Parking & Directions
Parking is available near both the start and finish areas.
As in years past, this year’s Christmas Run 5k and 10k course will start on Barnard Way (near Ocean Park Blvd.) along the shores of sunny Santa Monica Beach. The run will again move south from Santa Monica, down the Venice Boardwalk onto the streets of Venice, and finish at the famous Venice Pavilion.
Parking lots are available in Santa Monica and Venice along Barnard Way (near the start line), at the end of Rose Avenue and on North Venice Boulevard (about 1 mile from the finish). GOOGLE MAP
We encourage all participants to make use of public transportation, including Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus line, Los Angeles Metro buses and the newly opened Metro Expo Train Line. Of course, bicycles are always welcome. However, be sure to bring a sturdy lock as the Christmas Run cannot be responsible for lost or stolen bicycles.
Street closures around the course will begin between 3:00am & 5:30am. Please plan your driving and parking accordingly.