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Santa Monica - Venice Christmas Run 

The Santa Monica - Venice Christmas Run is the largest holiday running event and fundraiser in Los Angeles. 

This year's 5/K 10/K Santa Monica - Venice Christmas Run December 7 is the 42nd annual. As in previous years, the race start is adjacent to Santa Monica Beach on Barnard Way near the intersection of Ocean Park Blvd, at 7:30 a.m.

This year, the festivities will again have participants running south from Santa Monica, down the world-famous Venice Boardwalk, meandering onto the picturesque streets of Venice, and finishing at the iconic Venice sign.

Bring the family and enjoy all the fun and festivities at the start area, cheer the runners along the race course, and celebrate with participants at the Venice finish line.

A Holiday Hit Since 1977

Starting in 1977, the run debuted with 10,000 runners.

For more than four decades - 2019 marks its 42nd annual 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

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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