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Event Description

The Best Way to Start Your Summer! 
Start your summer on the right foot in beautiful Manhattan Beach. Bring the whole family and run/walk during the lowest tide of the season. Race out and back along the water's edge, then stay and play at the beach and enjoy the many fine bars and restaurants in downtown Manhattan Beach. You won't find anything else like it!

Packet Pick Up and Late Registration 
Friday, June 24th, 10am-7pm at 
VILLAGE RUNNER 
1840 Sepulveda Blvd. 
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 
and from 6:00am-7:00am at the Manhattan Pier on race day. 
$40 for the 5K and $30 for the kids races for late registration.

Time Schedule 
5K Run/Walk starts at 7:30am (all ages) 
Kids Dash 1K 8:20am (age 7-12) 
Little Kids 400m 8:25am (age 3-6) 
Crawlers 50m 8:25am (age 2 and under)

Kids Races 
Kids can do the 5K or compete in their own race after the main event in the Little Kid's Dash. Adults have a chance to watch the youngsters race up and down at age appropriate distances. Cool awards and a chance to stand on the podium to the top five in the following divisions: 2 and under, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12. Bring the kids!

Cool Beachy T-Shirts 
guaranteed to all pre-registered runners and to late registrants while supplies last.

Unique Awards 
The World Famous Cookie Medals to the top 5 and a chance to stand on the podium in all 28 age divisions. The kids races have the same cool awards as the adults!

Course Description 
The MB5K starts and finishes under the Manhattan Beach Pier. Race out and back north to the jetty at 45th Street. The miles are marked with splits and "kick" markers from 400m to go guarantee your best finish. The super low tide creates a perfect running surface of hard packed sand like a dirt road so running with or without shoes is an option (the faster athletes tend to wear shoes). One can even wear track spikes! Baby joggers work great and are encouraged as the kids love being that close to the sea.

Directions and Parking 
405 to Rosecrans west. South on Sepulveda (Pacific Coast Highway) to Manhattan Beach Blvd. West to the ocean. Parking in lots at Manhattan Pier, & lot and structure at Highland and 12th. Bring quarters for the meters!

Contact 

Jeff Atkinson 
jeff@olympianfitness.com

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