Manhattan Beach

MB10k Spotlight: The Dynamic Duo

Race Director Rachel Judson with Tate the Adventure Poodle and Registration Director Annmarie Hext.

Have You Met These Ladies?

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. Rachel is our esteemed Race Director with her adorable sidekick Tate the Adventure Poodle. Annmarie is our brilliant Registration Director. While these are their main VOLUNTEER jobs for the race, they do so much more behind the scenes to make the race happen without a hiccup year after year.

Our Q & A With Rachel

How long have you been the MB10k Race Director?

Since the 25th running in 2002.

How did you first get involved with the MB10k?

Two great men are responsible:  John Post & Don Sirvio. In the late 90s, having known each other for years, John was recruiting for the Committee, and called my business partner Don to see if he was interested in joining the Committee. Don wasn't and recommended me.  As a runner I had wanted an opportunity to give back to the sport I love; it was a match made in heaven. The rest is history.                                                 

What’s it like to be Race Director and work with the 31 others on the Race Committee?

For years now, I have found myself telling the others on the committee that if we all decided to work together on a for-profit, business venture, we’d be as successful as Apple or Google.  It truly is an incredible group of people. All are people who are dedicated with great follow through and execution. Much of the work is done independently or in small sub-committees, and then it’s pulled together as a group making sure each ‘i’ is dotted, and ‘t’ crossed. Many on the committee are of the founding generation, a number are 2nd generation (like me) and now we find ourselves adding the 3rd. I feel so fortunate to have joined when I did and have the pleasure of knowing those who had the brilliance to come up with the idea and worked so hard for so long on the race, and to be of the next wave to keep it going, and to eventually pass it on to others who share the passion

What is your biggest challenge putting on a race of this size?

Post-2010, it is marketing.  (Google WSJ - How the Millennials Ended the Running Boom 2016 for more info).  There are so many ways the public gets information, so many opportunities for things to do and the challenge is making sure people know we’re a fantastic event, one that they should do annually, and that they sign up.

Why do you love the MB10k?

It brings out what I think is the best Manhattan Beach has to offer.  I got involved to give back to running and in return I got the people.  If anyone has any doubt of the true love there is for this community, I assure them it is here and shines with the people who volunteer and do the race.  It is also so nice that people outside our area get to share in an experience that shows that Manhattan Beach isn’t just pretty, it’s a true community. It’s also a pure volunteer event tied to a city I love with profits being donated back to Manhattan Beach.

Why should someone race the MB10k?

It appeals to serious competitive runners (USATF certified course), and fun for less competitive, including walkers,  who want a well organized 10k with lots of entertainment and post-race Expo that is fantastic (not to mention the bonus ‘unofficial finish line’ of Shellback).  If that isn’t enough, being able to show off a gorgeous finisher’s t-shirt that’s like a work of art, and knowing the profits go back to the community.

Can you let us in on any fun secrets for this October 5th?

Expo changes: another photo booth with fun props and re-vamp to the North Lot being wellness-focused. All the more reason to stay and enjoy Manhattan Beach after the race!

What do you hope for the future of the race?

I’d love those at the 100th running to look back and say, “Wow, that’s really cool that this has been a great tradition for so long!”  For generations to come, I hope the race continues with the sense of community it was founded upon, and that it outlives us all. Long may it run.

Our Q & A With Annmarie

How long have you been the Registration Director for the race?

This is my 17th year on the committee. I can’t believe it’s been that long!

How did you first get involved with the MB10k?

Back then, I was new to running and loving it! I was meeting new people and forming new friendships in the running community. One of those friends, Alison Guerrero, had recently joined the Race Committee and always had such great things to say about the group. Alison invited me to volunteer my first year and I loved it! When the Race Committee began recruiting new members as part of their succession plan, I offered to fill the position of Registration Director, previously held by Rachel. Those were big shoes to fill!

Your adult kids are now involved in the race, how fun is that for you?

Oh my goodness, it’s too fun! Over the years, they have put in a lot of time at our dining room table in support of my race duties. It’s no exaggeration to say that they’ve processed thousands of race bibs! When they expressed interest in joining the Race Committee, I was so excited! Tyler sits on the Registration subcommittee with me, and Bex will transition to Expo chair this year. I am so proud of the people my kids have become and working with them on the MB10k is special to me (this calls for a heart emoji!).

