Quarter Marathon

1/4 Marathon (6.55 miles)

This flat and fast Santa to the Sea Quarter Marathon is new for 2021! 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 Plaza Park off 5th St (which is the same area as our relay hand off zone). Heads almost immediately into historic Candy Cane Lane, where the homes are decorated for the holidays. Then you’re off to the neighboring beach communities, and finishing at the Marine Emporium Landing in the Channel Islands Harbor.

*Course is subject to change without notice

Aid Stations

Quarter Marathon Course

There are 4 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. Basic First AID will be available at the all water stations.


Overall Awards are given to the Top 3 Male and Female Finishers in the Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon and 5K only

Age Group awards are given in the Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, and 5K only.

All runners in the Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, 2-Person Relay, 5K, and Kids 1K will receive a collectible finisher’s medal and t-shirt.

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.