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New this year at SMC!

Shades for Finishers:SMC Tech Tee & Sunglasses

All Santa Monica Classic 5K and 10K finishers will receive a bright pair of wayfarer style sunglasses!  Enjoy the post-race expo on the Santa Monica Pier in comfort and style with your finisher shades and matching technical tee!  


Prize Purse Announced: 

For the first time, the Santa Monica Classic is offering the overall top male and female, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the 10K event a prize purse totaling $1,050.

1st Place = $300 

2nd Place = $150 

3rd Place = $75 
Online Registration Closes Tonight!  

Online registration for the Santa Monica Classic 5K/10K closes tonight, May 11th at 11:59pm!


Join us on Sunday, May 20th for the 7th Annual Santa Monica Classic!  Part of the LA Marathon group of events, this 5K/10K run raises awareness for the non-profit organization Heal the Bay.  Register now to run this beautiful point-to-point course that takes in the highlights of Santa Monica, from Main Street to San Vicente to Ocean Avenue. 


*Note: Online registration closes at 11:59pm, Friday, May 11th.  Late registration will be available at packet pick up as well as beginning 6:30am race morning. 

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With your entry you get:  

●  Performance running technical t-shirt
●  B Tag timing system
●  Fully supported aid stations on the course
●  SMC Finisher sunglasses 
●  Access to the Post-Race Expo on the Santa Monica Pier
●  Post-Race food and fluids



Top male and female from both the 5K and 10K will be awarded trophies and the top three finishers, male and female, in each age divisions will be awarded medals!  Plus, all finishers will receive a pair of SMC wayfarer style sunglasses! 


Schedule of events:


Saturday, May 19th

10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Packet Pick Up / Late Registration 

Where: Sport Chalet, 11801 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064


**The first 2,000 registered runners at Packet Pick Up will each receive a Sport Chalet mystery gift card valued between $5 and $100!  The gift cards are good only May 19th at the West LA Sport Chalet location.  (limit 1 card per person)  Plus, there will be music and vendors offering free samples!* *


Sunday, May 20th 

6:30 am - Late Registration / Packet Pick Up Opens

7:30 am - 5K Start / Post-Race Expo Opens

8:00 am - 10K Start 

 Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up is located near the Start Line on 2600 Barnard Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405 

7:00 am - 11:00 am - Post-Race Expo on Santa Monica Pier


Click here to read the final instructions.


For more info, visit our FAQ page on the website.


Heal the Bay is a nonprofit heal the bayenvironmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds, including Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy and clean. They use research, education, community action and advocacy to pursue our mission.

For more info about the Santa Monica Classic or Heal the Bay,
click here.  

Check out your goodies!

All Santa Monica Classic finishers will receive a performance technical t-shirt and wayfarer style sunglasses!
SMC Tech Tee & Sunglasses  

Volunteer Opportunities


We could not put on our events without the support of our wonderful volunteers and the Santa Monica Classic 5K/10K is looking for community assistance for the weekend of May 19th and 20th.


There are many areas in which you can be part of, for example: pre-race packet pick-up, parking, water stations, finish line food, awards tent and more!


You can sign up to volunteer as an individual or with a group.  Just go to OR follow the links below to register and fill out the online form.  Shortly after, you will receive a confirmation email and details about your volunteer assignment will be emailed out to you in early May.  


To register as an Individual, click HERE.


To create a Volunteer Group, click HERE.

To join a Volunteer Group, click HERE.
(You will need the password provided by your group's leader.) 

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