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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 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 special needs and education. The walk is produced by SKECHERS USA and is co-produced by The Friendship Foundation. Through donations The Friendship Foundation can assist children with special needs 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 invest 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 event has raised more than $13 million to support the Friendship Foundation and public education.

Facts About The Walk

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Event Details

Join us for the Skechers 12th Annual Pier to Pier Friendship Walk to take place virtually

10:00 a.m. PST Live Stream Presentation

Sunday, October 25

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

All who are registered will get their own 2020 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 Nicole Valencia at Nicole@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. "

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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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