Bring the whole family and all your friends to Santa Monica on Saturday, December 16 to kick off the holidays with 6,000 of your friends, family, neighbors and fellow runners. Photo from ChristimasRun.com
The Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run, Los Angeles’ largest holiday running event, will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2017! This affordable, family-friendly holiday run is also a fundraiser for a worthy local non-profit. Participants can enjoy a 10K, 5K or kids run, or just spectate and cheer on their friends and neighbors.
The Christmas Run is Los Angeles’ premiere winter recreational gathering and a great opportunity to don a holiday-themed costume (two costume contests will be held in ’17) and come out and celebrate.
It all began in 1977 with 10,000 runners participating at the height of the first running boom. For the past three decades, the Christmas Run has not only remained a highly popular local event but a super way to kick off the holidays in a healthy, community-focused way, outdoors with thousands of other runners and walkers.
The Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run has a 5K, 10K and kids run that wind through the beautiful streets of Santa Monica and Venice, including a long stretch along the famous Venice Beach boardwalk. It is flat, fast, and fun.
Photo courtesy from ChristimasRun.com
7:30 am – 5K Starts
8:00 am – 10K Starts
10:00 am – 1 K Kids Fun Run Starts
Venice has a team! Add yourself to TEAM VENICE when you register!
Get to training, and see you on Dec. 16th!
For Team Venice updates, check out www.TeamVenice.com