our web address. Forward this blog to them. Sponsor somebody. Whatever way you choose to spread the word, we thank you for your help!

Early Registration

We finished Extra Savings yesterday and today we move to Early Registration through September 19th, 2016.

 Pricing for July 11th - September 19th: 

  • $30 Youth (under 15 years old)
  • $35 Adults

Please Note!

Registration in-store at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach opens September 1st and closes September 30th . Online registration at mb10k.com will close on September 26th.

We'll see you at the starting line on October 1, 2016!


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Extra Savings!

 

Register Now!

Register today at mb10k.com for the Manhattan Beach 10K Run and enjoy EXTRA SAVINGS! 

Pricing

July 1st through July 10th prices are:

  • $25 Youth (under 15 years old)
  • $30 Adults

EXTRA SAVINGS will end July 10, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. PDT and prices will increase, so we encourage you to take advantage of this money saving opportunity now!

Incentive

Besides saving money at this time, we’ve added an extra bonus. If you register by July 10th you will be guaranteed the t-shirt style and size that you request!

Important!

Please note that registration for this special pricing is only available on our website mb10k.com and NOT at the Village Runner, Manhattan Beach.  You can register in-store during the month of September.

#MB10K

Share with your friends on social media that you have registered for the race and invite them to run with you. Use the hashtag #mb10k when you post!

Remember that the profits from this run go directly back to our Manhattan Beach schools and parks, so we want to get as many sign-ups as possible to keep generating those dollars back to the community.

We’ll see you at the starting line on October 1st, 2016!

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Tell Your #MB10K Story

What's Your #MB10K Story?

We’d like YOU to tell your #MB10k story. When you post on social media, we want you to use the hashtag #MB10K to spread the word about this awesome race! When you do this it means that we can easily find your posts and share them on our social channels too. Every time you use the hashtag #MB10K, you are helping to make this community event more visible. The more visible it is, the more people will want to participate. We want a huge turnout this year so that in turn a huge amount of funds go directly back to the Manhattan Beach community:

  • our schools 
  • our parks 
  • our kids

You get to run in one of the most scenic places in the South Bay and all the proceeds go to community fitness-related causes and scholarships. Everybody wins!

Here’s How You Can Help!

Tell your #MB10k story on social media using our hashtag:

  • use a photo of you running the race last year with your dad
  • tweet about how you are training for the race this year
  • make a Facebook post about how many years in a row you’ve run the race
  • Instagram a picture of you wearing the coveted t-shirt

Need Some Inspiration?

Here are 3 examples of what some of our super sponsors did last year with the hashtag #MB10K:

 Aloe Gloe made this post on Facebook:

The Beach Reporter tweeted this out:

Gold Arrow Camp made this post on Instagram:

We'll Share Your #MB10K Story!

We will look for #MB10k on social media and we’ll share as many posts as we can across our Twitter, Facebook & Instagram pages. Together we can raise the visibility of the Manhattan Beach 10K Run and raise a record-breaking amount of money for this wonderful community!

 

The 39th running of the race will take place on Saturday, October 1st, 2016.


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We Need You!

 

Many Thanks!

Thank you for being on the Manhattan Beach 10K list - many of you have been part of this great event for years and we appreciate your time and dedication to our race.  The profits from this run go directly back to our Manhattan Beach schools and parks, so we want to get as many sign-ups as possible to keep generating those dollars back to the community.

We'd like your  help to partner with us to get the word out and get everyone you know informed about the 10K. Please forward this email to your school friends, PTA Boards, any high schoolers you know, and all the local track and cross country teams.

Early Bird Registration: July 1st - July 10th, 2016 

You can save $5 if you sign up for the race early!

Details


Early Bird Registration begins on July 1st and ends on July 10th, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. PDT

Youth (under 15 years old): $30
Adults: $35

Beginning July 11th, 2016 pricing for both groups will increase by $5.

Let's Be Friends!

Let’s get social! Please follow us on InstagramFacebook and Twitter for all the latest news, updates, training tips, sponsors, volunteer opportunities and information about our awesome race and our beautiful hometown.

Anytime you post about the race go ahead and use #mb10k, you never know, we may feature your post on our social pages. We can’t wait to see what you are up to with your race day training!
 

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We've Got A New Look!

 

Check Us Out!

We have a fresh, new look for the 39th running of the Manhattan Beach 10K Run! We have revamped our website and hope you agree that it looks pretty snazzy! If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, please do so here.

Take Note

First things first - please note that the race will take place on Saturday, October 1st, 2016 with a start time of 7:30 a.m. sharp.

Race Registration

Registration for the race will be coming soon, so keep an eye out for it. In the meantime, gather all your family and friends and encourage them to come out and run with you or cheer you on along the beautiful course!

Let's Be Friends

Let’s get social! Please follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news, updates, training tips, sponsors, volunteer opportunities and information about our awesome race and our beautiful hometown. Anytime you post about the race go ahead and use #mb10k, you never know, we may feature your post on our social pages. We can’t wait to see what you are up to with your race day training! 

Image Credit: Endurance Sports Photo


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