Endless Summer - 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon

Saturday August 10th, 2024

Santa Monica, CA

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Step into a realm of coastal tranquility and exhilaration with High Tide Runs – where the pounding waves harmonize with the rhythmic beat of your heart. As a devoted runner, you understand the thrill of the race, the joy of crossing the finish line, and the escape that running brings. Imagine all of this against the backdrop of the endless ocean horizon.

At High Tide Runs, we're not just an event – we're a movement, a community of runners bound by the love of the run and the serenity of the sea. Whether you're a seasoned speedster chasing personal records or a mom with a stroller seeking a family-friendly outing, our races are tailored for you.

Why settle for the norm when you can have an extraordinary experience at a fraction of the cost? We're not about the glitz and glamour of extravagant events; we're about substance and connection. Our mission is to make running accessible to everyone, to celebrate the journey rather than the spectacle.

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 It's not just about running; it's about running smarter.

But why stop there? As you embrace the thrill of the tides, make a splash on your calendar. Complete 10 or more events within a single year, and an exceptional, limited-edition HTR shirt will be yours – a badge of honor that signifies your incredible dedication.

And for the truly unstoppable souls who conquer 15 or more events in a year, the rewards are even grander. Your entry to another event becomes a gift from us to you – a testament to your endurance and commitment.

Who's invited to our events? 

Everyone! Runners and walkers are welcome

Course Time Limit: 

Our designated course completion time has been set at 3 hours and 20 minutes. The finish line closes at 10:20 AM.

For those who may have concerns about nearing the time limit, we have an option to address this. An early start time of 6:30 AM is available, offering participants an extra 30 mins.  All early starters will not be eligible for awards.  

About our Courses: 

We embrace an open-course philosophy, inviting a vibrant tapestry of fellow runners, walkers, and enthusiasts to share the day's experience with you. Safety is our cornerstone, and to ensure it, all runners are kindly requested to remain on the designated pedestrian side of the beach path. 

Our Santa Monica Course is USTAF-certified and marked. You never have to worry about street closures, getting lost, or not finding your way back. 

The 5k & 10k  will all run the same course. The turnaround is located at mile 1.55 marked with a runner turn sign, a large orange flag, and chalk

5k will run 1 out and back lap

10k will run two out-and-back lap



The Half Marathon Runners will run 3 out and back laps.

The half marathon turn is located at mile 2.19 and marked with a large blue flag, runner turn sign, and chalk. 

2.19 out and back equals 4.36 laps x’s 3 equal 13.1 miles


Capture the moment forever with our gift of free downloadable race photos – snapshots that freeze your journey in time, allowing you to relive the joy, the dedication, and the sheer exhilaration. Photos are typically posted within 24 hours of the event. 

Curious about your performance? Fear not. Race results will be meticulously tabulated and promptly posted on our website, a mere 12 hours after the race concludes. The thrill of anticipation is fleeting, as we're committed to keeping you informed and satisfied.

Refunds and Deferrals, Simplified:

Unfortunately, refunds are not provided. However, we prioritize flexibility and allow transfers to another High Tide Runs event upon request. Please note that transfers cannot be made within 48 hours before the event.

Bib Pick Up:

Claim your bib with eager anticipation, beginning at 6:30 am at the High Tides tents. Please have your ID or Race Confirmation email available to show staff. 

Start Times:

Half Marathoners 7:00 am sharp. 

 5k, and 10k, - 7:30 am 

Santa Monica Start Line:

Find your launchpad at 2030 Ocean Ave Santa Monica, CA US 90405. https://maps.app.goo.gl/UYoDpoGhthz1PprE9

Look for the welcoming easy-up tents, nestled beside Crescent Bay Park. This is where your journey begins – amid a sea of camaraderie and excitement.

Navigating Parking with Ease:  https://maps.app.goo.gl/ZU8q9FMhcqAyA4BXA

As you prepare to join us for an exhilarating day of running, here's some parking guidance to ensure your journey starts off seamlessly:

 Understanding Santa Monica Parking

If you choose to park along the street, exercise caution and give the signs your full attention. Reading them thoroughly will safeguard your vehicle and your peace of mind.

Prime Parking Zone:

For a hassle-free experience, we recommend utilizing the paid parking lot located conveniently close to the start line. With rates ranging between $10 to $12, depending on the time of year, it's an investment in convenience and peace of mind.

Race Distances

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Half Marathon $38.50 until Register »
10K $28.50 until Register »
5k $24.50 until Register »
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Start Location

2000 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA

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