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SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk - The Friendship Foundation

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Our Annual Walk For Friendship

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SKECHERS Friendship Walk

The annual SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk is an awe-inspiring event that brings together people from all walks of life for one common purpose; to support children with special needs and education. The walk is produced by SKECHERS USA and co-produced by The Friendship Foundation and supports six education foundations as well as our programs.

History Of The Walk

Founded in 2009 by the Greenberg Family, The SKECHERS Foundation exists to strengthen communities all over the world, through our greatest asset: Children. SKECHERS invests in the Friendship Foundation because we are dedicated to embracing individuals with special needs and empowering disadvantaged youth.

Facts About The Walk

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Raised For Friendship Foundation 2016

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Years Of Walking

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Annual Walkers

Education Foundations Supported

Event Details

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.

Sunday, October 29

8:00am
Location: Manhattan Beach Pier
Check-in and Registration
Exhibitions and Fun Zone

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

12:00pm
World Famous Pumpkin Races

Fees
Registration: $30 (for adults and kids 3 and up)
Registration (on day of event): $35
T-shirt: FREE with registration**

Registration is optional for babies (even those with a stroller!)

All who are registered will get their own t-shirt and gift bag.** If you’d like a gift bag for your little one, please register your child.

*Time is approximate.
**Shirts & gift bags are available for registrants while supplies last.

Contact Brian Gehlbach at brian@friendshipfoundation.com or (310) 214-6677 for more information!
Nina Patel
Managing Director of Friendship Foundation
"The proceeds from this walk allow us to continue to provide high-quality programs at a low cost to our parents. The programs that we run encourage friendship, inclusivity, and builds a sense of community for our children with special needs."
Carolyn Niman
Executive Director of the Peninsula Education Foundation
"The SKECHERS Friendship Walk helps support positions and programs that are essential to a high-quality education. We can hire more counselors and teachers, and now receive crucial funds for elementary PE, music and library staff, as well as our award-winning STEM program which incorporates hands-on projects in order to help kids learn engineering concepts. "

Excited about the walk?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the start and finish line?

Where do I park?

As many of you know, parking at the beach can be challenging. Arrive early for spots on Manhattan Avenue, and check this site for lot information: www.downtownmanhattanbeach.com/mapparking. Please note: Manhattan Beach Boulevard will be closed from the Pier to Manhattan Avenue for the Pumpkin Races!

Will there be food and water, and is there a charge?

Yes, bottled water will be available courtesy of Caskey & Caskey. Food is available for purchase at any of the restaurants in downtown Manhattan Beach. Click on their website for more details: www.downtownmanhattanbeach.com.

Will there be any services for emergencies throughout the day?

Yes, the Manhattan Beach Fire Department and ambulance teams have been informed of the event and will be available when needed.

What is the registration fee?

Registration is $30 for each walker (younger children can also be registered if you’d like them to receive a walk t-shirt and gift bag (while supplies last)! Proceeds benefit 6 education foundations and the Friendship Foundation.

I pre-registered. Where should I check-in?

Check-in tables will be at the Manhattan Beach Pier’s lower parking lot off of Manhattan Beach Boulevard open at 8:00am the day of the event. You must check-in to receive your gift bag and t-shirt. Early check-in takes place 11am to 6pm on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28 at the following locations: Manhattan Beach SKECHERS retail store Torrance SKECHERS retail store in Del Amo Mall Redondo Beach SKECHERS retail store in South Bay Galleria Promenade on the Peninsula in Palos Verdes (near the fountains and across from Good Stuff Restaurant) Watch for early check-in updates on the home page and an email if you’re registered as we get closer to the day of the Walk.

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