What is the Santa Monica – Venice Christmas Virtual Run?
Santa Monica – Venice Christmas Virtual Run is a remote run or walk that can be done in any location. Your medal, bib, shirt, and race items will be available for pickup or mailed out. You can upload your results online and engage with other participants via social media. You can set your own personal goals to run solo or with friends and family.
What makes the Virtual Santa Monica – Venice Christmas Run different from the rest?
12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS!
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!
Will there be an in-person event this year?
Santa Monica – Venice Christmas Run registration is open as a virtual event in 2020 due to COVID-19. The 2020 race will be virtual regardless of the status of the pandemic.
How does the virtual Santa Monica-Venice
Christmas Run Work?
• Register for the 5K, 10K, or Kids Fun Run to secure your entry
• Run your 5k, 10k, or Kids Fun Run anywhere between December 1st and 31st, 2020.
• Track your results via a timing app or software of your choice (this includes taking a photo of your treadmill results).
• Submit your results HERE
• Participate in bonus challenges with prizes via social media giveaways and share who you are running for by tagging @christmas_run on Instagram.
• With a new challenge every day from December 1st through 12th , we are giving away awesome prizes all 12 Days of Christmas! All challenges and winners will be announced on social media so be sure to follow us!
• All race items will be available for pickup on the weekends leading up to and following December 12, 2020. Exact dates and locations TBD.
What dates can I complete the Virtual Santa Monica – Venice Christmas Run?
The 2020 Santa Monica – Venice Christmas Run takes place all December long! Please complete your run/walk between December 1st and 31st, 2020.
What day(s) are packet pick-up?
We are currently planning for Packet Pick Up to take place on multiple dates and locations, with COVID-19 safety regulations in mind. Should in-person pickup not be seen fit, items will be mailed out.
What are the details of the Costume Contest?
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 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 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.
Awards will be given for the following categories:
Christmas Spirit Award – for Best Christmas Themed Costume
Decorate a Christmas Mask – for most creative design
Santa’s Little Helpers Award – for Best Pet costume
I am unable to participate after all. Can I receive a refund or transfer my registration?
As stated on our website and per standard race policy, we cannot offer you a refund, transfer, or deferral at this time.
I forgot to apply discount code when registering, can I get a refund?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your registration information, and state the promo code you forgot to apply during checkout. Promotional discounts may be applied if applicable.
Can I cancel my registration and get a refund?
Per race policy, your entry is non-refundable and there are no refunds for canceled entries. We do not authorize refunds at any time.
Can I transfer my registration to another person?
Per our policy, registration transfers to another person are not permitted. However, gift entries are available HERE.
I made a mistake entering my mailing address, t-shirt size or registration information. How do I correct it?
You can update your registration details HERE
Who should I contact if I’m interested in being a 2020 Santa Monica -Venice Christmas Run sponsor or partner?
Please email email@example.com with all sponsorship inquiries. Be sure to include “Sponsor/Partnership Inquires” in the subject line.
What comes with the Virtual Run Registration?
The Stocking Stuffer Package includes a unisex race shirt, finisher medal, and runner bib. The Holiday Feast Package includes a unisex race shirt, finisher medal, runner bib, stocking and ornament.
Will this event be cancelled due to COVID-19?
Given the socially distanced nature of a virtual run, there is no need to cancel our event!
I still have more questions.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.
Good luck runners and walkers!
We look forward to seeing your holiday fun online!