Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run is December 7th

Join for the 42nd Edition 5k, 10k, Kids Run, and Costume Contest! The race start is adjacent to Santa Monica Beach on Barnard Way near the intersection of Ocean Park Blvd. The Christmas Run 5K and 10K will run south from Santa Monica, down the world famous Venice Boardwalk, meander onto the scenic streets of Venice and finish at the iconic Venice Pavilion.

Bring the whole family and celebrate the holidays with your running friends.

The Kids Run is one of the most fun parts of the Christmas Run! Kids receive a shirt and medal for an entry fee of just $20.

Join the fun at the finish line festival at Venice Pavilion. Music, costume contests, vendors, kids zone, holiday fun and more.


5k, 10k, Kids Run, Costume Contest, and festival

(Christmas Run Start Line)
Ocean View Park
2701 Barnard Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405

6:30 am – Packet Pickup/Registration Opens
7:30 am – 5K Start
8:30 am – 10K Start
8:30 am – 5K Costume Contest
10:00 am – 10K Costume Contest
(at finish area)

10:00 am – Kids Fun Run Start
(Windward Ave & Pacific Ave. – Venice Beach)

For fun and for good!
Harvest Home LA, The Christmas Run’s Charity Partner, transforms the lives of homeless pregnant women and their children by providing housing, support, and programs that equip women to become great mothers.

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