The fourth annual Lexus Santa Monica 5000 5K and 10K race benefiting Saint John’s Health Center will be held Sunday, October 11th in Santa Monica.

Presented by Generic Events and sponsored by Lexus and Ed Hardy Sport, the Santa Monica 5000 starts and finishes near the Santa Monica Pier. The 5K race is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. and the 10K race will begin at 8 a.m. A 2.5K dash for children will be held at 7:45 a.m.

As presenting sponsor of the event, Ed Hardy Sport designed commemorative shirts for all the participants.

“We are incredibly excited and humbled to be one of the presenting sponsors of the Santa Monica 5000,” said David Brauner, president of Ed Hardy Sport.

The fundraising event will provide vital support for essential services and community programs offered by Saint John’s Health Center, race organizers said.

A post-event celebrity-driven VIP party will be held on the pier.

Registration on race day is $40 for the 10K, $30 for the 5K and $25 for the 2.5K kids’ run. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age group and cash prizes will be awarded to the top three overall finishers.

To learn more about the event and to sign up as a participant,