Half Marathon

Price: $69.95


This flat and fast USATF certified race starts at 7:30AM. Our Half Marathon is great for vet­eran run­ners, as well as first-timers, and has for many, become one of their favorites.


Starting Time: 7:30AM

The Half Marathon

This flat and fast USATF cer­ti­fied race starts at 7:30 AM  Our Half Marathon is great for vet­eran run­ners, as well as first-timers, and has for many, become one of their favorites. Along the course you will be encour­aged and sup­ported by local spec­ta­tors, vol­un­teers, and cheer-squads.  You’ll be moti­vated musi­cally by the many bands we have lined up along the race. 


This point to point course starts at the his­toric Santa Claus off of the 101 free­way, runs through Oxnard’s famous straw­berry fields, then through down­town Oxnard and beau­ti­ful Plaza Park.  Next will be his­toric Candy Cane Lane, where the homes are dec­o­rated for the hol­i­days.  Finally, you’re off to the Pacific Ocean, the beach, and fin­ish­ing at the Marine Empo­rium Land­ing in the Chan­nel Islands Harbor.

Water Sta­tions

Water will be pro­vided at the start­ing line.  Water will be pro­vided every 2 miles along the course, and also at the fin­ish line.

All water is provided by:

Fin­ish­ers Medals

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

Finisher’s Medals provided by:

Pace Groups

Santa to the Sea will be pro­vid­ing pace groups for the Half Marathon only. Each group will be led by an expe­ri­enced run­ner who will keep you on track for your fin­ish time. The pace groups are free for all reg­is­tered run­ners. On race day, the pace lead­ers will be car­ry­ing signs with their des­ig­nated pace time on it. Just look for your pacer, fol­low behind them. You do not need to sign up for a pace group.

Pace times are:

  • 1:30
  • 1:40
  • 1:50
  • 2:00
  • 2:10
  • 2:20
  • 2:30

Park­ing and shuttles

Park­ing at “The Palms” along side the 101 free­way is for the Half Marathon and 2 Per­son Relay only. Park­ing for the 5K and the 1K kids run is at Marine Empo­rium Land­ing in Chan­nel Islands Har­bor ( see info 5K & 1K ). Shut­tles will be mov­ing run­ners between “The Palms” park­ing area and the Half and 2 per­son start. And for the 2nd leg run­ners of the 2 per­son relay shut­tles will also be avail­able here. After the race there will be reg­u­lar shut­tles return­ing run­ners to “The Palms” parking area.

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.


Course Tour of the Santa to the Sea Half Marathon

Courtesy of Rafael Ochoa

The Half Marathon Awards

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

Overall Top 3 Men/ Women will receive awards.

Half Marathon Costume Prizes

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.

Half Marathon & Relay Costume Contest Winners  
1st Place $200
2nd Place $100
3rd Place $50

Age Division Awards: Half Marathon and 5k

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

14 and under  
15 – 19  

Half Marathon Parking

The parking for these events is located at “The Palms,” 2000-2201 Outlet Center Drive, Oxnard, CA 93036.

Our shuttles will be moving runners between “The Palms” parking area to the Half Marathon and 2 Person Relay Start Line.

The second half relay runners will have buses available to take them to Plaza Park. After finishing, buses are available to take you back to “The Palms.”


Parking for the 5K & 1K Runs

Parking for the 5K and 1K kids run is available at “Marine Emporium Landing” located at 3600 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard, CA 93035.