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Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

Skechers Walk

Join us for the 2024 Pier to Pier Friendship Walk!

Sunday October 20, 2024

See below for more information.


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Our Annual Walk For Friendship


SKECHERS Friendship Walk

The annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk rallies thousands every October for a fun-filled celebration at the beach, where families and friends gather to walk from Manhattan Beach Pier to Hermosa Beach Pier and back in support of one common purpose; to support children with disabilities and public education. The walk is produced by Skechers and The Friendship Foundation. Through donations, The Friendship Foundation can assist children with disabilities and their families through one-on-one peer mentoring and social recreational activities. Funds raised also supports 6 Education Foundations in the South Bay District.

History Of The Walk

Founded in 2010 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, improving education and empowering disadvantaged youth. SKECHERS goal is simply to inspire and support individuals to make a valiant effort in creating community. Since 2009, the Pier-to-Pier Walk has raised more than $18 million to support the Friendship Foundation and public education.

Facts About The Walk


Raised For The Friendship Foundation in 2023


Years Of Walking


Annual Walkers

Education Foundations Supported

2024 Event Details

Join us for the Skechers 16th Annual Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

8:00 a.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier

Sunday, October 20, 2024


Registration: $30 (each registered & virtual walker)
T-shirt: FREE with registration*

All who are registered will get their own Skechers Walk shirt and swag bag.*

If you'd like a swag bag for your little one, please register your child.

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

Contact us at or (310) 214-6677 for more information!
Kelly Stroman
Managing Director of Friendship Foundation
"Your support of the Walk assists the Friendship Foundation to continue to offer inclusive, safe, fun and enriching programs and Friendship Clubs to the greater South Bay and surrounding areas."
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. "

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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: 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. Food is available for purchase at any of the restaurants in downtown Manhattan Beach. Click on their website for more details:

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 8:00 am the day of the event. You must check-in to receive your gift bag and t-shirt. Early check-in takes place the Friday and Saturday preceding the Walk. Please see full details on the Skechers Walk website.

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