Important Race Day Information

On race day, the YMCA building will not be open to race participants.  Due to the high increase in covid cases in our area we are keeping this event exclusively outdoors.  Portable toilets will be available in the parking lot.  All packet pick up and post race refreshments will also be outside in the parking lot.  

YMCA of Greater Flint - Downtown Branch 411 East Third Street Flint, MI 48503

Join us this year for the Santa Run and Walk in person or virtual.  These events are all fun runs, and are not timed events.

In the spirit of the season, each participant receives a 5 piece Santa suit to wear during the event and a Santa Run finisher medal.  New contests and race information will be shared through our social media pages, so be sure to follow us to stay up to date on all the Santa Run events.

Kids Reindeer Run - 11:45am Start Time

The kids reindeer run includes a set of reindeer antlers to wear for the event.  This event starts at 11:45am before the 5k and 1 mile.  The event will run around the block of the YMCA, approximately 1/4 mile.  Because this event finishes before the 5k and 1mile, participants can do both the reindeer run and the 5k or 1 mile.

5k and 1 Mile - Noon Start Time

The 5k and 1 mile events will start at Noon.  These are both fun runs, meaning they are not timed events.  The starting point for the events is the corner of 3rd Street and Stevens Street.  Both routes include a milk, cookie and water stop and finish at the YMCA.  Coffee, milk, water and cookies will be available after the race in the parking lot of the YMCA.  Portable toilets will also be available in the YMCA in the parking lot.  Strollers and wagons are welcome but we ask that you start the event toward the back to not interfere with other participants.

Santa Suit Pick Up Information

Where will I pick-up my Santa Suit?
Bauman's Walking and Running        1473 W Hill Rd, Flint, MI 48507      (810) 238-5981             December 1st and December 2nd

YMCA of Greater Flint Downtown Branch      411 East Third Street Flint, MI 48503      (810) 232-9622

December 3rd 9am-7pm      and     December 4th   9am-11:30am



Spread Christmas Cheer

We will be collecting new toy for Toys for Tots, these donations can be dropped off when you pick up your Santa Suits or on Race Day.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Click the link and it will take you to another website, Map My Run, where you can see a map of the course.

Click the the link above and it will take you to Map My Run where you can see the course map.

Fastest 5k Santa

The fastest female and male "santas" in the 5k event will win a free one year adult membership to the YMCA of Greater Flint.  In order to participate please line up at the front of the starting line and make sure you finish the course wearing the jacket, pants, hat and beard.  The first female and male "santas" across the finish line win.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


YMCA of Greater Flint - Downtown Branch 411 East Third Street Flint, MI 48503

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