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Aquarium Fun Run Returns May 11

Apr 30, 2019 02:48PM ● By Jeanne Fratello

Runners at the 2018 Roundhouse Aquarium Fun Run - photo via Roundhouse Aquarium

By Lynne Gross

A morning of family fun and fitness on the beach is now in its seventh year: The 7th annual Roundhouse Aquarium Fun Run will be held Saturday, May 11, beginning at 9:30 a.m under the Manhattan Beach Pier.

All the proceeds from the race are used to support the operation of the Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium and its education programs. These programs include taking care of the animals, teaching classes for school children, providing free admittance to the public, and training volunteers.

The run is ideal for those who want to add to their medals or improve their best
timings. It is also great for families who want to run/walk together. The tide will be low, so
participants can run on either the wet or dry sand.

Racewire will time the race, and first, second, and third place winners in each category will receive a medal and prizes. The age divisions are 9 and under, 10 to 14, 15 to 29, 30 to 49, and 50+. There are separate categories for men and women.

All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and free refreshments.

To enroll for $35 before the day of the race, go to Signups will also be available on the day of the race for $40.

A raffle featuring an array of valuable prizes will be held after the Fun Run. Tickets are $5 each.

Fun Run sponsors include: Gold ($3000)--Skechers and Chevron; Silver ($1500)--Continental Development; Bronze ($500)--Regatta Capital Group, Michael Lee Architects; Bayview Pediatric Dental Group, Aldrich and Turkmany Insurance. In addition, KIND is donating 500 snack bars.

The Roundhouse Aquarium is located at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier and is open
to the public from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. weekdays and 10:00 AM to 7:00 p.m. weekends.

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