Half Marathon

Half Marathon – Dec 9 | 7:30 am Start

This flat and fast USATF certified course (CA12055RS). Santa to the Sea Half Marathon is great for veteran runners, as well as first-timers. For many, this race has 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 course.

This point to point course starts at the historic Santa Claus, off 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.

*Course is subject to change without notice

Aid Stations

Half Marathon Course

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 (mile 6.5 - located at the halfway point-Plaza Park) will have Gels, and some sugary and salty snacks to munch on. Basic First AID will be available at the all water stations.


Age Group awards are given in the Half Marathon, 2-Person Relay* and 5K only.

All runners in the Half Marathon, 2-Person Relay and 5K will receive a collectable finisher’s medal and 
t-shirt. Overall top 3 men/women Half Marathon, 2-Person Relay and 5K winners will receive a collectible acrylic award presented at the Awards Ceremony.

*For the 2-Person Rely, $50 (2) gift cards for official Santa merchandise will be awarded to the top male, female, and coed teams. We will also give $500 to the fastest high school in Ventura County’s running program!

Age groups are:
14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

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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.

Pace Groups

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:


*Pace Groups are not guaranteed