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PARKING: The state park charges $15 per vehicle. (bring cash or your state park pass to make entering the gate faster) Limited meter parking spots along PCH so arrive early for these. Hourly underground parking in Pacific City (Shopping and restaurants afterward!)
EVENT STAGING IS in Lot 10 .
EARLY PACKET PICK UP:
Saturday, December 10, 2022 NOON to 3PM
ROAD RUNNER SPORTS 1835 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
You may pick up for others. No ID required.
*BIB Pick Up is ALSO available on RACE DAY from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m at the race start/staging area in HUNTINGTON STATE BEACH
6:45am REGISTRATION OPENS through 8:15am. Walk up registration welcome..
7:00am to 9am: THE REAL SANTA will be there for REAL selfie photos!!! Hashtag #carenwareevents
8:00am KID's shorter distance races. HO HO HO! Dashes and a half mile and mile race will be offered at 8:00am
8:00am to 8:20 Dickens Carolers , snow falling, and pictures with the real SANTA.
8:20 THE PENGUIN warm up. Dance to the Macarena. EVERYBODY join in!!!
Race start: 8:30am MASS START for 5K/10K . Your time does not start until you roll under the starting arch. Wear your bib on the FRONT. You must cross under the start arch by 8:40am.
Put a healthy kick into your Christmas with SO CAL’s SANTA CLAUS for a CAUSE 5K/10K. The ultimate Christmas run! Choices of event shirt or a full Santa suit with race name on it. THIS YEAR'S Finisher medal can be an ornament! Top overall awards and age division medals in both 5k/10K. BEST COSTUME prizes. And best dressed DOGGIE award!
There are “In It To Win It” age categories 3 deep with 5 year age spans: 1-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39 40-44, 45-49, 50-54,55-59 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80 & over. WOW!!!
You’ll enjoy Christmas carolers at the start and Christmas music at the course turn around. WELCOME the LIL DICKENS CAROLERS. Our talented performing arts professionals have also been greatly impacted by shut downs. We are honored to give them an outside, healthy opportunity to sing. May this fill your heart with the sound of Christmas.
This event GIFTS back! Santa Claus with a Cause uses its proceeds to gift those who otherwise would not experience a Christmas and sincerely need staple goods. This year, more than ever. If your situation allows, hit the donate button and help us help those that do not have a gifted situation this CHRISTMAS.
Our gift to ourselves is health, but our gift to others is hope. Proceeds from this event are Western Wired to Africa. The money is used for Christmas Day dinners and gifts. When I ran the Kilimanjaro marathon as one of my marathons in the quest for doing all 7 continents, I had such a heart for the guides and porters and how hard they worked to provide staples for their families. These men haul 70 to 80 lb loads for the opportunity to make a needed $5 per day. The wired money has mainly gone for food, children's school fees, shoes, some school materials and to help with dire medical needs. If you are in a position to do so, hit the donate button and help us help that cause.
ALSO, KID's READ is a local charity that gifts books and the motivation to learn to read. We will have a box registration that you can donate NEW and lightly used CHILDREN's BOOKS. And a portion of the donations will also assist this local charity. CIRCLE K Kiwanis students will be helping serve our cookies and hot cocoa at the finish.
May we have the spirit of giving and gifting hope while we gift health to ourselves! CAREN WARE
2022 medal and shirt design coming soon.
Additional race information can be found at https://www.carenwareevents.com/.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Bring a new or gently used book to packet pick up or race day. Place in Christmas wrap box that is next to Santa and the Caren Ware Events booth.
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