5K Run Event

Price: $54.95


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


Starting Time: 7:30AM

The 5K

7:30AM Start. The Santa to the Sea 5K, is a flat and fast USATF certified course (CA12056RS). 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.

Aid Stations

There are 2 Aid Stations out on the Santa to the Sea 5K course. The first one comes at the turnaround point at mile 1.4, while the second Aid Station is slightly before mile 2.5 at Los Feliz and Sunset.  Water will be provided at the Start Line/Finish Line as well (start and finish is the same location for the 5k) 

Aid Stations will have water and Fluid Performance Sports Drink at every location. 

All water is provided by:

All Electrolyte Hydration is provide by: 


Restrooms will be located at the Start Line/Finish Line. Out on course restrooms will be located every Aid Station except the last one on Los Feliz and Sunset.  




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.


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The 5K Awards

All run­ners in the 5K will receive a col­lec­table finisher’s medal and T-shirt. Age Group awards are given in the Half Marathon and 5K only.


Fin­ish­ers Medals

Each run­ner will receive a col­lec­table finisher’s medal after cross­ing the Fin­ish Line.

Finisher’s Medals provided by:


Overall Top 3 Men/ Women 5K Winners will receive a collectible acrylic award.

Age Division Awards: 5K 

The top 3 Male and and top 3 Female finishers in the following age groups will receive a special prize:

14 and under  
15 – 19  


5K Costume Prizes

Be as Memorable and Creative as you can. Remember to post a photo of yourself in costume online so all your fellow runners, friends and family can can vote for the best overall costume design! Check out our costume contest page for all the new details!

1st Place- Free Race Entry next year
-Bottle of Wine (must be over 21)
-$50 Gift Card for Official Santa Merchandise

2nd Place -Free Race Entry next year
-$25 Gift Card for Official Santa Merchandise  

3rd Place -$15 Gift Card for Official Santa Merchandise


5K Parking

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