Join Us IN PERSON For Our 28th Annual Independence Day 5k

Independence Day 5K

Celebrate Independence Day with a scenic run along the Pacific Ocean and enjoy our 28th Annual 5K and Firecracker Dash on Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 at 8:00am! All participants will receive an Independence Day run t-shirt. There will be chip timing, age division awards, and cash prizes to the top three overall male and female runners in the 5K run.  All kids dash finishers receive medals too! A portion of the race proceeds benefit the Redondo Beach Educational Foundation and other local schools and running programs. A portion of YOUR registration fee from this race goes to these deserving groups each year.

Registration

There are two ways to register for this year’s event:

1. Register online by clicking the blue button below.

2. Register at our stores in Redondo and Manhattan Beach (early registration only) with this printable FORM

  • Store Hours: Open daily from 11am-6pm
    255 Avenida Del Norte                                           1840 Sepulveda Blvd.
    Redondo Beach, CA 90277                        Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
    310.375.2626                                                                         310.546.1888

With Thanks to Our Sponsors


3rd Annual RBOWS

We are excited to announce that “Swim the Avenues” is scheduled for September 12, 2021 with registration now open. Click the blue button below to sign up.


Don’t Forget About Dad

We have many gift ideas for your dad! Help him live #thesweatlife with athletic wear from lulumemon. We have a curated collection in our Manhattan Beach location. And select Garmin Forerunner watches are $50 off until June 20.


Questions

Please contact us at villagerunnerinfo@gmail.com with questions or special requests for product and we are happy to help you out!


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Our Gift To You!

We appreciate you choosing to race with us! As a thank you we’d like to give you free digital photos from July 4th that you can download. Click here to view.
2019 Kids Firecracker Dash start.

Redondo Beach Open Water Swim

2nd Annual Redondo Beach Open Water Swim

This Sunday we invite you to come “Swim the Avenues” and be part of the Second Annual Redondo Beach Open Water Swim on July 14, 2019. There will be a 1 mile swim as well as a ½ mile swim. This event is also an official “qualifying” swim for the Manhattan Beach Pier to Pier Swim. There will be a wet-suit and non-wet suit category. Online registration is open until tomorrow at noon.

Pick up your packets at the Village Runner in Redondo Beach on Saturday between noon and 4pm or on the day of the race starting at 6:30am. Race day registration is also available.

Village Runner’s New Address:
1611 S. Catalina Ave. #105
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
310-375-2626
Free underground parking is available
(New location is near Sacks on the Beach and across the street from HT Grill)
Register Here

Manhattan Mile Road Race

2018 Manhattan Mile start.
Celebrate the Manhattan Grand Prix with us on July 21st as we bring back the coveted “Manhattan Mile” running event for the second year in a row!  The Manhattan Mile is a net-downhill race that will start and finish at Live Oak Park in Manhattan Beach.  All participants will receive a commemorative run t-shirt, plus there will be chip timing, $5,500 in potential cash awards to the top three overall male and female finishers, and awards to the top three male and female finishers in each age division.

Register Here

New Manhattan Beach 10k Tops

The Manhattan Beach 10k is  throwin’ it back to their early days when these shirts debuted! We are now selling MB10k Training tanks and tees for $20 in our Manhattan Beach store. With each sale, we will donate $5 to the race so they can give back even more to the community! Get yours before they are gone and get training!

💥How Did You Do In Today’s Race?!💥

Thanks For Racing With Us

 We’d like to give a huge thank you to all those who participated in our race today! We hope you had a great time and appreciate your support and participation. We look forward to seeing you next year!

2018 Village Runner 4th of July Finisher.

Race Results & Photos

Please click here for this year’s race results and photos.

Your Awards Miss You

Awards will be available for pick up at the Village Runner, Redondo Beach on July 5th.

Village Runner’s New Address:
1611 S. Catalina Ave. #105
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
310-375-2626
Free underground parking is available
(New location is near Sacks on the Beach and across the street from HT Grill)

Sponsors

Thank you to our super sponsors that help to make this day possible.  Please be sure to support those who support the race:

UCLA Health Logo

Positive Encouraging 100.3 logo

Upcoming Events

We are just over a week away from the Village Runner 4th of July 5K!


Village Runner 4th of July 5K

Almost Time To Show Your Patriotic Spirit

Start out the holiday with us at the 24th Annual 4th of July 5K Run/Community Walk & Firecracker Dash sponsored by UCLA Health on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.!

  • All participants will receive a 4th of July Run t-shirt
  • Chip timing
  • Age division awards
  • Cash prizes to the top 3 overall male & female runners in the 5K Run
  • All kids dash finishers receive medals
  • Portions of the proceeds go to Redondo Beach Educational Foundation

Registration Is Happening Now

We offer something for everyone – you can walk, run or have your little ones participate in the Firecracker Dash (ages 4-12).

