Thank you For Racing With Us!

Manhattan Beach 10k Finisher Tee Image by John Post.

Thank You From The Manhattan Beach 10k

We’d like to give a big thanks to all those who participated in our 42nd Annual race today! We hope you had a great time at the race! Be sure to check our website for more info including results and photo link to access free photo downloads within the next few days.

Perks!

Visit our social media pages and our blog to check out perks from Village Runner, the Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair, Tabula Rasa Essentials and Waterleaf Home when you show your bib number race weekend.

Get Social!

Please post your photos on social media and tag #mb10k. We love to see how you experienced race day from your perspective.

Results & Awards!

If you finished top 10 in your division, congratulations. Awards may be claimed for 1 month after race at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach.

Results are made final Wednesday, October 9. If you believe there is an error in yours, please submit corrections to support@racewire.com. Corrections must be requested in a timely manner, as results are made final the Wednesday following the race. After this day, no other changes or additions will be made.

Shirts!

If you forgot to get your shirt or shirt style/size wasn't what you hoped for on race day, you may try to exchange at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach. Be sure to bring your bib number, and do it right away.

Expo!

If you enjoyed our Expo, please support the businesses who made it possible. They're listed with links to their websites on our website front page.

More!

Please consult our website for more details, and if you cannot find an answer, email us. While we're all volunteers we care and want to do all we can to help.


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.

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE ON OCTOBER 3, 2020! 


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Race Day Is Saturday, October 5, 2019!

2018 Manhattan Beach 10k racers.

Not Registered? You Still Have Time!

If you have not had a chance to register for the Manhattan Beach 10k yet, you have until October 4, by 7pm! Please visit Villager Runner, Manhattan Beach to register in-store. Computers in-store with a staff of well trained volunteers make it quick, and you will leave with your bib number.

1840 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach
Hours: 10 am - 7 pm Wednesday, Thursday & Friday


Bib Number Pick-Up Instructions

BIB NUMBERS ARE NOT MAILED - YOU MUST PICK-UP!

If you registered online, you need to pick up your Bib Number at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach

HAVE YOUR REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION EMAIL READY (PRINTED OR ELECTRONIC) TO SHOW THE VOLUNTEERS AT THE STORE.

You need to have a copy of your Registration Confirmation Email at bib pick up.  If picking up for another, you will need to have a copy of theirs as well. Your confirmation email is necessary when troubleshooting any problems that may arise when picking up your bib number.

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

  • Wednesday 10/2*

  • Thursday 10/3*

  • Friday 10/4

1840 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach
Hours: 10 am - 7 pm Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

*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 notified via email.  See store for more details/rules/restrictions. 

Race Day Bib Number Pick-Up

  • 6 - 7 am

  • On Veterans Parkway/greenbelt near the starting line

  • Look for "Number Pick-Up" signs near 2nd/Ardmore

  • Please read and BRING YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL (printed or electronic)

NOTE:  WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU PICK UP YOUR RACE NUMBER IN-STORE PRIOR TO RACE DAY. IF YOU CHOOSE RACE MORNING PICK-UP, YOU MUST ARRIVE BETWEEN 6 - 7 AM. THE RACE STARTS AT 7:30 AM SHARP.

TIMING MATS CANNOT BE LEFT ON INDEFINITELY BECAUSE OF HOW OUR COURSE DOUBLES BACK ON ITSELF.


A 2018 MB10k Family

Looking To Be Entered As A Family Team?

Once you have both bib numbers in-hand,  click on this link to fill out the Family Teams form. Family team entry is open until Friday, 10/4 at 8pm and there is no fee to be entered.

The MB10k offers 2-member team categories comprised of FAMILY MEMBERS only: (brother-brother, brother-sister, sister-sister, mother-daughter, mother-son, father-daughter, father-son) Medals will be awarded to the top 10 combined finishing times in each category and teammates do not need to run together. Good luck!


Free Photo Downloads

As our gift to you, we are offering FREE photo downloads* after the #mb10k(*hard copies are at participant's cost, limit for free downloads is 10 images) Ham it up, have fun, make sure you get your smiling face in front of the Endurance Sports Photo photogs on race day! Then go crazy being social using #mb10k to share race day with your friends and family!


Added Perks When You Race With Us

  • The Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair is offering $4 off when you purchase 2 Fair shirts (see what they did there 42?!) & for those who are 21 or older, $2 off your first beer from the beer garden, October 5 & 6, 2019.

  • Village Runner has a coupon on the back of each bib and is offering 42% off select shoes and apparel, October 5 & 6, 2019.

  • Tabula Rasa is offering 20% off Corkcicles, lip balms and scrubs now through October 5 when you show your race bib or registration.

  • Waterleaf Home is offering 25% off Beja Flor Runners

  • Ad free Finisher Tee with choice of short sleeve or long

  • Awards 10 deep in age groups

  • Profits going back to community

  • Fabulous Race Expo! New for 2019 added photo booth and fun props to pose with


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.  

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE ON OCTOBER 5, 2019!

Image Credits: Endurance Sports Photo, MB Hometown Fair, Village Runner, Tabula Rasa Essentials & Waterleaf Home

Early Bird Pricing Ends Tonight For The MB10k

Manhattan Beach 10k finish line area.

Early Bird Pricing Ends At The Stroke Of Midnight

EARLY Bird Pricing ENDS TONIGHT, SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 AT 11:59 P.M.! PRICES WILL INCREASE ON SEPTEMBER 24. Save yourself some dough and sign up now.

PRICING TODAY

  • $35/ages 15+

  • $30/ages 0-14

PRICING SEPTEMBER 24-OCTOBER 4, 2019

  • $40/ages 15+

  • $35/ages 0-14

Two Ways To Register*

  1. Online registration is open now and runs through through September 30 at www.mb10k.com, Visa/Mastercard payments only, processing fee applies. When you register online you may pick up your bib October 2-October 4 at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach.

  2. In-store, now through October 4, at Village Runner, 1840 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, California. Cash, check, Visa/Mastercard accepted, processing fee applies to credit card purchases only. Walk away with your bib number the same day!

    10am-7pm Monday through Saturday
    11am-6pm Sunday

    *Please note there is no race day registration. We are talking to you, procrastinators!

Not sure which is the best way to register? Let us help you decide!

