Manhattan Beach Yuletide 5K
A nighttime holiday run at low tide on the sands of Manhattan Beach!
Glow Necklaces to All Participants at the Best Night Race in LA!! Run, walk, or baby jog along the sea by candlelight! Celebrate the holidays and the December Full Moon at the most unusual running event in LA. The entire course will be lit by real LUMINARIAS under the stars to guide you. Bring the whole family, then stay and play at the many fine bars and restaurants in downtown Manhattan Beach. You won't find anything else like it! Kids Races Kids can do the 5K or compete in the LIttle Elves Dash after the 5K. Adults have a chance to watch the youngsters race up and down at age appropriate distances. Cool awards and a chance to stand on the podium to the top five in the following divisions: 2 and under, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12. Bring the kids! Glow Necklaces and Beachy T-Shirts guaranteed to all pre-registered runners and to late registrants while supplies last. Unique Awards to the top 5 and a chance to stand on the podium in all 28 age divisions. The kids races have the same cool awards as the adults! Time Schedule 5K Run/Walk starts at 5:30pm (all ages) Elves Dash 1K 6:30pm (age 7-12) Little Elves 400m 6:40pm (age 3-6) Crawlers 50m 6:50pm (age 2 and under) Packet Pick Up and Late Registration Friday, December 5th, 10am-7pm at VILLAGE RUNNER 1840 Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 and from 3:00pm-5:15pm at the Manhattan Pier on race day. $40 for the 5K and $30 for the kids races for late registration. Course Description The Yuletide 5K starts and finishes under the Christmas lights of the Manhattan Beach Pier. Race out and back north to the jetty at 45th Street. The miles are marked with splits and "kick" markers from 400m to go guarantee your best finish. The super low tide creates a perfect running surface of hard packed sand like a dirt road so running with or without shoes is an option (the faster athletes tend to wear shoes). One can even wear track spikes! Baby joggers work great and are encouraged as the kids love being that close to the sea. Directions and Parking 405 to Rosecrans west. South on Sepulveda (Pacific Coast Highway) to Manhattan Beach Blvd. West to the ocean. Parking in lots at Manhattan Pier, & lot and structure at Highland and 12th. Bring quarters for the meters!
Date & Time
- December 6, 2014
- 5:30PM - 7:30PM