Frequently Asked Questions

Sometimes we make changes to the details of the Santa Monica Classic. Hopefully these FAQs answer all your questions.


We are happy to announce the Santa Monica Classic will return on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Registration will open on Wednesday, May 4th.

Included in the registration fee is your race entry, participant shirt, finisher medal, post-race refreshments, live entertainment and access to the Santa Monica Classic Finish Festival.

Online registration will close on Wednesday, September 8th at 11:59 p.m.

Bib pick-up information is located on our Event Info page. Participants can pick up their bibs at the Santa Monica Wellbeing Buy Local Festival on Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September 10th or on race morning at the start line. Participant shirts can be picked up at the Santa Monica Finish Festival on the Santa Monica Pier after the race.

Yes, anyone participating in the Santa Monica Classic needs to be registered and have a race bib. Children in strollers do not need to register for the event but they will not be able to collect a medal at the Finish Line.

The Santa Monica Classic is scheduled for Sunday, September 11, 2016. The point-to-point course begins at 2600 Barnard Way overlooking the Pacific Ocean and finishes just steps from the iconic Santa Monica Pier. The 5K race begins at 8:00 am and the 10K race begins at 8:30 am.

The Santa Monica Classic offers a 5K race and a 10K race.

The 5K race has a time limit of 2 hours. The 10K race has a time limit of 90 minutes.

Yes, but the awards have not yet been determined. In 2015, the top 3 male and female finishers in each race received a gift certificate for a pair of Skechers Performance running shoes and a gift card to Big 5 Sporting Goods.

Bibs must be fastened to the front of your body on either your shirt or shorts/pants using the provided safety pins.

Unofficial race results will be available on the Santa Monica Pier shortly after the race ends. Results will be available on our home page during the afternoon of September 11th.

Parking information can be found on our Event Info page.

The 5K race will have 1 water station available for participants. The 10K race will have 3 water stations for participants. Water will be available at the Finish Line and other post-race refreshments will be available at the Santa Monica Classic Finish Festival on the Santa Monica Pier.

No skates, bikes or pets are allowed on the course.

For more information, please contact us at (213) 542-3000 or email: smc@goconqur.com

Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.