Santa Monica 5000
Santa Monica Malibu Education Foundation

Sunday, October 2, 2011   5k starts @ 7:30am and the 10k starts @ 8:00am!
Santa Monica, CA 2600 Barnard Way
Santa Monica , CA

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Brief Description:

This is the Santa Monica 5000 registration page for students, families and friends associated with SMMUSD and the Santa Monica Malibu Education Foundation.

If you meant to go to the public registration page, please CLICK HERE.

Fees:

See below

Event Description:

PLEASE NOTE: Online registration ends on Thursday, September 29th at midnight! After that, people can register in person at the following places:

Saturday, 10/1: Packet Pick-up at K-Swiss Santa Monica (2427 Main Street) between 12pm and 4pm.

Sunday, 10/2: At registration booth at race start (Barnard Way & Ocean Park Blvd) starting at 6:30am (the 5k starts at 7:30am and the 10k at 8am)

Welcome to the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation’s private registration page!

This is where you want to register for the SM 5000 if you are running or walking for a school sport, athletic program or the Education Foundation's Athletic Endowment.

This race is a great opportunity to raise money for your sport or school athletic program! A portion of the registration fee goes directly to your designated choice (you will have the option to select it when you register), and 100% of the money you raise goes directly to that choice as well.

NOT RUNNING OR WALKING? You can still donate to a specific sport or the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation!

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
• This race is for all ages and distances – 2.7k Dash for Kids, 5k and 10k run or walk!
• Health & Fitness Festival on the Pier with live music and breakfast for participants AFTER THE RACE!
• Every participant gets a K-Swiss T-Shirt!
• There are medals for top 3 finishers in each Age Group!
• There are ribbons for all finishers in the 2.7k Dash for Kids!
• There is a Baby Jogger Division for new moms and dads (running with the jogging stroller)!

EVENT FEES:

5k Run / Walk $30 through Aug. 21 $35 after Aug. 21 $40 on race day
10k Run / Walk $30 through Aug. 21 $35 after Aug. 21 $40 on race day
5k - Youth (18 & under) $20 through Aug. 21 $25 after Aug. 21 $30 on race day
10k - Youth (18 & under) $20 through Aug. 21 $25 after Aug. 21 $30 on race day
2.7k Dash for Kids (ages 6-12) $20 through Aug. 21 $25 after Aug. 21 $25 on race day
2.7k Family Fun Walk (Stroller Stride) $20 through Aug. 21 $25 after Aug. 21 $25 on race day
*There will also be a small processing fee added to your payment

START TIMES
5k Start is at 7:30am
2.7k Youth Start is at 7:45am
10k Start is at 8:00am
2.7k Family Walk aka the Stroller Stride is at 8:15am

JOIN US FOR THE HEALTH & FITNESS FESTIVAL ON THE WORLD FAMOUS SANTA MONICA PIER AFTER THE EVENT!
Check out the latest running gear (shoes and apparel), nutrition, great food and other great vendors. The festival hours are 8:30am - 12 noon.

OPTIONAL PACKET PICK-UP
We'll be having OPTIONAL goodie bag and bib number pick-up on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at K-Swiss Santa Monica from 12pm to 4pm. Come in, get your race number and goodie bag and check out some of the latest apparel at the store. Yes, we will still have Race Day pick-up starting @ 6:30am at the Race Start!

And yes, you can register at packet pick up too!

K-Swiss: Santa Monica
2427 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 573-8810

WHICH CATEGORY ARE YOU IN?
We're offering different categories for all type of runners. Choose between Age Group (most of us), Elite (those really fast people), and the Baby Jogger Division (bring out your baby and spend the day with other parents). There is no minimum age for the babies (but doctors recommend waiting to run until they can hold their head up).

The start will be sectioned off by each wave starting with the Elites / Age Groupers / Youth / Baby Joggers. And with chip timing, your time doesn't start until you cross the starting line!

The 2.7k Youth is for ages 6 to 12 only. It's 1/2 of the 5k course and a total blast!

TRAINING RUNS
Doing your first 5k? Or looking for a speed workout? Join us at K-Swiss Santa Monica on the Westside and A Runners Circle on the Eastside or LA Running Club on the Weekend!

We'll have fun giveaways, food and drink afterwards. There will also be an opportunity to register for the Santa Monica 5000 at these training runs, so bring your check book or cash so you don't miss out! We will also offer a $5 discount for the Santa Monica 5000 at each training run. Running groups leave on time so plan accordingly (traffic/parking/changing clothes)!

MONDAY NIGHTS - 6:30PM THURSDAY NIGHTS - 6:00PM SATURDAY MORNINGS - 7:00AM
K-Swiss: Santa Monica A Runners Circle Los Angeles Running Club
2427 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 573-8810
3216 Los Feliz Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 661-8971

Totem Pole in Santa Monica
(Adjacent to corner of San Vicente & Ocean)

August 22 August 25 August 27
August 29 September 1 September 3
September 5 September 8 September 10
September 12 September 15 September 17
September 19 September 22 September 24
September 26 September 29 No Training - you should be resting!


THE COURSE
Can a race be fairly flat, fast and very fun? It is at the Lexus Santa Monica 5000. The start is at the beach in Ocean Park (Ocean Park Blvd. & Barnard Way). Runners head south on Barnard Way and curve onto Main Street and head north to Colorado Ave. Runners then head west to Ocean Ave. At this point the runners turn north for some of most scenic views of Santa Monica and the beaches. The 5k turns around at Washington Ave. (just north of Wilshire) for a gradual descent to the finish which is just before the Santa Monica Pier (the site of the Health & Fitness Festival and Party). The 10k goes up to San Vicente and turns around at 11th St. The course is USATF sanctioned and certified. There will also be water stations at the Start, Finish and along both courses. Don't forget, the 5k starts @ 7:30am and the 10k starts at 8:00am!

Download a PDF map of the 5k and 10k course!

Click here to see the 5k course on MapMyRun.com

Click here to see the 10k course on MapMyRun.com

Click here to see the 2.7k course on MapMyRun.com

USA TRACK & FIELD
Yes, both the 5k and 10k are USATF Measured and Sanctioned! This means the course is actually 5k and 10k (no more and no less!).

AWARDS
Custom Awards will be given to the top 3 in each age group at both the 5k and 10k. Age group/ Divisions are: 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, 80+, Baby Jogger, Men’s Elite, Women’s Elite.

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING AT THE RACE START
The race is a point to point race!! This means the start and finish are in two different locations.

The start is located just south of the intersection of Barnard Way and Ocean Park Blvd. This is just south of Pico Blvd and approximately 1/2 mile from the 10 Freeway and PCH. There are 3 main parking lots in close proximity to the race site. The main lot is located just south of Pico Blvd. and can only be entered going south on Barnard Way. Turn into the lot and proceed south to the end of the lot and the race site.

From the 10 - exit 4th Street and turn left (South). Turn right (West) on Pico Blvd. At the intersection of Pico and Ocean/Neilson Way, turn left onto Barnard Way (note, this is an awkward left turn - so pay attention). If you miss this turn, follow Neilson Way to Ocean Park Blvd. and turn left onto Barnard Way and then turn right into the parking lot.

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING AT THE RACE FINISH AND EVENT FESTIVAL
The race finish is just north of Santa Monica Pier at the intersection of Ocean Ave. and Broadway. There is plenty of parking on 2nd Street just east of the finish. There is also plenty of parking beneath the Pier on the beach, this can be accessed from Interstate 10/PCH or Ocean Ave, just south of Colorado.

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