Sun December 13, 2020 Irvine, CA 92620 US Directions

Santa Claus For A Cause 5K

7:00AM PST - 8:45AM PST

Santa Claus For A Cause 10K

7:00AM PST - 8:45AM PST

Virtual Run . Bib , shirt or Santa Suit, Medal mailed

Virtual Run Option - Choose to run a 5k or 10k. Counts toward the We Fit Together Fall/Winter Series


7:00AM PST - 8:45AM PST


7:00AM PST - 11:00AM PST
JEFFREY TRAIL in IRVINE west of Trabuco Center
5701 Trabuco Road
Irvine, CA US 92620




In-Person Option for RUNNING has now moved to JEFFREY TRAIL in IRVINE west of Trabuco Senior Center (5701 Trabuco Rd, Irvine, Ca. 92620)

NEW LOCATION:  Only 1 mile North of Irvine Valley College. North of the 5 freeway. Off at Jeffrey.  Shirts, medals, and bibs will be walk up or  Curb side style pick up with a great Christmas vibe set up for Selfie pics and kicking off your Holiday in one healthy way. Single file process. 6 feet apart. Course will be staggered start style, allowing one at a time with 15 second increments or less than 5 in groups quarantined together.  Masks required before and after you run the course.  NOT WHILE RUNNING.

RACE STAGING is NOW at Spectrum Montessori at Woodbury.  Parking Lot.   5725 Trabuco Rd, Irvine , Ca. 92620.  Limited Parking . But additional parking available one block south at Jeffrey Trail Middle School 155 Visions, Irvine, Ca 92620.  We ask that you leave one full car length between parking to allow curious space to all arriving and leaving. 

Put a healthy kick into your Christmas with SO CAL’s SANTA CLAUS for a CAUSE  5K/10K.  We can still put on an ultimate Christmas run  TOGETHER-APART style. Choices of event shirt or a full Santa suit with race name on it.  Choice of three types of finisher medals.  Top overall awards and age division medals in both 5k/10K.  

Course times from 7:00am to 8:30am.   ELITE RACE 8:00am males.  8:03 females.  8:10 Masters (over 40) challenge men  8:13 Master Challenge Women. YOU will only be wearing the BOTTOM pull tag with the CHIP on it course morning.  This is to be pined horizontal on the front of your shirt or shorts. DO not run with THE FULL BIB.  Since we are not having an organized race the bib is for a souvenir to match your shirt.  A timing start and finish meet up station will be at west of the Trabuco Senior Community Center building. 

All others: 7:00 to 8:30am Staggered start course times. Pick a time slot and go out every 5 seconds.  Elite awards posted by 9:00am. Open by 9:15am.  Drive by or walk up pick up for AGE DIVISION AWARDS WILL BE AT JEFFREY TRAILS MIDDLE SCHOOL parking lot. 9:00am to 10am.  155 Visions, Irvine, Ca.    Or pay $8 add on the registration page as an add on by the Wednesday after the event to get award mailed.  NO CONGREGATING after the race.  Snap pictures and proceed back to your vehicle. Each is allowed 5 minutes before and after the run in the start/finish area. 

THE COURSE is now on a  PUBLIC PATHWAY.  You will be sharing the path with cyclists, dog walkers, and other joggers. Be courteous, aware, and give each person 6 feet apart in passing.   It is a very picturesque, relatively flat and fast course with two other passes over roads so no cars are on the designated distances laid out for the 5k and 10K.  Both the 5k and 10K will turn south out and back and the 10K will continue north.   Be aware that you WILL be exercising your own personal right to use a public pathway.  We are only organizing the handing out of motivation bling and offering staggered times to do an in-person distance we can all take turns doing something outside, active, competitive, and with a goal.  We can provide Chip timed and will be tabulating all course times to formulate division stats. 

BE INFORMED: THIS event is no longer at Irvine Valley College.  So PARKING PERMITS are now NOT  required.  If $5 per vehicle was paid, you will get the choice of a $5 refund, a full Santa suit, or a second finisher medal of your choosing.