  • Register Online Please note online registration closes July 1, 2017 at midnight!
  • Register in stores with this printable form
    • Store Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 11am-6pm
    • Two drop off locations:
      • 1811 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (Riviera Village)
      • 1840 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (Manhattan Center)

Race Pricing

  • 5K Run/Walk $40

Students Run Redondo Race Pricing

We are offering a special discount for students 18 years old and younger!

  • 5K Run/Walk $25
  • Kids Dash $25

(fees are non-refundable)

Please make checks payable to: Village Runner Racing

Times

  • Late Registration: July 4th, 6:30 a.m. – Catalina Ave. near Palos Verdes Blvd. near the Village Runner
  • 5K Run/Community Walk: 8 a.m.
  • Kids Dash: 9:30 a.m.
  • Pre-packet Pick-Up: July 3, 12 p.m.- 7 p.m. (Village Runner, Redondo Beach)

Costume Contest

We will be having a Costume Contest at the stage in the Coffee Cartel parking lot from 7:15 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.

Please enter with your patriotic best for a chance to win the following prizes:

  • 1st Place – $100 gift certificate to the Village Runner
  • 2nd Place – $75 gift certificate to the Village Runner
  • 3rd Place – $50 gift certificate to the Village Runner

Continue the Fun at Rock & Brews, Redondo Beach

We will be having the awards ceremony for the 5K at 9:15 a.m.  The restaurant will be offering special pricing for anybody who brings in their race bib number.  There will be a raffle as well with Village Runner gift certificates and other items!

A Shopping Deal For You

We will be having a 1 day Clearance Sale on July 3, 2017 at Village Runner, Redondo Beach!

Rev Your Engines


Alfa Romeo 4C SPider

Our race sponsor Rusnak South Bay Alfa Romeo has generously
offered a deal for you! Visit their dealership and be one of the first 100 people to test drive their cars and mention the 5K to receive a 50% off discount code for registering for our race.

Thank you to our sponsors:


UCLA Health logo

Alfa Romeo Rusnak Logo

Coast Fitness South Bay Logo

The Sound 100.3 logo

Plaza Del Amo Animal Hospital logo

The 4th of July 5K is Coming Up!

Start the holiday off with a bang!

Village Runner 4th of July 5K

Almost Time To Show Your Red, White & Blue

We are just over 2 weeks away from race day!  Start out the holiday with us at the 24th Annual 4th of July 5K and Firecracker Dash sponsored by UCLA Health on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.!

  • All participants will receive a 4th of July Run t-shirt
  • Chip timing
  • Age division awards
  • Cash prizes to the top 3 overall male and female runners in the 5K run
  • All kids dash finishers receive medals
  • Costume Contest: 7:15 am in the Coffee Cartel parking lot, prizes offered
  • After Party & Awards Ceremony at Rock & Brews at 9:15 am

Registration Is Happening Now

We offer something for everyone – you can walk, run or have your little ones participate in the Firecracker Dash (ages 4-12).

Race Pricing

  • 5K Run/Walk $40

Students Run Redondo

We are offering a special discount for students 18 years old and younger!

  • 5K Run/Walk $25
  • Kids Dash $25

(fees are non-refundable)

Please make checks payable to: Village Runner Racing

Times

  • Late Registration: 6:30 a.m.
  • 5K Run/Community Walk: 8 a.m.
  • Kids Dash: 9:30 a.m.
  • Pre-packet Pick-Up: July 3, 12 p.m.- 7 p.m. (Village Runner, Redondo Beach)
  • July 4th: 6:30am on Catalina Ave. near Palos Verdes Blvd. near the Village Runner

 

A Shopping Deal For You

We will be having a 1 day Clearance Sale on July 3, 2017 at Village Runner, Redondo Beach

Helpful Tips From UCLA Health

 

Here is the latest tip from Ron Tsao, MD of UCLA Health. Dr. Tsao offers up some valuable sports nutrition information to help you fuel your mind and body and get you ready for race day.

Click on the image to view the full PDF and print if you’d like.

Take A Spin


Alfa Romeo 4C SPider

Our race sponsor Rusnak South Bay Alfa Romeo has generously
offered a deal for you! Visit their dealership and be one of the first 100 people to test drive their cars and mention the 5K to receive a 50% off discount code for registering for our race.

Another Fun Run


Manhattan Beach 5K picture

Tune up for the 4th at the Manhattan Beach 5K on June 24, 2017.

 

Thank you to our sponsors:


UCLA Health logo

Alfa Romeo Rusnak Logo

Coast Fitness South Bay Logo

The Sound 100.3 logo

Plaza Del Amo Animal Hospital logo

UCLA Health Tips: Sports Nutrition for the Runner

Save the Date for the 4th of July 5K

Get Ready To Show Your Patriotism!

Mark your calendars South Bay!  Celebrate the 4th of July with a scenic run along the Pacific Ocean and enjoy our 24th Annual 4th of July 5K and Firecracker Dash presented by UCLA Health on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.!

