Santa Monica - Venice Christmas Run 2018

The Santa Monica - Venice Christmas Run is the largest holiday running event and fundraiser in Los Angeles. This year's Santa Monica - Venice Christmas Run is on December 15, 2018. 

In 2015, the 38th Annual Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run introduced a new, fun, fast course. As in previous years, the race start is adjacent to Santa Monica Beach on Barnard Way near the intersection of Ocean Park Blvd.

This year, the festivities will again have the legendary Christmas Run 5k and 10k running south from Santa Monica, down the world famous Venice Boardwalk, meandering onto the scenic streets of Venice and finishing at the iconic Venice Pavilion.

So, bring the whole family and all your friends to Santa Monica on December 15, 2018 and enjoy all the fun and festivities at the start area, along the course and at the Venice Pavilion finish line.

A Holiday Hit Since 1977

Starting in 1977, the Christmas run debuted with 10,000 runners. For more than four decades - 2018 marks its 41st event - it has not only remained one of the most popular local running events but has become an integral part of the Los Angeles community during the holiday season.

Register Online for the Christmas Run

In a continuing effort to decrease the amount of paper used, the event has registration only online.  Get more information or register online here.

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