Rotary Santa Run 5K & 1 mile Family Fun Walk

Sat December 4, 2021 Evansville, IN 47715 US Directions
The proceeds from this event will benefit the Easterseal Rehabilitation Center, and will help to change the mental health landscape by meeting critical needs for pediatric psychology services in our region.
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5K Run/Walk

$25 9:00AM CST Registration Opens July 1, 2021 at 12:00am CDT

1 mile Family Fun Walk

$25 9:05AM CST Registration Opens July 1, 2021 at 1:00am CDT
Place
Buffalo Trace Eykamp Boy Scout Center
3501 E Lloyd Expressway
Evansville, IN US 47715
Description

Evansville Rotary has hosted the ROTARY Santa Run for the past six years. It has been our mission to provide a safe and fun event for participants and spectators.

As we approach this year's 7th annual ROTARY Santa Run, we have made a very difficult decision. After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone the 2020 Rotary Santa Run and reconnect with everyone on December 4, 2021.

Fear of the continuous surge in the COVID-19 outbreak with its financial impact on our major sponsors, small businesses, and participants and the inability to ensure the health and safety for everyone, contributed to this decision.

Each year the proceeds from the ROTARY Santa Run have supported local organizations.

This year's commitment to give $40,000.00 was a joint investment from the Rotary Foundation of Evansville and the proceeds from the ROTARY Santa Run. This gift was twice the amount that has been given in previous years.

The Rotary Club of Evansville will contribute the entire $40,000.00 to honor our commitment to our recipient.

We are proud to announce the project winner as the Millie's Downtown Dino Trail, sponsored by the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, Koch Family Children's Museum and the Downtown Evansville Indiana Economic Improvement District was the winner.

Millie's Downtown Dino Trail is built around "Millie the Dinosaur," an oversized Tyrannosaurus rex sculpture originally installed at cMOE and is in the process of relocating to Mickey's Kingdom Park.

This trail of dinosaur referenced images will link the two locations promoting walkability and wellness and encouraging families to explore downtown Evansville.

We are excited to announce the winner, Millie's Downtown Dino Trail and hope everyone will join us for the 2021 Rotary Santa Run on December 4, 2021.

We promise you'll have a jolly time.

Please stay safe!


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Be a Claus run for a Cause.
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Date and Location
The 5K run and 1 mile walk will be held on Saturday morning, December 4, 2021 at 9 am. The 5 K race will begin at the Buffalo Trace Council, 3501 E Lloyd Expressway, Evansville, IN and travel west to Vann Ave and winds through east-side neighborhoods of Evansville. The course is relatively flat.

For those participants who would rather stroll the 1 mile course, it will begin at the Buffalo Trace Council and lead you over the pedestrian bridge and back to the start, which is away from the running Santa's.

5K Awards 

Overall Male and Female
Age Groups ( 1st male and female in each group)
1-9, 10-14, 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, 80+

Most Spirited Award
5 awards total – prizes to be given
Categories are: Families, Teams, Kids (1-9 years of age), Young adults (ages 10-18) and  Adults 19 +

Register Online!
Online registrations last day is December 3.

Registration on line is $25 for each participant plus a $2.50 processing fee, from RunSignUp, LLC. 

Ho Ho Ho!!!
You better watch out… We expect several hundred runners to register and come to town for this Rotary Santa Run. Don’t wait and don’t be late. Registration costs goes up to $30.00 plus the processing fee after November 26th. 

Register by Mail!
There is a PDF form at the bottom of this web page that you can download and print.  Please fill out one form for each participant. If you register by mail and pay by check, the cost is $25 per person until November 26th when the cost goes up to $30 per person. Please allow 7 days for the registration to be received and registered.


Packet Pickup Location
Your Santa suit, race bib number and registration packets will be available to pick up on Friday, Dec. 3rd from 11am to 7pm in the lobby of the Buffalo Trace Council, 3501 E Lloyd Expressway, Evansville, IN or on RACE Day, December 4th at the Buffalo Trace Council from 7am to 9am, the start of the race.
They will not be mailed to you. 

Late & Final Registration 
If you have not registered for the Rotary Santa Run and decide to get in on all the fun at the last minute, you can register at lobby of the Buffalo Trace Council, 3501 E Lloyd Expressway, Evansville, IN on Friday, Dec. 3rd from 11am to 7pm or on the race date December 4th from 7 am to 9 am, the start of the race.
You will need to fill out one registration form for each participant. You may pay by cash or check and the cost is $30 per participant. 

You may download and print out the PDF form at the bottom of this web page and bring it with you to the Buffalo Trace Council site. You will receive your Santa suit, your race bib number and registration packet. Hopefully, we will have still have Santa suits available. 

Registration on Race Day!
Come join us on Race Day, December 4th in the lobby of the Buffalo Trace Council, 3501 E Lloyd Expressway, Evansville, IN from 7 am to the time of the race at 9am. You may pay by cash or check and the cost is $30 per person.  Ho Ho Ho- Hope you won’t be too late to get your Santa suit.
(1st 800 registrants get a Santa suit to wear during the run/walk.)

PLEASE NOTE: All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
All registered participants will receive a 5-piece Santa suit that is YOURS to keep! (While supply lasts)

Race Day
The race must go on!!!
There will be no cancellations for inclement weather.
After all, Santa wouldn’t cancel Christmas for a little snow!

Date and Location
The 5K run and 1 mile walk will be held on Saturday morning, December 4, 2021 at 9 am. The 5K race will begin at the Buffalo Trace Council, 3501 E Lloyd Expressway, Evansville, IN and travel west to Vann Ave and winds through east-side neighborhoods of Evansville. The course is relatively flat.

For those participants who would rather stroll the 1 mile course, it will begin at the Buffalo Trace Council and lead you over the pedestrian bridge and back to the start, which is away from the running Santa's.

Timing:
The race will be officially timed by “To the Finish.” Results will be posted at www.tothefinishtiming.com

Strollers? Dogs? Etc???
Strollers may be used in the 5K, but in the event of inclement weather please use caution to keep any children safe. Bicycles and strollers are allowed in the 1-mile walk. Dogs, cats, lions, reindeer's and bears, as well as, skates, skateboards and scooters are NOT ALLOWED in any of the races. 

Parking
Parking will be available at marked lots on the Buffalo Trace Council property and the State Hospital property. Please obey parking signs. Please do not park on the busy streets surrounding the Buffalo Trace Council, as your car may interfere with the runners and the holiday traffic. 

Map
A map of the 5K course is attached at the bottom of this page. You can click on the PDF and print out your own copy.

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