Event Info

FINAL INSTRUCTIONS

Click Here to read the Final Race Instructions for the 2015 Santa Monica Classic.

EARLY BIB PICK-UP & LATE REGISTRATION

Early bib pick-up and late registration for the Santa Monica Classic will be held at the Wellbeing Buy Local Festival on Saturday, September 12th.  Beat the lines on race day by picking up your race bib early (race day bib pick-up also available, see information below).

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Wellbeing Buy Local Festival
Saturday, September 12
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Santa Monica Civic Center Parking Lot
1855 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

After picking up your race bib, join over 80 exhibitors at the Wellbeing Buy Local Festival at the Santa Monica Civic Center including a trainer challenge, live music, food trucks, cooking demos, interactive booths, dance and yoga classes, and health screenings.

**PLEASE NOTE: If you are picking up a bib for a friend or family member, you must bring a copy of their driver’s license with a note from the friend or family member authorizing you to pick up their packet. No exceptions.

RACE DAY BIB PICK-UP & LATE REGISTRATION

Race day bib pick-up and late registration will be held in Ocean View Park in Santa Monica and begin at 7:00 am and close at 8:00 am.  Please allow plenty of time to pick up your race bib as the Santa Monica Classic 5K starts promptly at 8:00 am.

Ocean View Park
Sunday, September 13
7:00 am – 8:00 am
2600 Barnard Way, Santa Monica, CA 90401

RACE DAY PARKING

The Santa Monica Classic has two parking options: near the Start Line and near the Finish Line.  No matter where you park, allow plenty of time to get to the start.  Once the Santa Monica Classic 5K race has started at 8:00 am, many of the surrounding streets are closed and it becomes more difficult to make your way into the area parking lots.  Plan to arrive between 30-60 minutes prior to the start of the race.

Parking near the Start Line:
Two parking lots are conveniently located near the Start Line of the Santa Monica Classic.  Parking in each of these lots is $8.  (Parking lot prices are set by the City of Santa Monica and are subject to change at any time.)

2600 Barnard Way, Santa Monica, CA — Accessible from the east via Ocean Park Blvd
2100 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA — Accessible from the north by heading south on Ocean Ave and making a right on Bicknell Ave

Parking near the Finish Line:
Three parking structures are located near the Finish Line of the Santa Monica Classic on 2nd Street between Wilshire Blvd and Broadway Ave.  Parking in each of these lots allows for 90 minutes of free parking with the next hour at $1 cost and any subsequent half-hours at a cost of $1.50.  Note: Finish Line parking structures are located approximately one mile from the Start Line — please allow ample time to pick up your race bib.

Structure 8 — Corner of Colorado Ave & 2nd Street, Santa Monica
Structure 4 — 1321 2nd Street, Santa Monica
Structure 2 — 1235 2nd Street, Santa Monica

RACE INFORMATION

The Start Line of the Santa Monica Classic is located just west of Ocean View Park on Barnard Way.  Runners will be able to see the Start Line structure as they approach Ocean View Park.

Santa Monica Classic 5K

The race will begin promptly at 8:00 am.  Runners should begin lining up for the Santa Monica Classic 5K no earlier than 7:30 am.  Please seed yourself according to expected race pace — quicker runners at the front of the start chute, slower runners to the back.  For those that will be walking with a stroller, please place yourself at the very back of the pack to minimize any disruption of other runners.

Santa Monica Classic 10K

The race will begin promptly at 8:30 am.  Runners participating in the Santa Monica Classic 10K should wait until the 5K race has started and cleared the start chute before lining up for the start of the 10K race.  Please seed yourself according to expected race pace — quicker runners at the front of the start chute, slower runners to the back.  For those that will be walking with a stroller, please place yourself at the very back of the pack to minimize any disruption of other runners.

COURSE MAP & FINISH LINE

Click Here to see a map of the Santa Monica Classic course.  The Finish Line of the Santa Monica Classic is on Ocean Ave near the intersection of Ocean Ave and Broadway Ave.  Participants will receive water and their finisher medal once they cross the Finish Line.

FINISH FESTIVAL

Pick up your participant shirt, post-race refreshments, and other goodies at the Finish Festival on the Santa Monica Pier.  The Finish Festival will be open 7:00 am – 11:00 am.

AWARDS

The top 3 male and female finishers in each race will receive a gift certificate for a pair of Skechers Performance running shoes and a gift card to Big 5 Sporting Goods.  There will be an awards ceremony where these gifts will be presented on the Santa Monica Pier after the conclusion of the 10K race.

The top 3 finishers in each age division will receive a commemorative award.  These awards must be picked up from the Awards tent at the Finish Festival on the Santa Monica Pier as they will not be mailed after the fact.

SANTA MONICA-MALIBU EDUCATION FOUNDATION

The Santa Monica Classic benefits the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation. For more information about SMMEF, please visit their website.