Glow Tide Run

 

The Best HOLIDAY Race in LA Now Twice as Great! Two Events to Suit Your Fancy!

  1. THE GLOWTIDE 5K – DECEMBER 16, 2017
    Our traditional holiday run is on Saturday night, December 16th, complete with GLOW NECKLACES for all, the BLACK HOLIDAY SHIRTS, and UNIQUE BEANIE AWARDS in 28 divisions. Run, walk, or baby jog along the sea under the stars. The entire course will be lit by glow sticks to guide you. Bring the whole family, then stay and play at the many fine bars and restaurants in downtown Manhattan Beach. You won’t find anything else like it!
  2. THE NEW YEAR’S EVE GLOWTIDE FUN RUN  – DECEMBER 31, 2017
    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 or BEER 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!

Fees

Register for one event or register for both events to save!

  • GLOW TIDE Run/Walk on December 16th
    • Early registration through 12/1/17 – $35
    • Late registration after 12/1/17 – $40
    • Online registration closes 12/13 at 11:59pm
  • NEW YEAR’S EVE GLOW TIDE Run/Walk on December 31st
    • Early registration through 12/1/17 – $35
    • Late registration through 12/1/17 – $40
    • Online registration closes 12/28 at 11:59pm
  • HOLIDAY DOUBLE (registration for both the 12/16 and 12/31 Run/Walks)
    • Early registration through 12/1/17 – $60
    • Late registration through 12/1/17 – $70
    • Online registration closes 12/13 at 11:59pm

How to Register

There are three ways to register:

  1. Register online here: https://racewire.com/register.php?id=8568
  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.

 

Unique Awards

Glow Tide Run 12/16 Beanie Awards: To the top 5 in all 28 age divisions.

New Year’s Eve Run 12/31 Mug Awards: To the top 5 in all 28 age divisions.

 

Time Schedule

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

 

Packet Pick Up and Late Registration

  • GLOW TIDE Run/Walk on December 16th
  • NEW YEAR’S EVE GLOW TIDE Run/Walk on December 31st

 

Course Description

Each 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.
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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!