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!


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


  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


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!





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

More Gift Ideas from Village Runner – Only 5 shopping days left until Christmas

Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 5K/10K
Village Runner is a proud sponsor of the 39th annual Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K / 5K!  Registration is officially open!  Visit the Official Website here for more information and to register.  The 10K/5K and newly added kids run will be held on February 5, 2017

Prices go up after January 8, 2017 so be sure to register early!
Image Credits:
Nike, Amphipod, Garmin, Addaday, ProTec Athletics, Redondo Beach 10K

Great Gift Ideas from Village Runner – Only 10 shopping days left until Christmas

Visit the Village Runner this week and save 25% on one of our most popular running shoes, the Asics GT-2000v4, while supplies last.  Colors may vary.
Manhattan Beach Yuletide 5K
The Best NIGHT RUN in LA returns in all its glow necklace glory this Saturday, December 17th, at 5:30pm! Run, walk, or baby jog along the sea for an unforgettable holiday evening of adventure.

* Glow Necklaces and Yuletide T-Shirts for All
* Glow Sticks Light the Entire Course
* Come Celebrate the Holidays with Family and Friends
* 5K and kid’s races

Packet Pick Up and Late Registration
Village Runner in Manhattan Beach
Friday, December 16th, 10am-7pm

Merry Monday Holiday Specials – New Markdowns on the Brooks Adrenaline!

Visit the Village Runner this week and save 25% on one of our top selling shoes, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16, while supplies last.  Colors may vary.
Manhattan Beach Yuletide 5K
The Best NIGHT RUN in LA returns in all its glow necklace glory on December 17th at 5:30pm! Run, walk, or baby jog along the sea. The course will be lit by glow sticks to guide the way. Bring the family for an unforgettable holiday evening of adventure. Register now for the Manhattan Beach Yuletide 5K.

Packet Pick Up and Late Registration
Village Runner in Manhattan Beach
Friday, December 16th, 10am-7pm

Image Credits: Brooks Running, MB 5K

Thanksgiving Weekend – Turkey Trot and High School Summary

A nice Thanksgiving week writeup by El Camino coach, Dean Lofgren

Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving and weekend. Thursday morning’s Turkey Trot 3-Mile race has always been a tradition in the local running community and starts the weekend off with Saturday’s State CIF Championships wrapping it up.

A few familiar faces from Thursday below- always great to see everybody there.

High School Writeup

CONGRATULATIONS to our local highs schools that competed so well Saturday at the State Championships in Fresno.

Highlights included Palos Verdes girls winning D-3; West Torrance boys 2nd in D-2; Mira Costa boys 5th in D-2 with Caleb Llorin 2nd in 15:15;

Elizabeth Chittenden winning D-2 leading Mira Costa to 11th place; El Segundo girls 8th in D-4; and Ethan Comeaux of Redondo placing 5th in 15:14.3.

Full results here: http://www.rtspt.com/events/cif/xc2016/

Turkey Trot Writeup

A variety of shots from the Turkey Trot here: https://goo.gl/photos/bCsLgAMUjQ8K8YH29

Winner David Cardona (14:06) followed in 3rd place by brother Israel (ECC/North Torrance) in the high 14’s then 4th place ECC Alums Teddy Kassa (West) and Austin Van Biezen (Cal Poly Pomona/El Segundo).

Winner Calene Morris (Torrance HS) coming off her great season and NCAA’s for Cal Poly Pomona followed in 2nd by ECC Alum Haley Heinemann (South) who recently competed at NCAA D-1 regionals for Sacramento State. Former Mira Costa and Cal Poly SLO star Savannah Pio (2010 State D-2 Champion) relaxed in the high 17’s/low 18’s.


Always a ton of locals including South Torrance’s Chloe, Deana, South Alum Christie (now at CSULB), and South HS XC and Track Coach Rick Esponda.




ECC’s own Brianna Harmon (El Segundo) in the 18’s with ECC’s 1995 State XC and 3000/5000 State Champion Maria Lopez-Skarr in there along with longtime ECC XC and Track Asst Sean Sheil (now Head Coach at Fullerton College) running with ECC Alum Rosie Castro.


