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Fathers Day Half Marathon
June 18, 2023
Santa Monica, CA
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About The Fathers Day Half Marathon
The Fathers Day Half Marathon in Santa Monica, California on 18 June, 2023 is a great way to treat dad and the rest of the family to an amazing running experience. The route is just over 13 miles long and takes runners along one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline that Southern California has to offer. Runners will be able to enjoy sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean as they make their way around Venice Beach, up through Palisades Park and finish at iconic Santa Monica Pier.
The race typically starts around 6:00am so expect mild temperatures throughout your run with temps rising into the mid 70’s by noon time. The course is mostly flat making it great for beginner runners who are looking for a challenge but won’t find themselves struggling too much with elevation gain or loss. As you make your way through Venice Beach you will even get a chance to take in some live music from local street performers!
Crowds are usually pretty good at this event since it falls on Father’s Day weekend which makes it enjoyable for spectators as well as participants. Expect cheering crowds all along the route and plenty of high fives coming your way once you reach that famous finish line at Santa Monica Pier! Additionally, there are lots of activities surrounding this race such as post-race yoga classes or group jogs leading up to race day – giving each participant an opportunity customize their training routine if they wish!
Overall, Fathers Day Half Marathon in Santa Monica provides runners with a unique coastal running experience set against stunning scenery while also providing them with plenty of support from fellow competitors and spectators alike. Whether you’re new runner looking for motivation or an experienced runner trying something new – this marathon definitely offers something special that everyone can enjoy!