Santa Monica Venice Christmas Run

The 40:th Santa Monica Venice Christmas Run was held this morning after being postponed due to the poor air quality caused by the recent wildfires.

Santa Monica Venice Christmas Run end of course in Venice at Pacific and Windward Avenues.
Santa Monica Venice Christmas Run end of course in Venice at Pacific and Windward Avenues.

The morning was perfect for the run, a cool 13℃ and a pleasant morning sun met the runners at the finish line on Windward at pacific at around 8 o’clock this morning when they started arriving.

Here is info from the run web site:

5KSTART TIME: 7:30AM
10K START TIME: 8:30AM START LINE: OCEAN VIEW PARK – 2701 BARNARD WAY, Santa Monica, CA 90405
FINISH LINE: WINDWARD AVE & PACIFIC AVE, VENICE BEACH SIGN

Finish line at Pacific and Windward.
Finish line at Pacific and Windward.

The course winds through Santa Monica and Venice and if you run 5k it is one time around and for 10k obviously 2x around the course.

A look at the runners approaching the finish line looking South on pacific from Windward Avenue in Venice.
A look at the runners approaching the finish line looking South on Pacific from Windward Avenue in Venice.
Finish Line under the Venice sign at Windward and Pacific Avenues.
Finish Line under the Venice sign at Windward and Pacific Avenues.
A Snowman helps create a Christmas atmosphere at the finish line area.
A Snowman helps create a Christmas atmosphere at the finish line area.
A DJ was on stage spinning for the runners and onlookers.
A DJ was on stage spinning for the runners and onlookers.
A look at the Dj and the stage from the Ocean Front Walk side.
A look at the Dj and the stage from the Ocean Front Walk side.
Signs put up earlier in the week warning of the road closures for the race.
Signs put up earlier in the week warning of the road closures for the race.
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