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Events at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

35th Annual Santa Monica - Venice Christmas Run

35th Annual Santa Monica - Venice Christmas Run

The Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run is Los Angeles’ largest holiday running event and a great fundraiser. In fact, the race is one of the most popular running events in Los Angeles, regardless the time of year. The event was started in 1977 with 10,000 runners participating in the race. For over 3 decades, it has not only remained a highly popular local run but the event has become an integral part of the Los Angeles community during the holiday season. For many, the Christmas Run is the true start of the holidays.

The Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run has a 5k and a 10k run that winds through the beautiful streets of Santa Monica and Venice, California, including a long stretch along the famous Venice Beach boardwalk.

Saturday, December 8, 2012
6:00 am – Registration
7:30 am – 10K Starts
9:15 am – 5K Starts
10:15 am – Kids Fun Run Starts

*Runners can register in-person at packet pick up (please note fee increase after Dec. 6th) and will be able to register on race day starting at 6am. However, shirts cannot be guaranteed for race day registration and lines can be very long on race morning so we urge you to register/pick up your packet prior to race day.