The 5th Annual Santa Run is Coming to Town!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

5K Start time: 10:00AM

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 on Garnet Avenue 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!

5K Entry Fees:

Early Bird Registration – $30
After October 19th at 11:59PM – $40
After November 16th at 11:59PM – $45
*Race Day – $50


*5K is limited to 3,000 registrations. If all are sold prior to race day, there will be no race day registration.

What’s Included:

All 5K participants will receive a Sunny Santa Suit: hat, short sleeve jacket, shorts, belt and beard!  All 5K participants will also receive one drink ticket (21+) and a pair of San Diego Santa Run sunglasses!

NEW THIS YEAR: Sunny Santa Suit will be available in TWO different sizes Youth/Petite and Standard!

Last year’s suits were one size fits all which is the same as this year’s Standard suit.

Check out the world’s only Sunny Santa Suit:


Event Day Schedule:

  • 8:30 AM – Registration/Check-In Opens
  • 10:00 AM – Santa Run 5K
  • 11:30 AM – Speedy Santa Wave 1 Mile – Men’s (Competitive)
  • 11:40 AM – Speedy Santa Wave 1 Mile – Women’s (Competitive)
  • 12:00 PM – Santa’s Elves Wave 1 Mile (Kids)
  • 12:30 PM – Santa’s Little Helper Wave 1 Mile (Dog/Owner)
  • 1:00 PM – 38th Annual Pacific Beach Holiday Parade

Course Map:




5K START – on Garnet Ave in front of Bank of America.
LEFT on Cass St. heading NORTH to Sapphire St.
U-TURN at Sapphire St. heading SOUTH on Cass St.
LEFT on Garnet Ave. heading EAST to Ingraham St.
U-TURN at Ingraham St. heading WEST on Garnet Ave.
5K FINISH – In front of Johnny V

Age Group Awards:

NEW THIS YEAR!  Ever wonder how fast you can run a 5K while in a Sunny Santa Suit?  Well now is your chance!  New to this year’s San Diego Santa Run is optional chip-timing for an additional $3 fee.  All participants who choose the additional chip-timing will qualify to win an age-group award.  Age group awards will be given to the top 3 Men & Women in the following categories: Overall, 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+.

BONUS: The Fastest Man & Woman who run in the full Sunny Santa Suit will receive a special prize!

Packet Pick-Up:

Two days for packet pick-up!
Thursday (12/7) Location: Road Runner Sports, 5553 Copley Dr. Time: 3-7pm
Friday (12/8) Location: The Closet, 875 Garnet Ave. Time: 3-7pm