Online Convenience:

  • Available 24/7 (Now-September 30th)

  • Pick up your bib at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach October 2nd-5th, 2019

  • Can stay in your pjs and don’t have to wash your hair

In-Store Convenience:

  • Cash/check accepted

  • Visa/Mastercard accepted (processing fee applies)

  • Walk out with your bib in-hand

  • Get to interact with humans and shop ‘til you drop at Village Runner.

If you have any questions about the race please visit our Event Details and FAQs pages.


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Make New Friends, But Keep the Old

The Manhattan Beach 10k experience goes beyond our beautiful race course, it continues after the race with our incredible sponsors at our Expo. While you will find many familiar faces from local South Bay and Manhattan Beach businesses offering fresh water, nutritious snacks and massages, we have added in some newbies giving away ice cream, hummus, cold brew coffee and many more goodies. Please make sure to stop by the expo after the race and enjoy the plethora of complimentary items from these wonderful folks! You can visit here and click on their individual logos to find out more about them.


Added Perks When You Race With Us

  • The Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair is offering $4 off when you purchase 2 Fair shirts (see what they did there 42?!) & for those who are 21 or older, $2 off your first beer from the beer garden, October 5 & 6, 2019.

  • Village Runner has a coupon on the back of each bib and is offering 42% off select shoes and apparel, October 5 & 6, 2019.

  • Tabula Rasa is offering 20% off Corkcicles, lip balms and scrubs now through October 5 when you show your race bib or registration.

  • As our gift to you, we are offering FREE photo downloads* after the race! (*hard copies are at participant's cost, limit for free downloads is 10 images) Ham it up, have fun, make sure you get your smiling face in front of the Endurance Sports Photo photogs on race day! Then go crazy being social using #mb10k to share race day with your friends and family!

  • Ad free Finisher Tee with choice of short sleeve or long

  • Awards 10 deep in age groups

  • Family Teams

  • Profits going back to community

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.  

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE ON OCTOBER 5, 2019!


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Community + Fun = Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair

THE Weekend To Be In Our Hometown

October 5 is the weekend to make sure you get the full 90266 experience! Whether you're a native resident, South Bay local or in from out of town, the weekend has something for everyone. Be sure to stay for the full experience! Not only is it the 42nd running of the Manhattan Beach 10k, it's the 47th annual Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair!

Our Q & A With Bea Zimbalist, President of the MB Hometown Fair Board

How has the fair evolved since it began in 1972?

The beauty of the Hometown Fair is that it hasn’t evolved that much in terms of the feel of the Fair.  Arts and crafts, food and game booths have been there from the beginning.  There’s always been live music and the parade, albeit a smaller one.  Kid Country may have changed the most as we no longer have elephants! The Wine Garden is fairly new and I believe the big difference with the beer garden is that it’s fenced in now!   Mira Costa Booster Clubs along with countless local charities are still raising money at the Fair.  One thing that hasn’t changed is its mission to promote community spirit – whether that’s in the fundraising department or just plain fun department! 

As a volunteer-run event, what is the secret to your success? 

We have a strong board of 21 local volunteers who are committed to providing a fun-filled weekend for our community.   We divide and conquer so each area has a chair overseeing it.  We start meeting in March and finish up in November.  Some members have been on the board for over 20 years and some are just starting out.

Manhattan Beach has a big hometown crowd that reunites each year at the Hometown Fair.  Any advice for newcomers on what they should check out? 

Definitely get a start on holiday shopping at the arts and crafts booths.  They have some really unique items and many of them with a real local flair.  Support your local schools, churches and other charities by playing a game or buying some food.   For many groups, this is their main fundraiser for the year so help them reach their goals.

What special or new things do have planned for this year? 

We’ll have a new free game that is a photo scavenger hunt.  We’re hoping to capture the tween/teen audience with this but it’s open to all ages.  Everyone who participates will get a prize and the opportunity to win a bigger prize through a raffle drawing.  We’re also going to offer water filing stations in an effort to cut down on single use plastic bottles.  Manhattan Beach is on the forefront of environmental causes and we’re joining in.

Shopping, beer garden and bands are pretty obvious things to do.  What are some not-so-obvious things you offer? 

The Free Games area is great for kids.  We get so many terrific prizes donated courtesy of local stores like Skechers, Rubio’s, CPK, Round Table and many more.  The Wine Garden is also a hidden gem that is definitely gaining popularity.  They have live music and plenty of seating.  They also have Stella Artois for those beer lovers.  And when you want to beat the heat and take in some great art and local performers, stop by the Joslyn Center who serves as our Community Showcase for the weekend. 

What is the best resource (webpage, social media, print resources) for attendees to find the schedule for the Fair?  

Our website is the best for all the details and our Instagram and Facebook also has information and fun photos.  

Do any of your Board Members get to sneak away and run the race before the fair festivities take place?  

Unfortunately they don’t as we have to be there at 7am to start set up.  We all feel like we’ve run a 10K by the time the weekend is over though!

2019 MB10k Finisher Tee image by John Post.

MB10k Early Registration Until September 23, 2019

PRICING

  • $35/ages 15+

  • $30/ages 0-14

TWO WAYS TO REGISTER

  • Online at www.mb10k.com, Visa/Mastercard payments only, processing fee applies, bibs available for pick-up 10/2-10/5

  • In-store at Village Runner, 1840 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, California. Cash, check, Visa/Mastercard accepted, processing fee applies to credit card purchases only. Walk away with your bib number the same day!

If you have any questions about the race please visit our Event Details and FAQs pages.


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.  

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE ON OCTOBER 5, 2019!


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MB10k Spotlight | Our Amazing Volunteers

2018 MB10k Committee Members.

Volunteers Make A World Of Difference

The Manhattan Beach 10k is choreographed by a dedicated group of volunteers! While they range from retirees to high school service groups, the common thread that ties them together is their commitment to help our community with their time, talents and treasures. We have chosen some faces that may or may not be familiar to you. If you happen to see them on October 5th, feel free to give them a high five and a thank you, we know they’ll appreciate it!

Meet The Volunteers

Although each person who volunteers deserves their own spotlight, today we are focusing on these fab 5!

Tim McGuire

Tim

The reason I volunteer for the MB Home Town 10k is I love all the friends and people involved! It’s such a great event that kicks off the Fair. I think most of all I get to tell Pete Champagne what to do when he’s walk/jogging. Merge to the right, the RIGHT Peter!!!


Volunteer Scott

Scott

I volunteer for the MB10k run because I love the excitement of a race. I enjoy seeing the range of ages and abilities, and I like to cheer on the runners.


