Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach Mile returns to Grand Prix for second year

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Kirsty Legg, a coach at Marymount California University in Rancho Palos Verdes, holds the Manhattan Mile women’s record, of 4:45, set last year. Photo by Randy Angel.

Prize money totaling $5,000 will be awarded to the top three finishers in the men’s and women’s divisions of the Second Annual Manhattan Beach Mile on Sunday, July 21. The race is held in conjunction with Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix. The women’s race begins at noon and the men’s at 12:15 p.m. The course starts and ends at Live Oak Park, after looping around Veteran’s Parkway.

A $500 bonus will be awarded to the first man and woman to beat the course records, set last year by Dyhlan Blankenbaker (4:11) and Kirsty Legg (4:45). 

The Grand Prix pro bike races will begin in front of Live Oak Park at 7 a.m. and will include the 2019 SCNCA State Elite Championships. Kids races start at noon. Food and vendor booths will also be open throughout the day. 

For more information about the Manhattan Mile visit For information about the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix, visit


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