Exercise And Socialize At A Top South Bay Singles Event
By Kevin Wilkerson, PubClub.com Redondo Beach Blogger
One of the largest 10Ks on the West Coast is probably its craziest.
For years, it’s been about an expression of attitude, a celebration before the big celebration, a cause for costumes at times other Halloween or Smackfest.
The Redondo Beach Super Bowl 10K is the first post-New Year event on the South Bay’s social calendar. It is a Los Angeles tradition that has been around almost as long as the “Big Game.”
The 2020 event is the 42nd annual race and takes place on Sunday, Feb. 2.
Super Bowl 10K Registration
You can register on-line at the Official Website/Signup. or save the processing fee and go to any Village Runner store. The price is $30 until Jan. 7, then $35 and rises to $40 at the Expo on Saturday and race day.
In addition to the 10K, there is a 5K run/walk and a baby buggy 10K. The race starts and finishes on Harbor Drive in front of the King Harbor parking lot, goes down Catalina Ave., to Riviera Village, along the Esplanade and – at about the 5 1/2-mile mark – involves running up “the hill” at the Redondo Beach Pier.
The Beer Garden Is The South Bay’s Largest Super Bowl Party
For nearly 40 years, the Super Bowl 10K has filled the streets of this seaside beach community, attracting around 8,000 participants.
Many of the participants are just getting geared up for the Super Bowl, which starts several hours later. Heck, the beer garden may well be the biggest Super Bowl party they will attend all day.
In fact, it is the beer garden that is the primary objective for many people and as a result, it makes the 10K one of the best singles events of the year in the South Bay.
With beers in hand, people gather in Seaside Lagoon, mingling with friends, meeting new friends (and trying to lure the latter to Super Bowl parties). There are beers chills, thrills and no doubt a few spills.
The setting is perfect, on the sand surrounded by a lagoon, usually in the brilliant Southern California sunshine. There is, quite simply, no better way to start your Super Bowl Sunday in the South Bay than the 10K and beer garden.
This is fitting for a community that thrives on what PubClub.com likes to describe as “exercise and socialize.”
With local pubs sitting like a welcome mat at exactly the halfway point and a huge beer garden at the end as the ultimate prize, the Redondo Beach 10K is the perfect mix between that exercise and socialize mentality.
The course begins and ends at King Harbor Marina, goes down palm tree-lined Catalina Avenue, makes a turn toward the sea in Riveria Village – suggested stop is Hennessey’s Tavern at the 3-mile mark of the 6.2-mile run – down the Esplanade for a beautiful morning view of the blue Pacific Ocean, up a block-long and huffing hill at the Redondo Pier and back for a short chute to Catalina.
From there, it’s all downhill to the beer garden.