Sponsor Spotlight | GROW

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Meet Barry Fisher 

Barry, along with his wife Kathy, own GROW in Manhattan Beach and Downtown Los Angeles. They specialize in farm-fresh produce, artisan cheeses, prepared meals, meat, fish & other gourmet groceries at their mom-&-pop markets. They have been a sponsor of the Manhattan Beach 10k since they opened their doors in 2006. Each year our racers make a beeline to the expo to grab handfuls of their refreshing grapes!

Our Q & A With Barry

Your produce shop GROW in Manhattan Beach opened in 2006, please tell us how you got your start.

It began with the need for a boogie board.  Our son sold fruit in front of our home to raise money for a boogie board.  We sourced fruit from growers whose fruit I export to Asia.  Our neighbors appreciated the quality and began leaving notes in our mail box with cherry orders for my son.  This is how we got the idea to open GROW.

Being from the Central Valley, how did you choose to settle in Manhattan Beach?

A good friend recommended Manhattan Beach when I was moving to a new company based at LAX.  The weather was picture perfect the day we arrived to look at homes.  We fell in love with Manhattan Beach and did not look at any other communities.  To this day we know we made the right choice.   

You recently opened a second location in Downtown L.A., how does this location differ from your Manhattan Beach spot?

The biggest difference is each shop’s customer base.  South Bay customers are typically families while DTLA is generally single people.  We took the Manhattan Beach model to DTLA and quickly learned we needed to make some dramatic changes for GROW to meet the needs of our new customers.  The prepared department, grocery and alcohol departments are the sales base for DTLA while produce, grocery and meat/fish are in MB. 

What do your markets specialize in?

GROW specializes in fresh produce, prepared meals, meat, fish, select groceries and artisan cheeses. 

Why should people shop at GROW vs other markets?

That is a great question.  I think the best way to answer this is from what customers tell me:

  1. "You have the best produce and my kids eat more of it because it tastes so good."
  2. "I trust the items in your store as I feel you take the time and care to insure they are good to eat and my family will enjoy them."
  3. "I have a hard time eating a filet at any restaurant since I can prepare yours better at home."
  4. "GROW is a local business who supports our community more than any other grocery store in Manhattan Beach."
  5. "I love that I can park my car right by the door, be in and out in less than 5 minutes with a great meal. I love the convenience."
  6. "Your morning delivery is perfect. I can order by midnight and everything is on my doorstep by 7:00 am the next morning. And you pick better produce than I can!"
  7. "I am a member of these cults: GROW salsa, GROW guacamole, GROW chicken noodle soup, GROW pork chops, GROW cherries."

You sponsor many South Bay schools and charities. What inspires you to give back to the community in this way?

We live here.  This is our community and we care about our schools.  Our children were taught from Grand View to MBMS then Costa.  We feel the schools in our community are the foundation of Manhattan Beach and deserve our support.

Now that we are in the midst of summer, what’s your favorite produce for this season?

It changes every week!  Most people will see “plum” or “yellow peach” at a typical grocery store.  What many people who do not shop GROW don’t realize is there are so many varieties of pluots, peaches, nectarines, plums and grapes.  We educate our customers about the differences. On stone fruit, they change about every 10 days or so.  Understanding this, my taste jumps around each week.  Today, I like the Red Phoenix pluot.  In about 10 days, we are going to have my favorite plum of the year- the Emerald Beaut.  What is great, customers have been asking for the Emeralds for over a month - they know what good fruit is. 

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

We opened Sept 19, 2006.  We were at the MB 10k two weeks later cutting oranges.  I remember that day perfectly as I was cutting oranges until my left hand was numb. Runners are excited to see us at the finish line year after year! 

How did you first get involved with the race?

Our friends at Village Runner recommended we participate.  So glad they reached out to us.  This is the longest partnership we have had with a community event.

What can participants expect to see at your booth this year?

The same as the past two years- Pristine and Sweet Scarlet grapes.  Last year’s runners searched us out because of the great flavor and CRUNCH.  We love seeing people take a bunch then come back, then back, then back, then in the shop asking, “Where is that grape I had at the MB10k?”

What do you most love about the race?

Seeing our friends, neighbors and GROW customers after the race.  Love to hear shout outs from runners saying nice things about the shop and our great staff.  But what we really love is that we feel we are part of the community.

A Special Treat For You

Barry and Kathy have generously offered a double discount to our race participants! After you pick up your race bib from Village Runner, MB in October, take a few steps to your left and visit GROW for your food shopping. They will give you 10% off before the race and 10% off after the race when you show them your bib.

GROW South Bay

1830 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
310.545.2904

Hours:
9am-8pm, Mon-Fri
8am-8pm, Sat
8am-7pm, Sun

Don't Miss Out On Our Registration Deal

Early Registration is going on now through September 24, 2018.

PRICING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 24:

  • $30 Youth (14 & under)

  • $35 Adults
     

Please Note!

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

In-store registration opens September 1 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!

 

Sponsor Spotlight | Cynthia Snyder State Farm Insurance Agency Inc.

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Meet Cynthia Snyder

Cynthia is a longtime resident of the South Bay and has her own business in Manhattan Beach. She is one of our awesome Manhattan Beach 10k sponsors. You can stop by her booth after the race to say hello and grab some goodies!
 

Our Q & A With Cynthia

 

You have a State Farm Insurance Agency in Manhattan Beach, please tell us about your business.


I started my business in January of 2004, my husband and I were newly married.  Since that time we’ve had two children and my office team has grown to 4 employees.  I feel like I have two families to nurture!

 

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


I guess I should look at my race t-shirts as to when I started!  I enjoy seeing the same faces every year, some new ones, and catching up with everyone.  The energy is always so positive.
 

How did you first get involved with the race?


I like having athletic goals on the calendar to keep me moving forward.  Supporting the local community through a 10k made it an easy decision to sign up. 
 

Rumor has it that your kids have helped at your expo booth so you can participate in the run! Is that true?


Yes, both of my kids and their friends really enjoy ‘helping’ me out at my booth (in spite of getting out of bed earlier than they’d like).  Although, they spend most of their time chatting up the other vendors and business owners…..I want to run this year so they will have to stay put just during my race.  
 

What can participants expect to see at your booth this year?


Hmmm, I should take a poll of what goodies people want at the end of their race!  I usually have branded items such as bags so the runners have something to carry all the goodies.  I’ve given out sunglasses, sunblock, lip balm, water.  I’m always thinking of what I would like and would stand out so people may think of my office when they need an insurance quotation or have insurance questions.  If you have any good ideas, please let me know asap so I can starting buying!
 

What do you most love about the race?


