John Post

Family Teams & Finisher Tee Reveal

Keepin’ It In The Family

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

  1. What is your most memorable MB10k moment?

  2. Do you have any race day traditions?

  3. Do you run together?

  4. What is your race day strategy?

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


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Meet The Hongs

1st Place Father-Daughter

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

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

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

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

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

Joe’s Answers

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

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

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

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

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


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Meet The Lems

1st Place Sister-Sister

Noelle’s Answers

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

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

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

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


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Meet The Fioritos

1st Place Father-Son

Alex & John’s Answers

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

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

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

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


Wanna Run As A Family Team?

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

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


2019 Finisher Tee

2019 Manhattan Beach 10k Finisher Tee

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

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


Visit John Post Gallery

John Post Gallery in Manhattan Beach, CA

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

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


Registration Opens July 1st

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

July 1st through July 10th prices are:

  • $25* 14 years old and under

  • $30* 15 years old and up

  • *+ processing fee

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

Added Bonus!

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

Village Runner 4th of July 5k

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

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


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

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


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


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


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

MB10k Spotlight: The Dynamic Duo

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

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.

Meet John Post

 

Meet John Post

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

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

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

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

Our Q & A With John

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

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

How long have you been a member of the committee?

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

When did you start designing the MB10K shirts?

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

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

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

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

What do you love most about the MB10K?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visit John's Gallery

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

Gallery Hours

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

You can also check out his website by clicking here.

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

Image Credit:  John Post

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

Save the Date

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


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