Frequently asked questions

CLICK HERE to go directly to Race Sign Up. THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION

Covid Refund Policy

NOTE: There may be Vaccine and/or Mask and/or Negative Covid test requirements if mandated by the Event/City/County/ State. Refunds will not be given if you are unwilling/unable to comply. This will be better known as the event draws near. Postponement of the event is not a cancellation.

REGISTER WITH CONFIDENCE!

If the Santa to the Sea is cancelled due to Covid, the following policies will be in effect for participants;
– IF YOU PAID A REGISTRATION FEE FOR 2022- Refunds or the option to defer or donate your entry, will be made available once a cancellation notice is sent out.
– IF YOU WERE A DEFERRAL FROM 2019, 2020, or 2021- No refunds will be available. You will be automatically deferred to the next Santa to the Sea free of charge.

*Note- If Santa to the Sea is NOT canceled due to Covid, our standard refund policy below will be in effect.

See our Event Day Details page for times, info on packets, course maps and more.

All sales are final No Refunds. As runner’s safety is paramount, race management reserves the right to postpone or cancel the event due to events out of management’s control such as extreme weather conditions or other emergencies as determined by race management. No refunds will be issued under these circumstances.

We Offer Race Day Packet Pick Up for an ADDITIONAL $30.00, if you are unable to make it the FREE Saturday Packet Pick Up Expo. You can add this option during registration or edit your Run Sign Up account later if you wish to add it then.

Until November 21, 2022 we will also be offering a mail option. We will mail you your chip and bib for an ADDITIONAL $30.00. Now you can just show up and run. You can then pick up your shirt and goodie bag at the finish line expo after the race.

Yes, as long as a particular event has not sold out, you can still sign up the day before the race.
THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION

Yes, please bring a copy of their driver’s license.

Click here to see Parking Instructions.

We will be providing shuttles to move you to your correct starting location. See our Parking page for more information.

Yes, there is lots of parking at Channel Islands Harbor, near the Marine Emporium Landing. Great area for spectating and cheering on your loved ones.

Yes, you can drop off runners near the start. Exit Rice Rd. and head towards Ventura Blvd and turn right. Make your first right into the parking lot. Be careful of shuttles dropping off other runners. Once dropped off runners will walk towards the Big Santa located at 2801 Ventura Blvd. Oxnard, CA 93036. The Quarter Marathon drop off point is at Plaza Park in downtown Oxnard at 5th and B Street.

You can walk the course — there is a 4-HOUR TIME LIMIT with rolling course openings. If you are in a section of the course that reopens to traffic please move to the shoulder or sidewalk and obey all rules of the road–We will wait for everyone at the Finish Line. Strollers are allowed, but please stay to the back, your time starts when you cross the start mat. If you have a friendly dog, on a leash, you two can walk the 5k ONLY.

Yes, we are offering great prizes for the Half And Relay, the 5K and the Kids Run. See Our Costume Contest Page.

Yes, this event is rain or shine — SORRY NO REFUNDS.

The course will be marked at every mile, with a running Santa Mile Marker as well as lined with cones and turn by turn arrows on saw horses.

We would love to have you as a volunteer, the more we have the more fun this event is. In last years STTS we had almost 500 volunteers. As a volunteer you will receive a Santa To The Sea volunteer t-shirt and the pride of helping your community. For More Info, Check Out Our Volunteers Page.

We will post results on our website after the race. The timing company will have kiosks at the finish line area to check results. They will also provide a printed list. About 10 days before our event you will receive an email from our timing company offering a link to sign up for instant results and/or athlete tracking.

Yes, approximately every 2 miles there will be water stations and Port-O-Potties.

Yes, If you are dropping down in distance (i.e. the Half Marathon to the 5k) the transfer is FREE, but there are NO REFUNDS. If you are transferring to a higher priced event (i.e. 5K to the Half, 5K to the Quarter, or Quarter to the Half) transfer fee applies.

How To Transfer Your Registration to Another Event:

  • Login to your Run Sign Up account you created when registering
  • Click on My Profile
  • Under Up Coming Events Santa To The Sea Half Marathon click Manage Registration
  • Click on the Transfer Event Tab and follow the instructions.

Yes, awards are given to the top 3 men and women overall in the Half Marathon and 5k and Age Group Finishers. Prizes are also available for the Costume Contest.

Yes.

  • Login to your Run sign up account.
  • Click on My Profile
  • Under Up Coming Events find Santa To The Sea Half Marathon and click on Manage Registration
  • Then click the Transfer to Another Runner button
  • Complete the information needed and follow the prompts

Deferrals (transferring this year’s registration to next year’s event). There is a $30.00 processing fee to defer. If you want to defer from this year to the next:

  • Login to your Run sign up account you created when registering and click on My Profile
  • Under Upcoming Events locate Half Marathon and click on Manage Registration button
  • Click on Defer Registration and complete any needed information and then click Confirm Payment and Deferral button
  • Once you finish, we will store your information for the next year’s event. You will not be automatically registered the following year, you will need to claim that registration with a special link we will send out a few weeks after registration opens.

Once registration for the next year opens up, we send a reserved registration link to all those who deferred via the email you used when registering. Simply use that link to sign up for next years event. Be sure to check your spam for the email.

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