I truly love bumping into friends, clients, and so many people I know in the community.  It feels good to support a place that we all love….the good energy really fills my cup.  As far as the actual race, my absolute favorite part of the race is coming down the final stretch on the Strand and hearing all of the homeowners cheering for the runners.  That’s what keeps me coming back!

 
What made you get into running?


Since I’m a very slow runner, I’ve never really considered myself a ‘runner’.  I got into running for exercise, and ultimately enjoyed losing myself in my music and the way I felt afterwards.  It’s kind of a meditation for me.  I have a desk job so I know I just have to keep moving any way I can.  A nice balance of yoga, circuit training, walking, and running seems to keep me going and feeling good.
 

Get In Touch With Cynthia


Cynthia and her team offer a wide range of insurance services, please feel reach to reach out to her with any questions you have!

www.cynthiasnyder.com

1417 N Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5107

310.546.7803
 

Don't Miss Out On Our Registration Deal

Early Registration is going on now through September 24, 2018.

PRICING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 24:

  • $30 Youth (14 & under)

  • $35 Adults
     

Please Note!

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

In-store registration opens September 1 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!

 

Do You Know Who Founded The MB10k?

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The Man Who Started It All

Who can you thank for creating the Manhattan Beach 10k?! Russ Lesser, that's who. He sat down with us to answer questions about this very special race and reveals what the motivation was to bring it to life.

Our Q & A With Russ

You have been running for quite a long time. How did you first get into running?

I got into running when I was about 30 and had gained a bit of weight and was working long hours and found that running was the most time efficient way to get and then stay in shape.  I have been lucky as I have run more than 50,000 miles with very few injuries and no knee problems.

What inspired you to create this race?

In 1978 I was running quite a bit including marathons, and I was elected to the Manhattan Beach City Council.  Some friends suggested we put on a 10k run in Manhattan Beach but the city didn't have the staff to do it so I got permission from the city to put it on as individuals.  The city agreed to provide police and paramedic services at no cost which was the only way it could have happened, and they have been a great partner ever since the beginning.

We are now in our 41st year, how has the race evolved over the years?

The basic philosophy of the race has not changed from the beginning.  As runners we knew what we liked in a race so we set the following rules:  The race would start on time. There would be no political or other speeches ahead of time that no one wanted to hear.  Everyone would get a time and a place. There would be lots of awards. And, most importantly, there would be no advertising on the t-shirt, and as it was a finisher shirt, you had to run the race to get one.  We are very proud of the race, as it is put on by volunteers and all profits go back to the city and the schools in the form of building exercise equipment and scholarships. We are also proud that we have been picked as one of the top 100 races in the country, and the only one without a major sponsor.

What have you learned along the way?

I have learned that there are a lot of amazing people in Manhattan Beach who have worked for years to put on this race.  This includes the city staff, the committee members, all the volunteers, and the various groups such as the Mira Costa Choir Boosters who help out each year.  It is truly a community event. I have also learned that technology is wonderful. In the beginning we had to hand print numbers and pull tags off of runners when they finished, and put them into chutes and now it is all computerized.

You are a member of the P.I.E.R. Group, meaning you have participated in every Manhattan Beach 10k! What has kept you motivated to do this year after year?

There are about 50 of us in the P.I.E R. Group which stands for Participated In Every Race.  Why do I keep doing it? Probably because of PEER group pressure, and being one of the founders, I will keep doing it as long as I can finish under two hours and five minutes which is the time limit.  Also, every five years we have a great party at the end and so hopefully I can make it to at least 45 years and maybe 50 when I will be 86. I will admit that seems a long time away but where did the last 40 years go?

Any plans to simply enjoy being a participant of the race and step away from being a committee member?

I was the chairman for most of the first 25 years and Rachel Judson took over then and has done a fabulous job.  I am not nearly as involved now as I was for years, but will still help out as long as I am able to contribute.

Dive N’ Surf is a sponsor of the MB10k. Tell us how you got involved with them.

I met the Meistrell brothers who started Dive N' Surf and Body Glove when I was at Cal State Long Beach studying to be a CPA.  They told me that when I graduated and got out of the army they would hire me to do their accounting. I did the accounting for 25 years and then they hired me to be the president of Body Glove and Dive N' Surf.  We sold the majority interest in Body Glove a couple of years ago, but I am still involved with Dive N' Surf.

You and your wife Charlotte have led a life of philanthropy, donating your time and money to many local charities and foundations. Why is it so important for you to give back to the community in this way?

I believe strongly in the free enterprise system we have in the United States.  My wife Charlotte and I believe that people who have benefited from the opportunities our system creates have a responsibility to give back our time and resources to our community. We believe that the earlier in life you learn that it is much more satisfying to give back than it is to get the happier you will be.

A Gift For You

Russ was kind enough to offer a Dive N' Surf coupon to our MB10k participants! Hang onto your bib number after the race and head over and shop 'til you drop.

Early Registration Is Open

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Early Registration

We finished Extra Savings yesterday with a record number of racers registering! Today we move to Early Registration through September 24, 2018.

PRICING FOR JULY 11 - SEPTEMBER 24:

  • $30 Youth (14 & under)

  • $35 Adults

Please Note!

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

In-store registration opens September 1 at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach and ends October 5, 2018.

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T-Shirts

Super soft, ad free FINISHER'S t-shirts are distributed immediately following the race. Short sleeve and long sleeve offered, sizes and styles subject to availability.

The 10k Start

The 10k is on October 6, 2018 7:30 a.m. sharp! Our split start is located at (1) Ardmore Ave & 4th Street and (2) Valley Dr & 3rd Street, in Manhattan Beach. Both groups head north until they merge at 15th Street (1/2 mile). The 6.2 mile race finishes just south of the Manhattan Beach Pier, in the lower parking lot.

Awards

First 10 places in each division, including family teams and 200+lbs. Special awards go to the 1st Manhattan Beach resident (male & female). The awards presentation takes place on the awards stage as soon as results are in for top finishers.

Race Day Expo

Visit our expo in the upper parking lots of the Manhattan Beach Pier and sample products and services from our many sponsors! A great place to connect with friends and recharge while waiting for the awards presentation.

Be Our Friend

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.

Anytime you post about the race, use our hashtag:

  • #mb10k

Image Credits: Endurance Sports Photo and 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.

 

COME CELEBRATE THE 41st RUNNING OF THE MB10k AND RUN OR WALK - OCTOBER 6, 2018 AT 7:30 AM!

We'll see you at the starting line!

Online Registration For The MB10k Opens July 1st

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Registration Opens On 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 6, 2018.

Pricing

July 1st through July 10th prices are:

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

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!

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.

