The Dick Fitzgerald 2-Mile Beach Run will be held on Saturday August 5, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. 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 excercise and participate in one of the first events of the Surf Festsival.
The divisions are(Men and Women, Boys & Girls):10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 & over. ISF t-shirts are guaranteed to all pre-registered runners. 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.
NEW THIS YEAR! The Run/Swim Combo Division will recognize those who complete the 2 Mile Beach Run AND the 2 Mile Rough Water Swim the next day! Be sure to check the box for that division and your results will be tabulated at the conclusion of the swim.
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.
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