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

South Bay: Upcoming Fun Runs

We have a bunch of great fun runs planned this month at the Village Runner in Redondo Beach in addition to our weekly fun runs!  Plus, with the Olympic Marathon Trials and the Los Angeles Marathon around the corner, it’s going to be a great month to get motivated to get up and move!  🙂  For a printable file, click here.

Fun Run calendar

Annual Sleepy Hollow Lights Run

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South Bay Runners, join our Tuesday night fun run on December 16th at 6:15pm from our Redondo Beach store. We’ll be deviating from our usual route and will be running through the Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights Extravaganza in Torrance. It’ll be a fun holiday run led by our fellow Village Runner and Team in Training Coach Ed Arenberg! The run will be about 4 miles at a fun, casual pace! Bring the holiday cheer and the cameras 🙂 

Don’t forget to wear something reflective… or better yet, something with flashing lights! There are often lots of cars and looky loos so please be sure to stay aware of your surroundings while enjoying the lights! 🙂 We’ll make a couple stops to ensure the group stays together. Stick around after the fun run for some raffled prizes and goodies!  See you soon and be sure to invite your friends!

This is a free event! Metered parking in the Riviera Village is free after 6pm.  RSVP Here

Check out photos from last year here and here!

Brooks Fun Run Tomorrow – Test out some shoes and win great prizes!

Don’t miss out on tomorrow’s fun run with Brooks!  Join us on Tuesday, September 11 between 5:30pm and 6pm to try out a pair of Brooks running shoes and get entered into a raffle of great prizes.  Thanks to our Brooks representatives, you’ll be able to wear test the shoes on a run with the Village Runner running group along the Esplanade Strand running throughout Redondo and Hermosa Beach – the perfect way to test out something new!  The running group leaves promptly at 6:15PM from our store so make sure to arrive early to ensure your shoe size is available.  Please be sure to RSVP here: http://brooksnight.eventbrite.com/

Brooks Demo Shoes Include:

Brooks Ravenna 3 Men’s
Brooks Ravenna 3 Women’s


Brooks PureFlow Men’s
Brooks PureFlow Women’s



 

Raffled Prizes Include:
One – Brooks Apparel Item
One – Pair of Brooks Shoes
Three – $25 Gift Cards to My Fit Foods
Goodies from the Rock n’ Roll 1/2 Marathon Series

One – $100 gift card towards the purchase of a run analysis from Positive Energy Physical Therapy

One – $20 gift card towards the purchase of a foam roller from Positive Energy Physical Therapy 


Refreshments compliments of Gatorade and post-run food compliments of My Fit Foods.

Our Tuesday night running route can be found here for a round trip of seven miles but feel free to run as short as you’d like:  http://villagerunnerracing.blogspot.com/p/local-running-routes.html

We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

A Busy Weekend Ahead and Local Event Updates…

Good morning everyone!  We have such a busy weekend ahead and I want to make sure to hip you to all the great deals, races, etc. going on!

Disney Expo and Garmin
If any of you are planning on running in the Disneyland Half Marathon this weekend, please be sure to stop by the Garmin booth at the expo and visit your good ol’ friendly Village Runner staff.  We’ll be working back to back long days so friendly familiar faces would be nice!  Also, if you are interested, we will be covering sales tax at the expo so you’ll save a nice chunk of moolah on any Garmin watches, PLUS, if you have an old Garmin watch that you are willing to mail in, Garmin has a $50 trade-in that expires tomorrow, 8/31/12 (trade-in must be postmarked by 9/15/12)!  Here’s a link for more details on that:  http://villagerunnerracing.blogspot.com/2012/07/50usd-forerunner-trade-in-offer-from.html


Rock ‘n’ Roll 1/2 Marathon Discount Code
If any of you are interested in running in either the RNR Los Angeles on October 28th or the RNR Pasadena in February of 2013, use the discount code “VILLAGERUNNER” to save $10 off your registration. The code expires in January so be sure to sign up soon before you forget!


