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Manhattan Beach 10K Opens Registration for In-Person Event

Jul 15, 2021 10:20AM ● By Jeanne Fratello
The 44th annual Manhattan Beach 10K (MB10K) will be held in-person this year on October 2. Early bird registration is now available through July 31.

Those who register during the early bird period will be guaranteed their finisher tee size and style. Registration is $30 for ages 15+; $25 for ages 0-14; and $25 for virtual runners of all ages. Prices will go up as of August 1. 

The race course begins at 3rd and Valley/4th and Ardmore. Runners wind through downtown Manhattan Beach and parts of the Tree Section before they turn onto Rosecrans and finish along the Strand, ending at the Manhattan Beach Pier.

All along the race course, runners are greeted by neighbors, fans, and an assortment of local bands and musicians.

This year's race marks a joyful return to in-person running. Last year, for the 43rd annual running of the celebrated race, runners participated virtually and contributed photos to a community page of participants.

Manhattan Beach 10K Background

The MB10K is one of the few 10K races in the nation that is volunteer organized. Since the first race in 1978 it has been a volunteer effort on the part of the Manhattan 10K Race Committee, and no one gets paid for the work they do organizing the race. There are approximately 30 committee members and some have been with the race since year one.

A celebrated cadre of runners known as the P.I.E.R. Group (Participated In Every Race) has run every MB 10K since the race was founded. The P.I.E.R. Group can be recognized on race day by the color of their race shirt - theirs is printed on a different color to distinguish them from the crowd and to honor their commitment to the MB10K.

Profits from the race go to local fitness-related recreation projects and college scholarships. Entry fees over the years have helped fund local par courses, the Mira Costa High School track, The Strand mile markers, the synthetic turf at the Marine Avenue soccer field, and the 2014 play structure at the Live Oak Park Tot Lot.

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