Santa Monica-Venica Christmas Run Race Details

The Santa Monica-Venica Christmas Run starts at Ocean View Park on Barnard Way and finishes on Pacific Avenue & Windward Avenue on Saturday, December 2nd! Start time for 5K runners is 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM for 10K runners. We’ll be updating this website regularly with new information, so be sure to check back periodically for up-to-date information!

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Course Info

Start Line: Ocean View Park on Barnard Way in Santa Monica, CA—2701 Barnard Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Finish Line: Pacific Avenue & Windward Avenue


Start Time: 7:30 AM
1 water stop on boardwalk near Windward Avenue


Start Time: 8:30 AM
Water stops on boardwalk near Windward Avenue & Ocean Ave and Venice Blvd

2023 map
Pending final approvals and course certification.
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Packet Pick-up

Packet pick-up will be held Thursday, November 30th from 10am – 5pm and Friday, December 1st from 10am – 5pm at Road Runner Sports (1138 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401).

Stay tuned for race day packet pick-up details. Save time on packet pick-up by adding on packet mailing at registration! We’ll ship your runner’s kit including your bib and race day swag right to your door!

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Parking Near Start Line

2600 Barnard Way, Santa Monica Located approx. 1 mile from the finish line. Lots open at 5:00am and is cash only.

300 Ocean Front Walk & Rose Ave. Opens at 6:00am. All vehicles must enter no later than 6:30am to avoid road closures.

Parking Near Finish Line

Modern Parking Inc (N Venice)
Located at 200 N Venice Blvd, Los Angles, CA, and is approx. 1 mile from start line. Entrance for the lot is off N. Venice Blvd only. All vehicles are required to exit on Dell Ave. Lot opens at 5:00am and is cash only.

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Awards for top male, female, and overall time will be awarded for each distance. We will not be awarding by age group at this time.

Grab your best Santa suit and join us for the holly jolly costume contest! Prizes for the best costumes will be awarded after top finisher awards are given out.

After Party

Start the holiday season off at the Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run post-race party at Windward Plaza—featuring delicious food, festive beverages, face painting, games, and much more!

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