Weekend Races in the South Bay
It’s not too late to sign up for the Conquer the Bridge run in San Pedro!  The Daily Breeze featured a nice article yesterday highlighting the unique run.  Daily Breeze Article

Brooks Fun Run – Tuesday, September 11th
Please join us on Tuesday, September 11 for a run with our running group and sample some new Brooks running shoes!  Arrive between 5:30 and 6PM to get fitted for a pair of shoes and to fill out a raffle ticket for the chance to win some fun prizes!  The running group leaves promptly at 6:15PM from our store.

Demo Shoes Include:
Brooks Ravenna 3
Brooks PureFlow

Raffled Prizes Include:
One – Brooks Apparel Item
One – Pair of Brooks Shoes
Three – $25 Gift Cards to My Fit Foods
Goodies from the Rock n’ Roll 1/2 Marathon Series

Refreshments compliments of Gatorade
Post-run food compliments of My Fit Foods

Please RSVP at http://brooksnight.eventbrite.com/




Village Runner Fun Run Series & Weekend Runs


Have you RSVP’d for our Summer Fun Run Series?  Join our running group over the next few weeks for a series of Fun Runs with Nike and ASICS!  We’ll also be hosting a fun run in September with Brooks, because let’s face it – bikini season is year round when you live in the South Bay!  So be sure to cut it up with our runners all week long and try out some new shoes!  Make new friends, win some prizes, and get into shape all at the same time!  Be sure to RSVP so we can make sure to bring enough food, compliments of My Fit Foods!  Food will be served after the two Nike runs on August 7th and 9th.


August 7: Redondo Beach: Join us for a Nike Fun Run! Arrive between 5:30 and 6PM to get fitted for a pair of shoes and to fill out a raffle ticket for the chance to win some fun prizes and Nike apparel! The running group leaves promptly at 6:15PM from our store.
August 9:  Manhattan Beach: Join us for a Nike Fun Run! Arrive between 5:30 and 6PM to get fitted for a pair of shoes and to fill out a raffle ticket for the chance to win some fun prizes and Nike apparel! The running group leaves promptly at 6:15PM from our store.
August 28:  Redondo Beach: Join us for an ASICS Fun Run! Arrive between 5:30 and 6PM to get fitted for a pair of shoes and to fill out a raffle ticket for the chance to win some fun prizes!  The running group leaves promptly at 6:15PM from our store.
RSVP: http://asicsfunrun.eventbrite.com/

September 11:  Redondo Beach: Stay tuned for details on a fun run with Brooks!  This one is guaranteed to be insanely fun and unique so be sure to mark your calendars and look out for more details in the near future! 

Weekend Events
Looking for some runs this weekend?  West High School in Torrance is hosting a 2-mile fun run/race at their track tonight open to alumni and friends of the program at 7PM.  You can also join in on another 2-mile run in the sand tomorrow morning at the Hermosa Beach pier for the Dick Fitzgerald Two Mile Sand Run with proceeds going to the Mira Costa High School Cross Country program.  Have a great weekend everyone! 

Taking part in any of the races or fun runs?  Let us know how you did or send pictures our way to villagerunnerevents@gmail.com

Saucony Fun Run Series – Manhattan Beach

Our Manhattan Beach Running Group (and Ray hiding behind the window)
Thank you to everyone who showed up for our Saucony Fun Run Series and to our Saucony tech rep Chandra for sampling her gear and joining in on the festivities!  Thank you to all the new runners who showed up last week and to the familiar faces we have not seen in awhile including My Fit Foods rep Beth for joining in on the run!  Great having you all back and we hope you can join us again soon!

If you enjoyed the running shoes, we just got a large shipment of Saucony running shoes in last week so be sure to give us a call and make sure we have your size in your favorite shoe!

Redondo Beach: 310-375-2626
Manhattan Beach: 310-546-1888

Shout out to David Cardona and Tyler for working the night away and taking photos for me 😀

Follow our Manhattan Beach Village Runner events by Liking our Manhattan Beach Facebook page.

Saucony Fun Runs – July 2012 – Join us this Thursday!

