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Chasing Santa- 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon

Sun December 22, 2024 Fountain Valley, CA 92708 US Directions



$50 $24.50 7:45AM PST - 11:00AM PST Price increases after December 20, 2024 at 11:59pm PST


$50 $28.50 7:45AM PST - 11:00AM PST Price increases after December 20, 2024 at 11:59pm PST

Half Marathon

$50 $38.50 7:30AM PST - 11:00AM PST Price increases after December 20, 2024 at 11:59pm PST


16801 Euclid St.
Fountain Valley, CA US 92708


At High Tide Runs, we pride ourselves on removing barriers and helping individuals achieve their goals. Our low-cost races are cozy and intimate, where you have a chance to get to know your fellow runners and your race director. And don't worry about fuel and water, we've got you covered so you can focus on your performance.

With the flexibility to sign up for any of at least three different distances at every one of our friendly gatherings, you can decide what feels right for you on race day. Plus, there are special incentives for signing up for multiple events, including discounts on the total, free entry to another event, and special edition HTR shirts for completing 10 or more events in one calendar year.

Join us for an exhilarating run through the picturesque Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley, California. Whether you're up for a 5k, 10k or a Half Marathon, this event promises a memorable experience amidst the natural beauty of the park.

Event Details:

Location: Mile Square Park, 16801 Euclid St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 - Race Starts and ends in Parking Lot E
Bib Pickup: Starts at 7 am
Race Start Times:
Half Marathon: 7:30 am
5k, 10k: 7:45 am.  
Parking Fee: $5.00 per car at Mile Square Park (Opens at 7 am). Limited free street parking is available.
Course Map:
Early Start: Early starters can begin 30 minutes before the official start time. Park outside and pick up your bib early.

Course Description:

The race starts and ends  in Parking Lot E
5k and 10k runners will follow the scenic path around the park, making a loop around Freedom Hall and Swan Lake before heading back to the start.
5k: 1 loop
10k: 2 loops


Half Marathoners will complete 4 loops. Additionally, they will complete one final loop around the playground before heading back to the finish

Water stations are conveniently placed near Shelter Number 4 and the passthrough lane near the start/finish in parking lot E
Course Time Limit: 3 hours and 30 minutes. You must cross the finish line by 11 a.m.

What You Get:

All participants will receive a finisher's medal, finish line treats, and free downloadable race photos.
Race results will be posted on our website within 12 hours of the race.
Gear Check: Personal items can be stored with our staff at the High Tides Tent.

Water Stations: Two fully stocked water stations are available on the course, with Gatorade at all stations.

Race Photos: Our course photographer will capture your journey, and you can download your photos for free within 24 hours of the event.

Results: This is a gun-timed event, and race results will be published on RunSignup within 12 hours of the race.

Refund and Deferral Policy:

Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds, but we do allow transfers into another High Tide Runs Event 48 hour before the race. 

Who Can Register:

Everyone is welcome! Our races are open to participants of all ages, abilities, and races. Whether you're an experienced runner, a casual jogger, or a first-time walker, you're invited to join us. Parents can bring their children and strollers, as we believe in creating an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere for all. Come and be a part of this fun and rewarding race experience!
We look forward to seeing you at Mile Square Park for a day of fitness, fun, and camaraderie. Get ready to lace up your running shoes and create lasting memories in this beautiful setting!

Race Contact Info

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Course Map

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