About This Run
The race is conducted by the Mira Costa Track and Cross Country teams. Proceeds from the run go back to the team. The race is named after former Director of the Department of Beaches Dick Fitzerald who helped start the International Surf Festival.
North Side of Hermosa Beach Pier
The race starts and finishes at the Hermosa Beach Pier. Runners will run north behind the lifeguard towers past the Longfellow tower around the turn-around marker and then proceed back to the pier along the hard packed sand by the water.
This fun race is very challenging because of the soft sand on the first half of the race and the hard pack run on the return trip. The gentle sea breeze is a welcome relief to the runners . This is a great way to get some exercise and participate in one of the first events of the Surf Festival.
Men and Women, Boys & Girls: 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 & over.
Sizes: S, M, L, & XL, guaranteed to all pre-registered runners (indicate size on form).
A limited number of shirts will be available for race day registration – first come, first served.
Medals to the 1st - 3rd place in each division
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In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the International Surf Festival, its related events and activities, I, the undersigned, acknowledge, appreciate, and agree that:
1. The risk of injury from the activities involved in this program is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death, and while particular skills, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious injury does exist; and,
2. I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and,
3. I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation. If, however, I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of an International Surf Festival representative immediately; and,
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(UNDER AGE 18 AT TIME OF REGISTRATION)
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