Our Running Group (Minus the people hiding)
Thank you to our fabulous Saucony tech rep Chandra for coming out last night for another series of Saucony Fun Runs (especially considering her hectic weekend pacing her friend for 25 miles at the Angeles Crest 100….her friend won by the way)!  She demoed the following Saucony running shoes for our running group and raffled off some great prizes – t-shirts, socks, and drawstring backpacks!  Thank you to all the new runners that showed up last night and to the faces we have not seen in awhile!  Great having you all back!
Shoes available for testing at the Fun Runs
Kinvara 3
Guide 5
Hurricane 14
Triumph 9 
Ride 5
Omni 11 
 
Saucony will be back this Thursday, July 26th at our Manhattan Beach store for another fun run with our running group so if you are interested in joining, please be sure to RSVP here so we know how much food to bring.  My Fit Foods will be joining us after the run and providing some yummy healthy food so be sure to stick around after the raffle!  
 
Thursday night’s running route: 

Raffle Winners: Stan, Sharon (yes, again), Marina, Jason, Lisa

Cool Saucony Swag – Find Your Strong

Village Runner Fun Run Series


Join our running group over the next few weeks for a series of Fun Runs with Saucony, Nike, and ASICS!  Try out some new shoes, make new friends, and win some prizes!  Be sure to RSVP so we can make sure to bring enough food, compliments of My Fit Foods!  Food will be served after the runs on July 26th and the two Nike runs on August 7th and 9th.

July 24:  Redondo Beach: Join us for a Saucony Fun Run! Arrive between 5:30 and 6PM to get fitted for a pair of shoes and to fill out a raffle ticket for the chance to win some fun
prizes or a free pair of Saucony shoes! The running group leaves promptly at 6:15PM from
our store.

July 26:   Manhattan Beach: Join us for a Saucony Fun Run! Arrive between 5:30 and 6PM to get fitted for a pair of shoes and to fill out a raffle ticket for the chance to win some fun prizes or a free pair of Saucony shoes! The running group leaves promptly at 6:15PM from our store. 
August 7: Redondo Beach: Join us for a Nike Fun Run! Arrive between 5:30 and 6PM to get fitted for a pair of shoes and to fill out a raffle ticket for the chance to win some fun prizes and Nike apparel! The running group leaves promptly at 6:15PM from our store.
August 9:  Manhattan Beach: Join us for a Nike Fun Run! Arrive between 5:30 and 6PM to get fitted for a pair of shoes and to fill out a raffle ticket for the chance to win some fun prizes and Nike apparel! The running group leaves promptly at 6:15PM from our store.
August 28:  Redondo Beach: Join us for an ASICS Fun Run! Arrive between 5:30 and 6PM to get fitted for a pair of shoes and to fill out a raffle ticket for the chance to win some fun prizes!  The running group leaves promptly at 6:15PM from our store.

Saucony Fun Runs: Test out a pair and enter to win a free pair!

Save the dates everyone!  Back by popular demand, we will be hosting two more Saucony Fun Runs this month!  If you’re looking for a new running shoe or motivation to get active this Summer, please join us and our Village Runner Running Group later this month for a Fun Run with Saucony!  Better yet, anyone who joins in on the fun runs will be entered into a raffle for a free pair of new shoes from Saucony!

 

If you are a fan of Saucony, or want to experience what their new line has to offer, or would like to dabble in a minimalist running shoe (their Kinvara 3), then please join us for two Saucony Fun Runs at the end of May where you can test out a demo pair of shoes on an actual run with our group.  The Fun Runs will be held the following dates:
 
Saucony Fun Runs
Village Runner Redondo Beach – July 24th

Village Runner Manhattan Beach – July 26th

Be sure to arrive early, starting at 5:30pm, to ensure you get to try on shoes in your size and fill in a raffle ticket before the running group leaves for their run at 6:15pm.
For a maps of where our running group runs, please click here.
 
A note to current Saucony users
If you currently run in Sauconys and haven’t tried out their new shoes, I highly recommend joining us on either of these nights.  They’ve made some big changes to their line so this would be a good way to test out an updated pair prior to purchasing.  Some big changes include:
  • Reducing the heel-toe drop to 8mm on the majority of their shoes (Kinvara 3 has a 4mm drop)
  • Change in their cushioning system to lighten up their shoes – video

Shoes available for testing at the Fun Runs
Kinvara 3
Guide 5
Hurricane 14
Triumph 9 
Ride 5
Omni 11
 
Don’t just stop there!  Join in on the fun every Tuesday and Thursday!  Our group meets between our two stores every week.  For more details on times and locations of our running group, check out this link.