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Weekly Newsletter: LA Kings 5K online reg closes Wednesday | $10 Off Village Runner Coupon Inside

Online registration closes Wednesday!

LA Kings 5K Run/Walk

Join the LA Kings and Daryl Evans on September 17th at the Annual LA Kings 5K Run / Walk in Redondo Beach benefiting the Hydrocephalus Association. Register before midnight on September 14th for just $45! Visit lakings.com/5k to sign-up today!

If you miss online registration, you can still register the morning of the race at the race expo in the Riviera Village for $50.

MB 10K fees go up in a week!

39th Annual Manhattan Beach 10K

Registration fees for the MB 10K go up after next Monday!  Be sure to register at the Village Runner in Manhattan Beach or online by Monday, September 19th at 11:59pm to save! The 39th annual Manhattan Beach 10K is on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7:30am.

Early Registration For The MB10K

Pricing now – September 19th:
  • $30 Youth (under 15 years old)
  • $35 Adults

In-Store Registration Now Open

Registration in-store at Village Runner in Manhattan Beach is open! Online registration at mb10k.com will close on September 26th.
  • Village Runner business hours are:
    Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 11am-6pm
  • There is no race morning registration!
Brooks Ariel 16
Brooks Beast 16
Women’s
Asics Kayano 23
Men’s
Asics Kayano 23
Women’s
Nike LunarGlide 8
Men’s
Nike LunarGlide 8
Women’s Saucony Hurricane ISO 2
Men’s
Saucony Hurricane ISO 2

Colors may vary.

More South Bay Races

If you’re looking for more fun races in the South Bay, visit our latest schedule of upcoming South Bay Races.
Image Credits: LA Kings 5K, Manhattan Beach 10K
Village Runner | 310-375-2626 | Website

$10 OFF YOUR NEXT PURCHASE

Need some gear for the LA Kings 5K or Manhattan Beach 10K?  We’re here to help!  Save $10 off any purchase of $100 or more at the Village Runner in Redondo Beach or Manhattan Beach. Coupon must be printed and surrendered at checkout.  Not valid on past purchases, towards the purchase of gift certificates, and cannot be combined with other coupons.  Coupon does not apply to race entry fees.

Offer Expires 09/30/2016.

Weekly Newsletter: Price Increase Reminder: Register before Thursday for the LA Kings 5K

Price increase goes into effect Thursday.
LA Kings 5K Run/Walk

Have you registered yet for the LA Kings 5K in Redondo Beach?  Make sure to sign up by Wednesday, August 31st before the price increase!

Join the LA Kings and Daryl Evans on September 17th at the Annual LA Kings 5K Run / Walk in Redondo Beach benefiting the Hydrocephalus Association. Register before September 1st for just $40! Visit lakings.com/5k to sign-up today!

39th Annual Manhattan Beach 10K

Join us for the 39th annual Manhattan Beach 10K on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7:30am as we wind through the beautiful streets of Manhattan Beach with a majestic finish at the Manhattan Beach Pier!

Early Registration For The MB10K

Pricing now – September 19th:
  • Register online at mb10k.com
  • $30 Youth (under 15 years old)
  • $35 Adults

Please Note: In-Store Registration Opens Thursday

Registration in-store at Village Runner, Manhattan Beach opens Thursday, September 1st and closes Friday, September 30th . Online registration at mb10k.com will close on September 26th.
  • Village Runner business hours are:
    Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 11am-6pm
  • There is no race morning registration!
OOFOS Recovery Sandals Now in Stock!

After a lot of demand, Village Runner now carries OOFOS recovery sandals! Here’s a quick rundown on why they’re so popular:

  • Absorb 37% more impact than EVA
  • Footbed design offers unparalleled cushioning and support
  • Allow feet to move naturally as if walking on sand or grass
  • Closed cell technology will not absorb water or bacteria
  • Lightweight, travel well, float, and are machine washable.

BOTTOM LINE: If you wear sandals, experience foot pain, or have sore, tired feet or legs, you need to try OOFOS!

