Glow Tide Run

Witness the FINAL SUNSET of 2017 and do your final run of the year along the sea and under the stars. GLOW NECKLACES, the NEW YEAR’S EVE shirt, and the commemorative NEW YEAR’S COFFEE MUG to all pre-registered participants! Cover the same great course lit by glow sticks to guide you. Be back in time for plenty of New Year’s revelry, or hit the hay for a fresh start to 2018. You decide!


  • Early registration through 12/1/17 – $35
  • Late registration through 12/1/17 – $40
  • Online registration closes 12/28 at 11:59pm

How to Register

There are three ways to register:

  1. Register online here:
  2. Register in person at the Village Runner in Manhattan Beach – forms available at store
  3. Print and mail in / drop off this form at our Manhattan Beach store:  Registration form

Beachy T-Shirts

Guaranteed to all pre-registered runners and to late registrants while supplies last.

Time Schedule

5K Run/Walk starts at 5:30pm (all ages)

Packet Pick Up and Late Registration

NEW YEAR’S EVE GLOW TIDE Run/Walk on December 31st


Course Description

The event starts and finishes under the holiday lights of 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.  There is parking in lots at Manhattan Pier & also lot and structure at Highland and 12th. Bring quarters for the meters!