The 4th of July 5K is Coming Up!

Start the holiday off with a bang!

Village Runner 4th of July 5K

Almost Time To Show Your Red, White & Blue

We are just over 2 weeks away from race day!  Start out the holiday with us at the 24th Annual 4th of July 5K and Firecracker Dash sponsored by UCLA Health on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.!

  • All participants will receive a 4th of July Run t-shirt
  • Chip timing
  • Age division awards
  • Cash prizes to the top 3 overall male and female runners in the 5K run
  • All kids dash finishers receive medals
  • Costume Contest: 7:15 am in the Coffee Cartel parking lot, prizes offered
  • After Party & Awards Ceremony at Rock & Brews at 9:15 am

Registration Is Happening Now

We offer something for everyone – you can walk, run or have your little ones participate in the Firecracker Dash (ages 4-12).

Race Pricing

  • 5K Run/Walk $40

Students Run Redondo

We are offering a special discount for students 18 years old and younger!

  • 5K Run/Walk $25
  • Kids Dash $25

(fees are non-refundable)

Please make checks payable to: Village Runner Racing

Times

  • Late Registration: 6:30 a.m.
  • 5K Run/Community Walk: 8 a.m.
  • Kids Dash: 9:30 a.m.
  • Pre-packet Pick-Up: July 3, 12 p.m.- 7 p.m. (Village Runner, Redondo Beach)
  • July 4th: 6:30am on Catalina Ave. near Palos Verdes Blvd. near the Village Runner

 

A Shopping Deal For You

We will be having a 1 day Clearance Sale on July 3, 2017 at Village Runner, Redondo Beach

Helpful Tips From UCLA Health

 

Here is the latest tip from Ron Tsao, MD of UCLA Health. Dr. Tsao offers up some valuable sports nutrition information to help you fuel your mind and body and get you ready for race day.

Click on the image to view the full PDF and print if you’d like.

Take A Spin


Alfa Romeo 4C SPider

Our race sponsor Rusnak South Bay Alfa Romeo has generously
offered a deal for you! Visit their dealership and be one of the first 100 people to test drive their cars and mention the 5K to receive a 50% off discount code for registering for our race.

Another Fun Run


Manhattan Beach 5K picture

Tune up for the 4th at the Manhattan Beach 5K on June 24, 2017.

 

Thank you to our sponsors:


UCLA Health logo

Alfa Romeo Rusnak Logo

Coast Fitness South Bay Logo

The Sound 100.3 logo

Plaza Del Amo Animal Hospital logo

UCLA Health Tips: Sports Nutrition for the Runner

UCLA Health Tips: 5K Tips for Injury Prevention for Your 5K

Our wonderful 4th of July 5K race sponsor, UCLA Health, is here to provide valuable tips on running injury prevention!

Click here for a printable file: http://www.villagerunner.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/5k_Injury_Prevention.pdf

Save the Date for the 4th of July 5K

Get Ready To Show Your Patriotism!

Mark your calendars South Bay!  Celebrate the 4th of July with a scenic run along the Pacific Ocean and enjoy our 24th Annual 4th of July 5K and Firecracker Dash presented by UCLA Health on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.!

  • All participants will receive a 4th of July Run t-shirt
  • There will be chip timing
  • Age division awards
  • Cash prizes to the top 3 overall male and female runners in the 5K run
  • All kids dash finishers receive medals too

Registration Is Open Now

Save $5 by registering TODAY before prices increase TOMORROW on June 6, 2017!

We offer something for everyone – you can walk, run or have your little ones participate in the Firecracker Dash (ages 4-12).

Race Pricing

  • 5K Run/Walk $35, after 6/5/17 $40
  • Kids Dash $25, after 6/5/17 $30

(fees are non-refundable)

Please make checks payable to: Village Runner Racing

Times

  • Late Registration: 6:30 a.m.
  • 5K Run/Community Walk: 8 a.m.
  • Kids Dash: 9:30 a.m.
  • Pre-packet Pick-Up: July 3, 12 p.m.- 7 p.m. (Village Runner, Redondo Beach)
  • July 4th: 6:30am on Catalina Ave. near Palos Verdes Blvd. near the Village Runner

Please Note

We will be having a 1 day Clearance Sale on July 3, 2017 at Village Runner, Redondo Beach

Helpful Tips From UCLA Health

With Thanks to Our Presenting Sponsor

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

Jamie Nieto, Actor and 2-time Olympic finalist to receive Pathfinder Award

Redondo Beach, CA – July 4, 2017

Jamie Nieto to receive Pathfinder Award at 4th of July 5K
Jamie Nieto, a two-time Olympic high jumper, actor, filmmaker, will be honored this year with the “Pathfinder Award” at the 24th annual Village Runner 4th of July 5K presented by UCLA Health.   Previous winners of the award include distance runner, Kayla Montgomery, who has struggled with MS and two-time NCAA Champion track coach, Bob Larsen.

