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Schedule of Events

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Enjoy a fun-spirited day with your family, friends, and neighbors. Plenty of fun, good food and activities for all!

Schedule of Events (approximate times only and subject to change)*

Time  Event
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Open Qualifying Races
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM Qualifying for Quarterfinal
4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Quarterfinal
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM Semi-Final
5:00 PM to 5:15 PM Championship Race

If time permits late racers may be allowed to race for time for fun or may be allowed to race other late racers for a spot in a qualifier (if time permits and without interrupting the flow of the races).

Skechers Friendship Walk

The SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk begins next to the Manhattan Beach Pier. Participants will walk south towards the Hermosa Beach Pier for the turnaround point, then return to the Manhattan Beach Pier. The total duration of the walk is about 3.5 miles.

*Check-in and Registration begins at 8:00 AM near the Manhattan Beach Pier at the Exhibitions and Fun Zone booth. 

*9:00 AM Opening Ceremony and Pier to Pier Walk

Need a Pumpkin Racer?
Pumpkin Race Kit

The Official City of Manhattan Beach World Famous Pumpkin Racer Kits will be available for purchase before and during the event while supplies last. Kits are $30 before the event and $35 on the day of the event. You can purchase them at the 2019 Hometown Fair (October 5th and 6th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - while supplies last). After the Hometown Fair, they will be available at Live Oak Tennis office (Live Oak Park, 1901 Valley Drive) or Manhattan Beach City Hall, in the Parks and Recreation Department (1400 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266) while supplies last!

On the day of the event, feel free to stop by the Race Genius Booth for assistance, decorations, and accessories if you are purchasing official kits. You may also make you own Pumpkin Racer according to the Official Rules of the World Famous Pumpkin Race.

Festival Tips

  • Wear a costume
  • Bring the whole family
  • Get your Pumpkin Racer ready and enter the Pumpkin Race!
  • Visit the Race Genius Booth for Pumpkin Racer tips and tune-ups
  • See The Cheater (he only races in the finals)
  • Bring plenty of water and sunscreen
  • Bring some warm clothes as it may get chilly in the evening