About San Diego Santa Run

The San Diego Santa Run is a holiday experience like none other in San Diego! The event consists of a series of runs that will take place in Pacific Beach on Garnet Ave featuring a 5K fun run and 1 mile waves that include a run with your dog, kids run, and a competitive wave! Then stick around to watch the annual Pacific Beach Holiday Parade!


Santa Races

Join over 3,000 Santas as we they take over the streets of Pacific Beach on Saturday, December 9, 2017!  Stick around after the run to watch the 38th Annual Pacific Beach Holiday Parade!

San Diego Santa Run 5k

San Diego Santa Run - Sunny Santa Suit

San Diego Santa Run - Santa Miles


Event Information

2016 Results

Check out the chip-timed results!


What Do I Receive?

5K Runners Receive :Official Sunny Santa Suit, Santa Run sunglasses, drink ticket
1 Mile Runners Receive: Santa hat, Santa Run sunglasses, drink ticket

Race Day Schedule

8:30AM – Race day packet pick-up and registration opens
10:00AM – San Diego Santa Run 5K
11:30AM – Men’s Competitive Mile
11:40AM – Women’s Competitive Mile
12:00PM – Kids Mile
12:30PM – Dog Mile
1:00PM – 37th Annual PB Holiday Parade

Event Location

The starting line is located at 900 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109.

Post Race Celebration

Join us for a post race celebration before the start of the Pacific Beach Holiday Parade! All participants will receive a complimentary drink. The location will be announced soon! 


San Diego Santa Run benefits the Pacific Beach Holiday Parade and ensures it will continue for years to come! We also work in partnership with San Diego Food Bank donating hundreds of pounds of non-perishable items every year.


FAQ Preview

Where does the race take place?

San Diego Santa Run takes place in beautiful Pacific Beach. The starting line is located at 900 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109.

What is included with my race registration?

All 5k participants will receive a full Sunny Santa Suit and sunglasses. All 1 mile runners will receive a Santa hat and sunglasses. There will be additional holiday goodies for all participants at the finish. Additionally for all participants 21+ years old, you will receive one complimentary drink ticket.

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Check Out All The Santa Run Fun From 2015

San Diego Santa Run Video

San Diego Santa Run Photos

Contact Santa!

If you have any questions regarding the San Diego Santa Run or are interested in becoming a sponsor, please let us know!