Running: The annual GI Joe Spring Pier-2-Pier Run/Walk will be held Saturday, March 2 at 7 a.m. Runners compete in the sand from the Hermosa Beach Pier to the Manhattan Beach Pier and back. The top two male and female runners receive a dog tag and gift certificate toward new running shoes. T-shirts, goodie bags and raffle prices are included. Break the fastest male/female time and win $100. A Post Event Party will be held at Cantina Real with raffle prizes including a $500 Scholarship donation from Sports Authority. The run/walk benefits Helpline Youth Counseling, Inc., Grandparents As Parents and others. Cost is $35 per runner. Registration is available online through Thursday, Feb. 28 at mbbootcamp.com. Walk-in sign ups available at Village Runner stores: 1840 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach and 1811 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach. For more information, call 310-980-9339.
Village Runner hosts its annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/Community Walk and Little Leprechaun Dash for the Gold beginning at 8 a.m. March 3 in Redondo Beach. More than 2,700 runners are expected to participate in the race that begins and ends in Riviera Village. The Kids Dash follows at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit local schools. For more information or to register online, visit villagerunner.com.
Cheerleading: The Mira Costa Cheer and Song Leaders will be hosting a Winter Cheer Camp during Ski Week Monday through Friday, Feb. 18-22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $275 per camper. Complete registration online or download forms at mchspepsquad.com. Registration form and medical release waiver along with payment must be sent in by Feb. 8. Space is limited. You must pre-register your 1st – 5th grader to attend. For more information, email Shannon Anderson at email@example.com.
Swimming: Registration is now open for the 2013 Dwight Crum Pier to Pier Swim. The swim will be held on Sunday, Aug. 4. Registration for the swim may be done on-line at surffestival.org or through the Active.com link. Additional race information is available on the website or by following on twitter @pier2pier_swim.
Cycling: The South Bay Wheelmen hosts a group ride on the first Saturday of every month. Cyclists meet in the parking lot of the Catalina Coffee Company at 126 N. Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach. The moderately-paced ride is 30-40 miles with some climbing and regroups at several points so no one gets left behind. For more information visit southbaywheelmen.org.
Fundraisers: Donations are being sought to help install a new turf field at Marine Ave. Park in Manhattan Beach. The soccer field is used heavily by AYSO Region 18 (Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach). The project is only $200,000 short of its $1 million goal. For more information, contact Johnnie C. Morgan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volleyball: Registration is open for the United States Youth Volleyball League in Hermosa Beach. Open to boys and girls ages 7-15, the 8-week season runs from April to June at South Park in Hermosa Beach. For more information on registration and volunteer positions, visit USYVL.org or call 1-888-988-7985.
A Tuesday Co-ed Beach Volleyball League in Hermosa Beach is slated to begin March 19 on the north side of the Hermosa Beach Pier. Best 2-out-of-3 matches are played from 6 to 8 p.m. for six weeks followed by two weeks of playoffs. Registration must be made at the Community Center at 710 Pier Ave. in Hermosa Beach prior to league start date. Cost is $240 per team plus $5 for each non-Hermosa Beach resident. Online registration is available at HermosaBCH.Org Adult Leagues. For questions, contact Bill Sigler, email@example.com and/or Chris, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surfing: The South Bay Boardriders Club has announced the schedule for its 2012-13 South Bay Surf Series. Open to non-club members, contests are slated for Saturday at El Porto; Saturday, Mar. 9 at 26th Street, Manhattan Beach; Saturday, April 13 at El Porto and Saturday, May 11 at the Manhattan Beach Pier. For more information, visit southbayboardriders.com.