Half Marathon

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The Half Marathon

USATF_Sanctioned_Event_Logo8:00 a.m. Start This flat and fast USATF cer­ti­fied race starts at 8 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.

Fin­ish­ers Medals

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


Due to the grow­ing num­ber of par­tic­i­pants, in 2014 we will be using cor­rals (stag­gered group starts) at the Start­ing Line. We will ask you line up in your des­ig­nated cor­ral arranged by your pre­dicted fin­ish time.  If you are new to the Half Marathon or relay, we ask that you line up near the mid­dle to back-end of the start.  This allows the expe­ri­enced and faster run­ners a clear path, while,ensuring the safety of all involved. Cor­ral 1: 1:30–1:45 fin­ish time  (9:30–9:45 am) Cor­ral 2: 1:46–2:10 fin­ish time  (9:46–10:10 am) Cor­ral 3: 2:11–2:30 fin­ish time  (10:11–10:30 am ) Cor­ral 4: 2:31 & above  (10:30 am until clos­ing at noon)


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 Col­lec­tion” 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 Col­lec­tion” 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 Col­lec­tion” parking area.

TOY DRIVE – Impor­tant – As a part of the Santa to the Sea Tradition

We ask that all run­ners please bring an UNWRAPPED toy of at least $10 in value to the event. There will be a toy drop area for all 5K run­ners near the fin­ish line at the Marine Empo­rium Land­ing for you to drop your toy at before the race begins. Though this is a toy drive, 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 don’t for­get  them. For our teen girls…clothing, makeup, curl­ing irons, jew­elry, etc. are great gifts. For our teen boys…gift cards to food places, Tar­get, Wal-Mart, etc. are per­fect for them. Parking Map Course Map

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