Be Our Friend

Let’s get social! Please follow us on Instagram, Facebook 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.

Anytime you post about the race, use our hashtag #mb10k

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.

We'll see you at the starting line!

2018 Manhattan Beach 10k Finisher Tee

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Manhattan Beach photographer John Post has once again captured a stunning image for this years' Finisher Tee! Our shirts are the best ones out of any 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 super soft, high quality cotton, offered in your choice of long or short sleeve.

 

Save The Date


Mark your calendars for the 41st running of the race which will take place on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 7:30am!

Online registration will open July 1, 2018, so stay tuned for all details in our next newsletter.

Please help us spread the word by forwarding this to all your friends and family who may like to participate. Thank you!
 

Celebrate The 4th Of July

Our friends at the Village Runner are celebrating their 25th Annual 4th of July 5k on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 8am. All participants will receive a 4th of July Run t-shirt. There will be chip timing, age division awards and cash prizes to the top three overall male and female runners in the 5k run. All kids dash finishers receive medals too!
 

  1. Register Online
    • Online registration closes July 1st at midnight
  2. Register in stores with this printable form
    • Store Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 11am-6pm
    • Two drop off locations:
      • 1811 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (Riviera Village)
      • 1840 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (Manhattan Center)
  3. 5K: $40 per entry, Firecracker Dash (shorter race for kids’ ages 4-12): $30 per entry.

 

Run Manhattan

Village Runner is offering a special deal if you mention this newsletter in their Manhattan Beach store. During the month of June you can get $5 off a Run Manhattan t-shirt or tank top. They come in a variety of colors and some of the t-shirts are offered as a tech fabric as well. Perfect to run in this summer!

Stay Connected

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 our hashtag:

  • #mb10k

You never know, we may feature your post on our social pages. We would especially love any images from the past. You can also email any photos that you’d like us to share to this address: info@mb10k.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.

Happy November!

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Your Medals Are Looking For You

There are a few #mb10k medals left at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach for those who placed top 10 in their Divisions. Kindly pick them up by this Sunday, November 12, 2017.  Final official results can be found by clicking here.

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.

Downtown Manhattan Beach Holiday Open House

Don’t miss out on all the holiday fun and get some shopping taken care of in Downtown Manhattan Beach!

Time To Give Thanks

At this time of year we are thankful for so many things. We’d like to show our gratitude for Village Runner, Manhattan Beach for their fundraiser that benefited the Mira Costa Cross Country Team. A generous donation was made to the team!

We are also grateful to the Village Runner for providing a raffle to our race participants for a chance to win several gift certificates to their stores during bib pick-up last month. The lucky winners received either a $10, $25, $50 or a $100 certificate. Come in and claim yours today, they do not expire and they are good at both Redondo and Manhattan!

The winners are: A. Velazco, M. Chittle, T. Johnson, B. Peterson, J. Kornreich, F. Kong, M. Marraffino, B. Stearns Lawson, A. Feria, S. Rigler, T. Suarez, K. Galley, R. Naylor, D. Cipressi Jr., S. Avellar, S. Karlin, S. Shannon.

We’d also like to thank Tabula Rasa Essentials for their helpful donations to our race. They are continuing to sell coasters of our 40 year history and will soon have #mb10k ornaments for the holidays. A portion of these sales go directly back to our race which funds various Manhattan Beach Community projects and scholarships

Upcoming Races

If you are looking for some local races happening soon, check these out:

Sponsor Spotlight

 

We welcomed a new sponsor this year at our race expo, Lisa’s Bon Appetit Events & Catering. They provided tons of yummy snacks after the race. Plan your holiday menu with them now! Click the image above to see their Holiday Catering Menu.

I Spy An MB10K Race Shirt

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We’d love to see pictures of you wearing your 2017 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:

Race Photos

Reminder - our 40th Birthday gift to YOU is free photo downloads!  Click here to see yours.

Save the Date

Come celebrate our 41st Annual with us and run or walk - October 6, 2018 at 7:30 AM!  You don't to want to miss it!

Image Credits: Downtown Manhattan Beach, Lisa’s Bon Appetit Events & Catering, 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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Thank You For Celebrating With Us!

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Big Thanks From The #MB10K

The 40th Birthday of the Manhattan Beach 10K Run took place on Saturday, October 7, 2017 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 41st BIRTHDAY RACE ON OCTOBER 6, 2018!

MANHATTAN BEACH 10K RACE COMMITTEE

Race Photos

Reminder - our 40th Birthday gift to YOU is free photo downloads!  Please click here to access the photos from Endurance Sports Photo.

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.

Two Ongoing Promotions!

Tabula Rasa has commemorated our 40th birthday with bamboo coasters with images of the races since 1978. Coasters are $12.00 each and a portion of the profits will be returned directly to the #MB10K to support scholarships & community fitness-related causes. You can special order any year of the coaster (they need a minimum of 4 if they are out of stock.)  Stay tuned for holiday ornaments arriving at the end of November!!

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Village Runner, Manhattan Beach is also offering a special promotion for our 40th now through October 15, 2017. For every gift certificate purchase of $140 or more, they will donate $40 to the Mira Costa Cross Country program.

 
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Save the Date

Come celebrate our 41st Annual Manhattan Beach 10K with us and run or walk - October 6, 2018 at 7:30 AM!  

You don't want to miss it!

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 6, 2018!

Image Credits: Endurance Sports Photo, Tabula Rasa, Village Runner, Manhattan Beach


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Race Day Is Saturday, October 7, 2017!

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

  • Today 10/5*
  • Friday 10/6

HAVE YOUR REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION EMAIL READY TO SHOW THE VOLUNTEERS AT THE STORE.


Please make sure you have fully read your CONFIRMATION EMAIL and bring a copy with you for 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.

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

*Those who pick up their bibs on Thursday, October 5 will have a chance to enter a raffle - several prize levels including a Village Runner $100 Gift Card!  Raffle winners will be announced after the race 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:  IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU PICK UP YOUR RACE NUMBER IN-STORE PRIOR TO RACE DAY. IF YOU CHOOSE TO DO 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.

New Awards Stage & Ceremony 

The NEW Awards Stage will be on MB Blvd, near Shellback. Timing Company willing, the Awards Ceremony will start at 8:40AM. First through Third will be announced. All others (4th through 10th) may fill out a Recognition Request Form if they would like to be recognized from stage, and we happily announce those individuals on stage as well.  Those who place who would simply like to pick up their medal and leave are free to do so at the awards table.  We hope to do the same for Teams and 200 lb Division (timing company willing!)

After race morning,  all unclaimed awards will be at Village Runner, MB for 1 month after the race. After 1 month, unclaimed awards will be recycled for the future.  No awards will be mailed. 

