Running Routes

Redondo Tuesday Night Fun Run:
Come join us on Tuesday nights at our Redondo Beach store for a fun, flat, and scenic coastal course!  Our running group meets at 6pm and leaves by 6:15pm.  Between 4 to 7 miles depending on how far you’d like to run, the run leaves from the front of our store travels along the Stand to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back, but you are more than welcome to turn around at any time!  Smell the fresh ocean air, feel the cool sea breeze whipping through your hair as you run through the Hollywood Riviera, past the Redondo Beach Pier, and between the dozens of beautiful Hermosa Beach Strand homes and white sandy beaches!

Manhattan Thursday Night Fun Run:
Come join us Thursday nights at our Manhattan Beach store for a nice run through the wood chip path and back along the Strand!  Our running group meets at 6pm and leaves by 6:15pm.  The run can be as long or as short as you’d like, but averages a little over 6 miles through Manhattan Beach.  Since they do run along the wood chips and bike path at night, please try to wear reflective gear or a light for your own safety!

Redondo to PV Sunday Morning Fun Run:
Come join us Sunday mornings from our Redondo Store for our hillier run up to the Palos Verdes Bluff Cove and back!  We meet at 8:15am and leave promptly by 8:30am and run up Palos Verdes Blvd., around the bowl, past the Malaga Cove fountain, and continuing up the hill to the Bluff Cove parking lot that has a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean.  The run is a little over 6 miles long, but you can make it as long or as short as you’d like.  Just have fun with it and the group!

Palos Verdes Trails @ the Top of Crenshaw
I was introduced to these amazing trails by my buddy that lives in RPV and I have to say, the views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island are absolutely stunning.  There are many routes to take and they all begin at the end of Crenshaw Blvd. in Rancho Palos Verdes.  Just head South on Crenshaw into PV where the road ends, and a fire road begins, near Del Cerro Park.  There is a decent amount of elevation gain and some areas of uneven terrain so be sure to take it easy while running down the trail.  Some days it can get pretty warm so be sure to bring water and sunblock as well!  Don’t be surprised if you see mountain bikers racing past you too!  For more ideas on where to hike in Palos Verdes, visit the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy site for printable maps and guides.

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Hermosa Valley Greenbelt (Veteran’s Parkway)
This wood chip trail runs approximately 4 miles each way beginning in Manhattan Beach near the Frye’s Electronics parking lot and ends in Hermosa Beach near Valley and Herondo.  It’s a nice soft trail but please note that there isn’t great lighting for night time runs and since the path runs through the center of Manhattan and Hermosa Beach, there are several times when you will need to cross a busy street to continue on the path so be sure to look both ways before crossing 😉  


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Malaga Cove Run (Old BMHS Cross Country Course)
This beautiful and challenging run will take you through Palos Verdes and Torrance all in the span of 3 miles.  You start off near the upper baseball fields off of Via Almar, wind around the school, behind the baseball fields, up the dirt road and make your way up to Palos Verdes Drive W.  Run your way around the asphalt bowl and along the grassy downhill strips along Palos Verdes Blvd. in Torrance.  Make a left onto Calle Miramar and once you hit the parking lot, head to the left and run down the steep sandy downhill into RAT Beach.  For our old cross country days, we were mandated to run in the soft sand so no cheating!  Head left toward the end of RAT beach until you get to a hard dirt path, the Malaga Cove Trail, which will lead you to a lovely steep asphalt climb and back up through Malaga Cove.  Once you reach the top of the asphalt hill, head to your right and circle around the parking lot and back up the dirt trail behind the baseball fields.  The finish line is on an uphill (not my favorite part of this run) near where the run started.  Once you are done, turn around and take in the Pacific Ocean and pat yourself on the back for a job well done!

For turn by turn directions of this 3.2 mile run, please visit:
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/70968896/
malaga cove route

 

More High School Cross Country Courses:

Looking to do a long training run? 

Here’s a 21 mile loop around Palos Verdes.  PV Drives

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More Routes to Come!
We will be updating you frequently with great places to run throughout the South Bay, but in the meantime, check out USATF to explore new routes near you!