Registration & Teams

Is there race day registration?
No. We offer online registration beginning July 1st and walk-in registration at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach beginning September 1st. Please register early for the best pricing and the best chance of getting in before we sell out.

Are bib numbers mailed?
No. Bib number pick-up is at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach beginning 3-days prior to race day. Please see your registration confirmation email (needed for pick-up) for details.

What are the benefits of registering online versus registering at Village Runner, Manhattan?
Online Convenience:

  • Available 24/7 (July 1st-September 30th)

  • Lowest pricing (July 1st-10th)

  • The only way to guarantee your t-shirt size/style (July 1st-10th)

  • Pick up your bib October 2nd-5th, 2019

In-Store Convenience:

  • Cash/check accepted

  • Visa/Mastercard accepted (processing fee applies)

  • Walk out with your bib in-hand

How do I enter a Family Team category?
Family Team entry begins September 1st. After both runners have registered, go to our website. Family Team entry ends at 8pm the night before the race.

How do I enter the 200+lbs category?
Simply select 200+lbs category during registration.

Are there special bib numbers for prior winners?
Yes, if you were a prior overall winner or division winner, we’re happy to issue a special number at your request. These numbers are only available at walk-in registration on a first come, first served basis.

Do you offer group registration?
Our registration process is set up for individuals, as a signed waiver is required for each participant (parent/guardian signature required for participants under the age of 18). For that reason, group registration is not available.

Do you offer discounts?
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Do you offer refunds?
Sorry, we do not offer refunds. If you’re unable to participate in the race, you have the option of transferring your entry to a friend or family member. Please contact us at mb10krun@yahoo.com to process a bib transfer. If you’re unable to run due to an injury, please contact us at mb10krun@yahoo.com to have your entry deferred to the following year.

Can I register by mail, email, fax, or over the phone?
No. Registration is offered online (beginning July 1st) and in-person at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach (beginning September 1st).

I lost my number! Can you replace it?
Don’t panic! Replacement numbers can be processed at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach beginning Wednesday prior to race day. Have your confirmation email in-hand to process your replacement. If you discover your missing number early race morning, just come to the INFORMATION table on Veterans Parkway/Greenbelt near the race start, and be there before 7am.


Course, Road Closures & Parking Tips

Is the course USATF certified?
Yes, and you can access the certification from their website here or at http://www.usatf.org/events/courses/maps/showMap.asp?courseID=CA08049RS.

What is the course record?
Julius Gidavuday ran it in 30:03 in 2002. D’Ann Arthur ran it in 34:10 in 2014.

Is there a 5k race too?
No.

Is there a time limit on the course?
The FINISH line closes approximately 2 hours after the start of the race. Participants who cross the FINISH line after 9:30am are not guaranteed a finish time. Streets reopen to vehicular traffic on a rolling basis, at approximately a 20-minute per mile pace. Participants still on the course at this time will be required to move to the sidewalks and obey all traffic signals.

Is there entertainment on the course?
Yes, many bands and many fans! We keep you well entertained along the way!

Are walkers welcome?
Yes, at the same start time as the runners. We ask that walkers start near the back of the group to ease congestion.

May I run with my dog?
No. Due to extreme risk to other runners/walkers, we do not allow pets on the course.

May I run with a stroller/baby jogger?
No. Due to extreme risk to other runners/walkers, we do not allow strollers/baby joggers on the course.

Maps of START and FINISH:
Not to scale, a general layout:

Please see the MB10k Course & Exit Map and note the START and FINISH areas.

Start Map

Start Map

Finish Map

Finish Map

MB10k Elevation Profile

Approximate course elevation. User to verify.

Manhattan Beach 10k Course Elevation


Race Day

What time does the race start?
7:30am sharp!

I registered online. Can I pick up my race number on race day?
Yes, you can pick up your race number (have your confirmation email printed or electronically available) at the BIB NUMBER PICK-UP table on the corner of 2nd Street and Veteran’s Parkway (on the greenbelt).

Can I register on race day?
No. Registration closes at 7pm the night before the race.

Is a shuttle provided?
Sorry, no. Please plan for getting to the START line on time, as no finish times will be adjusted for late arrivals. We are NOT affiliated with the Hometown Fair Shuttle.

Where can I park?
Parking is limited so we recommend riding your bike, getting dropped off, using ride share apps, or residential street parking. Please refer to MB10k Course & Exit Map when making plans to park, and note that streets on the course will close at 6am race morning. We ask that you be quiet and courteous when parking in the community.

Suggested locations for drop-off & pick-up:

Please see the MB10k Course & Exit Map and note the START and FINISH areas. Your life will be easier if you avoid crossing the red course area. START/drop-off: 2nd Street/Ardmore is convenient and the perfect place to be if you need to pick up your race number on race morning. FINISH/pick-up: anywhere near the MB Pier but outside of the road closures (ie: Manhattan Ave, south of 10th Street OR Highland Ave, south of 10th Street OR the intersection of Valley Drive & Manhattan Beach Blvd)

Need to exit the city and avoid delays/detours during the race?
Please see the MB10k Course & Exit Map . Your life will be easier if you avoid crossing the red course area. If you have a very specific issue, please contact the MBPD at the number provided on the map.

Is sweat storage or bag check available:
Sorry, no.

