Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, cycling, triathlon, yachting and more
Aquatics:The Redondo Beach Yacht Club will hold the 8th Annual Frank Guernsey Single-Handed Challenge Race at 1 p.m. (check-in is at noon) on Saturday, Oct. 15. Guest speaker will be explorer, author and photographer James Dorsey. Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. For race information contact John Ellinwood, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.redondobeachyachtclub.org. For dinner contact Craig Miller, email@example.com or 310-697-9419.
Fundraisers: The Redondo Union High School Alumni Association will hold its 2nd annual Homecoming Celebration Friday, Oct. 14 beginning at 5 p.m. prior to the Redondo-Peninsula football game. Tickets are $25 ($15 for children/students 18 and under) and include admission to the game, El Gringo Buffet pre-game dinner, a collector Alumni drink holder and Alumni Association window decal. Proceeds benefit the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund and Athletic Hall of Fame. For more information, visit www.RUHSAlumni.org.
All active and retired U.S. Military are offered free unlimited classes with no obligation to join at South Bay Jiu Jitsu, 325 Pacific Coast Hwy. in Hermosa Beach, during the month of October. Classes include Boot Camp Conditioning, Cardio MMA, Jeet Kune Do/Kickboxing, Boxing, Grappling/Submission Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and American Jiu Jitsu. An anonymous Manhattan Beach resident has pledged to donate $100 to South Bay Jiu Jitsu for every U.S. Military person who signs up for classes in October. Registrants must bring Military I.D. and mention the code: Honor Me. For more information, call 310-318-8960.
Triathlon: Registration is open for the Day At The Beach Triathlon to be held Sunday, Oct. 9 at 7 a.m. in Hermosa Beach. The event consists of a ?-mile ocean swim, 10-mile bike and 3-mile run on The Strand. Fees are $115/person ($185/relay). For more information or to register, visit www.dayatthebeachtri.com.
Cycling: Aspiring racers are invited to join the South Bay Wheelmen cycling club which is holding the Dave Richardson Series consisting of 11 races in three months that are a mix of criteriums, road races, and time trials. Racers are divided into A and B categories, depending on experience. Men and women race together but are scored separately as are age-graded categories. Riders must have a United States Cycling Federation license to participate. For more information, visit www.southbaywheelmen.org.
Football: Co-Ed Flag Football on the Beach will host its year-end tournament from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. Played at 10th Street and The Strand in Hermosa Beach, games are played with two 20 minute halves, alternating guy and girl quarterbacks. Registration is available at the Community Center at 710 Pier Ave. in Hermosa Beach. Cost is $100 per team if pre-registered ($125 day of the event). For more information, contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-877-3148.
Running: Registration is open for the G.I. Joe Bootcamp Fall Pier 2 Pier Run/Walk to be held Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7 a.m. Presented by the City of Hermosa Beach, the event includes professional timing and prizes. Cost is $25 per runner (add $10 after Oct. 15). Partial proceeds benefit the Air Force Sergeants Association, Grandparents As Parents and Vitality City in memory of Charlie Saikley. Registration is available online at www.mbbootbamp.com and at Village Runner, 1840 Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. For additional information, contact Joe Charles, 310-980-9339.
Basketball: Registration is open for the Hermosa Beach Youth Basketball League at the Community Center, 710 Pier Ave. in Hermosa Beach. Celebrating its 31st year, the league begins in January and is open to boys and girls in kindergarten through 10th grade. Fees are $115 (first player), $110 (second player) and $90 (third player). Add $10 after Oct. 14. Mandatory tryouts begin Saturday, Oct. 15. For more information, call 310-372-BALL.
Fitness: AdventurePlex, 1701 Marine Ave., Manhattan Beach invites family members ages 5 and up to improve balance, strength and power on its 35-foot outdoor rock walls which are open every day from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Cost is $8. Also available is a Ropes Course where groups of seven (ages 8 and up) start each half hour every Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost is $20 and advance registration is recommended. Cost is $8-$20 depending on activities. For more information, call 310-546-7708.