Beach Cities Sports: Flag football, golf, paddleboarding, running and more
Track Meet: The 5th Annual Mini Mustang Youth Track Meet takes place Sunday, Apr. 28 from 1-5 p.m. Kids from Kindergarten through 8 th grade are invited to try out various track and field events. There will also be a free adult open mile race. Proceeds benefit the Mira Costa Track Team. Visit miracostatrack.org/mini-mustang-meet.
Flag Football: Prank Monkey’s Coed 4v4 flag football league is switching to Thursday nights on April 25. Teams must have a minimum of one female on the field at all times and players must play in two regular season games to be eligible to play in playoffs. Teams need to register with the City of Hermosa Beach either in person at 710 Pier Ave or online. Cost is $280 per team with a limit of 10 players. Once registered, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your team name and list of members.
Running: Registration is available for the Seventh Annual 5K Fun Run for the Oceans, held by the Manhattan Beach Roundhouse Aquarium Teaching Center. This year’s Fun Run will be Saturday, May 11 starting at 9:30 a.m. on the north side of the Manhattan Beach Pier. Entry fee is $35 and includes t-shirt, refreshments, prizes for top three in each age division and post-race raffle. Registration is available at roundhouseaquarium.org/funrun.
ECC Hall of Fame: The 29th El Camino College Athletic Hall of Fame induction dinner ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 23 in the school’s new gymnasium. Social hour begins at 5 p.m. followed by the ceremony at 6 p.m. Dinner reservations are $75 per person. Deadline is Wednesday, May 15. Inductees include David Austin (swimming & diving), Charlie Brown (track & field), Matt Engle (football), Coy Hall (football),Ralph Hughes (football), Latario Rachal (football), Chun Young Shin (women’s tennis), Vic Buttler (baseball), Lawanda Cabell-Simmons (track & field), Rochelle Esparza (volleyball), Dan Hatano (wrestling), Jon Robertson (football), Erica Shaw (water polo, swimming) and the 1950’s football team. For more information contact Colin Preston, 310-749-4913, email@example.com.
Golf: The 31st Annual El Camino College Warrior Athletics Golf Classic will take place Monday, June 11 at p.m. at Los Verdes Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes. Deadline is June 1. Entry fee of $150 includes: Green fees, cart, tee package,contests, lunch and dinner. Sponsorship packages also available. For more information contact Colin Preston, 310-660-3547, eccwarriors.com.
Paddling: Registration has opened for the 41st Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race, to be held Sunday, Aug. 25. The first Catalina Classic was held in 1955, and is prone paddling’s oldest, most celebrated race. The 32-mile race begins at Two Harbors on Catalina Island and finishes at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Entries are limited and paddlers who completed the race last year are given priority. Paddlers who did not complete the race last year may qualify by competing in one of four preceding races: The South Bay Paddle in Hermosa Beach on June 8; the Jay Race in Santa Cruz (date to be announced); the Rock2Rock from Two Harbors to Cabrillo Beach on June 30; and The Waterman’s Challenge in La Jolla on July 13. For more information visit CatalinaClassicPaddleboardRace.org.
Paddleboarding: Registration is open for the Rock 2 Rock paddleboard race to be held on June 30. Starting from Two Harbors on Catalina Island and finishing at Cabrillo State Beach in San Pedro, the race was started by Joe Bark and is now a fundraiser for the Ocean of Hope Campaign. To register, visit paddleguru.com.
Push Up Challenge: GI Joe Charles’ $1,000 Push Up Challenge will take place at the 26th Annual Village Runner 4th of July 5k Run on Thursday, July 4 from 9-11 a.m. Early sign-ups are only $10 (increases to $20 on May 31) and can be made at MBbootcamp.com.
Swimming: Registration is now open for Swim The Avenues, an official qualifying swim for the Manhattan Beach Pier to Pier Swim, to be held Sunday, July 14 at Redondo Beach’s Miramar Park. There will be a 1-mile race for ages 13-and-over ($45) as well as a half-mile race ($35). Both include individual age group and open categories along with wetsuit and non-wetsuit categories. To register, visit active.com.
Basketball: Dave Miller, Emmy Award winning NBA analyst will be hosting his 22nd annual MVPCAMP.COM summer basketball camps at Aviation Sports Complex in Redondo Beach. Session I will be held July 8-12 (coed) and Session II July 15-19 (girls only) and Session III July 29-Aug. 2 (coed). Camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are open to boys and girls ages 5 to 14. The camp is geared for all levels of play and places an emphasis on keeping the FUN in fundamentals. You can call for a brochure (424) 200-0697 or print an application form on our website mvpcamp.com.
Volleyball: Vibe Volleyball Lab has released its Summer Schedule which will run from July 8 through Aug. 29. Skill & Performance Labs are available for Beginners (2nd-5th graders), Middle School (6th-8th graders) and High School (9th-12th grade) students. Offered are Single Class ($30), 5 Pack ($140) and 10 Pack ($260). Indoor and Beach private lessons also available. VIBE Volleyball Lab, 110 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo. vibevolleyball lab.com.
Swimming: The 4th Annual SwimaTun for Lupus will be held Sunday, July 21 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Equinox South Bay, 5400 Rosecrans, Hawthorne. Minimum donation of $30 includes guided swim workout, food, music and prizes. To register visit swimatun.org or contact Natalie at 310-993-5832.
Yoga: Yoga on the Octagon at the Redondo Beach Pier is free for all levels. Held Wednesdays 6 – 7 p.m., 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach (west end of the pier behind Tony’s). Bring a yoga mat, towel and water. Redondopier.com.
Shade Hotel Redondo Beach offers free, all-level yoga on the Aquadeck, Mondays and Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 a.m., weather permitting. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing. Mats are available on a first come, first serve basis. Shade Hotel, 655 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. Call (310) 921-8940 to reserve your spot. Rb.shadehotel.com.