I lost my number! Can you replace it?
Don’t panic! Replacement numbers can be processed at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach beginning Wednesday prior to race day. Have your confirmation email in-hand to process your replacement. If you discover your missing number early race morning, just come to the INFORMATION table on Veterans Parkway/Greenbelt near the race start, and be there before 7am.


Results, Timing & Corrections

How are finish times & awards recorded?
Electronic chip timing is the most accurate timing system available and allows your time to start when you reach the starting line, instead of when the gun goes off. We use Chronotrack chip timing. You will find the pre-activated timing strip on the back of your race bib. Do not fold or remove this strip. Age group awards are determined by chip time.

There is no alternative timing system and participants must be in the starting area at 7:30am gun time, as the timing mats are not left on indefinitely. Because our course doubles back on itself, the START mats must be turned off shortly after the start. Participants must cross the START mat to record a start time, and this must be done within the first few minutes of the race in order to be included in the results.

Where is my timing strip?
A disposable timing strip is attached to the back of your race bib. Do NOT fold or remove this timing strip or you will not have a recorded time. Your race bib is worn on the FRONT of your body.

Where can I find race results?
Race Wire posts results near the finish line as they become available. Additionally, results are usually available within hours of the finish on this website. For past race results, please click here.

Need to request a correction?
Please submit corrections to support@racewire.com. Corrections must be requested in a timely manner, as results are made final the Wednesday following the race. After this day, no other changes or additions will be made.

When are results made final?
Results are made final Wednesday following the race. After this date, no other changes or additions will be made.

Where can I pick up my award?
Awards go to the top 10 finishers in each division (male & female), including teams and 200+lbs. Congratulations if you’re one of them! If you missed the awards ceremony, your award was taken to Village Runner, Manhattan Beach for you to pick up. Any unclaimed awards will be recycled for future use after October 31st.

How do I view/order race photos?
Endurance Sports Photo will email you directly once photos are available. You may also click here to search photos from current and previous years.

Where can I find race photos from 2002-2012?
For previous year's race photos, 2002 through 2012, please contact the photograph company directly: http://www2.brightroom.com/search. You can also contact The Beach Reporter for archives of old newspapers.


Curious & Fun

When was the first running of the Manhattan Beach 10k?
The first running of the race was in October 1978.

Are there people who have run every race?
Yes, there are many! We call this special group of people The P.I.E.R. Group...that stands for Participated In Every Race! P.I.E.R. Members can be recognized on race day by the color of their race shirt - theirs are printed on a different color to distinguish them from the crowd and to honor their commitment to the MB10k. Give them a shout out when you see them on the course!

Who organizes the Manhattan Beach 10k?
The race is organized by a private group of individuals known as the Manhattan Beach 10k Race Committee. Since the first race in 1978, it has been a volunteer effort, and no one gets paid for the work they do organizing the race. There are approximately 30 race committee members, and some have been with the race since year one.

Is the MB10k a non-profit event?
Yes! The proceeds go to community fitness-related causes and scholarships. Entry fees over the years have helped fund local par courses, the Mira Costa High School Track, The Strand mile markers, the synthetic turf at the Marine Avenue soccer field, and the 2014 play structure at the Live Oak Park Tot Lot…just to name a few!

Is the Manhattan Beach 10k Run affiliated with the Hometown Fair?
The Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair is a separate event from the Manhattan Beach 10k Run and they always fall on the same weekend of the year. For more information about the Hometown Fair Events, please see: www.mbfair.org

How can I become a supporter/sponsor of the Manhattan Beach 10k?
If you’re looking to support the race with a product or service, please email us at mb10krun@yahoo.com. Please know that space is limited and to maintain variety, we cannot say yes to every applicant. Please email us for consideration. We appreciate it!

Where can race information be found other than this website?
This website is your best resource as it is updated by the event organizers themselves. However, we also publicize through local and national resources, such as:

Runner Click

Runner Click

 

Is the MB10k on Social Media?
Heck yeah! Follow us here and use #mb10k when you post:

2013 Race Highlights Video:
Enjoy by clicking here.

Feedback/Comments:
Please email the race committee at mb10krun@yahoo.com with any feedback or comments.

The MB10k is one of the few 10k races in the nation that is volunteer organized. No one on the race committee receives compensation and all generously give their time throughout the year to plan the event. In addition, it is made possible with the support of the City of Manhattan Beach and many fabulous community members who donate their time as well. We are grateful for the support of Village Runner, Manhattan Beach for hosting our walk-in registration. Please be aware that Village Runner does not organize the event.

Have a question we haven’t answered?
Please email us at mb10krun@yahoo.com or leave a message on our race hotline (424) 260-6548. Our volunteers are happy to help!


Post Race

Can I buy a finisher’s shirt?
For a limited time, finisher’s shirts are available at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach only to registered participants with their current year race number or to volunteers with their current year staff shirt. Cash only. $15 or 2 for $20 or get one free if you redeem the coupon on the back of your bib number while making a purchase at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach until October 31st (while supplies last and limited to selection available).

Wish you had a different shirt?
If you are looking to exchange a finisher’s shirt for a different size/style, please bring your unworn, clean 2019 shirt to Village Runner, Manhattan Beach right away to possibly exchange for the size/style you want. We do our best to help because we want you to be happy!

Banner Image credit: Dan Parson on Flickr