Redondo’s Ben Tait and The Jane’s Cambria D’Amico-Wu (North/ECC/CSUDH)

Mira Costa XC Fundraiser Today from 5-8pm

Show your team spirit (and appetite) by joining us for a fundraiser to support the Mira Costa Cross Country Team. Come in to the Chipotle at 1439 Pacific Coast Highway in Hermosa Beach TODAY, Tuesday, October 11th between 5:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Mira Costa High School‘s Cross Country Team.



Torrance Turkey Trot Registration is Open | Plus More Upcoming South Bay Races

Registration now open!
Torrance Turkey Trot Welcomes The Whole Family
The City of Torrance invites the entire family to participate in their Annual Harry Sutter Memorial Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Fun Run. The 3-mile fun run begins at 8:00am Thanksgiving morning.  After the fun run, there will be a spectacular post run prize drawing for mountain bikes compliments of the Village Runner as well as other great prizes. It’s easy to do, fun, affordable, and an inspiring way to start a great American Holiday, it’s the Annual Torrance Turkey Trot!

Early Registration
$25 entry fee through October 21st

November 6th – Heroes of Hope 5K / 10K
9th Annual Heroes of Hope Race for Research
The Heroes of Hope Race for Research will take place Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Dockweiler State Beach. The day includes a 5K/10K, Kid’s Fun Run, an all new iDance4aCURE Tutu 2k, Kids Zone and Wellness Expo.  Tech tee and finisher medal included. Packet pickup will be held at the Village Runner in Manhattan Beach on November 5th.
Have flat feet or need a little more arch support for your walks and runs?  Check out the latest in stability running shoes at the Village Runner!  Not sure what type of shoe is right for you?  Our staff of highly trained runners are here to analyze your feet and guide you through a proper fitting shoe.
Wmn’s New Balance 860v7
Men’s New Balance 860v7
Wmn’s Nike Structure 20
Men’s Nike Structure 20
Wmn’s Saucony Guide 10
Men’s Saucony Guide 10

Colors may vary.

More South Bay Races
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 39th Annual Manhattan Beach 10K (click here for results)!  If you’re looking for more fun races in the South Bay, visit our latest schedule of upcoming South Bay Races. 

Registration now open for the following upcoming events:

Paper luminarias guide you along the MB Yuletide 5K course
Image Credits: City of Torrance, Heroes of Hope, Manhattan Beach Yuletide 5K
Village Runner | 310-375-2626 | Website


Manhattan Beach 10K Results


Race Results Now Available

Congratulations runners and walkers!  You did it!!!  Check out your race results here.

MB 10K online registration closes tonight!

Online Registration closes at 11:59PM!

The 39th annual Manhattan Beach 10K is almost here!  If you haven’t registered yet, here’s the low down on how to sign up.

Two Ways to Register:
  1. Online at www.mb10k.com until tonight!  Closes at 11:59pm!
  2. In-store at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach until Friday
    • Address: 1840 N Sepulveda Blvd.
    • Hours: 10-7 Monday through Friday
Race Reminders:
  • No race day registration!
  • Walkers welcome
  • Please no strollers or dogs
  • Bib number pick-up at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach on:
    • September 28th through September 30th
  • Final race instructions are posted on the MB 10K website here

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

If you registered online, bibs need to be picked up before the race at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach.  See times below and know the MB 10K Committee very much appreciates you coming Wednesday or Thursday 😉 
  • Wednesday 9/28*
  • Thursday 9/29*
  • Friday 9/30

* Those who pick up their bibs on Wednesday or Thursday will have a chance to enter a raffle – several prize levels including a Village Runner $100 Gift Card!  Raffle winners will be announced on Friday, 9/30 via email. See store for more details/rules/restrictions.

Race Day Bib Number Pick-Up **

  • 6 – 7 am
  • Please review full bib pickup instructions on the MB 10K website here
** Note:  It is highly recommended that you pick up your race number in-store prior to race day. The race starts at 7:30 AM sharp.  Timing mats cannot be left on indefinitely because of how our course doubles backs on itself.  If you choose to do race morning pick-up, you must arrive between 6 – 7 AM.
More South Bay Races
If you’re looking for more fun races in the South Bay, visit our latest schedule of upcoming South Bay Races.