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RACE INSTRUCTIONS

We are excited to welcome you to the 39th Annual Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run!

RACE DAY: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10TH, 2016

IMPORTANT TIMES:

RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP OPENS: 6:30AM
5K START TIME: 7:30AM
10K START TIME: 8:30AM
COSTUME CONTEST: 8:45AM
KIDS RUN START TIME: 10:00AM
(Kids Run will take place at the finish line at Windward Ave & Pacific Ave)

START LINE: 2600 BARNARD WAY, SANTA MONICA
FINISH LINE: WINDWARD AVE & PACIFIC AVE, VENICE
KIDS RUN START LINE: located at Windward Ave & Pacific Ave

FRIDAY PACKET PICK-UP
HOURS: 12:00pm-7:00pm
LOCATION: Santa Monica Ford
1230 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
VERY IMPORTANT: Be sure to bring your photo ID with you to packet pick up. A friend or family member may pick up your packet with a copy of your photo ID AND signed waiver for consent (click here for waiver) on Friday only. On race day, each individual participant must pick up his or her own packet.

NOTE: Parking is limited near and around Santa Monica Ford. Side streets vary from permit only, non-permit parking, and metered parking. Please read and adhere to all posted street signs.

RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP
HOURS: 6:30am-8:30am
LOCATION: Start Line
2600 Barnard Way, Santa Monica, CA

* 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 10:30 am, any unclaimed shirts will NOT be mailed after the race.

PARKING
Start Line:
2030 Barnard Way, Santa Monica
$8.00 Cash Only
Lot opens at 5:00am
Approx. 1 mile from Finish Line

Finish Line:
200 N. Venice Blvd & 2150 Dell Ave., Venice
Cash Only
Lot opens at 5:00am
Entrance is off N. Venice Blvd only. All vehicles are required to exit on Dell Ave.
Approx. 1 mile from Start Line

PARKING MAP (CLICK HERE)

***Parking is limited near and around Venice Beach. Side streets vary from parking lots, metered street parking, or free street parking further inland you go. Please read and adhere to all posted street signs.

NOTE: Main road closures for the race begin at 6AM. There will be 5,000 runners arriving on race day, so please plan accordingly. Allow yourself enough time to find parking either at the start or finish line.

READ CAREFULLY! IMPORTANT RACE DETAILS!

CHANGES TO YOUR REGISTRATION: The deadline to edit your registration online has passed. If you need to make any changes to your registration (this includes, switching from 5k to 10k or vice-versa, name, birthdate, etc.) please visit the Solutions Booth during packet pick up hours for further assistance. As a reminder this is a timed race. If you would like to switch your race distance, you must visit Solutions during packet pick up so we can update your timing chip.

GEAR CHECK:   Will NOT be provided for this race. Please plan accordingly. The Christmas Run is not responsible for any personal belongings left unattended.

RESULTS: Will be posted on the race website within 24 hours. NO age division awards will be given.

RACE PICTURES: Smile big for us on race day and make sure your bib is visible. We are proud to provide our participants with FREE digital race photos after the event via GAMEFACE MEDIA.

COSTUME CONTEST: The contest is scheduled for 8:45am and will take place at the Finish Line at Windward Ave & Pacific Ave.
Awards given for the following:

  • “Christmas Spirit Award” for Best Christmas Themed Costume
  • “Santa’s Little Helpers Award” for Best Dressed Group of 5 people or more
  • “Most Original Award” for the Most Original Costume
  • “Best Women’s Team of 3 or more” (new for 2016)
  • “Best Men’s Team of 3 or more” (new for 2016)

SHIRT SIZES:  All pre-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.

REFUNDS & TRANSFERS: As a reminder and per standard race policy, all entry fees are non-refundable, non-transferable, NO EXCEPTIONS. This policy stays in effect whether you are injured, have an unexpected business or family emergency, illness, pregnancy, etc. If you cannot attend the event for any reason, shirts will not be mailed after the race.

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

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