OXNARD, CA – Race officials have announced the 15th annual  Santa to the Sea race will be held on Sunday, December 11th, 2022.  The race starts at 7: 30 a.m. and will include a half marathon, a quarter marathon, 5K, Kids 1K, and a Diaper Dash. 

Santa to the Sea provides a fun, festive, and healthy event for the community to participate.  The half marathon starts at the world’s largest Santa statue, winds the route through the City of Oxnard, and finishes at the beautiful Channel Islands Harbor.

Santa to the Sea supports the Nyeland Acres community through food distributions, a toy giveaway, and scholarships to Oxnard College.

Mike Barber, Founder of Santa to the Sea, states “Throughout Santa to the Sea, our runners have donated more than 30,000 toys since inception, provided funds to support almost $500,000 in scholarships, and provided almost $1,000,000 in economic impact each year.”

Registration is now open and sponsorships are available.  For more information and to register in the race, visit www.SantatotheSea.com.

About Santa to the Sea – What started in 2003 as a toy drive to cel­e­brate the relo­ca­tion of the world’s largest Santa Claus from Carpinteria to Oxnard has grown into a robust run­ning event, toy drive, com­mu­nity fundraiser, and holiday season celebration.  For more information, visit www.SantatotheSea.com .  

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 Carpenteria to Oxnard, has grown into a robust running event, toy drive, and community fundraiser. 

Santa to the Sea includes a half marathon, a Quarter Marathon plus a 5K run and 1K kids fun run. The Santa to the Sea Scholarship Fund partners with Gene Haas and Oxnard College Foundation to award $500 scholarships to local high school students and adults continuing their education at Oxnard College. 

Santa to the Sea offers families not only a weekend of fun, but also an opportunity to give back to those in need, just in time for the holiday season. The nonprofit event helps collect toys for underprivileged children throughout Ventura County while raising scholarship money for students at Oxnard College.

The Half Marathon gets underway at the giant Santa located along the Interstate Highway 101 (2801 Ventura Boulevard) and continues through the strawberry fields of Oxnard before heading to historic downtown Oxnard (where the Quarter Marathon starts) and ending at Marine Emporium Landing (where the 5k and kids 1k start and finish) in picturesque Channel Islands Harbor. There, visitors can enjoy the Finish Line Festival filled with a full day of activities including kids play area, a Santa’s Village, costume contests, food booths and live entertainment.

The Santa to the Sea Half Marathon and 5k, is based in the coastal com­mu­nity of Oxnard, CA., and just 40 min­utes north of Los Angeles. Combine your athletic pursuits with a seaside weekend getaway during the annual Santa to the Sea Half Marathon, 1/4 marathon, 5K run and 1k kids fun run taking place the second Sunday every December.

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