Brooks Ariel 14

Was $149.95
Now $119.95
Brooks Beast 14

Was $149.95

Now $119.95

Women’s New Balance 860v6

Was $119.95

Now $95.95

Men’s New Balance 860v6

Was $119.95

Now $95.95

Women’s Nike Zoom Structure 19

Was $119.95

Now $95.95

Men’s Nike Zoom Structure 19

Was $119.95

Now $95.95

Women’s Mizuno
Wave Rider 19

Was $119.95

Now $95.95

Men’s Mizuno
Wave Rider 19

Was $119.95

Now $95.95

Women’s Mizuno
Wave Inspire 12

Was $119.95

Now $95.95

Men’s Mizuno
Wave Inspire 12

Was $119.95

Now $95.95

Women’s Saucony Guide 9

Was $119.95

Now $95.95

Men’s Saucony Guide 9

Was $119.95

Now $95.95

Colors may vary.  While supplies last!

More South Bay Races

If you’re looking for more fun races in the South Bay, visit our latest schedule of upcoming South Bay Races.
Image Credits: LA Kings 5K, Manhattan Beach 10K, Oofos

Inspiring Coach Awards – Nominate your Favorite Coach Today!

The annual Inspiring Coach Awards are here from Brooks!  Nominate an inspiring coach in your life for a chance to win gear and cash for your track or cross country team! http://brks.co/inspiringcoaches2014

Here are some past and present pics of some of our staff’s high school coaches.  [tear]

http://talk.brooksrunning.com/2014/02/26/nominate-your-coach-for-the-2014-brooks-inspiring-coach-of-the-year-award/

 

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When your coach makes you laugh even when you want to cry...

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Los Angeles Marathon: Who’s Ready?

You’re almost there runners!  The high mileage weeks are all under your belt and you’re as ready as you’re gonna be.  Or are you?  Do you know what you’re wearing, what you’re eating and what you may need to pack?  Oh, and let’s not dare forget about the time change this weekend to make sure you get to the starting line on time!

Here’s a helpful list from our friends at Brooks with a nice race checklist for the big day! Most importantly, don’t forget to bring that Run Happy spirit on Sunday!

Friendly reminder: Make sure your cell phone and / or your GPS watch is fully charged.

race day checklist

Fun Runs and South Bay Event Calendar

Mark your calendars runners! Please take a look at the updated list of sponsored fun runs at the Village Runner as well as a list of local South Bay races. We have a few discount codes listed below but be sure to register soon since some of the discounts expire shortly!

 

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Thank you ladies!

Thank you to all the ladies who were able to make it out to our ladies night event last night in Manhattan Beach!  I hope you all learned a lot and had a great time with our vendors!  


Thank you Moving Comfort, Brooks, Rock n Roll Marathon Series, and Chyette Sports Therapy


 
Big thanks to My Fit Foods!

For more information on our almost new neighbors (June 1st), visit Chyette Sports Therapy

Tami from Chyette Sports Therapy

A big thanks to Barry from the Packaging Store in Redondo Beach for helping me with my ridiculous over-sized box request.  You’re a superstar and I really appreciate the help!  South Bay… this guy rocks so please show your local small businesses some love!  


Ladies Night with Moving Comfort and Brooks – Lots of Goodies – RSVP Today


For active women, a good sports bra is just as important as a good pair of running shoes.  Making sure to get the proper fit is absolutely key in finding adequate support and comfort.  Unfortunately, the majority of women are wearing the wrong size and style for their figure.  With so many options to choose from, I can see how the task may seem a bit overwhelming.  But have no fear ladies!  We’re hosting our third annual Ladies Night at the Village Runner in Manhattan Beach next Thursday, May 9th from 5:30-8pm.  Above are images of some of the sports bra styles that we currently carry and are bringing in, along with the help of our Moving Comfort representatives.  

Brooks Running will also be in attendance for any ladies (or gentlemen) interested in testing out a pair of Brooks running shoes with our Thursday night running group!  We’ll also have some other local ladies in next Thursday to talk about healthy eats from My Fit Foods and staying fit and healthy with Chyette Sports Therapy!  Please join in on the night for great advice, free goodie bags, appetizers, and raffled prizes!  To RSVP or find out more details on the night, please check out the official event website to RSVP. There are limited spots available and limited goodie bags so be sure to RSVP soon!

