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4,000 Holly, Jolly St. Nicks to Invade Garnet Avenue for the 5th Annual San Diego Santa Run- Dec. 9

San Diego CA— San Diego will be very merry indeed, as approximately 4,000 Santas take over Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach for The 5th Annual San Diego Santa Run, Saturday, Dec. 9, starting at 10 a.m.

Hosted by San Diego Running Co., formerly High Performance Movement, the event is the largest Santa Run in Southern California. Offering a series of waves to choose from, the event includes a 5K Fun Run and one-mile runs that feature the Santa’s Little Helper Mile (for the festive pup), the Santa’s Elves Mile (for kids) and the Speedy Mile (for competitive Santas).

“This is going to be the biggest San Diego Santa Run yet,” said Pete Hess, co-founder, San Diego Running Co. “Every year, more and more runners sign up after hearing about how fun it is through family and friends who have participated. It’s a great way to kick-off the holiday season.”

Throughout the course, runners donning “Sunny Santa Suits” – complete with white beards, Santa hats and sunglasses (it is San Diego, after all) – will get in the spirit as holiday music is performed live on corners along the route.

Following the Santa Run, Kris Kringles – young and old – are invited to stick around for The 38th Annual Pacific Beach Holiday Parade, marching down Garnet Avenue beginning at 1 p.m. The parade is funded, in part, by revenue generated through the Santa Run and other events put on by San Diego Running Co.

“The Pacific Beach Holiday Parade is a beloved, long-standing tradition in the community,” said Eric Marenburg, co-founder, San Diego Running Co. “It’s a perfect complement to our Santa Run event, and we’re proud to support it.”

The 5th Annual San Diego Santa Run will start at 10 a.m. at 900 Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach. Prices range from $20 for the Kids Run to $50 for day-of registration for the 5K. To register and for more information, visit www.sandiegosantarun.com.