The Santa to the Sea Half Marathon and 5k, is based in the coastal community of Oxnard, Ca., and just 40 minutes north of Los Angeles. The Half Marathon and 2 Person Relay starts at the legendary Santa Claus statue, located along the 101 freeway in Nyeland Acres, just outside of Oxnard. The runners follow a flat and fast, USATF certified course, running along the fragrant strawberry fields, through the areas of historic Oxnard decorated for the Holidays, to the beach, and finishing at Channel Islands Harbor and our EXPO Village. Our certified looped 5k course, perfect for both experienced runners and those new to the sport, starts and finishes at the Marine Emporium Landing EXPO Village in the Channel Islands Harbor. Since 2012, we have included a supervised 1K Kid’s Run to the annual event. The Kid’s Run takes place in the EXPO Village, and allows the kids to safely finish, on the race course, and in the Finish Chute.
We want to provide all participants with a fun, healthy and safe running event, while supporting and showcasing our local communities. Santa to the Sea is a non-profit event ( tax ID 26–3529617) that helps collect Christmas gifts and toys for underprivileged children in Ventura County. Additionally, working with Oxnard College and the Gene Haas Foundation, Santa to the Sea provides scholarships to local high school seniors, as well as those adults continuing their education. With your help in 2013, we were able to give away thousands of gifts and toys, as well as awarding 75 deserving students a $500 scholarship for their fall 2014 semester at Oxnard College. This year, we hope to do even more. We thank you for running with us, and your helping to make our event a huge success!
- Provide runners and walkers with a high quality experience
- Help our local charities
- Help students realize their dreams of a college education
- Promote environmental and socially responsible practices
- Promote our local businesses