Daryl Palmer

Daryl

I've run a lot of races and there was always plenty of support out on the course. Since my knee has seemed to 'retire' me from running, I'm happy to give back.

This race is in our home town and everyone is having a great time and super friendly.

It's tons of fun to be out there!


Steve & Tate

Steve

I volunteer for the race because Rachel Judson, one of the best people I know, asked me to help out. The Manhattan Beach 10k has a long history of being a community event. It’s also unique because it is part of the “Hometown Fair” which further enhances that local feeling.


Suzanne Meier

Suzanne

I love volunteering for the Manhattan Beach 10k. It's such a wonderful race - beautiful location, amazing crowd support, and so well organized. It's great seeing so many friends and neighbors participating, even though it's a large race, it feels very hometown! It makes me proud to live in the Beach Cities!


Would You Like To Help?

Interested in having fun, meeting new people and getting a sweet staff shirt with the spectacular John Post image?! We may have just the job for you!  Click here to sign up or send us an email at mb10krun@yahoo.com. Thank you!

Hands in a circle.

2019 MB10K shirt ©JohnPost

MB10k Early Registration

Right now we have Early Registration going on until September 23, 2019.

PRICING

  • $35/ages 15+

  • $30/ages 0-14

At this time we have online registration open. Visa/Mastercard payments only, processing fee applies. In-store registration opens September 1st at Village Runner, 1840 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 Cash, check, Visa/Mastercard accepted, processing fee applies to credit card purchases. If you have any questions about the race please visit our Event Details and FAQs pages.


Manhattan Beach Chamber | The Best Of Manhattan

The Best of Manhattan Awards is returning on October 17th and it’s going to be bigger, better, and the BEST ever! It is the only event that allows the public to nominate and vote for their favorite person, business, and organization in Manhattan Beach. Please join us in celebrating the businesses and individuals that make Manhattan Beach the BEST community to live and work in.

Nominate your favorite people, business, and organizations for this year’s Best of Manhattan Awards. We’d love for you to nominate the Manhattan Beach 10k in the Healthy Living category by September 8 at 11:59 pm. Voting for the winners will run September 12-26, 2019.


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.  

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE ON OCTOBER 5, 2019!


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Image Credits: MB10k, Tim McGuire, Scott, Daryl Palmer, Rachel Judson, John Post Gallery & Manhattan Beach Chamber

Need To Jumpstart Your MB10k Training?!

South Bay Runners Club members at 2018 Manhattan Beach 10k Awards podium.

We Have A Training Plan For You

We have lots of new participants each year who race the MB10k for the first time. For some, it’s their very first 10k! We thought it would be helpful to offer a training plan to help those who aren’t sure where to start! Whether you’re starting on the couch or you’re already on the road, we hope this is a useful tool for you.

This 7-week training plan was created by Michael Weisberg, certified running coach by the Road Runners Club of America and President of the South Bay Runners Club. Questions can be emailed to michael@southbayrunners.org.

Michael’s 6-week training program includes three days of running and one day of cross training. Running should be at an easy pace, meaning you should be able to have a conversation with someone without pausing to catch your breath.  Alternatively, you can run/walk, starting with 5 minutes of running followed by 5 minutes of walking then increasing to 7 minutes of running/3 minutes walking. Cross training includes swimming, biking, hiking, walking, rowing, elliptical - something that gets your heart rate elevated for a continuous duration.

If you live locally, try doing your Saturday runs on portions of the Manhattan Beach 10k course. We have brand new, clearly displayed mile markers to guide you on your way!

Course Mile Markers donated by the MB10k.

Fear of Rosecrans? For those who have done our course before, there is no need to fear the Rosecrans hill. All it takes is a little determination and preparation. A training run or walk that includes the Rosecrans hill is always rewarded with a coastal breeze and scenic view of the Pacific Ocean. Think of that as your virtual medal of achievement!

7 Week Training Program

7 Week Training Program


Running friends are the best friends!

Join A Run Club Or Group

If training on your own is not your thing, we are fortunate to have many local running clubs and running groups to choose from in the South Bay. Check out a previous blog of ours to read about Club Ed and South Bay Runners Club. Click here to read.

The Village Runner stores in Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach also meet at various times throughout the week to run, walk and be social. Read more here.


MB10k Early Registration

Right now we have Early Registration going on until September 23, 2019.

PRICING

  • $35/ages 15+

  • $30/ages 0-14

At this time we have online registration open. Visa/Mastercard payments only, processing fee applies. In-store registration opens September 1st at Village Runner, 1840 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 Cash, check, Visa/Mastercard accepted, processing fee applies to credit card purchases. If you have any questions about the race please visit our Event Details and FAQs pages.


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.  

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE ON OCTOBER 5, 2019!


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Image Credit: Rachel Judson, Taylor Digital Marketing & John Post

MB10k Spotlight | Coach Renee

Renee Williams-Smith in the 2018 Manhattan Beach 10k.

To Know Her Is To Love Her

Meet Coach Renee Williams-Smith who heads up the Girls Mira Costa Cross Country team. Read on about this inspiring woman who is an exemplary role model for those who run like a girl!

Our Q & A With Mama Reniz

How long have you been the Girls Distance Running Coach at Mira Costa?

I was an assistant coach for 2 years and have been the head coach for about 15 years.

In 2014 you were chosen as the Inspiring Coach of the Year by the Brooks Running Company. What did that award mean to you?

It was really special because girls from my team nominated me and sent 3 videos to Brooks all without my knowledge.  It was very thoughtful and heartfelt and the fact that they understood my commitment to their growth meant the world to me.

You are an amazing leader for girls and make quite an impression on your athletes, how do you go about choosing your team captains?

It’s an evolving process.  Some girls are natural leaders who are inclusive by nature and comfortably assume the role.  Sometimes it’s girls that I believe in that haven’t quite seen it themselves yet. In both cases it is very rewarding to watch them learn and grow as people, runners, and leaders. 

When you attended Mira Costa there was not a girls distance running team. How did you persevere in the face of adversity?

I didn’t really see it as adversity, I was not going to get a lot of playing time as a soccer player and I wanted to do something so I started running and brought my friends out to run too since it was only boys at the time.

You are the Race Director for the upcoming Dick Fitzgerald 2 Mile Beach Run. Tell us about this race and how it benefits Mira Costa’s cross country program.

