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

Twinning!

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Our 2017 1st Place Duo

Today we are highlighting our First Place Finishers Kirsty Legg and Stewart Harwell! They are twinning not only because of their wins but also because they share the same birthday. Who knew?!

Our Q & A With Kirsty

You won the Manhattan Beach 10k last year and this summer came in 1st for the Village Runner 4th of July 5k and the Manhattan Mile. What do you attribute your success to?

Being competitive and not overthinking it. In college I used to think about running too much and when things weren’t quite going as I wanted in a race, I would freak out. Now I don’t have time to spend time thinking about races, now I turn up, the gun goes off and whatever happens, happens.

I actually trained for the MB10k - my goal was to get back in shape for this race after giving birth to my son, Oliver in February. But, for the 4th of July 5k and the Manhattan Mile I had done very little training. The Mile is a distance I am very familiar with, that was my event in college and post collegiately, so I knew I’d be able to finish fairly high. But the 4th of July 5k, was a total shock.

How did your first year as Head Coach of the Marymount University Cross Country and Track and Field Teams go?

I endured a steep learning curve and definitely found myself overwhelmed in the beginning, but once I’d been with the team for a couple of months I really found my groove. My Track and Field athletes racked up 60+ PR’s from February - April. Marymount is such a great place to be and a wonderful community to be a part of. My student athletes are amazing and my first season as a Mariner will be a tough one to beat.

Congratulations on getting married this summer! Do you and your husband share coaching strategies? (Husband Brian Shapiro coaches at PV High School)

I’d like to say we don’t talk running at home, but that would be a big fat lie. Running and coaching are such a huge, huge part of our lives that we are constantly talking about it; whether it’s our own personal running goals, discussing what workouts we are going to administer or talking racing strategies. There are times when we don’t agree with one another's workouts / strategies, but that’s why it works. If we constantly agreed with each others coaching that would be no fun!

How did you first get into running?

I didn’t start running until my Sophomore year of High School. I really didn’t enjoy running, but my PE teacher watched me run one day and made me try out for the Cross Country team. I was super competitive and Cross Country was the only thing I was good at. Once I actually started to train and see improvement, I was hooked.

How many MB10ks have you participated in?

Last October was my first MB10k, but I definitely see myself returning every year from now on.

What do you most love about the MB10k?

The amazing sense of community.

Our Q & A With Stewart

You won the MB10k last year and have had a string of strong finishes in many South Bay races. What do you attribute your success to?

Staying healthy is a big part of running well.  Healthy, plus running consistently.  Last year I was building up for a marathon in December so the MB10k fit perfectly into my training plan.

You are a member of the Club Ed running team. How did you become involved with this group?

I learned about Club Ed when I moved to the South Bay in 2014.  I found it online and went out to a practice and met a few of the runners.  It was great to find local runners to team up with in long runs or track workouts.  Club Ed is open to runners of all ability levels.  I’ve met some great people through the club.

How did you first get into running?

I got into running in high school thinking it would be a great way to get in shape for soccer.  I had a great coach that was pretty inspiring and motivated me to shift my focus to running.  I remember my first “long run” around the neighborhood.  My mom drove the route in her car while I was running measuring the distance.  When I got home I learned the route was 5.2 miles. That seemed like the longest run ever.

Tell us about your running career at U.C. Santa Barbara.

I ran track and cross country at UCSB from 2002-2007.  During cross country the common race distance was 8k, and in track my favorite event was the 1,500 meters.  Running in college was a great experience, figuring out how to balance a full time school workload with a competitive intercollegiate season.  I was one of the few in my engineering graduate class who also competed in sports too.  The highlight of my career would have to be scoring at conference in the 1500 m final.

2017 was your first Mb10k, did it live up to your expectations?

Yeah, this was my first year and I had a great time.  I’ve wanted to run it the last few years but the timing never worked out.
 

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 Credit: Easy Reader News
 

 

School Is Cool

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Your Dollars Count

The proceeds for the last 40 years of the Manhattan Beach 10k, which total more than $560,000, have been directly donated back to the Manhattan Beach community! We are so very grateful to all of you who have run or walked the race and helped make this a reality.

In June of this year, we were pleased to award five, $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors from Mira Costa High School during their Senior Recognition Night!

Some past projects the race has also contributed to:

  • Various health & fitness enhancements to the recreation facilities of local schools & parks
  • Scholarships to Manhattan Beach high school seniors
  • Mira Costa Track refurbishing
  • Yearly donations (in the thousands of dollars) to the Mira Costa High School Choir Boosters who provide us with traffic control & water station volunteers
  • $11,000 exercise facility at the Manhattan Beach Middle School
  • The climbing wall at Manhattan Heights Park
  • The par course at the Strand and 26th. Greenbelt near Manhattan Beach Blvd. & at Polliwog Park
  • Strand mile markers
  • Play structure at Polliwog Park
  • Artificial turf at AYSO field on Marine

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.

*PLEASE NOTE! REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN AT VILLAGE RUNNER, MANHATTAN BEACH AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH OCTOBER 5, 2018, BEFORE 7 P.M. ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 1, 2018 AT 11:59 P.M.

Village Runner
1840 Sepulveda Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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: Dig MB

 

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.  


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

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!

Image Credit: John Post

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

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

Image Credit: John Post


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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!

Image Credit: Annmarie Hext


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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!

We'll see you at the starting line!


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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!

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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!

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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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