Sunday, December 17, 2023 • Long Beach, CA
Prepare to run, walk, or even crawl your way through the most delightful race of the year – the Christmas Cookie Caper 5K, 10K, 15K, and Half Marathon! This sugary-sweet event is set to unfold along the stunning beach path in Long Beach on December 17th and promises a scrumptious experience for participants of all levels.
Featuring a range of race options, from the swift 5K to the more challenging half marathon, there’s a distance to cater to every type of runner – even those with an insatiable sweet tooth.
But the festivities don’t conclude at the finish line. The post-race merrymaking is where the real holiday magic happens. Here, you can relish a wide assortment of cookies and treats that will satisfy your post-race cravings. What’s more, kids and cookie enthusiasts can join a cookie decorating contest, adding an extra layer of sweetness to the event. Don’t forget to don your most festive holiday attire because the best-dressed cookie lovers will have the chance to claim special prizes.
So if you’re ready to trade your running shoes for cookies and embrace the holiday spirit, don’t let the Christmas Cookie Caper 5K, 10K, 15K, and Half Marathon along the beach path in Long Beach pass you by on December 17th. It’s a sweet deal that will surely add a touch of holiday magic to your season.
For those seeking low-cost, intimate run/walk events set against the ocean’s backdrop, look no further than High Tide Runs, thoughtfully organized by Mercury Events LLC. These boutique events are designed to break down barriers and foster connections while helping individuals achieve their goals. The friendly gatherings offer the flexibility to choose from at least four different distances, with the added convenience of switching to a shorter distance on race day without incurring a penalty. What’s more, all the essentials are covered, including water and fuel for participants. Special incentives await those who sign up for multiple events or conquer 10 or more events in a single calendar year. So if you’re ready to trade stress for happiness and pursue your fitness goals, High Tide Runs is here to support your journey.
Race Weather & Climate
Nestled in Los Angeles County, Long Beach, California, is approximately 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.
In mid-December, Long Beach, CA typically experiences an average high temperature of around 60-65°F and an average low temperature of approximately 45-50°F. This marks the heart of the winter season, with cool and crisp weather. Rainfall during this time is generally minimal, with averages around 0.1-0.3 inches.
Christmas Cookie Caper Half MarathonCourse Map
See the race route map for the Christmas Cookie Caper Half Marathon course map here.
The half marathon start time is 7:00 AM.
The course closes at 10:15AM PST.
To reserve your spot in the 2023 Christmas Cookie Caper Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.
- There is a $38.50 fee for the half marathon.
- There is a $24.50 fee for the 5k.
- There is a $28.50 fee for the 10k.
- There is a $34.50 fee for the 15k.