Saturday, December 16, 2023 • Santa Monica, CA
Ho ho ho! Get ready for the most festive race of the year, the Merry Miles 5K, 10K, 15K, and Half Marathon, a joyful event set to take place on December 16th. It’s time to lace up your running shoes and prepare to jingle all the way through this exciting and spirited race.
This heartwarming event will carry you through the scenic beauty of Santa Monica, all while enveloped in the joyful embrace of Christmas cheer. Whether you’re an experienced runner or just looking for a festive way to celebrate the holiday season, there’s a race distance for everyone. With options ranging from the spirited 5K to the more challenging half marathon, all levels of runners can participate.
Our race philosophy embraces an open-course concept, inviting a colorful tapestry of runners, walkers, and enthusiasts to come together and share in the day’s delightful experience. Safety is our top priority, ensuring that all runners remain on the designated pedestrian side of the beach path, making your journey secure and enjoyable.
Our meticulously marked course, certified by the USTAF, removes any concerns about street closures, getting lost, or navigating your way back. The course gracefully follows the beach path, maintaining its course integrity. We’ve thoughtfully placed two water stations along the route, stocked with refreshing water and invigorating Gatorade, providing you with the sustenance to keep you at your best.
So, prepare yourself for the Merry Miles race, a true holiday celebration where you can run amid the enchanting vistas of Santa Monica, enveloped by the spirit of Christmas. It’s not just a race; it’s a festive experience that brings joy and cheer to runners of all levels.
Race Weather & Climate
Santa Monica, California, enjoys a prime location by the Pacific.
For December 16th in Santa Monica, CA, you can anticipate average high temperatures around 60-65°F and average low temperatures of 45-50°F. This date falls in mid-December, marking the heart of winter. Rainfall in December is typically minimal, with an average of only 2.2 inches for the month, making it a relatively dry period.
Merry Miles Half Marathon Course Map
See the race route map for the Merry Miles 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 Merry Miles 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.