5K Run Event

Price: $34.95


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


Starting Time: 7:30AM

The 5K

7:30AM Start. About the Race: The Santa to the Sea 5K, is a flat and fast, USATF certified course. Many runners have established their personal record here, and continue to return. The 5K is also a great race for beginners. We see more first-timers every year, many of whom return to run the Half Marathon, or the Relay, in following years. Additionally, it’s a perfect race for families of all ages to run together and celebrate a great accomplishment.


The 5K STARTS and FINISHES at Marine Emporium Landing (3600 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard CA 93035) in Channel Islands Harbor. The race course goes along Sunset Lane to Oxnard Beach Park then to Rehab Point, where runners turn around and head back to cheering crowds at the Finish Line.

Parking for the 5K: Parking for 5k participants is at Marine Emporium Landing and adjacent parking lots. Please arrive early. Also: There are NO SHUTTLES BETWEEN THE HARBOR AND THE HALF AND RELAY START LINES.

Finishers Medals: All 5k runner will receive a collectable finisher’s medal when they cross the finish line.

Toy Drive: A Santa To The Sea Tradition

All runners are asked to bring an UNWRAPPED toy or gift of at least $10 in value to the event..

Our Half Marathoners and Relay runners can drop off their toy at the Starting Line Santa Statue. Our 5K runners can drop off their toy at the Finish Line/EXPO, in the Marine Emporium Landing, before the race begins.

What Kind of Toy/Gift to Bring: In addition to toys, we have many infants (ages 0–6 months) that need sleepers and clothing. We also have many older children who need gifts as well, so please remember to bring something for them. For teen girls…clothing, makeup, curling irons, jewelry, etc. are great gifts. For teen boys…gift cards to food places, Target, Walmart, etc. are perfect for them.


5K Fun Run Course Map

Red line = out Blue Line = return

5K Awards

5K runners will receive a col­lec­table finisher’s medal and T-shirt. . Age divi­sion awards are given in the Half Marathon and 5K only. Awards will be given for the top 3 fin­ish­ing Relay teams.

5K Age Group Awards  
14 and under  
15 – 19  


5k Costume Contest

Want to be in the "running" for our costume contest? Simply wear your best costume in the race and our judges will pick  their favorite.

1st Place $200
2nd Place $100
3rd Place $50

Parking for the 5K Run

Parking for the 5K Run is available at “Marine Emporium Landing” located at 3600 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard, CA 93035.