Sat December 12, 2020 Bakersfield, CA 93308 US Directions

5k Run/Walk

$40 12/12 7:30AM PST - 10:30AM PST Price increases after December 6, 2020 at 11:59pm PST
Kids 12 and under

Kids 5k Run/Walk

$10 12/12 7:30AM PST - 10:30PM PST Kids registered for the Kids 5k get a bib, finishers medal, and reindeer antlers! A sweatshirt and mug are add on options.

5k Virtual Run/Walk

$35 Virtual athletes receive finisher medal, antlers, reindeer sweatshirt, reindeer mug and hot chocolate. Pricing includes shipping.
6299 Lake Ming Road
Bakersfield, CA US 93308

A new family tradition! Bring a partner and enjoy a fun morning of music and reindeer games.

Donations support the Mission of Kern County which provides food, shelter and life transforming programs to the most vulnerable individuals in our community.

Race safely and confidently with Sierra Cascades! We have successfully hosted several live racing events in 2020 which follow health department approved safety plans. Please follow any Covid safety guidelines either listed here or communicated by email so that we can continue to bring you in person events!


-Reindeer antlers

-Reindeer sweatshirt

-Finishers medal

-Reindeer mug (participants 13+ who register by 12/1)

-Timed race with online results and finisher certificate

-Costume Contest - Check in at the start line to get your photo taken and entered in the contest!

-Photos with reindeer games

-Music & Prizes


Join the fun with the whole family! Kids 12 and under race for only $10 and get a bib, finishers medal, and reindeer antlers.

Event will be held rain or shine.

No Cancellation Guarantee

Let's face it... it's 2020.  One day we are "red" the next day we are "purple".  Our safety guidelines were created during a purple cycle.  We have put on three events since July and have experience putting on safe socially distanced events that meet CDC, state, and county guidelines.  Our safety plan limits the number of people at the venue at any given time, keeps runners spaced out, and discourages any form of congregating.  We are optimistic that we will still be able to hold the event as scheduled on race day.

Our safety plan has been approved by Kern County Public Health Department

If guidance from the state changes and we not allowed to do the live run, refunds will be available, however we will encourage runners to to switch to a virtual run and allow us to donate the difference to our designated beneficiary, The Mission at Kern County.  We have some cool swag that runners will enjoy whether they run live or Virtual.

The Mission at Kern County is the community’s largest provider of emergency shelter services. Providing comprehensive care to those experiencing homelessness. We serve three meals every day, offer a safe place to sleep, and provide access to hygienic services including showers and medical care.

Register Early

Enjoy you favorite holiday drink by the fire with your commemorative Reindeer Mug! 

Register early and get bonus swag! Participants 13+ who register by 12/1 will also receive a Reindeer Mug! 

Race Swag

Each participant gets awesome swag!

  • Reindeer antlers
  • Reindeer sweatshirt
  • Finishers medal
  • Reindeer mug (participants 13+ who register by 12/1)
Costume Contest and Largest Team

Costume Contest 

To accommodate wave starts we are taking the costume contest to social media! Get your picture taken at the start line and we will post to the Sierra Cascades Facebook and Instagram pages. The photo that receives the most likes by the end of the day wins!

Photo contest prize will be available at Sole 2 Sole 12/13.

Largest Team

The both in person and virtual runners count towards the largest team award! Even if you are not ready to race in person, you can join your team to compete for the largest team. 

Cheaper by the Dozen!

Register three or more adults together and save $5 per person!

Packet Pickup

Sole 2 Sole

9000 Ming Avenue Ste. K-1, Bakersfield, CA 93311
Friday, December 11th 4:00pm-6:00pm

Lake Ming

6299 Lake Ming Road, Lake Ming, CA US 93301
Saturday, December 12th 7:00am-10:00am

Race Day Schedule

7:00am-10:00am Race Day Packet Pickup
7:30am Wave 1
7:45am Wave 2

8:00am Wave 3
8:15am Wave 4
8:30am Wave 5
8:45am Wave 6
9:00am Wave 7
9:15am Wave 8
9:30am Wave 9
9:45am Wave 10


This event is hosted by the Activitynut Foundation, Inc.; a non-profit 501(c)3 who's mission is to connect athletes with local events, clubs, coaching and local stores. We maintain a race calendar listing local events at

Join the Activitynut Club (free membership), and get 15% off of this and other events hosted by Activitynut.


Volunteers get a meal, t-shirt, and choice of

  • $20 donated to your organization, group or club
  • 100% off a 5k or 10k run hosted by Activitynut
  • 50% off of a multisport event hosted by Activitynut
  • $30 off of next year's season pass

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