Now in it’s 39th year, the Christmas Run is Los Angeles’ largest holiday running event.
Celebrating it’s 39th year, the Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run is Los Angeles’ largest holiday running event. In fact, the race is one of the most popular running events in Los Angeles, regardless the time of year. Starting in 1977, the Christmas Run debuted with 10,000 runners. For almost four decades it has not only remained one of the most popular local running events but has become an integral part of the Los Angeles community during the holiday season. The Christmas Run is truly a great way to start the holidays.
This year’s Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run will take place on Saturday, December 10, 2016 and will again include its legendary 5k and a 10k run/walk that includes a long stretch down the iconic Venice Boardwalk and finishes at the world famous Venice Pavilion. This is a flat, fast 5k and 10k. The 1k Kid’s Fun Run course starts and finishes at the Venice Pavilion.
Long Sleeve Technical Running Shirt, bib with embedded chip timing, Christmas decoration finisher’s medal (fashioned using the same artwork as on the shirt), on-course and recovery refreshments, pre and post race entertainment, and an amazing running experience along the spectacular Venice Boardwalk!
A Note from Bruce Mitchell
Wow! I can’t believe this will be the 39th Annual Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run. For 39 years, I have presented, promoted and sponsored the Christmas Run as a fun, family and community oriented event. I take great pride in putting on this safe, well organized and entertaining event. As always, I will do all I can to provide each of you with the finest shirts and finisher medals with the most outstanding art work of any race around. Last year we introduced our new fun, fast course, starting at the traditional location along Santa Monica Beach on Barnard Way and finishing at the historic Venice Pavilion. With the largest number of participants in many years, the new course proved to be a great success. I thank everyone for their continued support of the Christmas Run and hope to see you at the start and finish lines again this year.
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