Upcoming Local Running Events in the South Bay

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Coast Fitness Open House – October 21st

Hoka Fun Run in Redondo Beach – October 3, 2017

 

FREE HOKA FUN RUN 10/3

Join us at the Village Runner in Redondo Beach on Tuesday, October 3rd for a free fun run with Hoka One One! Bring your own running shoes or try out the newest Hoka Clifton 4, one of our store’s top-sellers!  Bring a friend or make some new ones on this casual run with our group.  Runners leave by 6:15pm so be sure to arrive any time after 5:30pm to get fitted with the right size!  There is a nice variety of paces running between 3-7 miles every week.  RSVP here or just show up!  

Only one week left to register for the MB10K! + Fun run with Hoka!

 

MB10K ONLINE REG. CLOSES MONDAY 11:59PM!

The 40th annual Manhattan Beach 10K is almost here!  The race takes place on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:30 am and there’s only one week left to register.  There is no race day registration so be sure to review the cutoff dates below.  Prices through October 6th:  $35 Youth (14 & under)  |  $40 Adults

REGISTER:1.  Online:  www.mb10k.com until Monday, October 2, 2017 at 11:59pm.
2.  In-store: Village Runner, Manhattan Beach until October 6th at 7pm.
Store Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10am-7pm, Sundays 11am-6pm

 

BIB PICKUP & RAFFLE INFO

If you registered online, you need to pick up your Bib Number at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach.  See dates below and know that the MB10K really appreciates you coming Wednesday 10/4/17 or Thursday 10/5/17.

  • Wednesday 10/4*
  • Thursday 10/5*
  • Friday 10/6

*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 announced after the race via email. 

Additional information can be found here on the race website:  http://www.mb10k.com/bib-number-pickup/

 

FREE HOKA FUN RUN 10/3

Join us at the Village Runner in Redondo Beach on Tuesday, October 3rd for a free fun run with Hoka One One! Bring your own running shoes or try out the newest Hoka Clifton 4, one of our store’s top-sellers!  Bring a friend or make some new ones on this casual run with our group.  Runners leave by 6:15pm so be sure to arrive any time after 5:30pm to get fitted with the right size!  There is a nice variety of paces running between 3-7 miles every week.  RSVP here or just show up!  

 

SUMMER’S GONE, BUT THE SUN ISN’T

Summer’s gone, but It’s almost always sunny in the South Bay.  Even on cloudy days, 90% of UV rays 
can still get through and leave you fried.   Visit our stores today and checkout our large line of Sun Bum SPF skincare products to keep your skin protected year round.

 

LEXUS LACEUP PALOS VERDES SERIES

The Palos Verdes Half Marathon is Southern California’s most scenic Half Marathon and takes place on November 18, 2017.  The event will also include 10K and 5K racing opportunities so grab your running friends and register for one of the events today!

REGISTER ONLINE HERE.Village Runner is the proud Official Retail Partner of the Lexus LaceUp Palos Verdes Half Marathon.  Packet pickup for the event will take place at the Village Runner in Redondo Beach on Friday, November 17th from noon to 7PM.

Coast Fitness Open House & Member Appreciation Day – 10/21/17

Coast Fitness, Hawthorne, CA. will be hosting its first ever Open House & Member Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 21st.  Special classes & activities will begin early in the day with the “official party” running from noon-4 p.m.

 

Coast Fitness was ranked the #1 Fitness Club on Yelp.  This is a family friendly event that both current Coast Fitness Members and the public can attend.  There will be activities for both adults and kids.

 

There will be a full program of fun and unique fitness activities at Coast Fitness on October 21st with a DJ from Vox Entertainment spinning tunes, an outdoor BBQ, food, drink, and many kid’s activities.  The charity recipient is the Boys & Girls Clubs, South Bay, Torrance Gateway.  In addition to a guaranteed donation, the Boys & Girls Club will receive $10 for each new member that signs up on October 21st for Coast Fitness.

 

Coast Fitness, located at 5001 W. El Segundo Blvd. (at the 405 Freeway & El Segundo Blvd.) boasts its own, popular, Kids Club.  For for this event Coast Fitness will partner with the Boys & Girls Club to host fun kid’s activities.  These include soccer, an obstacle course, a baseball whiffle ball game, relay races, and 40-yard dash races.  The Boys & Girls Club will also bring their snow cone machine where they will provide snow cones for the kids participating.

 

Donovan Carter, a former UCLA football Star who plays Vernon Littlefield and stars along with Dwayne, “The Rock” Johnson in the popular HBO series “Ballers,” will be an official event host, appearing from noon-2 p.m.

 

UCLA Track Star, Steve Lewis, of Redondo Beach, who has won three Olympic gold medals and one silver medal, will be joined by former USC track star & Olympic 400-meter hurdles bronze medalist, Tanya Danvers.  They will be demonstrating their ooofball 20-minute full body fitness circuit classes using their weighted bouncing Ooofballs designed to strengthen your core & tone your muscles.  There will be one class for adults, and one for the kids, every hour from noon-4 p.m.

