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2018 Hermosa Beach ironman competitors during the paddle portion of the event. (File photo by Richard Podgurski, Jr.)

Hermosa Beach Ironman 2019 signups begin today, July 3 at 1 p.m. at Tower 12, located at 53 Pier Ave., in Hermosa Beach.

The registration fee is $30. All proceeds go to local causes and charities.

Shelby Benz, daughter of Burgie Benz, creator of the event where competitors run a mile, paddle a mile and then chug a six-pack of beer, the event raises between $10,000 and $12,000 each year.

Participants should arrive around 8 a.m. on July 4, in Hermosa Beach on 30th Street (the usual location), for the start of the event.

For more information, visit hermosabeachironman.com.

Contact Lisa Jacobs lisa.jacobs@TBRnews.com or follow her on Twitter @lisaannjacobs.

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