8:00 a.m. start
Our 5K, just like our Half Marathon, is a flat and fast, USATF certified course. Many runners have established their personal record here, and continue to return.
The 5K is also a great race for beginners. We see more first-timers every year, many of whom return to run the Half Marathon, or the Relay, in following years. Additionally, it’s a perfect race for families of all ages to run together and celebrate a great accomplishment.
The 5K STARTS and FINISHES at the Marine Emporium Landing. The race course goes along beautiful Oxnard Beach Park to Rehab Point, where you turn around and head back to cheering crowds at the Finish Line.
Important info …
Parking for the 5K: Parking for you is at the Marine Emporium Landing Marine Emporium in the harbor, before the race starts. Please arrive early.
Also: There are no shuttles between the Harbor Finish and the Half Marathon & Relay start.
Each runner will receive a collectable finisher’s medal when they cross the finish line.
Where to go for the start
Important info …
The 5K starts and finishes at Marine Emporium Landing in Channel Islands Harbor.
3600 S. Harbor Blvd.,
Oxnard Ca. 93035
Kids 1K Fun Run
The supervised 1K Kid’s Fun Run starts near the Santa to the Sea finish line at 8:45am. Please arrive early to check in. With volunteers cheering along the way, the children will follow a paved bike path that ends with a final sprint through the official race finish line arch. Here they receive a finishers’ medal and reunite with parents.
Parents may run with younger children or cheer along the course. Children will have a chance to decorate their bibs and make a holiday craft before the run. The 1K Kids Run is recommended for children 3 and up, and is not a timed event. A shorter course is available for our youngest athletes (3 and under) and will start after the 1K. Sponsored by:
As part of the Santa to the Sea tradition, we ask that all runners please bring an UNWRAPPED toy of at least $10 in value to the event. There will be a toy drop area for all 5K runners, and 1K Kid’s Runners at the Finish Line/EXPO in the Marine Emporium Landing.
Though this is a toy drive, we have many infants (ages 0–6 months) that need sleepers and clothing. We have many older children who need gifts as well so please don’t forget to get something for them. For our teen girls…clothing, makeup, curling irons, jewelry, etc. are great gifts. For our teen boys…gift cards to food places, Target, Wal-Mart, etc. are perfect for them.