 

Nieto, who has always forged a unique part in life, now faces his greatest challenge in continuing to forge his own path in life.  “I was demonstrating a back flip and my foot slipped on the rotation, I hit my head and was partially paralyzed,” said Nieto.  “I am on a mission to recover 100 percent. I walked 200 steps recently without a cane,” said Nieto. “The biggest struggle to get back is patience.  I hope to make a full recovery within two years,” said Nieto.

 

Nieto has a best of 7’8 ¼” (2.34 meters) in the high jump which ranks as one of the top jumps ever by an American.  Nieto is a 4-time National Champion, 3-time All-American, 2-time Olympian, and in 2012 was the oldest American high jumper to make the Olympic team, at 35.  Nieto has also excelled in acting, starring in Baseball’s Last Hero:  The Roberto Clemente Story.  Other film credits include The Encounter, Kontrast, Jerusalem Countdown, and Red Line.  Nieto also writes and produces including producing the upcoming web-series Blood Brothers.

 

“It’s an honor to be the recipient of the 2017 Pathfinder Award at the Village Runner 4th of July 5K presented by UCLA Health. I feel blessed and hope that my achievements can inspire others,” Nieto said.  Nieto’s high jumping career took him to 35 countries and also gave him the opportunity to meet former President Obama and basketball legend, Michael Jordan.   Along with coaching, the decorated Olympian is now following his passion for writing, acting, and producing films.  Nieto is from Seattle, Washington and was raised in a single parent home in Sacramento, CA.  “As a Pathfinder, I dealt with a lot of challenges as a youth, including poverty and racism,” stated Nieto, who now resides in San Diego and has spent recent years coaching.

 

Village Runner 4th of July 5K

Registration for the race, visit www.villagerunner.com and click on the event and registration link. Registration fees are $25 for children and $35 for adults prior to June 5th, 2017. Fees that are paid after June 5th will increase. Runners can either register online or register in stores with the printable form on the race website. Runners can drop off their forms at the store locations in Riviera Village or in Manhattan Beach during store hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am-7 pm, Sunday 11 am-6 pm.  Race information is at (310) 375-2626.

 

 

Race Info

The 4th of July 5K run and community walk will begin at 8 a.m., and kids races for those ages 12 and under will start at 9:30 a.m. The race will feature chip timing, age division awards, and cash prizes to the top three overall racers in the 5K. All kids participating in the Firecracker Dash will receive medals for running too.

 

Costume Contest and Race Festivities

Prior to the start of the race, there will be the Red, White, and Blue Costume Contest with prizes awarded for the best running costumes. All racers are encouraged to dress patriotically and will receive a unique 4th of July Run t-shirt. The race is expected to have 3,000 to 4,000 participants for the 5K run and community walk and will take place in Riviera Village, Redondo Beach, CA. Racers as old as 89 and as young as 4 years old participated in last year’s 4th of July 5K.

Thank you to our sponsors

The 24th Annual Village Runner 5K and Firecracker Dash is presented by UCLA Health. The Presenting Media Sponsor is TheSound 100.3FM.  The Exclusive Automotive Sponsor of the race is Rusnak South Bay Alfa Romeo.  Coast Fitness is the official health club.  Other race sponsors include the Plaza Del Amo Animal Hospital.

 

4th of July 5K Race Honorees

Recent honorees for the 4th of July 5K have included Lipscomb University distance runner Kayla Montgomery, Coach Dean Lofgren of El Camino College, former UCLA coach Bob Larsen, and four-time USATF Olympic team member, Martha Watson.

For more Village Runner 4th of July 5K information and entry details go to:

 

www.villagerunner.com

 

 

Register Now for the Manhattan Beach 5K

Start of MB5K

Saturday, June 24th, 7:30amManhattan Beach Pier

• Start Your Summer on the Right Foot!

Come on out for the lowest tide of the season. Run, walk, or baby jog along the sea. Bring the family for the kid races and then stay and play on gorgeous Manhattan Beach.

• Beachy T-shirts for all participants
• Famous Cookie Award Medals
• Best Course in the Known Universe

More Info and/or Register:

TELL A FRIEND!
VISIT OUR SITE

REGISTER

                     

Torrance Armed Forces Day 5K – 2 Weeks Away. Join us for a training run!

 

RACE DAY IS NEAR!

The Torrance Armed Forces Day 5K is only two weeks away!  Don’t miss out on the family fun and festivities and register today!

All participants receive a commemorative event t-shirt and the race features split timers every mile, computerized finish times, water stations, and sponsor refreshments.