Awards will NOT be available at the Hometown Fair.  Results only will be posted at Fair.

We appreciate your patience with this new system. Any changes to the above will be announced at the awards stage on race morning. 

Our Gift To YOU!

Something special for this year: OUR gift to YOU in honor of our 40th Birthday - FREE photo downloads* after the #mb10k! (*hard copies are at participant's cost) 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!

Save Those Bib Numbers After The Race

Once again 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 7 & 8, 2017 with their bib number and claim what they are offering. We hope you enjoy the special deals as you visit! For a full list of businesses click here.

Tabula Rasa is commemorating our 40th birthday with bamboo coasters with images of the races since 1978. Available by race time, coasters are $12.00 each and a portion of the profits will be returned directly to the #MB10K to support scholarships & community fitness-related causes.

Show your BIB, buy 4 coasters & pick your 5th coaster for FREE!
(Now thru Sunday October 8th, 2017)

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Village Runner, Manhattan Beach is also offering a special promotion for our 40th from October 7-15, 2017. For every gift certificate purchase of $140 or more, they will donate $40 to the Mira Costa Cross Country program.

 
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#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!

There’s Still Time To Register

If you haven't had a chance to sign-up yet, there's still time! Registration is going on at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach through October 6, 2017, before 7 p.m.

There is no race day registration!

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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 7, 2017 AT 7:30 A.M. SHARP!

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Your Bib Number Has Value Beyond The Race!

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31 Great Reasons To Spend The Day In Manhattan Beach After The Race!

Once again 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 7 & 8, 2017 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 Manhattan Beach Businesses:

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

And, when you're out and about in the South Bay, be sure to check out these participating businesses:

Please Note!

Online Registration for the MB10K is going on NOW at www.mb10k.com and ends October 2, 2017 @11:59 p.m.

In-store Registration is now open at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach and ends October 6th at 7 pm.

EARLY REGISTRATION PRICING THROUGH TONIGHT, SEPTEMBER 25TH @11:59PM:

  • $30 Youth (14 & under)

  • $35 Adults 

REGULAR REGISTRATION PRICING: SEPTEMBER 26 - OCTOBER 6, 2017:

  • $35 Youth (14 & under)

  • $40 Adults

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.

Let’s Get Social!

Please follow us on Instagram, Facebook 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.

Anytime you post about the race, please use our hashtags:

  • #mb10k

  • #thisis40

Image Credit: Downtown Manhattan Beach

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!

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE ON OCTOBER 7, 2017 AT 7:30 A.M. SHARP!


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Special Treat For Those Who Registered In August!

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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 starting tomorrow September 23, 2017 at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach!

How To Get It

BRING YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL (YOU CAN ALSO SHOW IT FROM YOUR PHONE) TO 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 a fresh pair of kicks or new running gear, 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 7, 2017!

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It Takes A Village

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A Huge Thank You

We’d like to offer a huge thanks to all the sponsors of the Manhattan Beach 10K Race! This event wouldn’t be possible without their help and support. All of them play an invaluable role in making this day a reality - whether they are providing entertainment along the race route or freely sharing their products to fuel you up after the race at our expo.

Show Them Some Love

We are a local community event and these folks would love for you to support them. Click on their names so you can find out all about them:

Please Note!

Online Registration for the MB10K is going on NOW at www.mb10k.com and ends October 2, 2017. 

In-store Registration is now open at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach and ends October 6th at 7 pm.

EARLY REGISTRATION PRICING NOW - SEPTEMBER 25TH:

  • $30 Youth (14 & under)

  • $35 Adults

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.

Let’s Get Social!

Please follow us on Instagram, Facebook 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.

Anytime you post about the race, please use our hashtags:

  • #mb10k

  • #thisis40

Image Credit:  Dan Parson via Flickr

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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MB10K Spotlight: Mike Ward

Meet Mike Ward

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Mike Ward is a South Bay local and owns the Village Runner stores in Manhattan and Redondo Beach. We are privileged to have Village Runner as one of our race sponsors. The Village Runner, Manhattan Beach provides sponsorship by distributing bib numbers, graciously providing us a place for in-store registration, and providing food at the Expo.  It would be difficult to put on this event without them.

Our Q & A With Mike

You were a star track and cross country runner in high school and college. Give us a little background about your personal running career.

I ran cross country and track at West Torrance High school.  I also played soccer for West.  I always felt that the cross country, soccer and track combination always worked out very well for me.  In other words, “Cross country got me in great shape for soccer and soccer kept me in good shape for track.”  I was an 800 meter runner in track which I feel is a great event for soccer players (and basketball players).

After West High, I attended El Camino.  I also ran cross country and track there.  Our cross country team was very good my freshman year and I had a great time, but I must admit that my true passion was running the 1,500 meters on the track.  I really looked forward to track workouts (the more challenging the better).  I ran a 3:52 and came in 5th in the State. I got injured in the summer of 1989, so I took a break during the 1989-1990 season.  I came back to run in 1990 and 1991 but never got close to the times that I ran my freshman year.  In hindsight, it probably wasn’t wise to gain 30 lbs.!!  

You have 2 Village Runner locations, tell us how you got your start in the running business.  

I started working at the Village Runner in 1989.  By 1992, the owner decided that she was ready to sell the store.  Although, I was only 23 at the time, I expressed interest in buying the store and we began to have a conversation.  By August of 1992, I was able to borrow enough cash from family and friends to purchase the store.  I often tell people that I went from working at the Village Runner for $8 an hour as an employee on July 31st, 1992 to owning the Village Runner and paying myself about $3 an hour on August 1st, 1992.

Over the years you have donated over $200,000 to various South Bay causes through proceeds from your races. Why is it so important for you to give back to the community in this way?

I think that part of the reason the South Bay is such a great place to live is because of the great support that all of the local businesses do to enhance the local schools and other local non-profits in the area.  I’m grateful to have the opportunity to give back to the community that has given so much to me and my family.    

This year you are generously giving money towards Mira Costa High School’s running programs with our upcoming Bib Promotion - when people purchase a $140 Village Runner gift certificate, $40 will go to Mira Costa. How do you hope that money will benefit their programs?  

I think that running is a great sport/activity.  I’ve seen people throughout the years that have had life altering experiences because of running.  I think that supporting local running programs such as Mira Costa gives them a better opportunity to touch the lives of more students in a positive way.

How did you first get involved with the Manhattan Beach 10K?  

