The race start is adjacent to Santa Monica Beach on Barnard Way near the intersection of Ocean Park Blvd. The Christmas Run 5K and 10K will run south from Santa Monica, down the world famous Venice Boardwalk, meander onto the scenic streets of Venice and finish at the iconic Venice Pavilion. Join us for the finish line festival with costume contests, music, vendors, holiday inflatables and more. Bring the whole family and celebrate the holidays with your running friends.
Opportunities for the whole family include: Half Marathon, 2-person Half Marathon Relay, 5K Run/Walk, 1K Kids Fun Run, Diaper Dash, Costume Contest, Charity Challenge, Neighborhood Challenge, Finish Line Festival & Holiday Marketplace, Toy Drive (3,000+ toys collected in 2017) and a Scholarship Program where 80 scholarships were awarded in 2016.
Whether you are trying to set a course record or just enjoy the many views of the Fig Fondo we have a CTS Coach lead pace group for you. Ride Figueroa Mountain at your own pace and jump into a pace group for the rest of the ride. All pace groups start from Aid Station #3 at Fig Mtn Brew Los Olivos (mile 36.7) following the descent of Figueroa Mountain.
The XTERRA Turkey Trot is race #2 of the series and features three exciting courses: the 15k, 10k and the 5k fun run on the scenic trails at Trippet Ranch in Topanga State Park on SATURDAY, November 24, 2018. The event field is limited, so enter early. See below for course preview run details.
NOTE: The event is now on SATURDAY after Thanksgiving Day! What better way to say thanks than running on the trails at Topanga State Park!
The 5k is a fun run – we do give out finisher medals, but we do not award age group medals. We will be posting times for all events at the race and online.
Did you know that by participating in the Rockin’ The Desert Mud Run, you are contributing to an amazing non-profit program? The Apple Valley Police Activities League (A.V.P.A.L.) was founded in 2003, and was created to unite law enforcement and communities by providing youth programs which develop discipline, positive self-image, mutual trust and respect. Each year, A.V.P.A.L. works with about 200 kids…think about that…200 kids! That’s 200 lives that are being led in the right direction, given a leg-up in the world. What a difference that makes in one community!
The Original Bulldog Trail Runs
Welcome to the Southern California’s oldest 50k!!
Come run the challenging and popular Bulldog Ultra on Saturday, August 24th, and choose one of two races – the 25k Trail Run or the 50k Ultra. This is the Bulldog Ultra’s 28th year in the beautiful, scenic, Santa Monica Mountains.
The course offers epic views of untamed terrain and of the endless ocean from single track and fire roads weaving through the mountains. Aid Stations are located at approximately every 3-5 miles, with Cooling Stations placed along the course, as well. We look forward to supporting you as you take on the Bulldog Ultra!!
Step up to the trails, tackle a 50k, or crush your past times…located close to Hollywood, Malibu and downtown Los Angeles, the Bulldog Ultra is the perfect getaway to explore SoCal’s beautiful mountains!!
People have been filing into the beach side town of Oceanside, California since someone realized that the combination of great weather, better swells and a small town feel made the perfect spot to relax. However, when the first Oceanside Pier was built in 1888 there was actually a destination to drive to and people were able to claim “I’m hanging out by the pier” and “Meet me down by the pier after work.” While the original Oceanside Pier has since been lost in storms, rebuilt, re modeled and re built again, the legendary pier is still the heart of Oceanside and the place where people can come together to remember to live in a time where the ocean waves dictate life and relaxation is not recommended, but mandatory. While the pier is always bustling, no time of year is more busy than Labor Day. Not only is Labor Day a continental excuse to sit on a beach, it is also the day that the longest annual rough water swim, the Labor Day Pier Swim, takes place in Oceanside.
The South Bay coastline sets the stage for the LA Kings 5K/10K in Redondo Beach, the kick-off event for the 2019-20 LA Kings season.
Run, glide, skip or skate your way through downtown shops and restaurants, past beach homes and the sparkling ocean water to the start of training camp. LA Kings players, Bailey, Ice Crew and more will be there…not to mention the event’s esteemed host, Daryl Evans!
Entry fees include a ticket to a 2019-20 LA Kings regular season home game, plus a race t-shirt and participant medal!
XTERRA is a series of off-road races, including triathlon (swim/mountain bike/trail run), ocean swims and trail running. Or more simply put, it’s an epic off-road experience that will rock your world!
The Aloha Run is a fun and festive, Hawaiian-themed 5k/10k event. Be inspired by music from the islands and beach tunes as you run or walk the flat and scenic bay-side course in San Diego or Long Beach. And thats just the beginning stick around for a luau party at the finish line with Tahitian dancers, live music, photo opportunities and much more!