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.
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
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)