It’s a fun 2- mile sand run starting at Hermosa beach Pier. It’s a mile out on the soft sand and a mile back on the hard sand. It’s a real community event with families with kids, parents, even some grandparents. We’ve had quite a few of the same people run it for the past 20 years. It’ a short fun family and community event that is part of the International surf festival. It is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and is a great chance for us to actively engage the community.

What do you look forward to when you take your team to Mammoth for training?

Great team bonding and great training.  It’s an excellent opportunity to get all the kids together to train and start forming their team.  I’t an opportunity for the athletes to challenge themselves and get to know each other by sharing this experience.

What do you love most about the Manhattan Beach 10k?

That it is a huge community event.  I am in my happy place while running and I get to do it with so many friends and kids that I have coached over the years. Plus, it is so well organized.

When you aren’t running, how do you like to spend your time?

Talking about running 😊

I love to spend time with my family mostly laughing and watching my son play water polo and my husband ocean prone paddling.


Support Mira Costa Cross Country

The Dick Fitzgerald 2-Mile Beach Run will be held on Saturday August 3rd, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. This fun race is very challenging because of the soft sand on the first half of the race and the hard pack run on the return trip. The gentle sea breeze is a welcome relief to the runners . This is a great way to get some exercise and participate in one of the first events of the Surf Festival. 100% of proceeds benefit the Mira Costa Cross Country teams.


MB10k Early Registration

If you missed our Extra Savings window for the 42nd Annual Race on October 5, we’ve got you covered! Right now we have Early Registration going on until September 23, 2019.

PRICING

  • $35/ages 15+

  • $30/ages 0-14

At this time we have online registration open. Visa/Mastercard payments only, processing fee applies. In-store registration opens September 1st at Village Runner, 1840 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 Cash, check, Visa/Mastercard accepted, processing fee applies to credit card purchases. If you have any questions about the race please visit our Event Details and FAQs pages.


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.  

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE ON OCTOBER 5, 2019!


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Image Credit: Endurance Sports Photo & Renee Williams-Smith

MB10k Sponsor Spotlight | Gold Arrow Camp

2018 Gold Arrow Campers/Racers at the Manhattan Beach 10k.

Meet One Of Our Super Sponsors

We are pleased to shine the spotlight on longtime Manhattan Beach 10k sponsor Gold Arrow Camp! You may have heard of them already, as they are a popular camp, but if not read on.

Our Q & A With Audrey "Sunshine" Monke of GAC

Please tell us about Gold Arrow Camp.

Gold Arrow Camp is a children's camp on Huntington Lake in California's Sierra National Forest. Since 1933, we've provided three generations of campers with a supportive community where their lives are enriched through the friendships they form and the experiences they have at camp. Campers and staff return to Gold Arrow Camp year after year because of the feeling of tradition, community, and belonging that they experience. For many campers, their time at camp is what they look forward to all year long. The fun and the friendships that are built at GAC provide life-long childhood memories for our campers.

In this age of constant screen time, how do you get campers to unplug and interact with each other?

Unplugging and connecting face-to-face is one of our core values. We're so fortunate that our campers and staff embrace the opportunity to unplug for the time they're at camp. Even our teenage campers recognize what a gift it is to be outdoors and away from technology for a few weeks each summer. Because everyone around them (including the staff) are not on their phones, the campers quickly get used to being unplugged...and they learn to love the focus on face-to-face interactions. Many campers report that their camp friends - who they only spend a few weeks with - are their closest friends. This is likely because they have so much concentrated, face-to-face time together with no distractions. Our nightly campfire chats are a highlight of camp for our campers.

What sets you apart from other camps?

We are a super rustic, outdoorsy camp and we focus on all non-competitive, recreational activities. Our philosophy is that kids need a break from academics and competitive sports and camp is the perfect place to have fun, make friends, and grow. We have an incredibly loyal community of families with many second and third generation campers as well as over 100 five-year campers each summer.

Tell us about the green blankets.

Our campers and staff who spend five summers at Gold Arrow get a special Five-Year Blanket, embroidered with their name. These are treasured in our community. The blankets are modeled after football blankets. Our camp's founder, Manny Vezie, played football under the famous coach Knute Rockne at Notre Dame University, so our camp blankets are the color and style of the football blanket Manny had during his Notre Dame days in the 1920s.

How long have you been a sponsor of the Manhattan Beach 10k?

We know we've been participating since at least 2009, but it could have been even earlier.

Is there anything you can reveal about what you are cooking up for your expo booth this year?

We are excited to be giving out reusable grocery bags!

What do you most love about the Manhattan Beach 10k?

It's a one-of-a-kind community event that really gets people out and celebrating your amazing city. We love seeing the crowds and the energy as we run through the neighborhoods and then by the pier. It's always fun for us to see current and past staff, campers, and families who stop by our booth to say "hi" and check in with their camp family. We also love to run and have an informal running team called the GAC Runners made up of our campers, parents, staff, and alumni. We love coming out to run together proudly sporting our green GAC Runners shirts while also supporting the amazing Manhattan Beach community.

Gold Arrow Camp at the 2018 Manhattan Beach 10k Expo.

Find Out More About Gold Arrow Camp

Click here or call: 800-554-2267


Early Registration

If you missed our Extra Savings window for the 42nd Annual Race on October 5, we’ve got you covered! Right now we have Early Registration going on until September 23, 2019.

Pricing

  • $35/ages 15+

  • $30/ages 0-14

At this time we have online registration open. Visa/Mastercard payments only, processing fee applies. In-store registration opens September 1st at Village Runner, 1840 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 Cash, check, Visa/Mastercard accepted, processing fee applies to credit card purchases. If you have any questions about the race please visit our Event Details and FAQs pages.


I’m Training For The Manhattan Beach 10k tank top.
I’m Training For The Manhattan Beach 10k T-shirt.

Have You Seen These?

We are throwin' it back to our early days when these shirts debuted! Village Runner, Manhattan Beach is now selling I’m Training For The Manhattan Beach 10k tanks and tees for $20. With each sale, they are generously donating $5 to us so we can give back even more to the community! Get yours before they are gone and train with us.


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.  

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE ON OCTOBER 5, 2019!


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Extra Savings Ends July 10, 2019

Extra Savings Ends Tonight

Save some coin and register exclusively online at mb10k.com for the Manhattan Beach 10k & enjoy Extra Savings through this evening at midnight!

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Pricing

Through tonight @11:59pm:

  • $30/ages 15+

  • $25/ages 0-14

Added Bonus!

