It's time for the Independence Day 5k, 10k, 15k, or Half Marathon! This is a fun run that is clock timed (not chip timed).
This is an open course. Please be courteous to other pedestrians, runners, and cyclists on the beach path.
* Online registration closing on 7/3 at 2PM * Race day registration is available - 5k $30, 10k $35, 15K $40, half marathon $45
Course map: The course is super easy to follow. It will consist of counter clockwise loops around the beach path that will be marked.
5k (1 loop), 10k (2 loops), 15k (3 loops) with an aid station at every loop:
Half marathon is 3 x 4.36 mile loops with aid station at every loop:
Aid stations have water cups, water bottles, Gatorade cups, Gu gels. Other snacks on the tables may include bananas, granola/snack bars.
Participants are not allowed to run with dogs. Running/walking with a stroller is allowed. 3:15 time limit for the half marathon. If more time is needed, please email us at for early start.
This is a small informal event with about 100-150 participants. Everyone will get a finishers medal as well as a goodie bag without the bag. We will have bananas, snacks, water, etc. To keep costs low we do not offer any special awards or t-shirts. This is not your normal large festival like race. We are a low key race that emphasizes a more personal satisfaction to racing. Thank you and look forward to seeing you out there!
Also to avoid active.com fees, you can just mail the fee along with all your info. Results will be posted on this page usually by the evening of the race day.
Bib Pick Up - 6:30-7:00AM for 10k, 15k, Half Marathon
7-7:15AM for 5k ONLY
Start Time - 7:00AM 10k, 15k, Half Marathon
7:20AM for 5k ONLY
Date - Thursday, July 4th, 2019
Address - 2000 Ocean Ave. Santa Monica, CA
Off of beach path off of Bay St. & Ocean Ave. near Crescent Bay Park
Start Map - Please see image below
Parking - Meters on the street are free until 9AM. After 9AM, you are responsible to pay for the parking meter with quarters, or credit cards. ** On Saturday there is street sweeping from 7-9AM. Please check the signs on the meters to indicate where there is no parking on Saturday from 7-9AM. The beach parking lot has an all day flat fee that can be paid through machine, or when the booth is open. The price varies from $8-10 depending on the season.