Santa Monica Classic 5K

The SMC 5K is one of the best point-to-point races in southern California. Starting and finishing just steps from the world-famous Santa Monica Beaches, this race is everything you'd want in a California race, complete with a post-race finish festival on the Santa Monica Pier.

This 5K is open to runners, joggers, and walkers of all abilities and part of both the Conquer LA and Triple 5K Tour of LA Challenges.

2023 Participant Tee & Finisher Medal

Conquer LA Challenge

Run Three Races, Earn This Bling

• Santa Monica Classic 10K – September 10, 2023
• Rose Bowl Half Marathon - January 21, 2024
• Los Angeles Marathon presented by ASICS - March 17, 2024

Triple 5K Tour of LA

Run 3 5K's, Earn This Bling

• Santa Monica Classic 5K - September 10, 2023
• Rose Bowl 5K - January 21, 2024
• LA Big 5K - March 16, 2024

Train with LARR

All new this year, we have training plans to help you meet your goal! Whether your first time to this distance or you're looking for your PR, Coach David of the LA Road Runners created a training plan perfect for you.

Level 1: perfect for the couch to 5k participant

Level 2: for the older experienced or young beginner

Level 3: For the person looking to get faster

Level 4: For the runner looking to be fast

Level 5: For the competitive runner

Santa Monica Classic 5K Course

The Santa Monica Classic 5K course is fast and scenic ending just steps from the Santa Monica

The 5K course includes a steady uphill through portions of Miles 1 & 2 with a slightly downhill finish on Ocean Avenue.

The course is sanctioned & certified by USA Track & Field.

Register for Santa Monica Classic