The 49th year of the Kiwanis PV marathon was held on Saturday November 15, 2014 as part of the Lexus LaceUp running series. This is the third year that the race was a half marathon and included both a 10K and 5K run.
One thousand runners participated in the event which started at Pelican Cove in the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and proceeded along the scenic coastal roads of Palos Drive South and along Palos Verdes Drive West into the City of Palos Verdes Estates, returning to finish at Pelican Cove.
The weather was perfect for the 7 am start with the leaders maintaining a 6 minute per mile pace. The half marathon was won by Ryan Buetzer of Hermosa Beach CA in 1 hour 19 minutes and 13 seconds, the 10 K was won by Michael John Stanley of Riverside CA in 37 minutes 50 seconds and the 5K was won by Samuel Silva of Los Angeles CA in 18 minutes 44 seconds.
This was the first year that the pavilion included a wine and beer garden where the runners received a free lunch as part of their entry fee and were able to sit and talk to their fellow runners. The runners also were also able to visit the various other sporting booths at the pavilion.
The Kiwanis of Rolling Hills Estates thanks their many sponsors whose generosity will enable the Kiwanis to support their community scholarships and outreach programs this coming year.
The City of Rancho Palos Verdes
Johannessen Trading Co.
Torrance Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Group
South Bay Orthopaedic Specialists Medical Center
Richard Sherman Trio, Bill Hallett, Joanie Keluche