Dec 10, 2023

Santa to the Sea Half Marathon

Santa to the Sea is a nonprofit event born out of a desire to give back to the community.

What started in 2003 as a toy drive to celebrate the relocation of the world’s largest Santa Claus from Carpinteria to Oxnard. Since then it’s grown into a robust running event, toy drive, and community fundraiser.

Santa to the Sea includes a Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, plus a 5K Run, and 1K Kids Fun Run and more. A computer chip is placed on the bib of every runner. When the runner crosses the finish line, two electronic mats send a signal to the computer, which records the runner’s time to one-thousandth of a second.

Our Mission
We want to provide all participants with a fun, healthy and safe running event, while supporting and showcasing our local communities. Santa to the Sea is a nonprofit event (tax ID 26–3529617) that helps collect Christmas gifts and toys for underprivileged children in Ventura County. The Santa to the Sea Scholarship Fund partners with the Oxnard College Foundation and the Gene Haas Foundation to award $500 scholarships to local high school students and adults continuing their education at Oxnard College. With your help last year, we gave away thousands of gifts and toys, as well as awarding many deserving students a $500 scholarship for their fall semester at Oxnard College. This year, we hope to do even more. We thank you for running with us, and your helping to make our event a huge success!

Our Goal

  • Provide runners and walkers with a quality experience
  • Help our local charities
  • Help students realize their dreams of a college education
  • Promote environmental and socially responsible practices
  • Promote our local businesses

Costume Contest
Be a part of this years Costume Contest and stand out!
You’ll be judged for originality, enthusiasm and difficulty to run in. Voting for your favorite costume takes place LIVE on the stage inside Santa’s Village. Judges will score you from 1-10 (judges are on the left as you cross the finish line)