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The Great Southern Conch Walk Starts Today

The Great Southern Conch Walk Starts Today

Cooler temperatures — and maybe some showers — headed to SoCal this weekend. The sun will rise at 6:20 a.m. on Saturday, but clouds will linger until 1:20 p.m. on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

But the sun will eventually light up the morning — at least in more places than the sky.

Here’s another look at what we’ve been up to.

Thursday, Jan. 28

• The second annual Great Southern Conch Walk, a 10-mile route along the beach to the Conch Republic, began this Saturday. Here’s how things are going. (For the whole story, go to

The event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30. That’s the same date that a big storm is moving across the Southwest.

The event is in connection with Conch Fest at Long Beach State.

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• The annual SoCal Marathon starts today. There are five courses and all are expected to finish at the same time:

The marathon starts at 8 a.m. from the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego, running up to 10 miles.

And here’s what the forecast says might happen. The race starts at 5 a.m.

• The annual Cal Poly marathon is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. at the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus.

There are 10 courses and all of them are considered either a “local” or “longest,” meaning they require a minimum of 10 miles to be completed.

• The City of Long Beach has a “Walk with a Long Beach Santa” scheduled that will start today at 8:30 a.m. It’s on the beach at the intersection of Ocean Front Walk.

The nonprofit group, Calvary, will lead the 5.2-mile walk, which is the official distance for this year’s event.

A lot of organizations, including the Long Beach Police Department, help organize the event.

• Santa, his wife, Rosa, the elves, and the reindeer are all participating in the annual SoCal Santa Run, which runs from Los Angeles to San Diego.

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