The San Diego Santa Run is a holiday experience like none other in San Diego! The event will consist of a series of runs that will take place on Garnet Ave. and Cass St. featuring a 5K fun run and 1 mile run waves that include run with your dog, kids run, and a competitive wave. Come out in your finest (or ugliest) Christmas attire as you take part in this one-of-a-kind holiday experience. Then stick around to watch the annual Pacific Beach Holiday Parade!
All participants into the 5K fun run will receive a FREE Sunny Santa suit: hat, short sleeve jacket, shorts, belt, and beard (all 1 mile participants will receive a Santa hat)! Additionally, all 5K participants will receive a free pair of San Diego Santa Run sunglasses, and one drink ticket (21+)! All 1 mile participants will receive a Santa hat, free pair of San Diego Santa Run sunglasses, and one drink ticket (21+)!
Event details and schedule
Packet pick-up to be announced soon!
Event Day Schedule:
8:00 AM: Registration/Check-In Opens
10:00 AM: 5K Santa Run
11:30 AM: Santa’s Little Helper Wave (dog/owner)
12:00 PM: Santa’s Elves Wave (Kids)
12:30 PM: Speedy Santa Wave (Competitive)
12:50 PM: Awards (competitive wave only)
1:00 PM: Parade Begins
5K Santa Run – The wave that will explode with holiday spirit. The focus for all runners/walkers will be on fun! This race will not be chip timed but we will have clocks at the finish so you can see your final time!
Santa’s Little Helper Wave (Dog/Owner) - That’s right, a wave dedicated to dog owners and their best friends!
Santa’s Elves Wave (Kids) - The kids opportunity to let loose on the mile course. Parents are welcome to join in with their kids!
Speedy Santa Wave (Competitive) - For those that really want to see how fast they can go. But you don’t need to be elite, not at all! We just want to give those runners most focused on time a wave all to themselves. This will be chip timed and you must be in this wave to qualify for age group awards.
Prizes & Awards:
Runners in the competitive wave will qualify for age group awards. The age groups will be: top 3 overall, 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+ (male and female categories for all these age groups).