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. 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.

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