Will the Santa Monica Classic be held in 2016?
We are happy to announce the Santa Monica Classic will return on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Registration will open in the spring.

What is included with the registration fee?
Included in the registration fee is your race entry, participant shirt, finisher medal, post-race refreshments, live entertainment and access to the Santa Monica Classic Finish Festival.

When does race registration close?
Online registration will close on September 9th.

When and where do I pick up my event race bib?
Bib pick-up information is located on our Event Info page.  Participant shirts can be picked up at the Santa Monica Finish Festival on the Santa Monica Pier after the race.

Can a friend or family member pick up my packet for me?
Participants that are picking up bibs on behalf of other runners will need to bring a copy of that person’s driver’s license along with a note from them authorizing the bib pick-up.

If I plan to bring my children to walk the course, do they also need to register?
Yes, anyone participating in the Santa Monica Classic needs to be registered and have a race bib.  Children in strollers do not need to register for the event but they will not be able to collect a medal at the Finish Line.

When and where is the event?
The Santa Monica Classic is scheduled for Sunday, September 11, 2016.  The point-to-point course  begins at 2600 Barnard Way overlooking the Pacific Ocean and finishes just steps from the iconic Santa Monica Pier.  The 5K race begins at 8:00 am and the 10K race begins at 8:30 am.

What is the distance of the course?
The Santa Monica Classic offers a 5K race and a 10K race.

What is the time limit for the course?
The 5K race has a time limit of 2 hours.  The 10K race has a time limit of 90 minutes.

Are there overall 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.

Where do I wear my bib?
Bibs must be fastened to the front of your body on either your shirt or shorts/pants using the provided safety pins.

When and where can I see my race results?
Unofficial race results will be available on the Santa Monica Pier shortly after the race ends.  Results will be available on our home page during the afternoon of September 11th.

Where do I park on race day?
Parking information can be found on our Event Info page.

Will there be food/drinks available on the course? At the finish line?
The 5K race will have 1 water station available for participants.  The 10K race will have 3 water stations for participants.  Water will be available at the Finish Line and other post-race refreshments will be available at the Santa Monica Classic Finish Festival on the Santa Monica Pier.

Are skates, bikes, or pets allowed on the course?
No skates, bikes or pets are allowed on the course.

Who can I contact for more information?
For more information, please contact us at (213) 542-3000 or email: smc@lamarathon.com

What is your refund policy?
Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.  No exceptions.