2022 YMCA Santa Run 5K / 10K and One Mile Elf Run/Walk (HYBRID RACE) December 10, 2022 (Dec. 9-11, 2022 for Virtual)

Fri December 9 - Sun December 11, 2022 Frederick, MD 21701 US Directions

10K Santa Run

$30 12/10 9:20AM EST - 11:00AM EST Price increases after August 1, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

5K Santa Run

$30 12/10 9:20AM EST - 11:00AM EST Price increases after August 1, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

1 Mile Elf Run

$15 12/10 9:00AM EST - 11:00AM EST Registration ends December 10, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

Santa Run 10K VIRTUAL

$30 Price increases after August 1, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Santa Run 5K VIRTUAL

$30 Price increases after August 1, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

One Mile Elf Run Virtual

$15 Registration ends December 11, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
Race Website
Monocacy Village Park
409 Delaware Rd
Frederick, MD US 21701
Refer To This Page For All Updated Information On The Race.
  • In-Person * 12/10/2022 *  Monocacy Village Park  *   Time:  9:00am
  • Virtual Race:  Run Anywhere Between 12/09/2022 - 12/11/2022  *   Time:  Friday 8am - Sunday 5pm
Covid Safety 
  • Please maintain 6-foot distance between others, especially while standing in line for packet pickup/bib pick up, same-day registration, and port a jons
    Sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the park area for your use.
Race Schedule
Packet Pick Up 
  • Thursday 12/08/22: 9am - 8pm (Downtown Ymca. 1000 North Market St. Frederick, Md  21701)
  • Friday 12/08/22: 9am - 8pm (Downtown Ymca. 1000 North Market St. Frederick, Md  21701)
  • Saturday (Race Day) 7am - 9am (At The Pavilion.  Please Stay To The Outside Of The Tables.  Volunteers Will Be Directing You.)
  • Saturday (Race Day) New Registration:  7am - 9am (At The Pavilion)

We highly recommend, if possible, to pick up your shirt and bib or just the bib on Friday, December 9, to avoid the crowd on race day morning.

Race Start Times
  • Virtual runners may run their race starting Friday, December 9 at 8:00 am to Sunday, December 11 at 5:00pm
  • Saturday In-Person Race: 9:00am  One Mile Elf Run Starts; 9:20am 5k And 10k Run starts
  • Overall women and men for the 5K and 10K run:  announced after live results around the timing trailer/pavilion area'
  • 1st place winners:  all age groups, women and men 5K and 10K - announced after live results, receive award at timing trailer/pavilion area
Additional Information 
  • You may pick up someone else’s packet if you have identification for the extra person (i.e. picture of driver license on phone)
  • All packets are required to be picked up at packet pick-up or at the in-person race day (before and after race).  packets will not be mailed.
  • We will hold packets after the race.  You may pick it up in person at the Downtown branch.
The Race Courses
  • The 5K Race: starting at Monocacy park to Shifferstadt Rd, 2 u-turns on Shifferstadt Rd, return back to the park.
  • The 10K Race: 2 laps of the 5K course.  A turn around will be placed inside the park near the start/finish line to begin your 2nd lap.
  • The One Mile: is an out and back route from the park to the first neighborhood on Mochican dr and turning around on Mochican court back to the park.
  • Water stations will be set up in the park near the pavillon and at the second u-turn on shifferstadt rd.
  • First aid stations will be located at the water station on Shifferstadt rd and at the pavillon in the park

There are several options for you on race day.  please be respectful of public and private property.

  • YMCA parking lot and a short walk across East street to the park
  • Delaware road between the park entrance/exit driveway towards east street. do not park in the residential area behind the Monocacy village shopping center.
  • Monocacy village shopping center-do not park in front of retail stores (Dollar General, Salvation Army, and the Woodsboro Bank)
  • Local road running parallel to East street and railroad tracks
  • The Monocacy village park parking lot will be closed to participants and guests.  this lot will include 10 port-a-pots, food trucks, volunteers, and staff parking only. 
Race Shirt
  • Shirt sizes are available for ages 5 and up!  shirt size will be guaranteed if registered by October 1, 2022. after it's first come first serve, and sizes are not guaranteed.
  • Ages 1-4 will receive a race cinch bag or equivalent gift instead of a shirt
  • Remember to put all 4 pins in the bib and attach them to the outside of your apparel.  If the bib should flip while racing, the timing chip will be unable to capture your times.  Do not place your bib upside down on your apparel.
  • Bibs will be available at the packet pick-up times (see above).
  • One Mile Elf Run: one-mile participants do not use bibs for this race.
  • Virtual Runners: please use your email confirmation that was sent from run sign up and click on the “manage registration” link. Then look for the “digital bib” tab at the top right of the screen and click to see and print your bib. It will have your name, bib #, and team name if you joined a team.
  • Submitting Time Manually: if you run your virtual race on a treadmill or wish to submit your time manually, submit it on the results page.
Finisher medal
  • Medals double as a holiday ornament!!
  • Everyone receives a finisher medal
  • Overall male and female in each race category (5k and 10k)
  • First-place winners, male and female, for each age group and race category (5k and 10k).
  • Age group categories:  10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Race results in a searchable format


Please check back to this page for any updated information.


Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Turning Point Real Estate
  • Surf House
  • Orion Wine & Spirits
  • ServPro of Frederick County and Gaithersburg/Germantown
  • State Farm-Missy Baker
  • Country Meadows Retirement Communities
  • True Fitness
Race Contact Info
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