When you register by tonight you will be guaranteed the Finisher 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 beginning September 1st. If you'd like more event details click here or our FAQs.


Early Registration

2019 Finisher Tee.

Tomorrow we move to Early Registration through September 23, 2019 at 11:59pm.

  • $35/ages 15+

  • $30/ages 0-14


Vintage MB10k Gear

I’m Training for the MB10k tank.
I’m Training for the MB10k t-shirt.

We are throwin' it back to our early days when these shirts debuted! Village Runner, Manhattan Beach is now selling these MB10k Training tanks and tees for $20. With each sale, they are generously donating $5 to us so we can give back even more to the community! Get yours before they are gone and train with us.


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.  

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE ON OCTOBER 5, 2019!


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Image Credits: Manhattan Beach 10k

Extra Savings For The MB10k Opens July 1st

Extra Savings

Registration opens July 1st! Register online only at mb10k.com for the Manhattan Beach 10k & enjoy Extra Savings through July 10.

2018 MB10k Race Participant

Pricing

July 1st through July 10th @11:59pm:

  • $30/ages 15+

  • $25/ages 0-14

Extra Savings will end July 10th 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!

When you register by July 10th you will be guaranteed the Finisher 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 beginning September 1st. If you'd like more event details click here or our FAQs.


Instagram Giveaway post.

Instagram Giveaway

We are giving away 5 free entries to the 2019 MB10k. Our Instagram Giveaway is going on now & ends on June 30! Please click here for your chance to enter. Good luck!


Village Runner 4th of July 5k.

Village Runner 4th of July 5k


We will have a 4th of July themed booth at Village Runner’s Annual 5k! Visit us there to sign up for our October 5 race. If you haven’t signed up for the Village Runner 4th of July 5k, you still have time! Register here.


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.  

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE ON OCTOBER 5, 2019!


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Family Teams & Finisher Tee Reveal

Keepin’ It In The Family

The Manhattan Beach 10k loves family and so we’ve created our event for families to race together. It is a way to make positive, healthy choices, while sparking a little competition! We offer 7 different family team categories comprised of 2 runners each. We are highlighting a few of those teams who participated in 2018 and asked them some questions about their experiences with the race:

  1. What is your most memorable MB10k moment?

  2. Do you have any race day traditions?

  3. Do you run together?

  4. What is your race day strategy?

  5. What is your favorite “unofficial” finish line?


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Meet The Hongs

1st Place Father-Daughter

Abby’s Answers - She was also the 1st Place Female in 2018, btw!

1. My most memorable MB10k was in 2009. It was my second year running the race, and I was in the eighth grade. I dipped under the 50-minute mark for the first time and won my age division. The overwhelming support from the community all along the course and sense of accomplishment after beating my time from the previous year hooked me on the sport of running. It led me to join the Mira Costa Cross Country team the following fall and eventually continue my competitive running career in college at the University of Pennsylvania.

2. I don't like to be hung up on specific rituals or superstitions because these things can sometimes be out of your control on race day. 

3. We have never run side-by-side during the actual race but have run hundreds of miles together in training.

4. I was excited to be back home and have the opportunity to race the MB 10k for the first time since high school. Years of training and pacing have taught me to have a good grasp on what a comfortably hard pace should feel like. I trusted my training and racing instincts to lead me to a consistent performance and strong finishing time.

Joe’s Answers

1. The most memorable moment was my first MB10k in 2008.  It was memorable because during the last mile of the race, my 12-year-old daughter Abby passed me on the strand.  This was also her first MB10k.  From that moment on, I knew she would be a running phenom.  I’ve been chasing her since.

2. To get the extra kick, I must have my double concentrated coffee 1.5 hours before the race.  No exceptions.  No substitutions.

3. Yes, if you count trying to keep up with the fastest woman at the 2018 MB10k.  When we run together, I always end up with a good workout.

4. My racing strategy involves careful pacing based on my workouts.  Once I hit the strand, it is all-out, leaving nothing in the tank.

5. I haven’t reached or seen it yet.  Life is short.  The road is long.  I have to hurry.


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Meet The Lems

1st Place Sister-Sister

Noelle’s Answers

1. This past year my nephew Kolin, Kristen’s son, ran his first ever MB10k race and first 10k at 9 years old!  Powered by the sugar doughnut my nephew inhaled on mile 4, Kolin held it, the doughnut, down the entire race and finished 3rd in his age group!  We’ve successfully passed along the family tradition of running the MB10k to the next Lem generation. 

2. Race day tradition is that we all meet at the finish line, snap a group photo with the MB Pier in the background, head to the hometown fair later that day for games and the beer and wine garden!

3/4. We don’t run together as sisters because we have different pacing and running styles but we meet up before and after the race.  Race day we decide if we are going to make it a fun run  (not run for time)  or if we are going to try run hard and beat our PR’s (Personal Records).  Also, we either start at the front of the race line or back so we don’t have to dodge around people and jeopardize our race times.

5. Shellback is our favorite “official” finish line! The race is not to the finish line, but to the bar!!! Gotta go to Shelly’s and grab a recovery cocktail post-race!


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Meet The Fioritos

1st Place Father-Son

Alex & John’s Answers

1. A: I don't know, seeing all the bands?
J: Making it up and over Rosecrans the first time I ran.

2. A: Painting "MIRA COSTA" on our chests and wearing pink shorts.
J: I always start in the upper lane on Ardmore.

3/4. A: Start out comfortable and get faster throughout the race.
J: We run at the same time but I can't keep up with Alex anymore.

5. A: The Fresh Bros tent.
J: In 2018, Shellback.


Wanna Run As A Family Team?

Team entry is available on our website beginning September 1st!*

*Both team members must register first before entering as a family team.


2019 Finisher Tee

2019 Manhattan Beach 10k Finisher Tee

We are proud to show you the Finisher Tee for 2019! Manhattan Beach photographer John Post has once again captured a stunning image for this year’s Finisher Tee! Our shirts are the best ones out there. We pride ourselves in that we have managed to keep advertising off of them. It isn't a billboard for sponsor logos, it's a work of art! It's a high-quality blend, offered in your choice of long or short sleeve, sizes and styles subject to availability.

This year’s image captures the Manhattan Beach Pier from the shoreline looking north with waves, the beach and seabirds. - John Post


Visit John Post Gallery

John Post Gallery in Manhattan Beach, CA

Stop by the John Post Gallery, 808 Manhattan Avenue for the best original photographs of Manhattan Beach and the South Bay. 

