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On Your Marks: 39th Annual Run Seal Beach Announced

Event Director Marc Loopesko urges the City Council and locals to signup soon. Spots for the 5k/10k are limited to 5,500.

Runners, here’s the first part of the race: sign up before spaces fill up.

That’s the message the director of the 39th Annual Run Seal Beach race gave to city officials this week, as he announced open registration for the longtime local tradition.

Speaking before the Seal Beach City Council Monday, Marc Loopesko urged officials and locals to attend the April 13 run.

“I look forward to seeing you out there,” Loopesko said. “We’ll have over 6,000 pairs of feet out there, stomping through the beautiful streets of Seal Beach.”

Loopesko urged people to sign up before spots fill up. Spots for the 5k/10k are limited to 5,500 registrants.

In an brief interview with Patch, Loopesko said tickets for the race sold out two weeks prior to the event. There is no race-day registration, he added, and there is no registration limit for the kids 1k fun run.

The 5k/10k race starting line is at the Seal Beach Community Center, 151 Marina Drive.

According to the event website, in 2012, Run Seal Beach raised and awarded $156,000 to 65 local community organizations. Since the 39-year-old organization became a nonprofit in 1999, Run Seal Beach has contributed over $825,000 to local groups.

Every year about 6,000 athletes participate, and the entire event is staffed and organized by volunteers.

The race also includes a kids 1k fun run. To register for the event, click here. 

Some of the sponsors include Clif Bar, Aquafina, Zico and the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce.

For more information visit www.runsealbeach.com

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Elizabeth Kane January 31, 2013 at 03:43 PM
Best family value event of the year! Don't miss out! See you on April 13th. Elizabeth Kane - Director - Run Seal Beach runsealbeach.com/register
Dianna Blake February 05, 2013 at 02:11 AM
Looking forward to my second year walking! Can't wait!

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