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The Christmas Season starts in...

2018 Race Date:
Saturday, December 15, 2018

5K/10K RUN




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Course Map & Parking Information


We’re celebrating our 41st anniversary of the Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run in 2018. Join us for two great races, the popular costume contests and the Wonderful Halos Kids Fun Run. We greatly appreciate the support of the local running community after the postponement of our 2017 40th anniversary race.

The race start is adjacent to Santa Monica Beach on Barnard Way near the intersection of Ocean Park Blvd. The Christmas Run 5K and 10K will run south from Santa Monica, down the world famous Venice Boardwalk, meander onto the scenic streets of Venice and finish at the iconic Venice Pavilion.
 Bring the whole family and all your friends to Santa Monica on Saturday, December 15 to kick off the holidays with more than 5,000 of your running friends.


Parking at Start Line:
Lot 2600 Barnard Way, Santa Monica
Packet pick up (12/14):
$7 *cash only
Race day (12/15):
$10 *cash only
Lot opens at 5:00am
Approx. 1 mile from Finish Line
* Note: parking prices may vary or change


Parking at Finish Line:
200 N. Venice Blvd & 2150 Dell Ave., Venice
$10-$15 *cash only
Lot opens at 5:00am
Entrance is off N. Venice Blvd only. All vehicles are required to exit on Dell Ave.
Approx. 1 mile from start area
*Note: parking prices may vary or change


Packet Pickup

Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
12:00 noon – 5:00 pm
Ocean View Park
2701 Barnard Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018
6:30 am – 8:30 am
Ocean View Park
2701 Barnard Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405
(at Christmas Run start)

Race Day Schedule

6:30 am – Packet Pickup/Registration Opens
7:30 am – 5K Start
8:30 am – 10K Start
8:30 am – 5K Costume Contest
10:00 am – 10K Costume Contest
(at finish area)

10:00 am – Wonderful Halos Kids Fun Run Start
(Windward Ave & Pacific Ave. – Venice Beach)

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