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Run, Forest, Run -5K, 10K, and Half Marathon

Santa Monica, California

Santa Monica, California

Sat 13th July 2024

3 races

Organiser's Description

Are you a fan of the iconic movie Forest Gump? Celebrate the 29th anniversary of this beloved film by participating in our Forest Gump Anniversary Run!
This event is the perfect way to honor the iconic character of Forest Gump, who famously ran across America. Whether you're an experienced runner or just starting out, you'll love the opportunity to pay tribute to this legendary film with a fun and festive run.
Our Forest Gump Anniversary Run will take you through a scenic course that will showcase the beauty of Santa Monica. You can choose to run, walk, or jog your way through the course, and we encourage all participants to dress up in their best Forest Gump-inspired costumes. Prizes are awarded to our best-dressed Gumps.
So come on out and join us for a day of fun, fitness, and celebration! Whether you're running for a personal best or just looking to have a great time with friends and family, you're sure to have a blast at our Forest Gump Anniversary Run.
Looking for a low-cost and intimate run/walk event that takes place along the ocean? Look no further than High Tide Runs, organized by Mercury Events LLC.
Join us for a run along the oceanfront and breathe in happiness while exhaling the stress of yesterday. Let's get some good vibes and achieve our goals together.
Our boutique events remove barriers and help individuals connect and achieve their goals. Our friendly gatherings offer flexibility to sign up for any of at least four different distances, with no hassle or penalty fee if you want to change to a shorter distance on race day.
We take care of everything so that you can focus on your fitness and enjoy the ride.
 We provide water and fuel for all participants, and offer special incentives for those who sign up for multiple events or complete 10 or more events in a calendar year.
Sign up for 3 events at the same time, and get a 15% discount on the total
10 or more events in one calendar year, get a commemorative special edition HTR shirt15 or more events in one calendar year and you earn free entry to another event 
Discounts will be automatically applied at checkout, no discount codes to remember.
We will track you and let you know when you are close to qualifying for the 10 events and 15-event specials. Your job is to work on your fitness and enjoy the ride, leave the spreadsheets to us.
Who can register for our events?: Everyone! 
Our races are open to anyone who wants to participate, regardless of their age, ability level, or preferred pace. Whether you're a seasoned runner, a casual jogger, or a first-time walker, you are welcome to join us for our events. Parents are also encouraged to bring their children and push them in strollers. We believe that running and walking are activities that can be enjoyed by everyone, and we are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere for all participants. So come on out and join us for a fun and rewarding race experience!
About our courses:
 Our courses are not closed, which means that there are often other runners, walkers, and others enjoying the day along with you. Safety is a must and all runners must stay on the pedestrian side of the beach path. The course never goes off the beach path. Courses are well marked with two water stations and restrooms along the way. 
The 5k, 10, & 15k will all run the same course. The turnaround is located at mile 1.55 marked with a runner turn sign, large green flag, chalk, and small blue and orange flags. 
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, chalk, and small blue and orange survey flags.
What you get:All participants will receive a finisher medal, finish line goodies, and free downloadable race photos. Race results will be posted on our website within 10 hours of the completion of the race. 
Refund and Deferral Policy: NO REFUNDS but we do offer transfers to another High Tides Event up to 48 hours prior to the event.
Bib Pick-Up and Start Times:
Bib Pick Up: 6:30 am near the start line
Half Marathon Start Time: 7:00 am
5k, 10k,  Start Time:  7:30 am
Start Location:
 2000 Ocean Ave 
Santa Monica, CA US 90405 
Not all GPS directions are created equal and we have been told that Apple Maps doesn't always get you to the right spot so stick with Waze. 
Parking Information:
If you park on the street be sure to read the signs carefully. Street sweeping is daily in Santa Monica. It is best to park in the paid parking lot near the start line. Parking ranges from $10 to $12 depending on the time of the year. If you arrive before the lot attendant is on duty you can pay at the machine near the entrance of the lot.


  • 5k

    Sat 13th July 2024

  • 10k

    Sat 13th July 2024

  • Half Marathon

    Sat 13th July 2024



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