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.
Conquer LA Challenge
• 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
• 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
Click the link below to find your plan and =be race day ready on September 11.
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.