-Packet Pick Up & Expo – December 11th-12th
Get a move on and enjoy a weekend full of fun and adventure!
Combine your athletic pursuits with a seaside weekend getaway during the 14th Annual Santa to the Sea Half Marathon, 2-Person Relay Race, 5K Run, and 1K Kids Fun Run.
Before lacing up those shoes, venture to the destination playground of Oxnard and enjoy a full weekend of fun for the entire family. Oxnard is known for its clean & uncrowded beaches and makes a perfect prelude to the Santa to the Sea Half Marathon. Santa to the Sea offers families not only a weekend of fun in Oxnard and the surrounding areas, (see our Out and About page) this run also gives you the opportunity to give back to those in need, just in time for the holiday season. The nonprofit event helps collect toys for underprivileged children throughout Ventura County while raising scholarship money for students at Oxnard College.
The Half Marathon and 2-Person Relay gets underway at the giant Santa located along the Interstate Highway 101 (2801 Ventura Boulevard) and continues through the strawberry fields of Oxnard before heading to historic downtown Oxnard and ending at Marine Emporium Landing in picturesque Channel Islands Harbor. There, visitors can enjoy the Finish Line Festival and Expo filled with a full day of activities, kids play area, runners costume contests, running Vendors and a Farmer’s Market.
Its culinary scene offers visitors a vast choice of international tastes ranging from fresh seafood to Mediterranean to Kosher to Brazilian fare. Visitors can also opt to follow the Ventura County Wine Trail and experience a wide variety of wine tasting rooms throughout the region. Oxnard has hotel accommodations to suit every preference and budget, from smaller to mid-size hotels, to a full-service resort on the water.
For visitor information, contact the Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-800-2-OXNARD or visit the website at www.visitoxnard.com.
Packet Pick up will be on the Saturday, before race day. Pick up your packet and enjoy vendors and family activities. You can also have packets mailed or pick up on race day for additional $20. READ MORE
Plan your entire weekend! You’ll find day by day events, hotel information and things to do in beautiful Oxnard and Ventura. READ MORE
Hotel, Travel and Places to Sea!
The Santa to the Sea Event provides the perfect getaway for the holidays – for a day, a weekend, or even longer! Cool ocean breezes, wide sandy beaches, waterfront recreation, and an array of cultural activities are just a few of the many amenities. Click here to see a list of nearby hotels and places to visit. READ MORE
Santa to the Sea Race Course
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. The Half Marathon and 2 Person Relay share the same race route, relay runners will exchange their bib at the mid-way point in Plaza Park, Downtown Oxnard. CLICK HERE TO VIEW COURSE MAPS
Parking and Shuttle Information
Parking for the start of the Half Marathon and 2-Person Relay (runner 1) is located at The Palms 2000-2201 Outlet Center Drive, Oxnard, 93036 along the 101 Freeway. Shuttles will drop participates off at the start line, 2801 Ventura Blvd, Oxnard 93036.
There will be no shuttles taking runners from the finish line to the start line in the morning. You must park at the Palms Outlets if you expect to make it to your start on time. READ MORE