I opened up my current location in Manhattan Beach in 2004.  With some help from Scott Guerrero, we started hosting the packet pick-up for the race in 2005 or 2006.  Since that time, we’ve had a great relationship with the MB10K.  I am proud to be associated with such a great community event that is enjoyed by thousands of Manhattan Beach residents every year.

Have you ever run the MB10K yourself?  

I have run the MB10K a few times.

If so, what do you love most about the race?  

I love the great sense of community and the positive energy that surrounds you as you run in the MB10K.  Also, although the course is somewhat of a challenge, it’s always fun to run through downtown MB and I love the last mile of running with a beautiful ocean view.

The running industry has seen it’s ups and downs over the past few years, what is your secret to success with your popular stores and races?  

Support from the local community is the reason that the Village Runner stores and events have succeeded and it is greatly appreciated.  I also give a ton of credit to my staff for offering knowledgeable, friendly service throughout the years.

Please Note!

Online Registration for the MB10K is going on NOW at www.mb10k.com and ends October 2, 2017.

In-store Registration is now open at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach and ends October 6th at 7 pm.

EARLY REGISTRATION PRICING NOW - SEPTEMBER 25TH:

  • $30 Youth (14 & under)

  • $35 Adults

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.

Join Us Tomorrow!

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We will have a booth at the Manhattan Beach Farmer’s Market tomorrow, September 12, 2017! Stop by and say hello and check out what we have going on:

  • Race poster with the history of our 10K t-shirt artwork
  • Buttons and pins with our 1978 retro running man*
  • Stickers*
  • $3 online registration discount coupons*
  • Show up in an MB10K race finisher tee from the past & let us post a photo on social media to earn goodies*!

*Limited quantities, while supplies last.  

Let’s get social!

Please follow us on Instagram, Facebook 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.

Anytime you post about the race, use our hashtags:

  • #mb10k
  • #thisis40

Image Credit:  Mike Ward & Manhattan Beach Farmer’s Market

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!

We'll see you at the starting line!


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Cover Girl

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Who’s That Girl?!

Many of you know the young lady who was featured on the homepage of our website last year, but some of you have no idea who she is. She is Gaby Guerrero, the daughter of Race Committee Member and Loyola Marymount Cross Country and Track Coach Scott Guerrero and Alison Guerrero. While people assumed Scott was responsible for engineering her to be our cover girl, he had nothing to do with it. We were hoping to appeal to a shrinking demographic in our race and races across the country and Gaby fit the bill to represent the Manhattan Beach 10K.

Our Q & A With Gaby

First off, we’d like to congratulate you as you start your college career as an LMU Lion! Tell us how you made the choice to attend Loyola Marymount.

Thank you! LMU checked all of my boxes. I wanted to be near the beach, at a Catholic school, and to run collegiately! I also fell in love with the LMU mission statement of the encouragement of learning, education of the whole person, and service of faith and promotion of justice.

How do you feel about having your dad coach you?

I am ecstatic to have my dad as my coach these next four years. He is incredibly straightforward in terms of why we train the way we do and is firmly invested in helping every single person on the team become the best runner they can be. I also think my dad’s calm temperament and sense of humor make him wonderful to be around as both a coach and a dad! He has always been so supportive of my running and education and this is just going to be an even better version of that.

You are a 3rd generation committee member for the MB10K and you’ve announced awards at the last 2 races. What is your motivation for being so involved in the race?

Two things I love more than anything are my hometown and running, so the 10K has always been something to be involved in which combines those two passions. I can remember being 6 years old and sitting on the floor of John Post’s gallery while my mom and him discussed shirt designs, so being involved is definitely in my blood! The last 4 years of my involvement have also been influenced by my running it as a workout with MCXC and volunteering on cleanup with the MBMS choirs.

You were our cover girl for the MB10K website last year. How did you feel about being the face of the race?

I think that's a better question to ask my teammates because they thought it was hilarious. Running isn't pretty but I liked that you could see how hard I was working those last 200m.

In that cover image you wore a tee that said “Run Like A Girl”. What does that mean to you?

Run like a girl is one of my favorite phrases because I think female running is so unique and special. As girls, running for us is an outlet where we can be gritty and competitive without worrying about being “nice” or “pretty” like society often pressures girls to be. Running is a unique sport that allows us as girls to bond by pushing each other on the hard days and having meaningful conversations on the easy ones. When I run like a girl it means to me that I channel the spirit of toughness I've learned exists in all of the female distance runners I've ever known, whether it be teammates, coaches, or competitors.

How many MB10K races have you run?

I think I started running the 10K when I was 8, which would mean I have run 9 races!

Have you ever been part of a family team?

Within the race? I think my dad and I have gone after the father / daughter category, but somehow we always get beat out by a member of the Chittenden family.

Will you be able to run the race this year?

Sadly I will not be able to run this year as I will be in full swing of cross country season. However I am hoping to bring out my British roommate to cheer runners on and of course hit the fair afterward!

Do you see yourself taking on bigger roles on the committee in the future?

I hope that over the next couple of years I am able to find time in my schedule at LMU to help out with the race that has given me so much. I loved announcing the awards so perhaps I'll be able to do that this year, but mainly I just want to help in any way I'm able!

What do you love most about the MB10K?

I think I’d have to say the thing I love most about the 10K is the memories it has given me, which are innumerable. When the finisher shirts would arrive at my house and my mom would have me help her sort them in our living room. When I used to run the race with my dad as a kid he would give me tips the whole time about walking up hills and how to pass people at the end. The first time I ever saw now long time boyfriend was a photo of him post 10K in a finisher shirt. And of course running the race with my MCXC teammates, absolutely exhausting ourselves in the morning and changing and heading straight to the fair in the afternoon! The 10K is my favorite event that Manhattan Beach has to offer and I hope that every year more people get to experience the joy it has brought me.

Please Note!

Online Registration for the MB10K is going on NOW at www.mb10k.com and ends October 2, 2017.

In-store Registration is now open at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach and ends October 6th at 7 pm.

EARLY REGISTRATION PRICING NOW - SEPTEMBER 25TH:

  • $30 Youth (14 & under)

  • $35 Adults

 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.

Save The Date!

We will have a booth at the Manhattan Beach Farmer’s Market on Tuesday, September 12, 2017! Stay tuned for fun and surprises happening there!

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!

We'll see you at the starting line!


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All In The Family

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Meet Matt

Matt is one of the sweetest guys you could ever meet! One of his most endearing qualities is the value he places on family. He has participated in the Manhattan Beach 10K for several years and often as part of a family team. We hope you enjoy his story! If you see him on October 7, he'll greet you with a huge smile and a high five.

Our Q & A With Matt

You had a baby boy in January, congrats! How is life as a new dad?

