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December 16, 2023

Santa Claus For A Cause 5K/10K

Bolsa Chica State Beach • 17851 PACIFC COAST HIGHWAY .*** Furthest East Parking lot by Warner/Jack In Box Huntington BeachCA  92646 Organized by Itz ABOUT TIME

About this event

A Full-blown Santa Celebration and Christmas-themed race. EVERYTHING Christmas! Live carolers.  Snow falling.  Water & Christmas cookies at the finish! Choose from a Santa beanie, Full Santa suit, or custom race shirt.  Finish medals are a gift box with Santa that make into ornaments!

Bring $ for specialty coffees, hot chocolate, and breakfast sandwiches at Tony's Ilcaccia Coffee Truck.

  • 8:00 am Kid's Dash
  • 8:30 am MASS START 5k/10K

(Takes place, Sprinkle or Shine!!! Easy ups will be erected to stand under.)

PICKING UP BIBs & SHIRTS:  Pick up shirts and Race bibs on race day at the Race Expo site (lot 25) from 6:30 am to 8:15 am  OR  at pre-packet pick up.

EARLY PACKET PICK UP available:    Friday, December 15, 2023  noon to 4 pm
ROAD RUNNER SPORTS 1835 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. You may pick up for others. No Id is required.

PARKING: The state park charges $15 per vehicle. (bring cash or your state park pass to make entering the gate faster) . Enter at the main gate and proceed west to the last lot. Proceed to the right and go all the way to the end.  Lot 25.

BOLSA CHICA STATE BEACH is located on the western end of Huntington Beach. The main gate opens at 6 am.  Lot 25 is the furthest west lot, nearest Warner & PCH. The entrance address is 17851 Pacific Coast Hwy, HB, Ca. 92649. The State Park charges $15 to enter. Carpool.  You can use a state park pass or bring cash to make the line move faster. 

We stage the race in lot 25 so you can also park in outside parking lots in Sunset Beach behind the Jack in the Box and walk in if you choose. ( Do not park at the gas station or private store lots, but find public parking.)  Google Jack in the Box 17243 Pacific Coast Hwy.  Note, that State Park Gate on the west end does NOT OPEN.  You cannot drive into the State Park lots unless you go at the main gate. 

The STATE PARK is offering beach clean-up days, one per month if you want to come help, you can earn a FREE PARKING PASS to the race. Dates will be listed in the fall. 

RACE DAY SCHEDULE:

6:30 am  REGISTRATION OPENS through 8:15 am.    Walk-up registration is welcome. 

7:00 am to 9 am:  THE REAL SANTA will be there for REAL selfie photos!!! Hashtag #carenwareevents

8:00 am KID's shorter distance races. HO HO HO! Dashes and a half mile and mile race will be offered at 8:00 am  

8:00 am 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:  8:30 am  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 8:40 am. 

Top overall awards and age division medals in both 5k/10K. BEST COSTUME prizes.  And the best dressed DOGGIE award! 

  • Fancy Santa Finisher Medal that turns into an ornament

  • Professional RFID Chip Timed in both races by ITZ ABOUT TIME

  • Age Division Awards

  • Included in registration is your choice of Santa Suit or A custom SANTA T-Shirt

  • Selfie booth with A REAL SANTA and candy canes!  

  • SNOW flakes falling!  Dickins Christmas Carolers singing.  

  • A PENGUIN warm-up doing the 

 AWARDS:

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!!!

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. 

Watch Caren Ware in the World Adventure travels...Running all over the World in remote places. Running into people and needs.  YOUTUBE CHANNEL Caren.Ware.Events.  This year's proceeds will continue to gift to the porter's and their villages and families in Africa. But also will be used to provide schooling, staples needs, and training for Nepalese Porters and Sherpas and their families. It's exciting to be able to make a healthy impact on others. 

Caren Ware is in the final publishing stages for a captivating, invigorated, and heart felt book called FINDING FIT . Learn more about the porters that carry the equipment up Kilimanjaro in Africa and the loads the Nepalese carry in the Himalayas, but also about our own.  It is a journey though an arduous childhood, where running took root and became a means to get to higher , healthier places.  It is a story of your journey. .  Real, raw, enlightening, adventurous running and outdoor stories that run through life lessons. 

This is the Event that Gifts back.

Our gift to ourselves is health, but our gift to others is hope.  Proceeds from this event are Western Wired to Africa and Nepal. 

ALSO, KID's READ is a local charity that gifts books and the motivation to learn to read.  We will have a box at registration where you can donate NEW and lightly used CHILDREN 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  Subscribe to Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@carenwareevents3398 and see what happens...monthly at our local races and racing around the world. 

Event details and schedule

RACE DAY SCHEDULE:

6:30 am  REGISTRATION OPENS through 8:15 am.    Walk up registration welcome.. 

7:00 am to 9 am:  THE REAL SANTA will be there for REAL selfie photos!!! Hashtag #carenwareevents

8:00 am KID's shorter distance races. HO HO HO! Dashes and a half mile and mile race will be offered at 8:00am  

8:00 am 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:  8:30 am  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 8:40 am. 

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Bolsa Chica State Beach

17851 PACIFC COAST HIGHWAY .*** Furthest East Parking lot by Warner/Jack In Box Huntington BeachCA  92646

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