Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The 41st Annual Manhattan Beach 10K

Kalley Aman is a Los Angeles-based attorney at Buchalter, APC who represents employers and businesses in litigation. Kalley Aman is an avid runner who regularly competes in races such as the Manhattan Beach 10K every October

The 2018 Manhattan Beach 10K, which has been held each October since 1979, attracted 3,400 runners. Of the entrants, 2,832 completed a circuit that extends across a picturesque beach town and ends at the Manhattan Beach Pier. 

One aspect of the event that participants reported enjoying was the view of the ocean as they ran the 6.2-mile course. With the weather clear and enthusiasm levels high, the event was also applauded for its unique combination of competitiveness and camaraderie. 

The best overall time was posted by Stewart Harwell, 34, who clocked a time of 31:54, while the top women’s finisher was Abby Hong, 22, who finished in 35:41. The oldest participant of the race was 91, while the youngest runner was 6.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Manhattan Beach 10K - A History Extending Four Decades

Based in Los Angeles, Kalley Aman is an attorney with Buchalter, APC, where she is a Shareholder in the labor and employment and litigation practice groups. Kalley Aman has competed in almost every Manhattan Beach 10K since 2011, earning medals for top standings in her age division.

When the Manhattan Beach 10K was launched in 1979, running and jogging’s popularity was just beginning to take off, particularly in coastal California areas. The initial race was expected to attract just a few hundred people, but it instead drew nearly 2,000 runners. That number doubled at the next year’s race. 

In the 40 years since that time, funds raised by the event have contributed to approximately $100,000 in academic scholarships as well as the placement of exercise equipment in community parks. 

At the same time, the Manhattan Beach 10K has maintained an emphasis on camaraderie. It welcomes teams and families as well as racers of all ages. The oldest-ever racer was 93-year-old Jack Tsu.