Join us for the exhilarating "Ring out the Old" race, featuring a range of distances to suit every runner's preference. Whether you're a seasoned marathoner or a beginner looking for a new challenge, our event in beautiful Santa Monica is the perfect way to celebrate the end of the year and welcome the new one with a burst of energy and accomplishment.
Choose from four exciting race distances: 5k, 10k, 15k, or a Half Marathon. Each race promises to be an unforgettable experience, filled with scenic views, camaraderie, and a chance to earn a unique "old" medal from our esteemed Mercury Events. Our medals are designed to capture the spirit of the occasion and reflect the vibrant energy of the race itself. Because we are ringing out the old with old but awesome medals!
Imagine proudly displaying your well-deserved medal, whether it's a magnificent GIANT Run Laughlin medal or a talking medal from the Screenland 5k. We believe that each participant should have the freedom to choose the medal that resonates most with their personal style and accomplishments. After all, your hard work and dedication deserve recognition that speaks to you.
As you conquer the Santa Monica course, you'll be surrounded by fellow runners, all striving towards their own goals. The refreshing ocean breeze and breathtaking coastal scenery will keep you motivated every step of the way. With every mile completed, you'll be one step closer to ringing out the old and embracing the new year with a sense of pride and achievement.
We pride ourselves on creating unforgettable race experiences. From our meticulously planned routes to our energetic volunteers, we ensure that every participant has an exceptional time. And don't worry about the medals; we supply all the fun and unique designs, so you can focus on enjoying the race and reaching your personal best.
So mark your calendars for the "Ring out the Old" race in Santa Monica. Lace up your running shoes, prepare for an exhilarating adventure, and choose the medal that resonates with you. Let's bid farewell to 2023 in style and welcome the new year with a sense of accomplishment and joy. See you at the starting line!
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 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. This is an out and back course meaning you will begin and finish in the same location.
The 5k, 10, & 15k will all run the same course. The turn around 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 loop
10k will run two out and back loops
15k will run 3 out and back loops
The Half Marathon Runners will run 3 out and back loops.
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
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.
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.