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Santa To The Sea

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Distance Half marathon

About Santa To The Sea

Just sixty miles northwest of Los Angeles, you’ll find the casual, seaside city of Oxnard where oceanfront recreation, fabulous festivals, sweet strawberries, exceptional weather, and miles of uncrowded beaches await your discovery. Home to the California Strawberry Festival, and neighbor to the breathtaking Channel Islands National Park and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Oxnard is a welcomed retreat any time of year. Join us, stay for a while, and savor the sweet and spicy international flavors in Oxnard — Elevate your senses. With that being said, the Santa to the Sea Half Marathon is the place to be.

The Santa to the Sea Half Marathon and 5K is based in this Coastal Community of Oxnard, CA and just 40 Minutes North of Los Angeles.

This flat and fast USATF certified race starts at 8 am. Our Half Marathon is great for vet­eran run­ners, as well as first-timers, and has for many, become one of their favorites.



  • 5km

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km


Aid Stations

Water will be pro­vided at the start­ing line. Water will be pro­vided every 2 miles along the course, and also at the fin­ish line.

Award Medals

All run­ners in the Half Marathon, Relay and 5K will receive a col­lec­table finisher’s medal and T-shirt. Our 1K Kid’s Fun Run fin­ish­ers will receive the same fin­ish­ers medal, in addi­tion to a vari­ety of head­bands, bracelets, etc. Prize money will be awarded to the top three male and top three female fin­ish­ers in the Half Marathon, 2 Per­son Relay and 5K. Age divi­sion awards are given in the Half Marathon and 5K only. Awards will be given for the top 3 fin­ish­ing Relay teams.


Park­ing at “The Palms” along side the 101 free­way is for the Half Marathon and 2 Per­son Relay only. Park­ing for the 5K and the 1K kids run is at Marine Empo­rium Land­ing in Chan­nel Islands Har­bor ( see info 5K & 1K ).


Shut­tles will be mov­ing run­ners between “The Palms” park­ing area and the Half and 2 per­son start. And for the 2nd leg run­ners of the 2 per­son relay shut­tles will also be avail­able here. After the race there will be reg­u­lar shut­tles return­ing run­ners to “The Palms” parking area.

Santa To The Sea Route Map

Santa To The Sea Route Map


Nye Park



Channel Islands Maritime Museum



A race that quite literally lives up to its name, the Santa To The Sea Half Marathon takes runners on a winding tour of Oxnard’s city streets, along a point-to-point course that starts at the giant Santa holiday display in Nye Park on the northeastern edge of the city and takes runners through its streets and neighborhoods all the way to the Channel Islands Harbor.

Once runners make it to the finish line, they’ll get to take in a view that looks out onto the waters of the Pacific Ocean in the distance, where just offshore lie the islands that make up Channel Islands National Park.

Described by the race organizers as a race that’s mostly flat and fast, the course for the Santa to the Sea Half features no significant uphill stretches to speak of, save for a brief uphill in the last three miles of the race, as runners are making their way between mile markers 10 and 11.

After a gradual downhill for the first mile or two, followed by a gradual uphill between miles 3 and 4, the rest of the course features a long, gradual downhill, especially between mile markers 4 and 10, followed by a flat last mile into the finish line at the Marine Emporium Landing on South Harbor Boulevard.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.