Santa Monica - Venice Christmas Run

Saturday, December 16, 2017


The Christmas Season starts in...

2017 Race Date

Saturday, December 16, 2017


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5K / 10K RUN







Fabulous prizes!


Race T-Shirts and Medals

Adult Shirt

Kid Shirt

Christmas Run Medal

Note: Shirts are unisex.

Course Map & Parking Information

You won’t want to miss this! We're celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2017. Join us for new fun activities, the very popular Costume Contests and of course the Kids 1K run.
As in past years, the race start is adjacent to Santa Monica Beach on Barnard Way near the intersection of Ocean Park Blvd. The legendary Christmas Run 5K and 10K will run south from Santa Monica, down the world famous Venice Boardwalk, meander onto the scenic streets of Venice and finish at the iconic Venice Pavilion.
 Bring the whole family and all your friends to Santa Monica on Saturday, December 9 to kick off the holidays with more than 5,000 of your running friends.


Parking at Start Line:
Lot 2600 Barnard Way, Santa Monica
Packet pick up (12/15):
$7.00 Cash Only*
Race day (12/16):
$10.00 Cash Only*
Lot opens at 5:00am

Approx. 1 mile from Finish Line
* Note: parking prices may vary or change

Parking at Finish Line**:
200 N. Venice Blvd & 2150 Dell Ave., Venice
$10-$15Cash Only*
Lot opens at 5:00am

Entrance is off N. Venice Blvd only. All vehicles are required to exit on Dell Ave.
Approx. 1 mile from Start Line
** Note: parking prices may vary or change


Packet Pickup

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017
12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

Ocean View Park
2701 Barnard Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017
6:30 am – 8:30 am

Ocean View Park
2701 Barnard Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405
(at Christmas Run start)

Race Day Schedule

6:30 am – Packet Pickup/Registration Opens

7:30 am – 5K Start
8:30 am – 10K Start
8:30 am – 5K Costume Contest
10:00 am - 10K Costume Contest

(at finish area)

10:00 am – Kids Fun Run Start
(Windward Ave & Pacific Ave. – Venice Beach)

Sponsored by

  • Bruce Mitchell

  • Olive Realty

  • Santa Monica Ford Lincoln

  • TriFit Club & Studios

  • Visit Venice CA

Event management by JiveLive Entertainment - info@christmasrun.com