John has something in the works this year to celebrate 50 years photographing and selling photos of the Manhattan Beach Pier. If you’d like to drop him an email at John@JohnPost.com, he will forward you information about what it is and how you can participate. 


Registration Opens July 1st

Register online only at mb10k.com for the Manhattan Beach 10k & enjoy EXTRA SAVINGS from July 1 through July 10! Race day is October 5, 2019.

July 1st through July 10th prices are:

  • $25* 14 years old and under

  • $30* 15 years old and up

  • *+ processing fee

EXTRA SAVINGS will end July 10th 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!

When you register by July 10th you will be guaranteed the t-shirt style and size that you request!

Village Runner 4th of July 5k

We will have a 4th of July themed booth at Village Runner’s Annual 5k! Visit us there to sign up for our race. As an added perk, you’ll be guaranteed your finisher tee in the size and style you want. Only credit cards will be accepted at this time and a processing fee will be added to your registration.

If you haven’t signed up for the Village Runner 4th of July 5k, you still have time! Online registration closes July 1 or you can register in their Redondo and Manhattan Beach stores.


We’ll be having an Instagram Giveaway starting June 24, 2019! Stay tuned in our next newsletter for more details or follow us on  Insta here .

We’ll be having an Instagram Giveaway starting June 24, 2019! Stay tuned in our next newsletter for more details or follow us on Insta here.


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.  


WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE ON OCTOBER 5, 2019!


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Image Credits: Hong & Lem Families, Endurance Sports Photo, & John Post

MB10k Spotlight: The Dynamic Duo

If you've done the Manhattan Beach 10k in the last 20 years or sign up this year, you'll likely bump into one of these two! If you have not had the pleasure to meet their acquaintance yet, let us introduce you to Rachel Judson and Annmarie Hext.

Thank You For Your Participation!

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Big Thanks From The #MB10k

The 41st running of the Manhattan Beach 10k took place on Saturday, October 6, 2018 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!

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.

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

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW BECAUSE WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT OUR 42nd RACE ON OCTOBER 5, 2019!

MANHATTAN BEACH 10K RACE COMMITTEE



Free Photo Downloads

As our gift to you, we are offering FREE photo downloads* (*hard copies are at participant's cost, limit for free downloads is 10 images) Please click here for the 2018 photo link from Endurance Sports Photo.


Two Ongoing Promotions

Tabula Rasa Essentials is commemorating our 41st race by selling fun Manhattan Beach 10k goodies! They have bamboo coasters with the 2018 John Post Finisher Tee image and trucker hats with our logo offered in royal blue and grey. Coasters are $12.00 each, truckers are $20.00 each. Right now these items are 20% off, get them before they are gone! A portion of the profits will be returned directly to the #mb10k to support scholarships & community fitness-related causes. Thank you for shopping and supporting what we do!

We’d like to offer our friends at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach a huge thank you! They not only are one of our super sponsors, but they also host registration and bib number pick-up for us and we couldn’t do it without them!

You can get a free 2018 #mb10k shirt if you use the coupon on the back of your bib number while making a purchase at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach until October 31, 2018 (while supplies last and limited to selection available).

Registered participants who show their current year race bib number or to volunteers showing their current year Staff Shirt at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach can also purchase a race shirt. Cash only: $15 or 2 for $20.

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The Unofficial Finish Line

Per tradition, you really haven’t finished the #mb10k until you enjoy a beverage at Shellback Tavern! We took a moment to chat with owner Bob Beverly about why this is the obvious next stop after the race.

Shellback Tavern is the “Unofficial Finish Line” for the MB10k, tell us how you got that title.

The tradition began with the very first race with Shellback Tavern opening early for the race crowd. In the early days it was a lot of can beer to go which was consumed on the street!

Chris Erskine of the Los Angeles Times wrote about Shellback Tavern in August and it was love at first sight for him. What makes people fall in love with Shellbacks?

We have a simple rule. Offer a decent product at a fair price in a friendly environment and you can't go wrong! We are known as a casual non pretentious neighborhood joint. All customers treated with respect and equally. At any time you may find the LA Kings or Galaxy. Mark Cuban has his table. TV personalities and rock stars. We are geared for good times for all.

How long have you been a sponsor of the Manhattan Beach 10k?

Russ Lesser approached us about being an official sponsor about 7 years ago but we have always helped out where needed at the finish area.

Have you run in any of the races yourself?

I personally have not raced but many in my family have participated over the years. I have never missed cheering on the runners.

Shellback Tavern
116 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
(310) 376-7857


In the News

If you’d like to read about the media coverage for the 2018 race, click on the links below:

Dig MB

Easy Reader News

Daily Breeze

The Beach Reporter


Save Money

Our friends at the Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10k/5k have given our participants a $5.00 discount code to use for their race on February 3, 2019! Code: BEACH Hurry, as it expires on October 31, 2018. Click here to register today.


More Information

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

Please visit our website here & 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.  


WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE ON OCTOBER 5, 2019!


Image Credits:  Tabula RasaDigMB, John Post, Redondo Beach Super Bowl 10k/5k

Race Day Is Saturday, October 6, 2018!

Manhattan Beach 10k Goods

Tabula Rasa Essentials is commemorating our 41st annual race by selling some fun Manhattan Beach 10k goodies! They have bamboo coasters with the 2018 John Post Finisher Tee image and trucker hats with our logo offered in royal blue and grey. Coasters are $12.00 each, truckers are $20.00 each. A portion of the profits will be returned directly to the #MB10k to support scholarships & community fitness-related causes. Thank you for shopping and supporting what we do!


Shop The Day Away In Manhattan Beach After The Race

Speaking of shopping, we have more for you! Back by popular demand, we have teamed up with local Manhattan Beach and South Bay businesses! They have generously offered incentives to our racers during the weekend of the Manhattan Beach 10k Run and Hometown Fair.  Any MB10k race participant can visit the following local merchants on October 6 & 7, 2018 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, check their websites or search on social with #mb10k & #2018bibpromo for specific details, rules & restrictions. Some offerings will be available past October 6 & 7, 2018.

There is also a Village Runner coupon on the back of your bib number.

Participating Manhattan Beach Businesses:

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

South Bay:

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


Bib Number Pick-Up Instructions

BIB NUMBERS ARE NOT MAILED - YOU MUST PICK-UP!

