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.
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:
Each runner will receive a collectable finisher’s medal after crossing the Finish Line.
Finisher’s Medals provided by:
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:
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.
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 division awards are given in the Half Marathon and 5K only.
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|
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|
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 and 1K kids run is available at “Marine Emporium Landing” located at 3600 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard, CA 93035.