Being a father couldn’t be sweeter, more exciting and fulfilling. I’m elevated when I look into Dean’s eyes, realizing he is discovering a new world at every moment and how lucky I am to play a part in his cinematic life. His smile outshines the sun. His mother, Dani, has proven the strength of a woman transcends this world. Her spirit and endurance is mesmerizing, her compassion is contagious. Having this experience as a father and husband couldn’t be more wonderful!

What are some traditions you’d like to pass along to your son?

It’s hard to say as there are so many. I’m inclined to say that I want Dean to discover as much tradition as he can by exposing him to the world, to people and to culture. Traditionally our family leads by example, always striving to be the best at what we do, to know who you are and to be yourself at all times; enjoying each moment as if it’s your first or your last. Competition is also a tradition of ours, whether among family, sport, scholastic or in your career. The Manhattan 10K, as an example, began as competition, then fun, then a connection amongst our family and ultimately became a tradition as each year the run represented something new and refreshing. Like 2016 representing the future birth of our son, and 2017 will be the celebration of his life.

We know you are all about family, why is your family so special to you?

Family is the core of your soul. Your foundation is built on your family and securing that foundation with love is the pillar of your character. Life’s first experiences derive from family and challenges in life are often overcome by the support you receive from family. I believe very much in tangible love, something that you can experience, touch, feel, embrace, learn from and connect with. Family is all of those and more. 

You have run with your dad in several MB10Ks as well as your siblings. Tell us about your experiences running as a family team.

My brother Eric is credited for bringing the Manhattan Beach 10K to our family. He grew up in PV along with my sister Jenny, then Hermosa and some time in Manhattan Beach. In 2003 Eric asked my girlfriend Dani and I, my future wifey, if we wanted to run. He lived off 8th street at the time and we all stayed at his house and then ran the next day. It was so much fun. Wonderfully organized race, perfect weather, friends, family and beer gardens afterward <grin, smile>. We had a blast. The next year more family joined and soon we were celebrating each year at my brother’s house and then running the race. It became a family tradition that we would run the race, then celebrate my brother's birthday at his house afterward with LOTS of food, smiles and making fun of those who had a tough time <LOL>. As we’ve gotten older running as a team became more important as it brought us together, training for a cause and uniting each other in a goal. I want to medal every year with my dad, share the stories with my son, and give him the medals that his Grandfather and I won together.

You have medaled many times, how do you proudly display your MB10K medals?

I have to laugh as I truly cherish the MB10K medals much more than those I’ve gathered at other races. Running has been a big part of my family’s life – my wifey medaling a few times as well. I do actually keep these medals on a pedestal at home – more for my family when they visit to evoke nostalgia and begin the fun discussion of remembering the times. These are keepsakes. The MB10K is a fun race, just enough challenge, but possibly not something a professional runner would mantel. But for us they mean so much more. In a way they are a time capsule.

You live in Orange County but continue to come up here for the race. Why do you keep running the MB10K?

Shoot – it’s Manhattan Beach - <LOL> - we run every year to bring our family together and enjoy the unbelievable tradition that Manhattan Beach created to give back to the community. Everyone that runs this race is having so much fun. Not only that, as you run everyone is outside their homes enjoying the spectacle, cheering and motivating. The music each mile lets you know you’re almost there and then the last stretch heading toward the beach and seeing the view of the ocean reminds you that life is pretty darn good. Finishing the race with family, taking pictures afterward, eating great food all while enjoying the scenery of the pier and ocean is quite addicting. I could give you a million reasons why we run this race. The #1 reason is to be with family, honestly.

Please Note!

Online Registration for the MB10K is going on NOW at www.mb10k.com and ends October 2, 2017.

In-store Registration opens this Friday, September 1st at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach and ends October 6th at 7 pm.

EARLY REGISTRATION PRICING NOW - SEPTEMBER 25TH:

  • $30 Youth (14 & under)

  • $35 Adults

Family Teams

If you would like to form a family team, read the information below and then click here.*

*If the form doesn't load immediately, try at least twice and/or clear cookies from your device.

  • Both team members must be REGISTERED before they can be entered as a team
  • Team entries will be accepted until 10/6 @ 7pm
  • Team members must be a minimum of 9 years old

Questions? Please email us at mb10krun@yahoo.com

Team training starts NOW! :D

We offer SEVEN different family team categories comprised of TWO runners each: brother-brother, brother-sister, sister-sister, mother-son, mother-daughter, father-son, and father-daughter.

We also offer a 200+lbs division for men and women. There is no fee to be entered as a team and team members do not need to run together. Medals will be awarded to the top 10 combined finishing times in each team category.

Image Credits:  Matt McConnell

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!

We'll see you at the starting line!


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Family Teams

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Thank you for registering for the 40th Annual Manhattan Beach 10K!

You have indicated an interest in entering a family team category.

Please click here for the 2017 MB10K Family Teams.*

*If the form doesn't load immediately, try at least twice and/or clear cookies from your device.

  • Both team members must be REGISTERED before they can be entered as a team
  • Team entries will be accepted until 10/6 @ 7pm
  • There is no fee for entering a team category
  • Team members must be a minimum of 9 years old

Questions? Please email us at mb10krun@yahoo.com

 

Team training starts NOW! :D

 

 

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 starting tomorrow, August 23, 2017 at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach!

How To Get It

YOU MUST SHOW THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL YOU RECEIVED (YOU CAN ALSO SHOW IT FROM YOUR PHONE) TO 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 MB10K Race.

PLEASE EMAIL US: MB10KRUN@YAHOO.COM

The MB10K is a non-profit event and 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 distributing bib numbers, graciously providing us a place for in-store registration, and 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 7, 2017!

Image Credit: Annmarie Hext


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Can You Dig This?!

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For The Love Of Manhattan Beach

Today we are highlighting two super resources for the city of Manhattan Beach -  DigMb and the Downtown Manhattan Beach Business & Professionals Association. DigMB is 100% local and 100% about Manhattan Beach and it should be your go to if you want to know about all the happenings here covering topics from the beach, to restaurants, to local school news. The Downtown Businesses of Manhattan Beach are your source for discovering why this beloved beach city is called "Heaven in flip flops".

Our Q & A With DigMB

DigMB is an awesome resource for the community of Manhattan Beach! What are the top 3 things you're currently digging about MB?

There is SO MUCH to do here in the summertime – it’s hard for me to keep up! With concerts, plays, and movies; world-class athletic events; and amazing activities and events at the beach, you could keep yourself and your family entertained all summer and never spend a dime. The Manhattan Beach Department of Parks and Rec deserves a big shout-out for all they do to create fun and interesting events all year long.

How do you get your community information? Can the general public submit to a calendar or a story idea?

Mostly people email me (jf@digmb.com) but I also keep my ear to the ground and watch Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter closely to see what’s going on around town.

Generally if people have a community event, they just enter it into our website themselves- the DigMB platform is very user-friendly and you are free to just go in and put it in the calendar – but people are welcome to email me as well.

Some of our MB10K participants will be coming from out of state and even out of the country, what do you recommend as the top 3 things they must see while they are visiting our beach town?

Fun question! It’s hard to pick just three.

Once the runners finish the MB10K they’ll be down at the Manhattan Beach Pier, which is definitely at the top of the must-see list… But instead of just looking at it, I’d also recommend that they walk out on the pier and take a few minutes to watch the surfers and sea creatures, and then look back toward land to take in the cityscape of Manhattan Beach.

For a second destination, I’d recommend that they start at the Manhattan Beach Library and walk across the Civic Plaza taking in all of the artwork…ending up at Metlox Plaza where they can stop for a coffee or a quick bite.

If they’re interested in checking out shops and restaurants, it’s fun to stroll through Downtown Manhattan Beach or El Porto to get a flavor of this lively beach town.

For someone who’s more interested in nature, I’d recommend heading over to Polliwog Park and strolling the grounds, checking out the Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden, and even popping in to the Manhattan Beach Historical Society’s Beach Cottage Museum (open on Saturday and Sunday afternoons).

Manhattan Beach has been creating quite a buzz in the food world, what are some of the most creative things you’ve seen coming out of the kitchens lately?

I love what Chef D has been doing at Manhattan House with the Junior Chefs program (partnering with Growing Great and local elementary schools to get kids’ garden creations on the menu). The program should be back in swing when the MB10K rolls around and school is back in session.

As a food writer (I also have a food blog called Jolly Tomato at www.jollytomato.com) I’m also thrilled that there are so many restaurants in town that are doing amazing things with fresh, seasonal produce. You’ll find seasonally changing menus at some of our town’s most acclaimed restaurants, including MB Post, Love & Salt, The Strand House…the list goes on.

There are many inspiring people in our community that are helping those in need and raising awareness for certain causes. Can you highlight a few of these charitable gems?

There are so many people involved in such great causes it’s hard to pick just a few. The P.S. I Love You Foundation just had an amazingly successful day on the beach with their Adopt A Child for One Day program to help underprivileged kids. Walk With Sally had another fantastic White Light/White Night event last month to support their programs for children whose family members have suffered from cancer. The Manhattan Beach Education Foundation is doing great things throughout the school year for our schools. And Grades of Green – which started here in Manhattan Beach –is now a national movement that’s changing the way our kids think about our environment. Then there’s the Neptunian Woman’s Club, Sandpipers, Manhattan Beach Rotary, Kiwanis… all of whom are extremely active in town. We’re lucky to live in a place where so many people place such high value on thinking beyond themselves.

Downtown Manhattan Beach

We love the Downtown Manhattan Beach Business & Professionals Association! They have several fun-filled community events during the year and we'd like to highlight their next one - the Sunset Beach Party on the AVP Skydeck. It takes place this Thursday, August 17 from 5-8 pm. You can purchase tickets by clicking here.

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MB10K Bib Promotion

Tune in to our social media channels and website closer to race day to hear more on the local merchant offerings over race weekend when you show your Bib Number at participating businesses.

Please Note!

Online registration for the MB10K is going on NOW at www.mb10k.com and ends October 2, 2017.

In-store registration opens September 1st at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach and ends October 6th at 7 pm.

EARLY REGISTRATION PRICING NOW - SEPTEMBER 25TH:

  • $30 Youth (14 & under)

  • $35 Adults

Image Credits:  DigMB & Downtown Manhattan Beach

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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MB10K Spotlight: Jack Tsu & Major Avignon

MB10K Spotlight 

As we look back at our celebrated history, there are two people we'd like to highlight in this newsletter - Jack Tsu and Major Avignon.

Meet Jack Tsu

His son Elbert, pictured above with his dad, shared the following with us about Jack:

Jack Tsu was born August 2nd, 1921 in Shanghai, China. His parents sent him to the University of Michigan in 1941. He got his doctorate at Caltech where he met his wife Doris (they were married for 74 years). He got a job at Northrop where he worked on the Flying Wing and Titan 2 Rocket. His family moved to Manhattan Beach in 1966.

He developed an ulcer and his doctor suggested he start running to relieve his stress, so he read Kenneth Cooper’s book “Aerobics.” This started his daily jogging that he never stopped even on exotic trips to foreign countries and adventures like Everest basecamp at 18,000 feet, running a 10K in China, and carrying the Olympic torch before the 2008 Olympics.

For 30 years in a row he ran the MB 10K and won 15 gold medals in a row in his age division. He ran his last MB 10K when he was 93. In 2016 he had two brain bleeds which stopped him from jogging but he can still be seen everyday walking around the block.

Our Q & A With Jack

Did your family or friends ever run the MB10K with you?

Elbert and his wife Liane jogged with me during my last 2 races and my niece and nephew jogged with me once.

Have you held onto all of your MB10K Finisher tees?

I have a few current ones but I've given many of them away to family and friends.

How do you think running has impacted your life?

Running has had an immense impact.  I started jogging after getting an ulcer and didn’t stop jogging till recently. I still walk around the block even after 2 strokes last year. 

What is the secret to your longevity?

Jogging and walking at least 5 days a week and drinking Dragon Well Tea. I never liked to run but I did it because it was good for me.

At the wise age of 96, any words of wisdom for us? (FYI we have Jack to thank for having the 90+ Age Division for our awards & for years we made special arrangements for him to run in the bib number that reflected his age!)

The secret to living a long life is to jog 5 days a week. 

Meet Major Avignon

Major lives up to his name and does a MAJOR amount of work for the MB10K! He and his wife Linda, pictured above with him, are Race Committee members. He is a P.I.E.R. member, meaning he has participated in every race and his company Water, Inc. is a race sponsor providing water for our participants.

Our Q & A With Major

When and why did you start your company? We hear you were selling water before it was popular!

I started Water, Inc. in 1977 after spending 13 years in the insurance business. When I started Water, Inc. marketing residential water filtration was a new concept but I saw a huge opportunity. Sparklett's and Arrowhead were doing well selling bottled water and our filtered water was just as good as their bottled product.

Tell us about your company Water, Inc.

We distribute nationally water improvement products and high end appliances through plumbing and appliance showrooms. Our companies employ 24 people at our Carson office, showroom and warehouse.

Where are your products available?

Consumers looking at doing a home remodel or are building a new home have an opportunity to see and purchase our 8 registered brands at over 1,000 showrooms nationally.

