Glow Sticks and Fast Times at the Manhattan Beach Yuletide 5K
Dec 11, 2016 10:31AM ● Published by Jeanne Fratello
Runners, walkers, and baby joggers are encouraged to join in the race, which starts at 5:30 p.m., The race course begins under the pier, goes along the hard wet sand at water's edge (lit by glowsticks and luminaria) to 45th Street, and then returns to the pier.
Holiday-themed costumes are welcome and encouraged (Don't forget your Santa hat and jingle bells! Glowing noses are optional.)
Kids can do the 5K or compete in the LIttle Elves Dash after the 5K. After the kids' races, the top five kids will have the chance to stand on the podium in each of the following divisions: 2 and under, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12.
The evening's schedule is as follows:
- 5K Run/Walk - 5:30 p.m. (all ages)
- Elves Dash 1K - 6:20 p.m. (age 7-12)
- Little Elves 400m - 6:25 p.m. (age 3-6)
- Crawlers 50m - 6:30 p.m. (age 2 and under)
The race is managed by longtime race coordinator and running coach Jeff Atkinson and is sponsored by DigMB's sister site Manhattan Beach Confidential.