Manhattan Beach Glowtide 5K

December 22, 2018

The Manhattan Beach Glowtide 5K takes place on Saturday, December 22 at 5:30 p.m. beneath the lights of the Manhattan Beach Pier.

Run, walk, or baby jog along the sea under the FULL MOON! Celebrate the holidays at the most unusual running event in LA. The entire course will be lit by glow sticks to guide you. Bring the whole family, then stay and play at the many fine bars and restaurants in downtown Manhattan Beach. You won’t find anything else like it!

Kids can do the 5K or compete in the Little Elves Dash after the 5K. Adults have a chance to watch the youngsters race up and down at age appropriate distances. Cool awards and a chance to stand on the podium to the top five in the following divisions: 2 and under, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12.

Glow necklaces and beachy t-shirts are guaranteed to all pre-registered runners and to late registrants while supplies last. Unique Wooly Hat Awards will go to the top 5 and a chance to stand on the podium in all 28 age divisions. The kid’s races have the same cool awards as the adults!

5K Run/Walk starts at 5:30pm (all ages)
Elves Dash 1K 6:20pm (age 7-12)
Little Elves 400m 6:25pm (age 3-6)
Crawlers 50m 6:30pm (age 2 and under)

Packet pick up and late registration is Friday, December 21 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Village Runner located at 1840 Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, 90266 and from 3 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the Manhattan Pier on race day.

Registration is $40 for the 5K and $30 for the kids races.

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The event starts underneath the Manhattan Beach Pier at the end of Manhattan Beach Boulevard.