This year the Santa Monica – Venice Christmas Virtual Run will expand to create a new virtual experience while keeping that traditional holiday feel! All virtual race finishers will receive the same benefits, including the official 2020 Santa Monica – Venice Christmas Run Finisher’s medal and shirt.
We will also offer additional festive packages for extra holiday fun!


Whether you’re running the 5K, 10K, or Kids Fun Run, celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas with us through fun holiday challenges and activities! Win prizes and spread holiday cheer! For the first 12 days of December, we will hold various contests and challenges to get in the Christmas Spirit! From posting and tagging us in a photo to HIIT workouts to Christmas caroling, there will be an opportunity for prizes every day from December 1st through 12th! All contests and challenges will be held on our social media pages, so be sure to follow us!


The costume contest is going virtual too! Photos can be submitted via Instagram @christmas_run. There will be two opportunities to enter the costume contest this year!

Submissions for the first costume contest will be accepted from December 1 until December 12 at 12pm for the first costume contest. Winners will be announced on December 12 at 2pm.

Submissions for the second costume contest will be accepted from December 13th until December 24th at 12pm for the second costume contest. Winners will be announced on December 24th at 2pm.



    Due to the recent stay-at-home orders, our remaining packet pickup dates and locations have been cancelled. All remaining and future packets will be mailed out.
    Effective December 8, 2020.

    All registrants as of 12/8/20 can expect to receive packets by mid-December (local). Please expect a delay due to COVID-19 and the holiday season.



    Run Course
    You can run wherever you feel most comfortable and will have the most fun!


    Due to the nature of virtual events, we will not be providing timing chips for this year’s race.


    Cancellation & Refund Policy
    Please Note: Canceling your registration does not guarantee a refund or discount code for a future event. Per race policy, your entry is non-refundable and there are no refunds for canceled entries.  We do not authorize refunds at any time.




    Harvest Home is the official partner charity of the Santa Monica – Venice Christmas Run. Harvest Home is dedicated to transforming the lives of homeless, pregnant women and their children by identifying and overcoming the causes of homelessness, and promoting physical and emotional health, spiritual growth, and financial independence. For more information visit