Signing up for the MB10k is very seamless, how do you make it so easy for people?

Wow, thanks for the compliment! I work hard to make the process run smoothly, but I can’t take all the credit. Our partnership with Village Runner is huge. They really are the face of this race prior to race day and we couldn’t ask for a better team. I work closely with them to address the wants and needs of our runners while staying true to our commitment to keeping it ‘hometown’.

Can you share with us some fun stories about people who have participated in the race?

I love our runners! They’re real and they’re kind and they have brought me so much joy over the years. My favorite would have to be the email I received with the subject line that read “The dog ate my number”. A dog mom myself, I just laughed out loud at the thought of 5½-month-old Maddie going full attack mode on that race bib. Of course, I requested a photo! I have to say, she looked innocent to me.

Silliness aside, I find registration to be the best race job. September is like a month-long reunion for me and I love it! I have shared hearty laughs and heartfelt tears (you runners know who you are) with our runners and they are the reason I continue to serve this race. The day they turn on me, I’m out! Hahaha just kidding ;D

We are now having racers from other countries sign up for the MB10k, why do you think that is?

Can you believe it?! It used to be the occasional international runner, but it’s really growing these past few years. Many of them are past residents returning home for the race, but now that we have a social media presence, newbies are finding us and planning trips around the race. But don’t you worry, domestic runners. No matter how far people travel for this great event, we are committed to keeping it ‘hometown’. That’s why people love this race and that won’t change.



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School Is Cool


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 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.


  • $30 Youth (14 & under)
  • $35 Adults

Register Today

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


Village Runner
1840 Sepulveda Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


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


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

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.


  • $30 Youth (14 & under)

  • $35 Adults

Please Note!

Online registration is open NOW at 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.


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.


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!

1417 N Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5107


Don't Miss Out On Our Registration Deal

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


  • $30 Youth (14 & under)

  • $35 Adults

Please Note!

Online registration is open NOW at 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!


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


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Spotlight On Club Ed


One Of Our Faves

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

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

About Club Ed

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

For more iInformation about Club Ed click here.

Our Q & A With Ed

When and how did you start club Ed?

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

What is your running philosophy?

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

What is your favorite #mb10k moment?

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

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

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

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

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

Our Q & A With Nathalie

Why do you run with Club Ed?

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

How many #mb10k races have you run?

I think about 17 or 18.

How many of these have you won?

12! (Way to go, Nathalie!)

What do you love about the #mb10k?

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

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

2 ways to register:

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

Please Note!

  • No race day registration!

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

                  Wednesday, September 28

                  Thursday, September 29

                   Friday, September 30

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Upcoming Events To Check Out


Come Say Hi At The Farmers Market

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

#MB10K Giveaways

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

How To Get The Goods

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


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


13th Street between Morningside Drive and Valley/Ardmore


Metered parking is available in the underground Metlox parking lot.

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


Need A Training Run?

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

Vendor Village

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

For More Information & Online Race Registration


Prices increase on 9.1.16


Early Registration For The MB10K

Pricing now - September 19th:

  • Register online at

  • $30 Youth (under 15 years old)

  • $35 Adults

Please Note!

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


Image Credits: Manhattan Beach Farmers Market & LA Kings



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People That Spread The #MB10K Love


Lending A Hand

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

Dig MB

South Bay By Jackie

Spotlight On Dig MB

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

The Birth Of Dig MB

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

Where Did The Name Come From?

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

How Dig MB Spreads The Good News

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

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

Spotlight On South Bay By Jackie

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

Follow Jackie Here

Check out her website: South Bay By Jackie

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Help Spread The Word

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

Early Registration For The MB10K

Pricing now - September 19th:

  • Register online at

  • $30 Youth (under 15 years old)

  • $35 Adults

Please Note!

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


Image Credits: Dig MB & South Bay by Jackie

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Could You Use $1,000.00?!


Did You Know?

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

Meet Nick

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

Why He Runs The #MB10K

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

How To Apply For The MB10K Scholarship

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

Criteria For The MB10K Scholarship

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

Submission Requirements

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

Early Registration For The MB10K

Pricing now - September 19th:

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

  • $35 Adults

Please Note!

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

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

Image Credit: Nick Zobel

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We've Got A New Look!


Check Us Out!

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

Take Note

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

Race Registration

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

Let's Be Friends

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

Image Credit: Endurance Sports Photo

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