Race Weekend


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Oxnard, CA - Combine your athletic pursuits with a seaside weekend getaway during the 10th Annual Santa to the Sea Half Marathon, 2-person relay race, 5K run and 1K kids fun run taking place Sunday, December 10.

Before lacing up those shoes, venture to the destination playground of Oxnard and enjoy a full weekend of fun for the entire family. Oxnard is known for its clean & uncrowded beaches and makes a perfect prelude to the ‘Santa to the Sea’ Half Marathon. Santa to the Sea offers families not only a weekend of fun in Oxnard and the surrounding areas (see our Out and About page ).

This run also gives you the opportunity to give back to those in need, just in time for the holiday season. The nonprofit event helps collect toys for underprivileged children throughout Ventura County while raising scholarship money for students at Oxnard College.

The marathon gets underway at the giant Santa located along the Interstate Highway 101 (2801 Ventura Boulevard) and continues through the strawberry fields of Oxnard before heading to historic downtown Oxnard and ending at Marine Emporium Landing in picturesque Channel Islands Harbor. There, visitors can enjoy the Finish Line Festival and Expo filled with a full day of activities, kids play area, runners costume contests, running Vendors and a Farmer’s Market.

Its culinary scene offers visitors a vast choice of international tastes ranging from fresh seafood to Mediterranean to Kosher to Brazilian fare. Visitors can also opt to follow the Ventura County Wine Trail and experience a wide variety of wine tasting rooms throughout the region. Oxnard has a number of hotel accommodations to suit every preference and budget, from smaller to mid-size hotels, to a full-service resort on the water. For more information, or to register for Santa to the Sea, visit www.santatothesea.com. For visitor information, contact the Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-800-2-OXNARD or visit the website at www.visitoxnard.com. About Santa to the Sea Santa to the Sea is a nonprofit event born out of a desire to give back to the community. What started in 2003 as a toy drive to celebrate the relocation of the world’s largest Santa Claus from Carpentaria to Oxnard, has grown into a robust running event, toy drive, and community fundraiser. Santa to the Sea includes a sanctioned half marathon and a 2-person half marathon relay, plus a 5K run and 1K kids fun run. The Santa to the Sea Scholarship Fund partners with the Oxnard College Foundation and the Gene Haas Foundation to award $500 scholarships to local high school students and adults continuing their education at Oxnard College. All events are USA Track & Field certified and chip timed. A computer chip is placed on the bib of every runner. When the runner crosses the finish line, two electronic mats send a signal to the computer, which records the runner’s time to one-thousandth of a second.


Diaper Dash from $10.00

A Healthy Fun Event for the Whole Family

Starting Time : 2PM SAT. 12/9/2017

We have something for everyone, from the Half Marathon to the Kids 1k. The only one left in the family is BABIES! If they can crawl Santa's Diaper Dash is for them.

5K Run Event from $54.95

Sponsored by the Port of Hueneme

Starting Time : 7:30AM

Our 5K is just like our Half Marathon, flat and fast. Many run­ners have estab­lished their per­sonal record here, and con­tinue to return.

1K Kids Fun Run from $15.00

Sponsored by Oxnard Children’s Dental Group Boys & Girls Club

Starting Time : 8:30AM

Our super­vised, non-competitive 1K Kid’s Fun Run starts near the Santa to the Sea Fin­ish Line, in the EXPO area. With vol­un­teers cheer­ing along the way...

Half Marathon from $104.95

Starting Time : 7:30AM

This flat and fast course. The race starts at 7:30AM. Our Half Marathon is great for vet­eran run­ners, as well as first-timers, and has for many, become one of their favorites.

2 Person Relay from $134.95 Per Team

Continually Growing in Popularity

Starting Time : 7:30AM

Due to its grow­ing pop­u­lar­ity, Santa to the Sea will again be offer­ing our 2 Per­son Relay event. Teams are made up of 2 run­ners who will each run 6.55 miles of the half marathon course.