About Santa to the Sea

About Us

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. New for 2012, was our super­vised 1K Kid’s Run, tak­ing place in EXPO Vil­lage, and allows the kids to safely fin­ish, on the race course, and in the Fin­ish Chute.

Our Mission

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!

Our Goals:

  • 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

Santa to the Sea Team