What sets you apart from other water businesses?

What sets Water, Inc. apart from other suppliers of product is our dedication to service. Our products carry a 1 year in home parts and labor warranty. Our brands are not commodities and we go the "extra mile" to prove that with excellent customer service.

You wear several hats with the Manhattan Beach 10K, how did you get involved with the race?

I have run every Manhattan Beach 10K since 1978. Initially doing race registrations at the Joslyn Center and soon thereafter joining the 10K Committee.

When did you start having a booth at the race expo?

Passing our Body Glove bottled water after the race has been our pleasure since the beginning of the race expo.

What do you love most about the MB10K?

Loving the MB10K is very easy as a participant and being a part of this great community event each year. Manhattan Beach is a special town and our Manhattan Beach 10K Run totally reflects that spirit.

Water, Inc.

If you wish to reach them directly please call 1-800-322-WATER (9283).
For more about their products, click here. To learn more about their water filters and home products, click here. Office hours are: Monday-Friday, 8AM – 5PM Pacific Time.

Please Note!

Online registration for the MB10K is going on NOW at www.mb10k.com and ends October 2, 2017.

In-store registration opens September 1st at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach and ends October 6th.

EARLY REGISTRATION PRICING NOW - SEPTEMBER 25TH:

  • $30 Youth (14 & under)

  • $35 Adults

 Image Credit: Elbert Tsu & 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.

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

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Have You Met The Wall-nuts?!

 

Meet The Wall-nuts!

The Wall-nuts are a group of gentlemen who happen to be quite the characters. When they were approached for this interview they shared their insight of running over the last 40 years in Manhattan Beach.

Here’s what Wall-nut Mo had to say about some of their traditions, or lack thereof

The Wall-Nuts are nothing but not traditional. Like, how we occasionally run to Rosecrans on our training runs. Oh, wait—we don’t do that anymore. How about how we occasionally take a dip in the ocean? Oh, right, we stopped that one years ago. Well, we always go for brunch after the 10K race together. Hmm, lately, not so much. And we’re an all-male running group. We’d never let a woman run with us! Oh, well, maybe we do sometimes, if she’s a family member, or a trainer, or a friend, or just…Jeez, maybe we don’t have as many traditions as I thought…”

The following Q & A features answers from one of the founding Wall-nut members, Michael Allmon.

When were the Wall-nuts founded?

We are created to train for the first MB10K - so I think that was 1978.

Who started the group and why?

I lived at the corner of Valley & Walnut…I saw a neighbor (Mitch Gillis) running on the old railroad tracks (today’s running path) -  we decided that we should train together, but our schedules didn’t work well together during the week, so we decided to meet each Sunday at 9 in front of my house.  I eventually moved away a few years later, but he stayed.  We now meet at his house and gather there - then we meet after the run in his backyard for water, Gatorade and (more) conversation…

How did you come up with the group name?

Long story -  I will try for a short version - a couple of years after running together, and as more and more guys joined us, we wanted uniforms and a name.  We argued for months until MB changed the street signs.  We were walking by the new sign that said “Walnut” and noticed that there was a running shoe on that sign (actually it is an ocean wave, but to a Wall-nut it was a shoe!) - and so the answer was received divinely!  From that point, it became a discussion that we were all nuts for running so much and the name needed to reflect that…  we didn’t want to be the “Walnuts”, as this was too common for our strange group - and somehow, we came up with Wall-nuts.

How many members do you have?

The 2018 (yes 2018) listing is probably a bit outdated (believe it or not!) but it shows 62 members - this includes guys we haven’t seen in years and can’t find (“missing in action”).  Each Sunday we have an average of 15 or so -  this is made up of 3 groups (a 10k group that runs that far, a shorter group, and a walking group).  Our quarterly dinners (we are an old-fashioned drinking group with a running problem) are about 3 times a year and we generally have over 20 in attendance.

Speaking of members, why only men?

“If you have to ask, you wouldn’t understand” is the usual answer!  Because we don’t have to be polite, have manners or any of the things we have to do in “proper/polite company”!

Rumor has it you invited a female to run with you, can you confirm this?

This would be very rare unless she was a member of the MB10K race committee, and fully warned in advance!

How often do you meet?

The group still meets at 9 but now it’s “near” the corner of Valley & Walnut rather than at the corner.  We now group in front of Mitch’s house and the official timekeeper “the monkey” tells us when we have reached a 5-minute grace period.  We then walk to the path and along to Pacific where we are started by our official starter.  The walking is because a 5-minute grace period isn’t sufficient for Wall-nuts.  As one of our wives once said, “The Wall-nuts are not a very evolved group”, and this includes being able to get places on time.  We usually leave Mitch’s house with about 10 of us and another 5 or so jump in while we are walking.

Do you wear anything special when you run so people can recognize you?

The Wall-nuts gear includes at least a half dozen styles of shirts (two different logos, short and long sleeves and different styles), shorts, and a hat.  The shirt is required, and the rest is optional. We have a complete set of rules (kept in my head), including a fine system more complex that the Internal Revenue Code of the IRS.

Not that you're going to be 'over the hill' at 40 years, but are there any plans for anyone to retire their P.I.E.R. Group streak?

You must be kidding!  We will carry anyone who can’t walk!

40 consecutive years is a long time. Was there ever a year you almost didn't run the race?

Yes, especially early on… but then the streak started, so it is now on our calendars far in advance. This is now the highest priority on my calendar.  Nothing will replace it.

How many in your group have run every MB10K?

There are 5 of us:

  • Me - Michael Allmon (da King's disciple)
  • Mitch Gillis (da King)
  • Don Jung
  • Tracey Johnson
  • Dale Keldrauk

What do you love most about the MB10K?

It is a wonderful neighborhood tradition that has helped to create the camaraderie of our group. We all look forward to the run each year.  In addition to the awards given by the race committee, we also have our own awards.  In spite of having members who have won the entire race, I happened to have won “fastest Wall-nut” last year.  Of course, this is because of those rules I mentioned earlier (the ones in my head).  I won because we have an attendance requirement.  In addition to being fined for not showing up, a Wall-nut would be disqualified from our medal if he misses attending at least once a month.  Last year was a perfect year for me because all of our fast runners missed at least one month!

Please Note!

Online registration for the MB10K is going on NOW at www.mb10k.com and ends October 2, 2017.

In-store registration opens September 1st at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach and ends October 6th.

PRICING NOW - SEPTEMBER 19TH:

  • $30 Youth (14 & under)

  • $35 Adults

 Image Credit: Michael Allmon

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!

We'll see you at the starting line!


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