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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.


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


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


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MB10k 1 Day Flash Sale

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Luck O’ The Irish

For the first time ever, we are having a 1-Day Flash Sale for our 2019 race! Take advantage of our best pricing on March 17th. Visit our booth at the Village Runner St. Patrick’s Day 5k or www.mb10k.com to sign up for our 42nd Annual Manhattan Beach 10k. 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.

Come visit our booth before or after the race to register. We will have goodies to pass out, while supplies last. And bring your phone to snap some fun pics! Wanna make our Insta? Wear an MB10k shirt when you visit our booth or tag us in a race day post, and you’ll get a special gift too!

Race Pricing

  • $25* 14 years old and under

  • $30* 15 years old and up

  • *+ processing fee


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Village Runner St. Patrick’s Day 5k

If you haven’t registered for their annual run/walk/kids dash on March 17 in the Riviera Village of Redondo Beach, please click here to do so! Online registration closes on March 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm, or you can sign up in their Redondo and Manhattan Beach stores.

Village Runner, Manhattan Beach is currently selling our MB10k hats! There is a limited quantity left, so hurry in. Village Runner is generously donating a portion of each sale back to the MB10k.

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

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

MB10k Spotlight & Save The Date

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Meet Our Fave Tenor Dennis McNeil

Today we shine the stage light on one of our most entertaining Manhattan Beach 10k Committee members! Race weekend Dennis can be found putting up the Finish Line and the Mile Markers but in real life he is an operatic tenor.

Our Q & A With Dennis

You are on the Race Committee for the MB10k. How did you initially get involved with the race?

I first ran the race back in 1986, stylish headband and all. I lived on The Strand so it was fun to have some fans at my house cheering us on as we headed toward the finish. My involvement on the committee came while enjoying a beer (or two?) with lifelong family friends, Jim and Judy Ryan in the Hometown Fair Beer Garden the afternoon of race day. I expressed interest in the Race Committee and the next thing I knew I was hosting one of the next meetings at my home! That was something like 18 years ago or so.

Over the 41 years the race has been going, how many have you participated in?

Not nearly as many as I would have liked but the last 17 or so I have been too busy working the race! I love to run the course and sometimes get to the weekend before in what we used to call the pre-race for all the volunteers.

Early on, I used to sing the National Anthem at each race start, something we now have the Mira Costa Choir do. One of the most poignant memories was the race morning right after 9-11. At that time a final count had not happened of those lost but the projected number was very near the number of racers we had that morning. I pointed that out and had everyone look around and then had a moment of silence. You have never heard such a rousing Star Spangled Banner like the one we all sang that morning, pledging our resilience and fortitude to go on and heal.

What do you love most about the race?

What I love about this race is its sense of community. I have experienced that in being a participant in the race, working the race, and on the committee. As a committee, many of the members are continuous members the entire 41 years; we have such a great time together. We are like family. Both Rachel Judson, our Race Director, and I started the same day attending our first meeting and becoming the beginning of some newer blood infiltrating the group. We were welcomed with open arms as we continue to do today as our committee has grown substantially in size. We no longer meet at someone's dining room table, but manage to find a vacant board room somewhere. I miss the homemade cookies but we still manage to keep things homespun and feel the community.

As far as the race is concerned, it is an awesome course with a stellar finish line at our iconic pier. In fact, the original race actually ran out onto the pier and back before crossing the finish line.

You are an accomplished operatic tenor, musical theater performer and world renowned concert singer. How did you get into the entertainment industry?

After only having a few months of piano lessons in 4th grade and maybe part of a year in the 6th grade choir, I really had no musical background until sort of falling into it through the backdoor and an introductory music class as a freshman at UC Davis. That and a D- in Calculus, kind of changed the course of my life from Architecture toward music. I graduated from Davis with a double major in Music and Economics and then set out to be an Opera Singer. As I found my way, I sang at the Metropolitan Opera as well as leading tenor roles in San Francisco, LA, New Orleans, Berlin, and New York City Opera companies.

Has it been nerve wracking serenading 5 of our United States Presidents?

