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.
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.
There are 8 Aid Stations out on the Santa to the Sea course roughly 2 miles apart. Water will be provided at the Start Line and Finish Line as well.
Aid Stations will have water and Fluid Performance Sports Drink at every location.
Aid Station 4 (located at the halfway point-Plaza Park) will have Gels, and some sugary and salty snacks to munch on.
All water is provided by:
All Electrolyte Hydration is provide by:
Restrooms will be located at the Start and Finish Areas. Out on course restrooms will be located every Aid Station except the last one on Los Feliz and Sunset.
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:
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.
Courtesy of Rafael Ochoa
All runners in the Half Marathon will receive a collectable finisher’s medal and T-shirt. Age Group awards are given in the Half Marathon and 5K only.
Each runner will receive a collectable finisher’s medal after crossing the Finish Line.
Finisher’s Medals provided by:
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|
*Half Marathon runners and Relay runners are all under the same category when it comes to picking a Costume Contest Winner.
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)
-Prize from our Sponsors
|2nd Place -Free Race Entry next year
-Prize from our Sponsors
|3rd Place -Gift Certificate
-Prize from our Sponsors
Important-There are no shuttles to take starting Half Marathoners from the Finish Line to the Start line in the morning. You must park at the Palms Outlets if you expect to make it to your start on time.
Our shuttles will be moving runners between “The Palms” parking area to the Half Marathon Start Line.
ALL Half Marathoners should load onto Shuttles in The Palms Outlet Parking Lot marked for The Half Start Line.
First Shuttle Leaves At 5:15 Am Last Shuttle Leaves At 7:00 Am. Get There Early And Give Yourself Plenty Of Time.
*If you wish to drop off your loved ones, drop them off at the shuttle drop off area close to the start line. Exit Rice Rd. and head towards Ventura Blvd. Turn right on Ventura Blvd. Drop off anywhere along the curb before the road closure or turn into the first driveway. Watch out for shuttles dropping off other runners. Then head over to the finish line where there is plenty of parking.
After you have finished running and enjoyed all the festivities at the Finish Line. Shuttles well be available to take you back to the Palms Outlets where you parked earlier in the morning.
Shuttles will be lined up at the Finish Area along Harbor Blvd. and running from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm