Run, Santa, Run 5K!
Race the Grinch! Beat the Grinch in the 5K and win a special prize!
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It's Madison's newest Christmas tradition with four easy steps! The first step is to decide whether you want to run as a Santa or an elf. The second step is to get your costume (we'll help - people who register as Santa get a red long sleeved t-shirt and Santa hat, while the elves get a green long sleeved t-shirt and elf hat). The third step is to run or walk the 5K and have a good time. Your fourth step is to enjoy a post race party with food and drink at the High Noon Saloon. Bring a toy for Toys for Tots and make sure the fun you have at the run benefits children in need!
Although there won't be timing at this run, we will be awarding the first Santa to cross the finish line as well as the first elf, so make sure we can tell which one you are!
Beat the Grinch for a special prize. And most of all HAVE FUN!
Check out the race map here!
When: 12/14/2013, start time is 1:00 PM.
Where: Race starts on the 200 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard in downtown Madison.
The race finishes at the High Noon Saloon: 701 E Washington Ave, Madison WI 53703.
Schedule of Events:
12/12/2013: Packet Picket Up: 4-7pm at Wisconsin Brewing Co. (1079 American Way, Verona, WI 53593).
12/13/2013: Packet Pick-Up: 4-7pm at Fleet Feet Sports in Middleton 8440 Old Sauk Rd, Madison, WI 53562
12/14/2013: Race Day Packet pick up and Registration: 11:30am - 12:45pm at the Race Start Area (200 Block of Martin Luther King Blvd, Madison, WI
*You MAY pick up other people's packets for them*
There are multiple options to register.
- Online with Active.com
- By mail: Email us at email@example.com for a paper form and mail the form with payment (made out to Race Day Events, LLC) before 12/10/2013 to:
Fleet Feet Madison
8440 Old Sauk Rd
Madison WI, 53562
- In person: You will also be able to register in person the day before the event at early packet pick up or on Race Day at the Race Site!
Early Bird registration: $30 through 5/31/2013
Regular registration: $35 through 10/31/2013
Late registration: $40 through 12/12/2013
In person registration: $40 during packet pick up on 12/13 or the day of the event 12/14
All prices include WI sales tax.
Although this is not a timed event, we will be giving an award to the first Santa and the first elf to cross the finish line. Make sure we can tell which one you are! There will be a special prize to all that beet the Grinch!
The course starts on the 200 block of MLK boulevard and proceeds east on city streets and paved bike trails. Race finishes at High Noon Saloon with a great post race party with beer and food.
There will be three (3) special stations on the course. All special stations will have Christmas music playing to keep you in the Holiday Spirit.
Station #1: Christmas Cookie Station. Stop here and grab a cookie to help you along the way.
Station #2: Hot Chocolate Station. A chance to warm up before finishing the route. Stop here for a warm hot chocolate.
Station #3: Mistletoe/Kissing Station. Kiss that special person next to you or enjoy a Hershey's kiss under the Mistletoe Truss.
Parking will be available at the downtown ramps or on city streets. The city lots are paid lots, so make sure you have a way to pay!
Make sure you smile for the camera! Focal Flame Photography is the event photographer for this event. Photos will be posted to this site shortly after the event. For more info on Focal Flame, check out www.focalflame.com.
This race will be held regardless of rain, snow, or freezing temperatures. In the event of severe weather, the race may be delayed or canceled. If the race is canceled there will be NO REFUNDS. Race Day Events has a NO REFUND policy. There are no refunds for any reason.