Not at all. I have met 6 United States Presidents, of course most of them after they had served in office. I was honored to take my family to the White House to meet both Vice President Dick Cheney and President George W. Bush in their respective offices. No matter your politics, it was such an awesome thing to pass through the West Wing front door at the end of the driveway you see all the time on TV, and the Marine stationed at the door, and to be greeted and walk into the offices, especially the Oval Office, and be greeted by our current executive leaders. Bush spent at least 20 minutes with us, mostly spending his time entertaining my three daughters. But to sing for any of these gentlemen was inspiring. I have been able to share in song, what every American feels about the pride and love we have in our country and our fellow citizens and perhaps even inspire them as well.

You have an upcoming Christmas show on December 16 at Live At The Lounge in Hermosa Beach. What can your audience expect at this show?

For the past 7 years, I have been able to present shows locally for friends and locals thanks to an invitation to sing monthly or thereabout by the legendary Comedy and Magic Club founder, Mike Lacey. On many a Sunday each year you can find me doing a show in "Live at the Lounge" while Jay Leno is next door. Our upcoming show will be our 8th annual Christmas show singing all the traditional favorites. It is a real festive night and the club is all dressed up for the season. A great way to really get in the spirit.

Where can fans purchase tickets?

The show is fast selling out, but tickets are available by either calling the club at 310-372-1193 or by going to http://comedyandmagicclub.com/event.cfm?id=516150&cart.


Save The Date

Run or walk with us during our 42nd Annual MB10k which will take place on October 5, 2019! Stay tuned for details about when registration will open next year.


Upcoming Village Runner Races

Our super sponsor Village Runner has their annual races scheduled for 2019. On March 17, 2019 they will have their St. Patrick’s Day 5k Run/Community Walk/Leprechaun Dash for the Gold. On July 4, 2019 they will also have their 4th of July 5k Run/Community Walk/Firecracker Dash. Please visit here for more details.

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


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


Image Credits:  John Post & Village Runner










Thank You For Your Participation!

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Big Thanks From The #MB10k

The 41st running of the Manhattan Beach 10k took place on Saturday, October 6, 2018 and we’d like to give a big thanks to all those who participated in it!

A Word From Our Race Committee

We hope you had a great time at the race!

Your race t-shirts are an ad-free and logo-free piece of artwork. On our website and in this email are where you'll find those that made the day possible.  Please be sure to support those who support the race.

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

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

MANHATTAN BEACH 10K RACE COMMITTEE



Free Photo Downloads

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


Two Ongoing Promotions

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

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

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

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

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The Unofficial Finish Line

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have you run in any of the races yourself?

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

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


In the News

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

Dig MB

Easy Reader News

Daily Breeze

The Beach Reporter


Save Money

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


More Information

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

Please visit our website here & our direct email is mb10krun@yahoo.com


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


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


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

Race Day Is Saturday, October 6, 2018!

Manhattan Beach 10k Goods

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


Shop The Day Away In Manhattan Beach After The Race

Speaking of shopping, we have more for you! Back by popular demand, we have teamed up with local Manhattan Beach and South Bay businesses! They have generously offered incentives to our racers during the weekend of the Manhattan Beach 10k Run and Hometown Fair.  Any MB10k race participant can visit the following local merchants on October 6 & 7, 2018 with their bib number and claim what they are offering. We hope you enjoy the special deals as you visit!

Please contact the individual business, check their websites or search on social with #mb10k & #2018bibpromo for specific details, rules & restrictions. Some offerings will be available past October 6 & 7, 2018.

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

Participating Manhattan Beach Businesses:

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

South Bay:

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


Bib Number Pick-Up Instructions

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

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

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

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

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

  • Today 10/3*

  • Thursday 10/4*

  • Friday 10/5

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

*Those who pick up their bibs on these days will have a chance to enter a raffle - several prize levels including a Village Runner $100 Gift Card!  Raffle winners will be notified via email.  See store for more details/rules/restrictions. 

Race Day Bib Number Pick-Up *

  • 6 - 7 am

  • On Veterans Parkway/greenbelt near the starting line

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

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

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

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

Looking To Be Entered As A Family Team?

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

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


Free Photo Downloads

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

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

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

We'll see you at the starting line!

