The 7th annual Roundhouse Aquarium Fun Run will be held Saturday, May 11, starting at 9:30 a.m.
It is a 5K that begins under the Manhattan Beach Pier. Racewire will time the race, and first, second, and third place winners in each category will receive a medal and prizes. All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and free refreshments.
To enroll for $35 before the day of the race, visit roundhouseaquarium.org/funrun. You can also sign up the day of the race for $40. A raffle with outstanding prizes will be held after the Fun Run, and tickets are $5 each.
All the proceeds are used to support the operation of the Aquarium and its education program. These include taking care of the animals, teaching classes for school children, providing free admittance to the public and training volunteers.
The run is excellent for those who want to add to their medals or improve their best times. It is also great for families who want to run/walk together. The tide will be low, so people can run on either the wet or dry sand.
The Roundhouse appreciates the support of the Fun Run sponsors.
They are: Gold ($3000)--Skechers and Chevron; Silver ($1500)--Continental Development; Bronz ($500)--Regatta Capital Group, Michael Lee Architects; Bayview Pediatric Dental Group, Aldrich and Turkmany Insurance. In addition, KIND is donating 500 snack bars.
The age divisions are 9 and under, 10 to 14, 15 to 29, 30 to 49, and 50+. There are separate categories for men and women.
The Roundhouse Aquarium is located at the end of the Manhattan Beach pier and is open to the public from 2 to 7 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends.