Saturday, December 23, 2023 • Santa Monica, CA
Get ready to bring holiday cheer to sunny Santa Monica with the Holly Jolly Run, a festive event taking place on December 23rd. This joyous occasion caters to runners of all kinds, offering a range of race options, including a 5K, 10K, 15K, and half marathon. Whether you’re a sprinter with a need for speed or an endurance enthusiast ready for a longer challenge, there’s a race for you.
But that’s not all! Embrace the spirit of the season and show up in your most creative and festive holiday attire. The best-dressed runners will have a chance to win some special prizes, adding extra merriment to your run.
The fun continues beyond the finish line. Stick around for the post-race celebrations, where you can indulge in hot cocoa and delightful holiday treats. And, if you’re lucky, you might even have the opportunity to snap a selfie with Santa Claus himself.
This unique event offers a remarkable coastal course that winds along the shoreline, granting you breathtaking views of the ocean as you compete alongside fellow runners. It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to combine your love for running with the beauty of the California coast.
The Holly Jolly Run is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season, whether you’re a seasoned runner or someone simply looking for a unique way to enjoy National Sea Serpent Day. Sign up today to join us for a memorable and unforgettable race experience.
If you’re searching for an intimate and cost-effective run/walk event with an oceanfront backdrop, look no further than High Tide Runs, thoughtfully organized by Mercury Events LLC.
Join us for a run along the scenic oceanfront, allowing the serene sound of the waves to wash away the stress of yesterday. Find solace in the soothing ocean breeze and create memorable moments with fellow participants as we work together to achieve our goals.
Race Weather & Climate
Santa Monica, California, is a vibrant coastal city in Los Angeles County.
In late December, Santa Monica, CA experiences average high temperatures in the range of 59-63°F and average low temperatures around 47-51°F. This period marks the heart of winter, offering cooler and milder weather conditions. Rainfall is relatively low, contributing to a cool and comfortable late December atmosphere by the coast.
Holly Jolly Half Marathon Course Map
See the race route map for the Holly Jolly Half Marathon course map here.
The half marathon start time is 7:00 AM PST.
The course closes at 11:00 AM PST.
To reserve your spot in the 2023 Holly Jolly 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.