 

Kris Wilkins, the Fitness Program Director at Coast Fitness, has assembled a special program of classes beginning early in the day with a non-stop program of fitness classes, demos, and appearances from noon-4 p.m., both on the large outdoor Turf Field as well as indoors at Coast Fitness.  These classes will include the Les Mills Virtual Exercise classes, Smash Strength & Conditioning, Spin Classes, Zumba, Vinyasa Yoga, Kickboxing, MMA, and Lifting.

 

Mike Martinelli, the Coast Fitness GM, will oversee the Coast Fitness Open House & Member Appreciation day including arranging large grills to cook up burgers, turkey burgers, and other tasty treats for the attendees.

 

Michelob Ultra will provide their beer & Nuclear Wine their wines for adults working up an appetite at the event and looking to refuel or simply relax to the tunes spun by the Vox DJ.

While adults and kids are participating in the many activities, Vitalyte will provide their sports drink, AquaBall will provide their flavored waters, and Quest Nutrition will provide their Quest bars.    Interested attendees can email owner@coast-fitness.com for more event information.

LA KINGS 5K / 10K IS BACK!

SEPTEMBER 9 – LA KINGS 5K / 10K

It’s also not too late to register for the LA Kings 5K/10K!  The race takes place next weekend on Saturday, September 9th! This year, participants can choose to tackle the 5K, 10K or BOTH courses!  Register today at the link below!  Race fees include a voucher for a 2017-18 LA Kings pre-season game, race t-shirt, participant medal and more! Register online HERE.

2017 5K & 10K COURSE MAP

Riviera Village Sidewalk Sale + Local Races You Won’t Want to Miss!

AUGUST 26-27 SIDEWALK SALE

Be sure to visit the Village Runner in Redondo Beach this weekend during the annual Riviera Village Sidewalk Sale!  Shop Saturday from 10am-7pm and Sunday from 11am-6pm. Save heavily on discounted sample apparel marked between $15-$45.  Plus, save on some of our most popular shoes, some as low as $79. Additional select apparel will be 50% off!

MB10K TURNS 40!

Come join us for the 40th annual Manhattan Beach 10K on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:30 am.  While online registration is already open, you can also register in person at the Village Runner in Manhattan Beach beginning on Friday, September 1st!  Store Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10am-7pm, Sundays 11am-6pm

EARLY REG. – Now through 9/25/17 @11:59pm: $35/adult, $30/under 15 yrs
REGULAR REG.9/26-10/2/17 @11:59pm: $40/adult, $35/under 15 yrs

Visit HERE to register and for more race details.

September 9thLA Kings 5K / 10K

We’re excited to announce the LA Kings 5K/10K will take place on Saturday, September 9th! This year, participants can choose to tackle the 5K, 10K or BOTH courses!  Register today at the link below!  Race fees include a voucher for a 2017-18 LA Kings pre-season game, race t-shirt, participant medal and more!  Register online HERE

VILLAGE RUNNER + FARMER’S MARKET

Village Runner is big supporter of the new Riviera Village Farmers Market!  It’s just a block away from our store and takes place on Sundays from 9.00am to 2.00 pm in the triangle parking lot. It has been very popular with locals and vendors and is expanding in size rapidly with over 40 food and craft booths!

Rock & Brews Post Race Party & Award Ceremony

Look what Rock & Brews Redondo Beach has for us! They’ve made a special menu for our post-race party from 8:45am-noon. Please join us there to keep the celebration going. Medals will be awarded here & we’ll have raffle prizes too. You can still register for our 24th Annual 4th of July 5K & Firecracker Dash sponsored by UCLA Health in-store at Village Runner South Bay (even on race morning)

 

We are just over a week away from the Village Runner 4th of July 5K!


Village Runner 4th of July 5K

Almost Time To Show Your Patriotic Spirit

Start out the holiday with us at the 24th Annual 4th of July 5K Run/Community Walk & 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 & female runners in the 5K Run
  • All kids dash finishers receive medals
  • Portions of the proceeds go to Redondo Beach Educational Foundation

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).

  • Register Online Please note online registration closes July 1, 2017 at midnight!
  • 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)

Race Pricing

  • 5K Run/Walk $40

Students Run Redondo Race Pricing

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: July 4th, 6:30 a.m. – Catalina Ave. near Palos Verdes Blvd. near the Village Runner
  • 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)

Costume Contest

We will be having a Costume Contest at the stage in the Coffee Cartel parking lot from 7:15 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.

Please enter with your patriotic best for a chance to win the following prizes:

  • 1st Place – $100 gift certificate to the Village Runner
  • 2nd Place – $75 gift certificate to the Village Runner
  • 3rd Place – $50 gift certificate to the Village Runner

Continue the Fun at Rock & Brews, Redondo Beach

We will be having the awards ceremony for the 5K at 9:15 a.m.  The restaurant will be offering special pricing for anybody who brings in their race bib number.  There will be a raffle as well with Village Runner gift certificates and other items!

A Shopping Deal For You

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

Rev Your Engines


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.

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

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