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Manhattan Beach 10K Designated as State Championship Race

Mar 12, 2022 09:49AM ● By Jeanne Fratello
The Manhattan Beach 10K has been officially selected by the Road Runners Club of America as its California State 10K Championship race. 

At the October 1 race, the RRCA will give out championship awards for Open, 40+, 50+, and 60+ groups.

The RRCA Championship Event Series is the largest grassroots-organized running series in the U.S. with over 200 races participating that attract nearly 300,000 participants. RRCA Championship Events are designated annually at the state, regional, and national level through a competitive bidding process. The goal of the RRCA Championship Event Series is to celebrate and shine a spotlight on well-run, community-focused events and to award their top performing runners.

This year the Manhattan Beach 10K will be celebrating its 45th anniversary. An estimated 3,500 runners are expected to take part in the scenic race that runs through Manhattan Beach's neighborhoods and ends at the Manhattan Beach Pier.

Register now for the lowest available prices before they increase.
  • $30/ages 15+

  • $25/ages 0-14

  • Virtual $25 all ages

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.

Each year, 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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