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Flat, Fast, Festive and We Give Back!
The Half Marathon and 2-Person Relay starts at the legendary Santa Claus statue.
You’ll run along the 101 freeway in Nyeland Acres, near Oxnard. The runners follow a flat and fast course, along the fragrant strawberry fields, through Downtown Oxnard and the Henry T. Oxnard Historic District decorated for the holidays, to the beach, and finish at Channel Islands Harbor.
What started in 2003 as a toy drive to celebrate the relocation of the world’s largest Santa Claus from Carpinteria to Oxnard has grown into a robust running event, toy drive, community fundraiser, and holiday season celebration.
It’s more than just a Half Marathon, it’s a friends and family event!
Opportunities for the whole family include: Half Marathon, 2-person Half Marathon Relay, 5K Run/Walk, 1K Kids Fun Run, Diaper Dash, Costume Contest, Charity Challenge, Neighborhood Challenge, Finish Line Festival & Holiday Marketplace, Toy Drive (3,000+ toys collected in 2017) and a Scholarship Program where 80 scholarships were awarded in 2016.
The Santa to the Sea Finish Line Festival & Vendor Expo at Channel Islands Harbor is where it all comes together for thousands of race participants, spectators, supporters and community members. Crowds congregate early to visit vendors and get in position to cheer the runners, beginning with the 5K and 1K finishers, followed by the half marathoners from around 9:00 am to noon.read more
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