Last Lap Half Marathon 15k 10k & 5k

Sunday, December 31, 2023 Santa Monica, CA

Ring out the Old with us in Santa Monica, as we invite you to partake in an exhilarating race that offers a range of distances to cater to every runner’s preference. Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or a novice seeking a fresh challenge, our event is the perfect way to bid farewell to the old year and usher in the new one with boundless energy and accomplishment.

You have the freedom to choose from four exciting race distances: 5k, 10k, 15k, or a Half Marathon. Each of these races guarantees an unforgettable experience, marked by scenic views, camaraderie, and the opportunity to earn a distinctive “old” medal from our esteemed Mercury Events. Our medals are uniquely crafted to capture the essence of the event and embody the spirited vitality of the race itself, ringing out the old with old but incredible medals.

Imagine the sense of pride as you showcase your well-earned medal, whether it’s a magnificent GIANT Run Laughlin medal or one that talks to you from the Screenland 5k. We believe in allowing each participant the freedom to select a medal that resonates with their individual style and achievements. Your hard work and dedication deserve recognition that speaks directly to you.

As you conquer the course in Santa Monica, you’ll be in the company of fellow runners, all pursuing their own objectives. The refreshing ocean breeze and the breathtaking coastal scenery will be constant sources of motivation every step of the way. With each mile you complete, you’ll edge closer to ringing out the old and greeting the new year with a deep sense of accomplishment and pride.

Our race philosophy promotes an open-course approach, inviting a vibrant tapestry of runners, walkers, and enthusiasts to come together and share the day’s joyful experience. Safety is our paramount concern, ensuring that all participants remain on the designated pedestrian side of the beach path. The course adheres seamlessly to the beach path, without any deviation, ensuring a smooth and secure journey. Two well-placed water stations, stocked with water and Gatorade, provide you with the refreshment you need to keep going.

The Santa Monica Course we offer is USTAF certified, with clear and visible markings, eliminating any worries about street closures, getting lost, or finding your way back. Ring out the Old with us in Santa Monica and select from a range of distances to suit your liking, all while celebrating the old and welcoming the new year with enthusiasm and achievement.

Race Weather & Climate

Santa Monica, California, is an iconic beachfront city in Los Angeles County.

During late December in Santa Monica, CA, you can expect average high temperatures ranging from 59-63°F and average low temperatures of 47-51°F. This season represents the peak of winter, providing a cooler and refreshing climate. Rainfall remains moderate, contributing to a comfortable and mild late December ambiance along the coastal areas.

Last Lap Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Last Lap Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

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 Last Lap Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

  • 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.

Last Lap Half Marathon Race Website

Last Lap Half Marathon Website

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