Rock & Brews Post Race Party & Award Ceremony

Look what Rock & Brews Redondo Beach has for us! They’ve made a special menu for our post-race party from 8:45am-noon. Please join us there to keep the celebration going. Medals will be awarded here & we’ll have raffle prizes too. You can still register for our 24th Annual 4th of July 5K & Firecracker Dash sponsored by UCLA Health in-store at Village Runner South Bay (even on race morning)

 

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/

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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.

22nd Annual 4th of July 5k Timeline

Our 22nd Annual 4th of July 5K presented by UCLA Health is right around the corner!  Online registration closes tomorrow, July 1st, at midnight, but you can still register at the Village Runner in Redondo Beach up until the start of the race.  Here’s a helpful timeline of race related information and events:

Registration Options

July 1st – Midnight – Online registration closes

July 3rd – Race Expo at the Village Runner in Redondo Beach 12pm-7pm:

– Late Registration and Packet Pickup

– Autograph signing from running greats Laszlo Tabori and Jacki Hansen 12pm-3pm!

July 4th – Packet Pickup and Late Registration – Arrive as early as 6:30am to register and/or pick up pre-registered race packets.  The 5K starts promptly at 8:00am and we’ll be taking registrations until the gun goes off!  Race morning packet pickup and late registration is held on Catalina Ave near Elena Ave. (NOT behind Village Runner).

Race Day Timeline

6:30am – Late Registration and Packet Pickup Opens

Costume Contest

Costume Contest

7:30am – Red, White, and Blue Costume Contest

1st place=$100 Village Runner Gift Certificate

2nd Place=$50 Village Runner Gift Certificate

3rd place=$25 Village Runner Gift Certificate

8:00am – 5K Run / Walk Starts

9:30am-9:50am: Kids’ Dash Series

9:30am Ages 10-12 Distance: 1/4 Mile

9:40am Ages 8-9 Distance: 1/4 Mile

9:45am Ages 6-7 Distance: 1/4 Mile

9:50am Ages 4-5 Distance: “Dash”

 

Additional 4th of July Morning Events

There are two other special events going on in conjunction with our 22nd Annual Village Runner 4th of July 5K and Health Fair presented by UCLA Health!

  1. 8:30am-11am: Rock and Brews 4th of July Run Party – bring in your race bib for food and drink specials!
  2. 9:15am: GI Joe’s $1000 Push Up Challenge at the race expo site

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Village Runner Fun Runs and Demo Nights!

villagerunnerrunninggroup2 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 and other products 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!

May 19th: Zensah Demo Run – Village Runner Redondo Beach
Ever been curious about compression sleeves? Join us Tuesday at 6:15pm for a Zensah demo run! RSVP Here!   Zensah_main042412

 

 

 

May 24th: Mizuno Fun Run – Village Runner Redondo Beach
Join us on Sunday morning, May 24th at 8:15am for a Mizuno fun run and test out the latest Mizuno Wave Rider, Wave Inspire, and Sayonara! RSVP HereMizuno Fun Run

 

 

 

May 26th: Saucony Fun Run – Village Runner Redondo Beach
Join us on Tuesday at 6:15pm to test out the brand new Saucony Kinvara 6 and Triumph ISO series!  RSVP here!SAUC_S15_M_KINVARA6_SOCIAL_800x800

 

 

 

June 2nd: Asics Fun Run – Village Runner Redondo Beach
Join us on Tuesday at 6:15pm to test out the brand new Asics Nimbus 17’s!  More details to come!

22nd Annual 4th of July 5K – Registration Now Open!

22nd Annual 4th of July 5K

South Bay Event Calendar – January

Nike, Newton, and Injinji, Oh My!

Asics Fun Run

Tuesday Night Fun Run

We have a great January lineup for our South Bay runners!  Plus, let’s not forget that the Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K / 5K is right around the corner so join us every week to get some training in and have some fun with it!  You might just stop calling it a workout, and start calling it a night out with friends.

Tuesday, January 14th: Nike Fun Run – 6:15pm in Redondo Beach

Sunday, January 19th: Newton Running Natural Run Clinic – 11am in Redondo Beach

Tuesday, January 21st: Injinji Fun Run – 6:15pm in Redondo Beach

Tuesday, January 28th: Ragnar Relay Info Session during our Tuesday night run – 6:15pm in Redondo Beach

For more details, to RSVP, and to invite friends, please click on the links above.  If you’d like a full, printable flier of upcoming events, click on the image below.

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South Bay Race Calendar

June Races
June 1st: Manhattan Beach – Grand View Gator Run 5K
Register Here



June 1st: Torrance – Legends Youth Track Meet
Information Here

June 8th: Manhattan Beach – 1st Annual Roundhouse Aquarium Fun Run for the Oceans

Register Here 

June 15th: San Pedro – Life Rolls On Hey Day 5K
Register Here 

June 29-30th: Hermosa Beach – The Hermosa Beach 24 Hour Ultra Marathon
Register Here    ***
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July Races 
July 4th: Redondo Beach – 20th Annual 4th of July 5K and Leprechaun Dash for the Gold
Register Here

July 20th: Dockweiler State Beach – 2nd Annual Zero Prostate Cancer (formerly “Dash for Dad”)
August Races
August 10th: Rolling Hills Estates – 2nd annual “The Hills Are Alive 10K/5K Run – 5K Walk” 

September Races 
September 2nd: San Pedro / Port of Los Angeles – Conquer the Bridge Run 5.3 Mile and Half Marathon (pending approval)


November Races
November 16th: Palos Verdes – Palos Verdes Half Marathon
The PV Half Marathon has moved from May to November.  The race director plans on getting registration info online and forms in stores by April, but in the meantime, please stay tuned for more updates to their Facebook page.
Upcoming In Store Events

We are lining up some fantastic events this Spring so stay tuned on our Facebook Page or check out the information below. 
 

 

May 28th: Redondo Beach Village Runner
May 30th: Manhattan Beach Village Runner
Join us for a New Balance Fun Run and test out a pair of their super lightweight Minimus 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 stores. 

 

June 4th: Redondo Beach Village Runner 
June 27th: Manhattan Beach Village Runner
Join us for an ASICS Fun Run as we test out the new ASICS GEL-Lyte33 2!  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. 


June 13th: Manhattan Beach Village Runner

Are you curious about “natural running form” or have you ever wanted to try a pair of Newton running shoes?  Join us for a Newton 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.  




June 18th: Redondo Beach Village Runner
July 11th: Manhattan Beach Village Runner
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.  You’ll have the chance to demo your choice of Nike’s newest Structure, Vomero, Lunarglide, or Free Run 5.0!


Best of the Beach Results: Best Sports Store 2013

Thank you to everyone who voted for the Village Runner in the Annual Easy Reader Best of the Beach poll! Results came out today and we were voted “Best Sports Store” and were voted runner-up for “Best Running Race” for our 4th of July 5K! This year marks our 30th anniversary in existence,10th anniversary with our Manhattan Beach store, and our 20th annual 4th of July 5K! We have so much to be thankful for and a lot to celebrate in 2013!  We are thankful to not only be doing what we love day in and day out, but also we are thankful for the support of our small business all these years.  We are a small store but serve with big hearts and are grateful we have the opportunity every day to take part in all of your journeys toward the start and finish lines.  Thank you all so incredibly much!   

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