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Nike Joyride Brand Launch Event at the Santa Monica Pier

Published on September 18, 2019

Nike’s new running shoe Joyride is debuted with a 5K run along the beach in Santa Monica followed by an exclusive after party for the runners at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier.

**Update: We had a blast hosting the Nike Joyride 5K after party in Pacific Park! Watch some first hand footage of the fun event below:

The event takes place on Saturday, September 21st. Runners can sign up at with their NikePlus membership. The event begins around 5 PM. After registration, the 5K run to the Annenberg Beach House and back along the beach in Santa Monica should take most runners about an hour. After returning to the Pier, all participants are invited to an after party inside Pacific Park.


Nike has bought out the entire amusement park for the runners to enjoy for the whole evening. Guests will be able to enjoy unlimited access to the park’s 12 rides including the West Coaster and world-famous Pacific Wheel. There will be treats from Popcornopolis, Dippin’ Dots, and Scoops Ice Cream and Treats as well as select menu options from Beach Burger and Whac-a-mole Tacos. Guests will also receive complimentary game play for Pacific Park’s Midway where they can try their skill at boardwalk classics like Long Range Basketball and Roll-a-ball. In addition to the Park’s fun midway prizes like plush and giant stuffed animals, guest will have the opportunity to win premium swag from Nike including pairs of the new Joyride running shoes.

For more information about times, the run, and registration, visit


Nike Joy Ride

It started with a common request from runners: find a way to make running feel easy. That’s a huge problem to solve, and it required a wildly creative, thoroughly innovative solution. It took years, but Will Moroski and his team had a lot of fun figuring it out. “Every runner faces the same problem: stress from pounding the pavement. We knew we needed a completely new cushioning system,” says Moroski, Senior Product Line Manager for Nike Running. The solution – replace hard rubber soles with pads of tiny, shock absorbing beads. Joyride is a new experience for runners; a shoe that provides unparalleled comfort for runners’ feet from hundreds of tiny beads.

Special Park Hours During this Event

A few times each year, Pacific Park will close some or all of the amusement park for special events, fundraisers, and film shoots. While we realize these closures can be an inconvenience for our guests, we do our best by announcing these special event hours well in advance on our website. Special event schedules sometimes change; please be sure to check or call us at (310) 260-8744 x0 for updates when planning your visit.

Events at Pacific Park

Buying out an entire amusement park isn’t an everyday occurrence and we don’t close the Park just for any event. However, Pacific Park offers event services for all types of events. Whether you are planning a group outing with just a dozen of your family or co-workers, or need to host 2,000 of your closest friends for a late-night party over the Pacific Ocean, Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier has options for you. Learn more about hosting your next event in Santa Monica at