The Manhattan Beach Hometown 10k Run was founded in 1978 by a group of local runners who wanted to have a race in town. It has always been a partnership between the City of Manhattan Beach and the Race Committee. This partnership makes keeping the race true to its original concept possible - the race is a true community event.
The goals [then and now] are to: (1) Start on time; (2) give lots of awards; and (3) keep advertising OFF of the t-shirts. To our knowledge the Hometown 10K is the only race in the top 100 without a major corporate sponsor.