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General Questions

Registration Questions

Donation Questions

General Questions

What time does the Walk start?
At 8:00 am, check-in and registration begin at the Manhattan Beach Pier. The Exhibitor and Kid Zone also will begin.
At 8:30 am, the on-stage entertainment starts, complete with exciting, high-energy performances, followed by remarks at 9:00 am.
The Walk begins at approximately 9:30 am, following the program.

Where is the start and finish line?
The Walk starts by the Manhattan Beach Pier. Participants walk south toward Hermosa Beach, turn around at the Hermosa Beach Pier, then return to the Manhattan Beach Pier.

How long is the Walk?
The Walk from Pier to Pier and back is about 3.5 miles.

Where should I park?
Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk is offering a FREE public shuttle from two remote parking lots for those attending the event on Sunday, October 20. The shuttle will run from 6:30 am to 1:30 pm from two separate lots:

  • Northrop Grumman Parking Lot “R2”
    One Space Park Drive
    Redondo Beach, CA 90278
  • Kinecta Federal Credit Union
    1440 Rosecrans Avenue
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

The parking lots will be open and free to all users (subject to space availability). The shuttles will run continuously during the hours of operation. Please allow 15-20 minutes for each shuttle to loop. The drop-off location is in front of the Public Library at City Hall (1400 Highland Avenue), Manhattan Beach, CA. The event site is a short 5-minute walk down the hill.

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!

Is ADA parking available?
Due to street and parking lot closures, ADA parking can be challenging. However, the parking link shows a number of options on the map: www.downtownmanhattanbeach.com/mapparking. The earlier your arrival, the more choices you will have, so plan ahead!

Will there be food and water, and is there a charge?
Yes, there will be free hydration stations for all participants to access. WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO BRING YOUR OWN REUSABLE WATER CONTAINER! Our goal is to eliminate single-use containers and plastic water bottles at our event. In order to be good stewards of the earth and our beach environment, we will offer only a very limited number of individual water bottles. Food is available for purchase at any of the restaurants in downtown Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach. Click on their websites for more details: www.downtownmanhattanbeach.com/ and www.trulyhermosa.com.

Are dogs allowed at the Walk?
Yes, friendly dogs are allowed at the Walk. Dogs are welcome on The Strand and surrounding city areas if they are leashed. Please make note of any city ordinance and signage regarding dogs in and around the Manhattan Beach Pier.

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.

Where do I get my pumpkin and racing kit?
To learn more about the Pumpkin Races, visit www.citymb.info.



Registration Questions

Is there a fee to register?
Yes, registration is $30 for each walker before the Walk, and $35 per person the day of the Walk. Younger children can also be registered if you’d like them to receive a Walk T-shirt and gift bag (while supplies last).

If I have pre-registered, do I need to check in somewhere?
Yes, check-in tables will be at the Manhattan Beach Pier’s lower parking lot off Manhattan Beach Boulevard (open at 8:00 am). You must check in to receive your swag bag and T-shirt.

We also will offer early check-in on Friday, October 18 (11:00 am to 6:00 pm) and Saturday, October 19 (11:00 am to 4:00 pm). You can receive your swag bag and T-shirt (while supplies last) at the following locations:

  • Manhattan Beach Skechers retail store on Manhattan Beach Boulevard
  • Torrance Skechers retail store in Del Amo Mall
  • Big 5 Sporting Goods in Torrance at 17542 Hawthorne Boulevard
  • Promenade on the Peninsula in Palos Verdes

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.

Can I register on the day of the Walk?
Yes, registration tables will be at the Manhattan Beach Pier’s lower parking lot off of Manhattan Beach Boulevard at 8:00 am. On-site registration is $35. To avoid the rush, we recommend registering online.

I registered as a virtual walker. Can I still get a swag bag?
Yes, you may pick up your swag bag, while supplies last, at any of the pre-check-in locations. We do not mail swag bags.

I registered as a virtual walker and changed my mind—I want to walk in person now. Do I have to tell anyone?
No, you may simply show up to walk. However, we recommend that you pick up your swag bag at one of the pre-check-in locations HERE.

For all questions regarding registration or school team participation, please contact Kira Alcomindras at The Friendship Foundation. She can be reached at kira@friendshipfoundation.com or (310) 214-6677, M-F from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

For all questions concerning corporate sponsorship, corporate sponsor walk teams, and registration, please contact Amy Trell at amy.trell@skechers.com or (310) 318-3100 x1186.



Donation Questions

What can I do if a check is written out to me personally?
If a donation check has been written out to you, you may endorse the back of it and mail it in with a completed donation form found here.

Can I mail in a cash donation?
We prefer donations made via check or credit card and do not recommend mailing cash. However, if using cash is your only option, you may drop it off with a completed donation form at the following location:

Attn: Amy Trell
Skechers Foundation
330 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

How quickly can I expect an online donation to post to my fundraising page?
Any donation made online should post to your fundraising page immediately. If your donation does not post within 24 hours, please contact us.

Where can I find my donation form to download, print, and mail?
You can download it by clicking here.

Where can I find a list of the people who have donated to me?
Log in with your username and password to your fundraising page. On your page, there will be a list of all your donors as well as your team members’ activities.

Can I make a donation to a registered walker or team?
Yes, just enter the person’s or team’s name on the donation page.

How does the Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk use the contributions?
Proceeds from the Walk will go toward The Friendship Foundation’s ongoing programming for children with special needs, as well as our education foundations. [If you are donating to an individual or team, the money you donate will go to their designated organizations.]

As a donor, you may choose one of three options: 
     1. Select one organization
     2. Select two organizations to split your donation
     3. Divide your donation equally among all seven organizations

Where should I mail donation checks?

Please print and complete the donation form found here and send with a check to:

Attn: Amy Trell
Skechers Foundation
330 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Who should I make my check out to?
Please make all checks payable to: The Skechers Foundation. Please make sure to include your completed donation form.

Are donations tax deductible?
All monetary donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

For Canadian donations made online with a credit card, will the amount entered be in U.S. dollars?

Do all donors who mail their donations receive a receipt?
Yes, anyone who makes a donation, regardless of the amount, will receive a receipt, which will be mailed to the provided address.

Do all donors who contribute online receive a receipt?
Yes, anyone who donates online, regardless of the amount, will receive a receipt via email immediately after the transaction. Please print this receipt and save it for your records.

What is the tax ID number for the Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk and how can I get it?
A tax ID number identifies a group as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Many donors will request this number to validate their donation as tax deductible. You should use Tax l.D. 27-3158320 (Skechers Foundation).