On site restrooms will be one porta potty.  So plan accordingly. 

Thank you for your adjustments and compliance as we work hard to keep us UP n RUNNING during current crisis times.  Our best defense is to stay active, stay healthy, and respect keeping each other safe.  Masks, germ wipes, gloves, and protocols will be adhered to.  Remain 6 feet apart and masked before and after the run.  And only during the run can a mask not be worn. 

LET's celebrate with safety in mind.  A virus does not need to cancel Christmas, nor our need to stay active, healthy, and determined.  Keep your running and walking goals.  

  • Fancy Santa Finisher Medal
  • Professional RFID Chip Timed in both races.
  • Age Division Awards
  • Included in registration is your choice of Santa Suit or A custom SANTA T-Shirt
  • Selfie booth with blow up Santa scene for 2020.

 THIS YEAR'S EVENT will be a  TOGETHER-APART RACE...meaning we will have staggered start times (Family groups, running groups, or solo persons going out on the course every 5 seconds).  Single file, 6 feet apart Christmas EXPO with Dickins Carolers,  Chip timed by Itz About Time. Your course times will be tabulated for overall Top Three Places and in 5 year age spans for AGE DIVISION AWARDS.  The difference in 2020 will be a MASKED ASSEMBLED, rather than a MASS ASSEMBLY.  We will still have the same FUN HOLIDAY set up and festivities. You do not need to wear a mask while running. 


There are “In It To Win It” age categories 3 deep with 5 year age spans: 1-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39 40-44, 45-49, 50-54,55-59 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80 & over. 

You’ll enjoy Christmas carolers at the start and Christmas music at the course turn around. WELCOME the LIL DICKENS CAROLERS. Our talented performing arts professionals have also been greatly impacted.  We are honored to give them an outside, healthy opportunity to sing. May this fill your heart as you work out your heart!

This event is meant to get you in the spirit of Christmas. And it GIFTS  back! Santa Claus with a Cause uses its proceeds to gift those who otherwise would not experience a Christmas and sincerely need staple goods.  This year, more than ever.  If your situation allows, hit the donate button and help us help those that do not have a gifted situation this CHRISTMAS. 

Early PACKET PICK UP:  NEW LOCATION!!!!  Noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 12th
  NOW at the LAGUNA HILLS Road Runner Sports .
   Address: 24291 Avenue de La Carlota, Laguna Hills, Ca. 92653     "Gear up for race day and beyond during packet pickup hours and receive a free gift with purchase (no minimum required) for new and current Road Runner Sports VIP Family members. "

*Packet Pick  also available on race day, Dec. 13 from 6:30 am to 8:30am Spectrum Montessori at Woodbury parking lot at 5725 Trabuco Rd, Irvine, Ca 92620.

This is the Event that Gifts back.

Our gift to ourselves is health, but our gift to others is  hope.  Proceeds from this event are Western Wired to tribes and villages in Africa. The money is used for for Christmas Day dinners and gifts. These villages are the porters that haul the supplies to those that climb Kilimanjaro.  When I ran the Kilimanjaro marathon as one of my marathons in the quest for doing all 7 continents, the porters shared that they dread Christmas.  During those days, climbing expeditions halt and their is no pay.  These men haul 70 to 80 lb loads for the opportunity to make a needed $5 per day.   The wired money has mainly gone to their Christmas dinners and children's  school fees, shoes, some school materials and medical needs. If you are in a position to do so, hit the donate button and help us help that cause.

ALSO, KID's READ is a local charity that gifts books and the motivation to learn to read.  We will have a box registration that you can donate NEW and lightly used CHILDREN's BOOKS.  And a portion of the donations will also assist this local charity.

May we have the spirit of giving and gifting hope while we gift health to ourselves!   CAREN WARE

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Part of We Fit Together Fall/Winter Series
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Location: JEFFREY TRAIL in IRVINE west of Trabuco Center (5701 Trabuco Rd, Irvine, Ca. 92620)





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