2018 Race Day Instructions

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RACE DAY: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2018

We are pleased to welcome you to the 41st Santa Monica- Venice Christmas Run. Please read the below information carefully before race day.

IMPORTANT RACE DAY TIMES

5K START TIME: 7:30am

10K START TIME: 8:30am

5K COSTUME CONTEST: 8:30am (contest will take place at the Finish Line Expo)

10K COSTUME CONTEST: 10:00am (contest will take place at the Finish Line Expo)

WONDERFUL HALOS KIDS RUN START TIME: 10:00am

START LINE: OCEAN VIEW PARK 2701 BARNARD WAY, SANTA MONICA

FINISH LINE: WINDWARD AVE & PACIFIC AVE, VENICE

WONDERFUL HALOS KIDS RUN START LINE: located at Windward Ave & Pacific Ave

PACKET PICK-UP

FRIDAY DEC. 14

HOURS: 12:00PM-5:00pm

LOCATION: Ocean View Park (Race Start Line Area)

2701 Barnard Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405

PARKING: 2600 Barnard Way, located across the street from Ocean View Park – Cash Only Lot

SATURDAY DEC. 15

HOURS: 6:30AM-8:30am

LOCATION: Ocean View Park (Race Start Line Area)

2701 Barnard Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405

VERY IMPORTANT:

  • You must provide a valid photo ID to receive your packet
  • A friend or family member may pick up your packet for you with a copy of your ID AND a signed waiver for consent. (Click here for waiver)                                           
  • On race day, each individual participant must pick up their own packet
  • Without proper identification, packets will not be released
  • Bib numbers will be sent via email to each individual participant on Monday, December 10

Packet Pick-up will include:

Bib Number

-Timing Chip

-Long Sleeved Technical Shirt

RACE DAY PARKING

Start Line:

2600 Barnard Way, Santa Monica- Cash Only Lot

Lot opens at 5:00am

Approx. 1 mile from Finish Line

 

Finish Line:

200 N. Venice Blvd & 2150 Dell Ave., Venice – Cash Only Lot

Lot opens at 5:00am

Entrance is off N. Venice Blvd only. All vehicles are required to exit onto Dell Ave.

Approx. 1 mile from Start Line

PARKING MAP (CLICK HERE)

NOTE: Main road closures for the race begin at 5am. There will be thousands of runners arriving on race day at the same time, so please plan accordingly. Allow yourself enough time to find parking either at the start or finish line.

IMPORTANT RACE DETAILS!

DISTANCE CHANGE

The deadline to edit your registration is Sunday, December 9. If you need to switch your race distance after this date, you can do so by visiting the Solutions booth during scheduled packet pick up hours. As a reminder, this is a timed race. If you would like to switch your race distance, you must visit the Solutions booth during packet pick up so we can update your timing chip.

 

GEAR CHECK

Gear Check will NOT be provided for this race. Please plan accordingly. The Christmas Run is not responsible for any personal belongings left unattended.

SHIRT INFO

All registered Christmas Run participants will receive (1) Christmas Run long-sleeved tech shirt as part of their packet. Because this race will sell out, we unfortunately CANNOT accommodate any size exchanges. *** For your convenience, race shirts not picked up by 8:30am, may be picked up at the finish line between 9:00am-10:30am. You must present your bib to claim your shirt. After 10:30am, any unclaimed shirts will NOT be mailed after the race.

RESULTS

Official race results will be posted on the race website within 24 hours. NO age division awards will be given.

WONDERFUL HALOS KIDS RUN

The Wonderful Halos Kids Run, will take place at the finish line adjacent to the Venice Pavilion at 10:00am. The Wonderful Halos Kids Run starts after the 5k and 10k have finished. Wonderful Halos Kids Run participants will receive a bib number, kids long sleeved tech shirt and finishers medal. Bibs and shirts will be available during scheduled packet pick up hours.

COSTUME CONTEST

The costume contest is scheduled for 8:30amr for the 5k Race and at 10:00am for the 10k Race and will take place at the Finish Line at Windward Ave & Pacific Ave.

Awards will be given for the following categories:

  • Christmas Spirit Award – for Best Christmas Themed Costume
  • Most Original Award – for Most Creative/Artistic Costume
  • Santa’s Little Helpers Award – for Best Women’s Group of 3+ and Best Men’s Group of 3+

Good luck runners! We look forward to seeing you at the start line!

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