1. Fiona – America’s #1 Running Accessory – available in 32B-40DD
2. Luna – flattering and supportive – available in 32B-38DD
3. Vixen – flattering racerback (Available in A/B or C/D)
4. Serena – comfy and seam free
5. Juno – Featured in O Magazine and winner of the 2013 Women’s Health Fitness Award
6.  Urban X-Over A/B – Flattering cross-back style for the petite girls
Great Tip for new moms:  The Fiona and Juno have a convenient velcro-adjustable strap on the front strap of the bra making it easier to get in and out of!

And the winners are…



Last night, Village Runner had the wonderful opportunity to host a shoe launch party with Brooks in conjunction with their new Pure Project shoe line.  We had a casino cruise themed party that began with a fun run with our lovely Brooks Guru, Toby, who let all of our runners demo the new Pure Flow2 running shoes (rave reviews by the way from a lot of our runners)!

The run was followed by a fun-filled night at the Redondo Beach Village Runner where runners feasted on some delicious comfort food from L&LHawaiian BBQ and My Fit Foods!  The runners then tested their luck at black jack for the opportunity to win raffle tickets for dozens of prize giveaways.  While there were numerous winners last night, I have to give a shout out to Jim Newman for winning a ridiculous 48 raffle tickets! Luckily his better half was there to help write his name on all of them!  

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us last night for our Tuesday night fun run and for joining in on the festivities afterward, and most important, thank you for supporting your local Village Runner for the last twenty years!



And now for the winners:


Brooks Pure Project Shoe
$20 VR Gift Certificate
1
Coach Jason Druten
1
Brad A.
2
Stan H.
2
Sue R.
3
Marina G.
3
Coach Ken Miyazaki
4
James R.
4
Marcio K.
5
Julia F.
5
Diane S.
6
Mark S.
6
Scott B.
7
Jim M.
7
Ed A. (TNT Ed)
8
Cristina B.
8
Gretchen N.
9
Cami K.
9
Nancy B.
10
Sue V.
10
Sharon L.
11
Mark K.
12
Humberto S.
13
Calvin N.
14
Jim N.
15
Corrine S.

Special Thanks to:

  • Dave and Toby from Brooks Running for letting us put on a great night for Club Ed and the Village Runner running group
  • Angie at L&L Hawaiian BBQ in Redondo Beach
  • Austin and Jenna from My Fit Foods in Hermosa Beach
  • Our fabulous dealers from Full House Casino
  • And lastly, all the VR staff who helped me put together the event last night! 

    Thanks Toby and Dave!
    Thanks 5K and Katie!

Run Happy Photo Contest – Win a Free Entry into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles ½ Marathon




Run Happy Photo Contest – Win a Free Entry into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles ½ Marathon
Ever want to run in one of the wildly popular Rock ‘n’ Roll races?  Here’s your chance to win a free entry into next month’s Los Angeles Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles 1/2!  

Brooks wants to see how our Village Runners Run Happy™!   Email Village Runner a creative photo with your favorite pair of Brooks running shoes and get entered into our Run Happy Photo Contest.  The top three pictures with the most likes on our Facebook Page from  now until Friday, September 28th, 2012 9PM PST  win a free entry into the Rock ‘n’Roll Los Angeles ½ Marathon on October 28, 2012.  We will announce the three winners on Facebook on Saturday, September 29th.
Important Details:
  • Email your favorite Run Happy™ photo to villagerunnerevents@gmail.com  with the subject line “Run Happy Photo Contest”.  Please include your first and last name in the message of the email. 
  • All entries must include a Brooks running shoe.  We will compile an album on our Official Facebook Business Page and then send you a link to share with your friends so they can vote on your photo. 
  • Winners’ names will be posted on the official Facebook page on September 29, 2012. 
  • Winners will receive a coupon code along with the instructions.  Please note the COMP ENTRIES MUST BE REDEEMED ONLINE BY OCT 1ST, 2012