Information for Registered Runners:
Packet Pick-up (packets include race bibs, race chips & t-shirts).
There is a mandatory packet pick-up on Friday, October 5 (3pm to 7pm) and Saturday, October 6 (11am to 4pm) at Olympic High School. This means that participants cannot pick up their packets on race morning. You don’t have to wear the race T-shirt — instead, wear a shirt that says FRANKLIN!
Designated Meeting Area at Start
The Ed Foundation designated an area at the start of the race for teams and schools to meet up before the race. We will have signs made for each team and school — look for the Franklin sign. (If you can be the sign-holder for your race, you can pick up the sign at the Volunteer Check-in at the start. Please email Katy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re able to do this).
You can leave your items (keys, etc.) at a bag drop located at the start of the race and pick up your things at the finish line.
The Cool Down (post-race event)
Come join us on the Santa Monica Pier after the race to celebrate! You will have the opportunity to check out the latest running gear and other vendors, eat great food, and be entertained. We’re excited to announce that the Santa Monica High School Jazz Combo will be performing! And don’t forget to stop by the Education Foundation’s booth. The Cool Down hours are 8:30am to 12pm.
There are some public parking lots near the race start along Barnard Way. Start driving south on Barnard Way just below Pico Blvd – you’ll find the first parking lot there. The second lot is further down Barnard Way, just south of Ocean Park Blvd. PLEASE NOTE: It will be busy all around the race, so please arrive before 7am if you want to park in a lot near the start. Another option is to have someone drop you off near the race. Parking attendants will be in the lots.
There is also parking by the finish area, which is just north of Santa Monica Pier at the intersection of Ocean Ave. and Broadway, if you’d rather park there and walk down to the race start. Parking is available on 2nd Street just east of the finish and also in the lot beneath the Pier. Again, plan to park before 7am.