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Roundhouse Aquarium Fun Run Tickets Now on Sale

Apr 20, 2017 09:06PM ● By Dig Mb Staff

By Lynne S. Gross

Tickets are now available for the 5th annual 5K Roundhouse Fun Run for the Oceans, which will take place Saturday, June 3 at 9:30 at the Manhattan Beach Pier. 

The tickets can be purchased at the aquarium’s website. They are $35 per person and include a commemorative t-shirt, electronic timing, water and refreshments.

The event is known for its outstanding prizes for first through third place in each of its ten divisions. In addition, a raffle held after the race has even more worthwhile prizes. 

It is a good race for the entire family while also being an excellent place for serious runners to shine. The division age breakdowns are: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-29, 30-49, and 50+. There are separate prizes for men and women in each division--a total of 30 prizes overall.

The race will start at the ocean’s edge under the Manhattan Beach Pier and round a cone 30 blocks to the north at 45th Street. Time recording and online registration will be handled by RaceWire. 

The Fun Run will also feature music and announcements by DJ Dru Mitchell and touch tanks staffed by Roundhouse Volunteers. Coffee will be provided by Nikau Kai Waterman Shop and Cafe. Water, energy bars and other refreshments will be provided. 

Sponsorships to date include Chevron; Continental Development Corporation; Kinecta Federal Credit Union; Patty Brown & Associates-Physical Therapy; AndersonPenna and Danny Zuker, Annette Lombardi and Family. You can contact the Roundhouse at 310-379-8117 if you are interested in sponsoring this year’s Fun Run.

Prizes for the race and raffle at this time are from: Aquarium of the Pacific, Bacchus Wines, ET Surf Shop, Islands, Jack’s Surfboards, The Kettle, Manhattan Dermatology, Nikau Kai Waterman Shop and Cafe, Natural History Museum, Old Venicepages: a bookstorePancho'sParadise Bowls, Simms Restaurants, Village Runner, and Washed Ashore Adornments. Keep checking the Roundhouse Fun Run webpage for updates on fantastic awards and prizes.

Proceeds will go to Roundhouse Aquarium Teaching Center’s operating expenses (exhibit operation, marine life support, and maintenance) and program expenses (education programs and volunteer program).

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