If you registered online, you need to pick up your Bib Number at Village Runner, Manhattan BeachSee dates below and know we very much appreciate you coming Wednesday 10/3/18 or Thursday 10/4/18. 

HAVE YOUR REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION EMAIL READY (PRINTED OR ELECTRONIC) TO SHOW THE VOLUNTEERS AT THE STORE.

You need to have a copy of your Registration Confirmation Email at bib pick up.  If picking up for another, you will need to have a copy of theirs as well. Your confirmation email is necessary when troubleshooting any problems that may arise when picking up your bib number.

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

  • Today 10/3*

  • Thursday 10/4*

  • Friday 10/5

1840 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach
Hours: 10 am - 7 pm Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

*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 notified via email.  See store for more details/rules/restrictions. 

Race Day Bib Number Pick-Up *

  • 6 - 7 am

  • On Veterans Parkway/greenbelt near the starting line

  • Look for "Number Pick-Up" signs near 2nd/Ardmore

  • Please read and BRING YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL (printed or electronic)

*NOTE:  WE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU PICK UP YOUR RACE NUMBER IN-STORE PRIOR TO RACE DAY. IF YOU CHOOSE RACE MORNING PICK-UP, YOU MUST ARRIVE BETWEEN 6 - 7 AM. THE RACE STARTS AT 7:30 AM SHARP.

TIMING MATS CANNOT BE LEFT ON INDEFINITELY BECAUSE OF HOW OUR COURSE DOUBLES BACK ON ITSELF.

Looking To Be Entered As A Family Team?

Once you have both bib numbers in-hand,  click on this link to fill out the Family Teams form. Family team entry is open until Friday, 10/5 at 8pm and there is no fee to be entered.

The MB10k offers 2-member team categories comprised of FAMILY MEMBERS only: (brother-brother, brother-sister, sister-sister, mother-daughter, mother-son, father-daughter, father-son) Medals will be awarded to the top 10 combined finishing times in each category and teammates do not need to run together. Good luck!


Free Photo Downloads

As our gift to you, we are offering FREE photo downloads* after the #mb10k(*hard copies are at participant's cost, limit for free downloads is 10 images) Ham it up, have fun, make sure you get your smiling face in front of the Endurance Sports Photo photogs on race day! Then go crazy being social using #mb10k to share race day with your friends and family!

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

Come celebrate the 41st running of the MB10k and run or walk - October 6, 2018 at 7:30am!  

We'll see you at the starting line!

Image Credits: Tabula Rasa Essentials & Downtown Manhattan Beach

Early Registration Pricing Ends Tonight

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Race Prices Increase Tomorrow

EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS TONIGHT, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 AT 11:59 P.M.! PRICES WILL INCREASE ON SEPTEMBER 25.

PRICING TODAY:

  • $30 Youth (14 & under)

  • $35 Adults

PRICING SEPTEMBER 25-OCTOBER 5, 2018

  • $35 Youth (14 & under)

  • $40 Adults

Register Today

Online registration is available at www.mb10k.com and ends October 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Pick up your bib at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach October 3-5, 2018.

In-store registration is open at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach and ends October 5, 2018. Get your bib number right then and there.


We Have Stories & A Special Gift For Our Participants

We reached out for some inspirational stories and heard some great ones!

MEET RON

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“I lived in MB from 1978 to 1983 and always enjoyed  going to the Old Hometown Fair so, in 1983, I decided to run the 10k Run, also.  However, a small conflict appeared: my upcoming wedding and the run were on the same day!  Happily, there was a few hour difference between the two events and the problem was solved.   On October 1, at 7:30, I ran the race in about 45 minutes.  Four hours later, I made it, on time, to Bel Air and got married (my wife, Becky, thought I was crazy). 

This year marks our 35th Wedding Anniversary and my third running of the race.  Becky, and my younger daughter, Tiffany, will be cheering me on.  My older daughter, Suzanne, will be running the race with me!   I ran the 1984 race with my high school friend, Cameron Draine and we are still best friends—he got married a week after I did.  My 1983 finisher’s shirt has worn out but I will wear the purple 1984 finisher’s visor for this year’s race!”


MEET JODIE

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“I am turning 40 this October and I love to run.  Early this year, I started the search for an October race to help me celebrate the big 4-0.  And, I found the perfect fit.  Two days before I was born, the Manhattan Beach 10k had its inaugural race.  Isn't that fabulous?  I knew I had to run in THIS race!

I convinced 9 friends to sign up and run with me.  Most of us live in Atascadero, CA but my Mom is coming from Canada and another friend from Arizona.  It will be the first time any of us have run this race.  We look forward to running with you all.”


Free Photo Downloads

As our gift to you, we are offering FREE photo downloads* after the #mb10k(*hard copies are at participant's cost, limit for free downloads is 10 images) Ham it up, have fun, make sure you get your smiling face in front of the Endurance Sports Photo photogs on race day! Then go crazy being social using #mb10k to share race day with your friends and family!

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

Come celebrate the 41st running of the MB10k and run or walk - October 6, 2018 at 7:30am!  

We'll see you at the starting line!

Image Credit: Endurance Sports Photo


MB10k Spotlight: Our Super Volunteers

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The People Who Make the #MB10k Happen

If you didn't already know this, the Manhattan Beach 10k is entirely orchestrated by a wonderful group of volunteers! Some of them have full time jobs, families and other responsibilities but they make it a point year after year to serve our community with their time, talents and treasures. While we'd love to give a shout out to all of them, we will highlight a small sampling of the wonderful humans that work tirelessly to make your #mb10k experience such an enjoyable one (save for the challenge of Rosecrans)!

Meet the Volunteers

All of them were asked the following questions:

  1. How long have you been volunteering with the MB10k?

  2. How did you get involved with the MB10k?

  3. What is your favorite part of volunteering for the MB10k?

Read on to see their answers!

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Vic

"I have been working the same intersection at 25th and Blanche for about ten years.

I used to run the MB10k and when I couldn’t do that anymore I decided to volunteer to be an official.

It’s always enjoyable to stand there and watch that great stream of runners pass by. A lot of people I know run it. My twin sons have run it since it’s early years. They won the brother-brother category one year. Little kids, Costa cross-country and track team members, men and women of all ages and abilities are out there running through town on a Saturday morning."