Image Credits: Tabula Rasa Essentials & Downtown Manhattan Beach

Early Registration Pricing Ends Tonight

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Race Prices Increase Tomorrow

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

PRICING TODAY:

  • $30 Youth (14 & under)

  • $35 Adults

PRICING SEPTEMBER 25-OCTOBER 5, 2018

  • $35 Youth (14 & under)

  • $40 Adults

Register Today

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

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


We Have Stories & A Special Gift For Our Participants

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

MEET RON

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

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


MEET JODIE

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

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


Free Photo Downloads

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

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

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

We'll see you at the starting line!

Image Credit: Endurance Sports Photo


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!

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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!

2018 Manhattan Beach 10k Finisher Tee

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Manhattan Beach photographer John Post has once again captured a stunning image for this years' Finisher Tee! Our shirts are the best ones out of any out there. We pride ourselves in that we have managed to keep advertising off of them. It isn't a billboard for sponsor logos, it's a work of art! It's a super soft, high quality cotton, offered in your choice of long or short sleeve.

 

Save The Date


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

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

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

Celebrate The 4th Of July

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

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

 

Run Manhattan

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

Stay Connected

Let’s get social! Please follow us on InstagramFacebook and Twitter for all the latest news, updates, training tips, sponsors, volunteer opportunities and information about our awesome race and our beautiful hometown.

Anytime you post about the race go ahead and use our hashtag:

  • #mb10k

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

THE MB10k IS A NON-PROFIT EVENT AND THE PROCEEDS ARE DONATED TO COMMUNITY FITNESS-RELATED CAUSES & SCHOLARSHIPS. THE RACE COMMITTEE ORGANIZERS AND RACE STAFF ARE VOLUNTEERS.

Happy November!

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Your Medals Are Looking For You

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

VILLAGE RUNNER, MANHATTAN BEACH

  • 1840 N. Sepulveda Blvd

  • Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

STORE HOURS:

  • Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Downtown Manhattan Beach Holiday Open House

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

Time To Give Thanks

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Races

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

Sponsor Spotlight

 

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

I Spy An MB10K Race Shirt

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We’d love to see pictures of you wearing your 2017 race shirt! Post them on social media and use #mb10k. We will share them on our social pages and help spread the #mb10k love!

Tag us:

Race Photos

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

Save the Date

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

Image Credits: Downtown Manhattan Beach, Lisa’s Bon Appetit Events & Catering, Rachel Judson
 

The MB10K is a non-profit event and the proceeds are donated to community fitness-related causes & scholarships. The Race Committee organizers and race staff are volunteers.  


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Thank You For Celebrating With Us!

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Big Thanks From The #MB10K

The 40th Birthday of the Manhattan Beach 10K Run took place on Saturday, October 7, 2017 and we’d like to give a big thanks to all those who participated in it!

A Word From Our Race Committee

We hope you had a great time at the race!  Here's a wrap-up of the day’s events along with some photos to help you relive last Saturday.  

Your race t-shirts are an ad-free and logo-free piece of artwork.  On our website and in this email are where you'll find those that made the day possible.  Please be sure to support those who support the race.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW BECAUSE WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT OUR 41st BIRTHDAY RACE ON OCTOBER 6, 2018!

MANHATTAN BEACH 10K RACE COMMITTEE

Race Photos

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

Expo Photos

Click on the link below to see some of our great sponsors at their booths on race day:

After Race Expo Photos  

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

Two Ongoing Promotions!

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

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

 
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Save the Date

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

You don't want to miss it!

More Information

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

Please visit our website here & our direct email is mb10krun@yahoo.com

The MB10K is a non-profit event and the proceeds are donated to community fitness-related causes & scholarships. The Race Committee organizers and race staff are volunteers.  

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE ON OCTOBER 6, 2018!

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


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Race Day Is Saturday, October 7, 2017!

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

  • Today 10/5*

  • Friday 10/6

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


Please make sure you have fully read your CONFIRMATION EMAIL and bring a copy with you for pick-up.  If picking up for another, you will need to have a copy of theirs as well. Your confirmation email is necessary when troubleshooting any problems that may arise when picking up your bib number.

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

*Those who pick up their bibs on Thursday, October 5 will have a chance to enter a raffle - several prize levels including a Village Runner $100 Gift Card!  Raffle winners will be announced after the race via email.  See store for more details/rules/restrictions.

