Dick Fitzgerald 2 Mile Sand Run this Saturday in Hermosa

Howdy runners!  If you haven’t already heard or signed up, there will be a two mile run in Hermosa Beach as part of the International Surf Festival weekend festivities!  It’s not too late to sign up so be sure to get to the start of the run as early as 7AM on Saturday, August 4th to register! 

Dick Fitzgerald Two-Mile Beach Run
Saturday August 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m. Start
Start and Registration Location: North Side of Hermosa Beach Pier

Course Map:
1-mile north on soft sand to turn-around cone and return 1-mile on hard sand to finish.

Divisions: Men and Women, Boys & Girls: 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 & over.
Awards: Medals to the 1st – 3rd place in each division

T-Shirts: T –Shirt sizes: S, M, L, & XL, guaranteed to all pre-registered runners (indicate size on form).  A limited number of shirts will be available for race day registration – first come, first served.  (Last year they ran out so get there early!)
Purpose: The purpose of the run is to promote community participation. Proceeds from the run go to the Mira Costa Boy’s and Girls Cross country programs.
Results and forms can be found on our web pages at
Don’t want to get sand in your shoes and don’t want to step in and beach gunk?  Come by either Village Runner location and pick up a pair of sand socks!  
And for inquiring minds…. Who is Dick Fitzgerald?
Dick Fitzgerald was the first Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches. He was instrumental in the creation of the International Surf Festival in 1962. Dick promoted physical fitness and wellness programs throughout the South Bay through his work with the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles County Department of Beaches, and the Beach Cities Heath District. (Source: http://www.surffestival.org/)
Last, but certainly not least, thank you to the Club Ed runners for helping organize and staff the run!