Race Details


This year, it's "virtual" so you can do your run anywhere anytime, as long as you log the run between the last and first days of the 2021 and 2022 school years. 

Here are some fun local 5k routes that you can try. See below for detailed maps.

1. The "almost" race route (but not in the street)

2. The MB Strand (North)

3. The MB/HB Strand (South)

Connecting Our Community Through Family, Friendship, Faith, Love and Full Wellness.

​American Martyrs School invites you to participate in our 41st Annual 5K Run/Walk, virtually this summer. Each year, we strive to enhance our community through inclusion and this year is no different. While COVID has presented many challenges stacked against our pursuit, we refuse to let it interfere with a ministry encouraging so much Friendship, Faith and Love that enriches our earthly and spiritual wellness.




American Martyrs School is a thriving and special place. Family, Friendship, Faith and Love within our community often bring us together in events such as our 5K for enriched earthly and spiritual wellness.

Registration / T-Shirt Order: 

Race Director: 

Brian Tinker  (310) 683-8667

Congratulations to the winner of the 2021 T-Shirt design contest: Roxy Simms!

What is the AMS 5K?

41st Annual
AMS 5K Run/Walk

"It's Virtual!"

41st Annual AMS 5K Run/Walk | "Virtual" Summer Event


About Us

Known to be a popular community event, the AMS 5K offers a fun family environment including a Stroller Competition and Costume Contest. The fast and challenging 3.1 mile run/walk offers certified timing and large digital clock at the finish and allows all an opportunity to experience the American Martyrs community.

This year we have added an elite category to attract AMS alumni runners and the greater Manhattan Beach running community.

This is a perfect outing if you're a serious runner, or someone looking for a fun-filled activity!



A heartfelt THANKS to our amazing sponsors who continue to provide financial & service support for our largest school fundraiser of the year. 


Contact Us!


If you have any questions or concerns about anything related to the event, please reach out to




Suggested Routes

Route 1:  The "Almost AMS5K" 

Tried and true, and of course, you get to enjoy THE HILL as you charge towards the finish.   Be sure to say a prayer for yourself and for us when you pass the church!

Route 2:  MB Strand - North

This beautiful route starts at the MB Pier and heads North up to El Porto and back.  You can see the top of the church tower, from the start and finish, so be sure to wave at us as you walk/run your 5K.


Route 3:  MB Strand - South

Our third suggested route begins at the MB Pier again, but this time we head South into Hermosa.  Say hello to "The 90210 House" as you transfer from MB to HB and head all the way up to the park just short of the HB Pier.  This out and back course is fast, flat, and fun!