Race Day Bib Number Pick-Up *

  • 6 - 7 am

  • On Veterans Parkway/Greenbelt near the starting line

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

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

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

Timing mats cannot be left on indefinitely because of how our course doubles back on itself.

New Awards Stage & Ceremony 

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

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

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

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

Our Gift To YOU!

Something special for this year: OUR gift to YOU in honor of our 40th Birthday - FREE photo downloads* after the #mb10k! (*hard copies are at participant's cost) Ham it up, have fun, make sure you get your smiling face in front of the Endurance Sports Photo Photogs on race day! Then go crazy being social using #mb10K to share race day with your friends and family!

Save Those Bib Numbers After The Race

Once again we have teamed up with local Manhattan Beach and South Bay businesses! They have generously offered incentives to our racers during the weekend of the Manhattan Beach 10K Run and Hometown Fair.  Any MB10K race participant can visit the following local merchants on October 7 & 8, 2017 with their bib number and claim what they are offering. We hope you enjoy the special deals as you visit! For a full list of businesses click here.

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

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

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

 
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#MB10K Snapchat Geofilter

After you cross the finish line, be sure to use the #mb10k Snapchat Geofilter and share your accomplishment with all your adoring fans!

There’s Still Time To Register

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

There is no race day registration!

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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Special Treat For Those Who Registered In August!

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THIS IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO REGISTERED FOR THE #MB10K IN AUGUST!

 

The early bird gets the worm…or in this case the bib number!

Thank you for taking advantage of Early Registration! We’re so excited & already processing numbers! These numbers are ready ahead of schedule!!  Not only did you get a discounted price, YOUR BIB IS READY for pick-up starting tomorrow September 23, 2017 at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach!

How To Get It

BRING YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL (YOU CAN ALSO SHOW IT FROM YOUR PHONE) TO THE STORE AND THEIR FRIENDLY STAFF WILL GIVE YOU YOUR RACE NUMBER.IF SOMEONE ELSE IS PICKING UP YOUR BIB FOR YOU, PLEASE PRINT THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL OR FORWARD THE EMAIL TO THEM SO THEY CAN SHOW IT AT THE STORE.

While You Are There...

If you need a fresh pair of kicks or new running gear, this just might be the perfect time!

Village Runner, Manhattan Beach

  • 1840 N. Sepulveda Blvd

  • Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

STORE HOURS:

  • Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Questions?

Village Runner is not responsible for calls/inquiries about the MB 10K Run.

PLEASE EMAIL US: MB10KRUN@YAHOO.COM

The MB10K is a non-profit event and the proceeds are donated to community fitness-related causes & scholarships. The Race Committee organizers & event staff are volunteers. The Village Runner, Manhattan Beach provides sponsorship by helping us distribute bib numbers, graciously provides a place for us to have in-store registration, plus will be providing food at the Expo.  It would be difficult to put on this event without them.

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE ON OCTOBER 7, 2017!

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MB10K Spotlight: Mike Ward

Meet Mike Ward

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

Our Q & A With Mike

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have you ever run the MB10K yourself?  

I have run the MB10K a few times.

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

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

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

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

Please Note!

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

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

EARLY REGISTRATION PRICING NOW - SEPTEMBER 25TH:

  • $30 Youth (14 & under)

  • $35 Adults

VILLAGE RUNNER, MANHATTAN BEACH

  • 1840 N. Sepulveda Blvd

  • Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

STORE HOURS:

  • Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Join Us Tomorrow!

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

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

*Limited quantities, while supplies last.  

Let’s get social!

Please follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news, updates, training tips, sponsors, volunteer opportunities & information about our awesome race and our beautiful hometown.

Share with your friends on social media that you have registered for the race and invite them to run or walk with you.

Anytime you post about the race, use our hashtags:

  • #mb10k
  • #thisis40

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

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

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

We'll see you at the starting line!


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Cover Girl

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Who’s That Girl?!

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

Our Q & A With Gaby

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

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

How do you feel about having your dad coach you?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How many MB10K races have you run?

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

Have you ever been part of a family team?

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

Will you be able to run the race this year?

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

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

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

What do you love most about the MB10K?

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

Please Note!

