Santa Run for Education 5K Run and 5K Virtual Run

Sat December 5, 2020 Bozeman, MT 59715 US Directions

In-person 5K Age 14 and up

$35 8:00AM MST - 1:30PM MST Registration ends December 3, 2020 at 11:59pm MST

In-person 5K Age 6-13

$30 8:00AM MST - 1:30PM MST Registration ends December 3, 2020 at 11:59pm MST

In-person 5K age 0-5

$0 8:00AM MST - 1:30PM MST Registration ends December 3, 2020 at 11:59pm MST

Virtual 5K ages 6 and up

$25 Registration ends December 3, 2020 at 11:59pm MST

Virtual 5k ages 0-5

$0 Registration ends December 3, 2020 at 11:59pm MST
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

404 W. Main Street
Willson Gym
Bozeman, MT US 59715

Welcome to the 2020 Santa Run For Education 5K Run and Virtual 5K Run.

Due to COVID-19, the Santa Run will look a little different this year. Our mission is still the same though – to raise funds so we can help inspire, enrich, and create opportunities for our students and teachers through community support. We are working closely with the Gallatin County Health Department to ensure we comply with all safety mandates. Thank you for supporting the Bozeman Schools Foundation during these unpredictable times!

New this year!  When you register for the In-Person 5K, you will be asked to choose a start time so we can keep the number of participants to 50 for each start.  We're also offering a Virtual 5K run for those of you who want to join in on all the festivities but would prefer to run on your own. The Virtual 5K will have the same packet pickup times as the In-Person 5K, but you will set your own start time.

The In-Person 5k will begin at 8:00 am on Babcock behind the Willson Gym at 404 W. Main Street in Bozeman, MT. Staggered start times will allow for 50 participants to start running every 30 minutes. Runners can arrive 5 minutes before their race time and meet at the starting line. Please wear your masks when you arrive! The route will take runners in a loop from Babcock down 8th towards MSU, then over Kagy and back up Willson to end again on Babcock. There won't be any flaggers this year, so please be aware when crossing streets. To comply with health and safety regulations, we ask that you leave when you have completed the race and then share your pictures and stories with us on social media.

This is a chip-timed race with prizes within age groups; the Virtual 5K Run is self timed and there are no prizes.  We will award $1,000 to PACs of the top 3 participating schools in the Gallatin Valley, including Belgrade, Manhattan, Monforton, Gateway, and more! An additional $500 will be donated to the top participating club or team from the High Schools. Costumes are encouraged! 

Packet pick up will be December 4th from 10:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Stockman Bank on Kagy and South 19th, Bozeman. Follow the signs, stay in your vehicle and we will bring your packet to you. There will be no day of run registration and packet pickup. 

Registration will be open online from 10/9/20 - 12/3/20. All participants who register will be given a long sleeve race t-shirt at packet pickup. Registration for the In-Person 5K youth ages 14+ and adults is $35, youth ages 6 - 13 is $30, and children 5 and under are free, but please do register them. Registration for all Virtual 5K participants 6 years and up is $25.

No refunds on registration fees. No exceptions. Please, no dogs! Strollers welcome. If extreme weather conditions are present or if Covid-19 restrictions change, the race organizer reserves the right to convert the race into a virtual event only or cancel the race entirely.

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