Holly Jolly -5K, 10K, 15K, and Half Marathon

2000 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Running > 10k, 5k, Half Marathon

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Event Description

Get ready to jingle all the way to the finish line at the Holly Jolly Run in sunny Santa Monica on December 23rd! This festive event offers a variety of race options, including a 5K, 10K, 15K, and half marathon, so there's something for every runner, from the speedy sprinters to the endurance enthusiasts.

And if you're feeling extra merry, don't forget to dress up in your most festive holiday attire - the best-dressed runners will receive some special prizes!

But the fun doesn't stop at the finish line! Stick around for the post-race festivities, where you can enjoy some hot cocoa and holiday treats, and maybe even snap a selfie with Santa Claus himself

Come out and run along the beautiful coast as you take on this one-of-a-kind race. With a course that winds along the shoreline, you'll get the chance to take in breathtaking views of the ocean as you compete against other runners.

Whether you're a seasoned runner or just looking for a fun way to celebrate National Sea Serpent Day, the Monsters of the Deep is sure to be a thrilling experience. Sign up today and join us for this unique and unforgettable race!

Looking for a low-cost and intimate run/walk event that takes place along the ocean? Look no further than High Tide Runs, organized by Mercury Events LLC.

Join us for a run along the oceanfront and breathe in happiness while exhaling the stress of yesterday. Let's get some good vibes and achieve our goals together.

Our boutique events remove barriers and help individuals connect and achieve their goals. Our friendly gatherings offer flexibility to sign up for any of at least four different distances, with no hassle or penalty fee if you want to change to a shorter distance on race day.

We take care of everything so that you can focus on your fitness and enjoy the ride.

 We provide water and fuel for all participants and offer special incentives for those who sign up for multiple events or complete 10 or more events in a calendar year.

Sign up for 3 events at the same time, and get a 15% discount on the total

10 or more events in one calendar year, get a commemorative special edition HTR shirt
15 or more events in one calendar year and you earn free entry to another event

Discounts will be automatically applied at checkout, no discount codes to remember.

We will track you and let you know when you are close to qualifying for the 10 events and 15-event specials. Your job is to work on your fitness and enjoy the ride, leave the spreadsheets to us.

Who can register for our events?: Everyone! 

Our races are open to anyone who wants to participate, regardless of their age, ability level, or preferred pace. Whether you're a seasoned runner, a casual jogger, or a first-time walker, you are welcome to join us for our events. Parents are also encouraged to bring their children and push them in strollers. We believe that running and walking are activities that can be enjoyed by everyone, and we are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere for all participants. So come on out and join us for a fun and rewarding race experience!

About our courses:

 Our courses are not closed, which means that there are often other runners, walkers, and others enjoying the day along with you. Safety is a must and all runners must stay on the pedestrian side of the beach path. The course never goes off the beach path. Courses are well marked with two water stations and restrooms along the way. 

The 5k, 10, & 15k will all run the same course. The turnaround is located at mile 1.55 marked with a runner turn sign, large orange flag, chalk, and small blue and orange flags. 

5k will run 1 out and back 

10k will run two out-and-back  laps

15k will run 3 out and back laps


The Half Marathon Runners will run 3 out and back laps.

The half marathon turn is located at mile 2.19 and marked with a large blue flag, runner turn sign, chalk, and small blue and orange survey flags.


What you get:

All participants will receive a finishers medal, finish line goodies, and free downloadable race photos. Race results will be posted on our website within 10 hours of the completion of the race. 


Refund and Deferral Policy:

Sorry but there are NO REFUNDS but we do offer deferrals until 48 hours before the event and you can transfer your entry to another person for free up to 48 hours before the event. There is a $15 cash transfer fee on the day of the event and matching ID is required to pick up your bib. 

Bib Pick Up and Start Times:

Bib Pick Up: 6:30 am near the start line

Half Marathon Start Time: 7:00 am

5k, 10k, 15k & 10 Miler Start Time:  7:30 am


Start Location:

 2000 Ocean Ave 

Santa Monica, CA US 90405

Look for the easy-up tents adjacent to Crescent Bay Park.

Not all GPS directions are created equal and we have been told that Apple Maps doesn't always get you to the right spot so stick with Waze. 

Parking Information:

If you park on the street be sure to read the signs carefully. Street sweeping is daily in Santa Monica. It is best to park in the paid parking lot near the start line. Parking ranges from $10 to $12 depending on the time of the year. If you arrive before the lot attendant is on duty you can pay at the machine near the entrance of the lot.



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