Saturday, December 9, 2023 • Santa Monica, CA
Embrace the enchantment of the Christmas season with us at the Winter Whirl Race, set amidst the picturesque landscapes of Mile Square Park. This event offers a range of race options to cater to runners of all abilities, whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just embarking on your running journey. Choose from the 5K, 10K, 15K, or Half Marathon – there’s a challenge for everyone.
Mile Square Park, with its serene beauty, transforms into a winter wonderland during the Christmas season. The course winds its way through this captivating park, allowing runners to immerse themselves in the magic of winter. You’ll find yourself amidst lush greenery, pristine lakes, and the crisp winter air, creating a truly magical backdrop for your run.
As you approach the finish line, a wave of accomplishment will wash over you, filling you with a sense of pride and satisfaction. But the experience doesn’t end there. After crossing the finish line, you’ll be treated to a delightful array of post-race treats. These delicious goodies will not only replenish your energy but also add to the festive spirit of the day.
What makes the Winter Whirl Race even more special is that it coincides with Mile Square Park’s holiday festivities. Once the race is over, you can fully immerse yourself in the joy and wonder of the Christmas season. Whether it’s the captivating holiday displays, cheerful decorations, or the jubilant spirit of the park, you’re in for an unforgettable day filled with holiday cheer.
So, bundle up against the winter chill, lace up your running shoes, and join us for the Winter Whirl Race in the heart of Mile Square Park. It’s an event that goes beyond the ordinary 5K or Half Marathon – it’s a journey through the enchantment of the Christmas season and the magic of winter.
Whether you’re a competitive runner looking to test your limits or simply seeking to enjoy a festive run, the Winter Whirl Race promises an experience you won’t want to miss. In this captivating setting, where the park’s beauty combines with the holiday spirit, your winter run becomes an extraordinary adventure. Join us for a day of running, celebration, and Christmas magic in Mile Square Park.
Race Weather & Climate
Located on the Pacific Coast, Santa Monica, California, is a beachfront gem.
On December 9th in Santa Monica, CA, you can expect average high temperatures of approximately 65-70°F, with lows around 50-55°F. This period marks late autumn with cooler, yet still relatively mild weather. Rainfall during December is typically minimal, with an average of only 2.2 inches for the month.
Winter Whirl Half Marathon 15k 10k & 5k Course Map
See the race route map for the Winter Whirl Half Marathon 15k 10k & 5k 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 Winter Whirl Half Marathon 15k 10k & 5k, you can use the registration link here.
- There is a $42.50 fee for the half marathon.
- There is a $28.50 fee for the 5k.
- There is a $32.50 fee for the 10k.
- There is a $38.50 fee for the 15k.