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

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

EARLY REGISTRATION PRICING NOW - SEPTEMBER 25TH:

  • $30 Youth (14 & under)

  • $35 Adults

 Village Runner, Manhattan Beach

  • 1840 N. Sepulveda Blvd

  • Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

STORE HOURS:

  • Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Save The Date!

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

Image Credit:  Endurance Sports Photo

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

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

We'll see you at the starting line!


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Special Treat For Those Who Registered in July!

 

THIS IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO REGISTERED FOR THE #MB10K IN JULY!!!

The early bird gets the worm…or in this case the bib #!

We love our early birds and we have one more treat for you! Not only did you get the best price, YOUR BIB IS READY for pick-up starting tomorrow, August 23, 2017 at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach!

How To Get It

YOU MUST SHOW THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL YOU RECEIVED (YOU CAN ALSO SHOW IT FROM YOUR PHONE) TO THE STORE AND THEIR FRIENDLY STAFF WILL GIVE YOU YOUR RACE NUMBER.

While You Are There...

If you need that new pair of shoes or fresh running bra, this just might be the perfect time!

Village Runner, Manhattan Beach

  • 1840 N. Sepulveda Blvd

  • Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

STORE HOURS:

  • Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Questions?

Village Runner is not responsible for calls/inquiries about the MB10K Race.

PLEASE EMAIL US: MB10KRUN@YAHOO.COM

The MB10K is a non-profit event and proceeds are donated to community fitness-related causes & scholarships. The Race Committee organizers & event staff are volunteers. The Village Runner, Manhattan Beach provides sponsorship by distributing bib numbers, graciously providing us a place for in-store registration, and providing food at the Expo.  It would be difficult to put on this event without them.

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE ON OCTOBER 7, 2017!

Image Credit: Annmarie Hext


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Early Registration Is Going On Now!

 

Early Registration

We finished Extra Savings yesterday and today we move to Early Registration through September 19th, 2017.

Pricing for July 11th - September 19th:

  • $30 Youth (14 & under)

  • $35 Adults

Please Note!

Online registration is open NOW at www.mb10k.com and ends October 2, 2017.

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

The 10K Start

Our 40th 10K is on October 7, 2017 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.

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.

Awards

First 10 places in each division, including family teams and 200+lbs. Special awards go to the 1st Manhattan Beach resident (male & female). Newly revamped 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

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: Dan Parsons 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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No Tricks, Just Treats

Come And Get ‘Em

If you placed in the Top 10 for your age division, family team, or 200 lb. division and did not get your medals on race day or at the Hometown Fair MB10K Booth, they are patiently waiting for their owners to bring them home! All results are now final. Link to 2016 results here.

All medals must be picked up on or before Tuesday, November 15.

Any unclaimed medals will be recycled for future use.

Please get them at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach

  • 1840 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
  • Hours: 10-7 Monday through Saturday, 11-6 Sunday

Such A Deal

Village Runner, Manhattan Beach has generously offered a promotion for those of you who come in! Present this email on your phone or print it out and receive $10.00 off your purchase of $50.00 or more. This offer expires 11.30.16 Please contact Village Runner, Manhattan Beach for any exclusions that may apply.

I Spy An MB10K Race Shirt

We’d love to see pictures of you wearing your 2016 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:

  • Instagram: @mb10krun
  • Facebook: Manhattan Beach 10K Run
  • Twitter: @mbeach10k

Save The Date

Come celebrate our 40th birthday with us and run or walk - October 7, 2017 at 7:30 AM!  You don't to want to miss it!

Image Credits: Endurance Sports Photo & Rachel Judson

The MB10K is a non-profit event and the proceeds are donated to community fitness-related causes & scholarships. The Race Committee organizers and race staff are volunteers.


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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 www.mb10k.com 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

Image Credit: MB10K

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE ON OCTOBER 1, 2016!


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Special Treat For Those Who Registered in August!

 

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 at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach!

How To Get It

MUST SHOW THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL YOU RECEIVED (YOU CAN ALSO SHOW IT FROM YOUR PHONE) IN 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 that new pair of shoes or fresh running bra, this just might be the perfect time!

Village Runner, Manhattan Beach

  • 1840 N. Sepulveda Blvd
  • Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

STORE HOURS:

  • Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Questions?

Village Runner is not responsible for calls/inquiries about the 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 1, 2016!

Image Credit: Annmarie Hext


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