The starting line for the 9th annual Santa to the Sea half marathon may be a familiar sight to people familiar with the Santa built in 1948.
It used to be located off Santa Claus Lane in Carpinteria.
In 2003 crews moved it 40 miles to a vacant lot in Oxnard near the Rice exit of the 101 freeway.
It looks spruced up for special event on Sunday, Dec. 11.
Runners will be dropping of presents for a holiday toy drive before the 8 a.m. Race.
The Santa to the Sea course ends at the Channel Islands Harbor.
For registration information go to, http://www.santatothesea.com/run-event/half-marathon