RACE FEES

$40 per entry May 1st through 20th, 2017

HOW TO REGISTER

  1. Register online HERE
    Please note there is a small convenience fee for online registration
  2. Print and drop off or mail this form to
    Village Runner Redondo Beach
    1811-A Catalina Ave.
    Redondo Beach, CA 90277

    Please make checks payable to: Village Runner Racing

WINNER WINNER

Did you know that the 1st place overall male & female will be invited to ride in the Torrance Armed Forces Day parade immediately following the 5K?  Plus, Village Runner gift certificates will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each men’s and women’s age divisions.

 

EVENT WEBSITE

For more event information and FAQ’s, please visit our website here.

FREE TRAINING RUNS

Join our free training runs every Tuesday night at the Village Runner in Redondo Beach.  With a variety of paces and distances, you’ll be sure to have company for these beautiful runs along the Esplanade and Strand.  The group leaves for their run at 6:15pm and distances run between 3-7 miles.

 
Test out Saucony’s newest EVERUN technology in their latest line up of running shoes at the Village Runner in Redondo Beach on Tuesday, May 16th for a night out with Saucony! Try on the all new Ride 10, Kinvara 8, Freedom ISO, or the Triumph ISO 3 running shoes with our free running group!

Join us for some fun and have a chance at winning some fun Saucony prizes! Plus enjoy a special offer that night on Saucony purchases!  This is a great way to try new shoes and to meet some new runners in the South Bay. RSVP HERE

🚨 Price Increase Reminder – Torrance Armed Forces Day 5K fees go up on Monday

 

PRICE ALERT REMINDER

Prices for the Torrance Armed Forces Day 5K Run and Walk go up on Monday so be sure to register today to save $5!  The 5K, in tribute to Louis Zamperini, helps kick off a day full of celebrations for our country’s beloved Armed Forces and we hope you can join us.

RACE FEES

$35 per entry before May 1, 2017
$40 per entry May 1st through 20th, 2017

HOW TO REGISTER

  1. Register online HERE
    Please note there is a small convenience fee for online registration
  2. Print and drop off or mail this form to
    Village Runner Redondo Beach
    1811-A Catalina Ave.
    Redondo Beach, CA 90277Please make checks payable to: Village Runner Racing
 

SHOW OFF YOUR PATRIOTIC RACE TEE

After the 5K, be sure to sport your patriotic race tee at the 58th Annual Armed Forces Day Parade. Torrance’s parade is the longest-running Armed Forces Day Parade in the nation and runs from 1:30-3:30pm. As one of the few cities designated by the Department of Defense, the City of Torrance is proud to honor the men and women of our nation’s Armed Forces. This year’s honored branch will be the United States Air Force. Please help us support our Armed Forces and celebrate this special day by sharing our event with your friends and family!

 

2016 Race Tee

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

 

Image Credits: 2016 race pic – Laura Schmitz; parade pic Cpl. Mark Garcia.

 

RACE DAY IS ONE MONTH AWAY

The Torrance Armed Forces Day 5K Run and Walk, in tribute to Louis Zamperini, is one month away!  The beautiful race tours through the eucalyptus lined streets of Torrance, California on Saturday, May 20th at 8:00am. All participants will receive an Armed Forces Day run t-shirt. There will be chip timing, age division awards, and sponsor refreshments.  Please help us support our Armed Forces and celebrate this special day by sharing our event with your friends and family!

RACE FEES

Save $5 by registering early before prices increase on May 1st!

$35 per entry before May 1, 2017
$40 per entry May 1st through 20th, 2017

HOW TO REGISTER

  1. Register online HERE
    Please note there is a small convenience fee for online registration
  2. Print and drop off or mail this form to
    Village Runner Redondo Beach
    1811-A Catalina Ave.
    Redondo Beach, CA 90277Please make checks payable to: Village Runner Racing

EASY PARKING + NEW COURSE

With free and convenient parking at the newly renovated Del Amo Fashion Center, getting to the race expo and starting line will be a breeze!  If you joined us last year for the Armed Forces Day 5K, you’ll note that this year’s race course is reversed from last year’s!

 

2017 RACE COURSE

 

http://www.villagerunner.com/2201-2/

Save on your RB10K registration!

Did you slip up and forget about the price increase?  We have a-peel-ing news! Save on your RB10K registration!  The kind folks at the Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K/5K are extending a great deal to our customers!

Sign up in person at the Village Runner and Save $5 on your race entry, now through, February 1, 2017!

  • 5K entry = Currently $35; now $30 at the Village Runner
  • 10K or Baby Buggy 10K entry = $40; now $35 at the Village Runner
  • Registration forms are available in stores or save time and print a copy here to drop off.

Check or cash only.  Credit cards not accepted for in-store sign ups.  Don’t delay.  This discount expires after February 1, 2017.

Picture credit: Redondo Beach 10K website