Karen 

"Looking forward to helping again at this my second MB10k. I was recruited to help the MB10k via Village Runner (10 years Village Runner volunteer) with packet pick-up and race day. Favorite part of volunteering is giving back, paying it forward by helping peeps who love to run, lend a helping hand by volunteering and meeting great people....Best part is...alleviating the stress level of the organizers who put in a LOT of hours to make this MB10k happen smoothly and fun! See you at the MB10k packet pick-up and race day! Mahalo!"

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Claudia

"I have been volunteering for the past ten years. As of this year, I have passed on the torch to another volunteer.

Judy Ryan, whom I have known for many years, approached me way back when to help out.

My favorite part was being able to see the top runners finish. As a past racer, I never got to see that part of the race. They were always ahead of me."


Wendi

“I’ve been involved with the MB10k for 8 years.

I got involved because my fabulous friend Rachel is the Race Director and thought it would be fun for me.

My favorite thing is the hustle and bustle of the final days’ registrants...everyone is in such good moods...always have a funny reason or story about how/why they’re so late...and it’s the closest I can get to the 10k without actually having to run the damn thing!”

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Mary

“I have been volunteering for registration and running the race since the inception of the MB10k. We started the registration at the Joslyn Center 40 some years ago and it has evolved to computers at the Village Runner and online. 

I started walking barefoot on the beach in the sand as I just loved being out there. We live in such a beautiful place. I wanted to make sure I liked running before I invested in a pair of running shoes. I rather amazed myself that I was increasing my distance house by house, block by block along the strand!! Finally I bit the bullet, bought some shoes and began running on the strand in the early morning before work. 

While out there, I met Russ Lesser and we chatted about how great being out there felt. He was thinking of making this a community event by organizing a 10k race. I said it was a great idea and that I could help in some small way. I figured as long as I was going to run the 10k, I should help with it as well. And so it began. 

My favorite part of volunteering is seeing folks at registration, catching up with their families, and cheering them on at the actual race. I will miss Jim McCaverty and his twinkle this year. It’s such a good feeling to work in my small way, with Annmarie, Rachel and so many others to carry on this great community tradition which Russ helped to initiate.”


Would You Like To Help?

Interested in having fun, meeting new people and getting a sweet staff shirt with the spectacular John Post image?! We may have just the job for you!  Click here to sign up or send us an email at mb10krun@yahoo.com. Thank you!


Don't Miss Out On Our Best Registration Deal

Early Registration is going on now through September 24, 2018. Prices will increase on September 25.

PRICING TODAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 24 AT 11:59 P.M.:

  • $30 Youth (14 & under)

  • $35 Adults

Register Today

Online registration is available at www.mb10k.com and ends October 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

In-store registration is now open at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach and ends October 5, 2018.

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

Come celebrate the 41st running of the MB10k and run or walk - October 6, 2018 at 7:30am!  

We'll see you at the starting line!

Meet Our Local Running Clubs

Run Clubs

Here in the South Bay we are fortunate to have several running clubs and local running groups to choose from. They are a great way for people to be accountable, help train for races and enjoy overall camaraderie with fellow runners. Read on to find out about two of our faves!

Club Ed

Club Ed offers experienced coaching and a fun group-training environment for adults throughout the greater South Bay region. We believe that every runner, regardless of age, current conditioning, and previous experience can improve and achieve.  We train together several days a week at various locations, focusing on different kinds of training at each workout.

To find out more, come run with us at a Wednesday workout, Mira Costa High School track, from 6pm to 7pm. There, you can find a group of runners that are “your speed” and get going on reaching your next running goal.  With over 150 club members (although they never show up all at once!), there’s a good chance you’ll find someone to train with. Our runners cover a wide range (20-80 years old, men and women, social and competitive, 5-minute milers to 20-min/mile walkers, 5K runners to marathoners, …triathletes, too!). Come on out and see for yourself!

Why Does Club Ed Love The MB10k?

The MB10k is THE annual local race for regional residents – a chance to see old friends and neighbors, renew annual racing grudge matches, and celebrate the community in which we live. The iconic course provides a tour of much of the city, and reminds us that MB is hillier than you think (!), and that it’s a long way from El Porto to the Pier! See you at the start line!

South Bay Runners Club

The South Bay Runners Club (SBRC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, all-volunteer organization that unites runners and walkers in Southern California. We offer year round training including distance runs, an interval training track workout, recreational and travel activities, and social gatherings.  With over 350 members, there are always runners or walkers your speed.

Our Road Runners Clubs of America (RRCA) and USA Track & Field (USATF) Certified Coaches are volunteers who advise on proper training and techniques. Whether you are trying to qualify for the Boston Marathon or simply improve your performance, we have a training plan for you. We also have a Registered Dietitian and Certified Athletic Trainer to answer any nutrition or fitness related questions you might have.

We meet on Sunday mornings at 6:00am and 7:30am in Hermosa Beach at Valley Park (27th/Gould and Valley - Artesia becomes Gould west of PCH).

We meet on Tuesday evenings 7:00pm at the Mira Costa High School Track.

We meet on Thursday evenings 6:30pm at the Skechers store in Manhattan Beach.

For more information on joining SBRC, visit www.southbayrunners.org

Twitter: @southbayrunners

Instagram: @southbayrunnersclub

Facebook: South Bay Runners Club

Why Does The SBRC Love The MB10k?

We love the MB10k because it’s OUR community race.  We run on the same streets we train on, with our friends, neighbors, and fellow runners from the South Bay.  It’s a wonderfully organized race and just the perfect start to a day capped off by the Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair.


We Love A Good Story

Do you have an inspirational story about your MB10k race? Did you receive one of our scholarships? Perhaps an intriguing tale about how you got involved in running? Or even something that would blow people's minds (in a good way, of course!) We want to hear from you! To share, send 1-3 paragraphs along with a high-resolution image of yourself to info@mb10k.com. Your story may be featured in our email newsletter or on our social media platforms!

Don't Miss Out On Our Best Registration Deal

Early Registration is going on now through September 24, 2018. Prices will increase on September 25.

PRICING TODAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 24 AT 11:59 P.M.:

  • $30 Youth (14 & under)

  • $35 Adults

Register Today

Online registration is available at www.mb10k.com and ends October 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

In-store registration is now open at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach and ends October 5, 2018.

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

Come celebrate the 41st running of the MB10k and run or walk - October 6, 2018 at 7:30am!  

We'll see you at the starting line!

Image Credits: Club Ed & SBRC