Rock & Brews today signed on to become the exclusive, “official” party site for the 11th annual Saint Patrick’s Day 5K, Sunday, March 16th, in Redondo Beach. Rock & Brews is located at the corner of PCH and Palos Verdes Blvd. just a short walk from the Saint Patrick’s Day race start and finish area.

“Rock & Brews is excited to be part of the St. Paddy’s Day 5K, which has such a great tradition in the Riviera Village. We are looking forward to being the Post-Race  Celebration spot for many years to come,” said Jon Mesko, Proprietor of Rock & Brews Redondo Beach. The Awards Ceremony following the race will be hosted by Rock & Brews. Rock & Brews will have specials all St. Paddy’s Day weekend for St. Paddy’s Day 5K runners bringing in their competitor bibs. Rock & Brews will open following the race with the post-race celebration going until noon. Raffle prizes will be offered every 30 minutes from 9 a.m.- noon. Breakfast will be available, as well as the normal menu at Rock &. Brews. Artisan Beers, great pizza, BBQ items, plus good music and food will be available. Rock & Brews Beer Garden has an outdoor patio surrounded by large video screens with rock videos playing, and large rock & roll posters displayed. Restaurant Owner/Operator Jon Mesko has partnered with El Segundo Rock & Brews founders Michael Zislis, Dave Furano, and KISS legend Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.

Opening Night Crowd

The St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/Walk and Little Leprechaun Dash for the Gold expect over 2,500 runners to take the starting line in Riviera Village. A share of the proceeds will go to local schools after-school programs.

Participants often race in bright green, Saint Patrick’s Day themed outfits with shamrocks painted on their faces and bodies. They wear lucky beads, Leprechaun hats, and green party outfits. Prices to enter include an early entry fee of $30 by March 8, 2014, and $35 after March 8, 2014. For the Kid’s Dash, the entry fee is $25 by  3/8/14 and $30 after 3/8/14. All participants will receive a Saint Patrick’s Day Run T-shirt.  There will be chip timing, and age division awards

Pre-race Packet Pick-Up is on Saturday, March 15th, from Noon –7pm at the Village Runner in Redondo Beach. For more information or to register online visit