  • All participants will receive a 4th of July Run t-shirt
  • There will be chip timing
  • Age division awards
  • Cash prizes to the top 3 overall male and female runners in the 5K run
  • All kids dash finishers receive medals too

Registration Is Open Now

Save $5 by registering TODAY before prices increase TOMORROW on June 6, 2017!

We offer something for everyone – you can walk, run or have your little ones participate in the Firecracker Dash (ages 4-12).

Race Pricing

  • 5K Run/Walk $35, after 6/5/17 $40
  • Kids Dash $25, after 6/5/17 $30

(fees are non-refundable)

Please make checks payable to: Village Runner Racing

Times

  • Late Registration: 6:30 a.m.
  • 5K Run/Community Walk: 8 a.m.
  • Kids Dash: 9:30 a.m.
  • Pre-packet Pick-Up: July 3, 12 p.m.- 7 p.m. (Village Runner, Redondo Beach)
  • July 4th: 6:30am on Catalina Ave. near Palos Verdes Blvd. near the Village Runner

Please Note

We will be having a 1 day Clearance Sale on July 3, 2017 at Village Runner, Redondo Beach

Helpful Tips From UCLA Health

With Thanks to Our Presenting Sponsor

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

Asics Fun Run Highlights

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Tuesday night fun run yesterday with our lovely rep, Sara, from Asics!  Join us every Tuesday night at our store in the Riviera Village for a free group run along the Esplanade in Redondo Beach.  All paces welcome!

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Weekly Fun Run Details

The running group leaves at 6:15pm with a variety of paces and distances! Free parking in the Riviera Village after 6pm!  Running course (feel free to go shorter or longer if you’d like): https://connect.garmin.com/activity/194070591

Save the Date:  Saucony Demo Run July 19th

Want to join us for another demo run to test out the latest running shoes?  Save the date for July 19th for a fun run with Saucony!  RSVP and more details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1820056571549268/

Saucony Fun Run

UCLA Health Tips: Sunscreen Health Tips

UCLA HEALTH SUN

With the blink of an eye, it’s already Summer, and our wonderful 4th of July 5K race sponsor, UCLA Health is here to provide valuable tips on sunscreen health!

Be sure to click this link for the full, printable file:  https://villagerunner.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/CHUANG-Sunscreen_Health_print.pdf

  • Sunscreen is Not Just for Sunny Days
    SPF 30+ sunscreen should be worn every day, even if the sun is not shining. Clouds only block 20-30% of UV rays.
  • What Does SPF Mean?
    Sun Protection Factor is an estimate ofhow well the sunscreen will protect your skin from burning. The higher the number the better.
  • Protective Clothing
    Use proper clothing, umbrellas and shade to keep out of direct sunlight. Add protection by wearing a long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  • If You Love Outdoor Activities
    Use a water-resistant broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with SPF of 30+. Reapply every two hours or immediately after being in the water.
  • The 10-2 Rule
    Even when you follow precautions, it is best to limit time in the sun between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm.
  • Avoid Tanning Beds
  • Visit a Doctor
    If you see any sudden or unusual skin change be sure to visit your dermatologist.

Local Races and Fun Runs – June and July

I’m not sure how we are suddenly approaching Summer break and the month of June, but here we are.  Join us for some local races and free fun runs!  Here’s a lineup of local races and fun runs over the next couple of months for our South Bay runners and walkers!

Local Races

June

June 4th:
Grand View Gator 5K – Manhattan Beach
Details

June 25th:
4th Annual Sean Brock 5K/10K Run
Register Here
Packet Pickup: Village Runner Manhattan Beach, June 24th 5-7pm

June 25th:
Manhattan Beach 5K
Register Here
Packet Pickup: Village Runner Manhattan Beach, June 24th 10am-5pm

July

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23rd Annual Village Runner 4th of July 5K and Firecracker Dash – Redondo Beach
Register Here
Packet Pickup: Village Runer Redondo Beach, July 3rd noon-7pm

Store Fun Runs

Our stores in Redondo and Manhattan Beach have free, weekly fun runs every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.  During some of these fun runs, our vendors come out and let our group of runners and walkers test out shoes for free!  It’s a great way to try before you buy, and better yet, a great way to meet lots of other runners and walkers in the South Bay!  We hope you can join us soon!

June 7th – Redondo Beach Fun Run with Saucony

  • Come on down to the Village Runner in Redondo Beach on Tuesday, June 7th for a fun run with Saucony! Our Saucony reps will have a demo fleet of the newest Kinvara 7 and Ride 9 running shoes for people to test out:)

June 28th – Redondo Beach Fun Run with Asics

  • Check out the new Asics Cumulus with our free running group!

 

 

This is a great way to try before you buy and a great way to meet some new runners in the South Bay. There is a large variety of paces running between 3-7 miles every week.

The runners leave by 6:15pm so be sure to arrive any time after 5:30pm to get fitted with the right size! Metered parking in the Riviera Village is free after 6pm.

 

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