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Miracle on Main Street 5k

Sun December 2, 2018
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Location: Sylvania, OH US 43560 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Event Time Price Details
Miracle on Main Street 5k
4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
1,255 spots left.
Price increases after October 30, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT
Santa's Little Helper, Kids Dash
5:00PM EST - 5:15PM EST
Registration ends December 2, 2018 at 5:10pm EST
Downtown Sylvania
5651 Main St.
Sylvania, OH US 43560

Miracle on Main Street 5k

Made Possible By:

  • Downtown Sylvania Association
  • Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Sylvania Community Arts Commission
  • Sylvania Historical Village

On the first Sunday in December, join us for historic downtown Sylvania’s “Miracle on Main Street 5k” and Santa’s Little Helper Kids Dash.

Come early to enjoy Main Street’s holiday festivities prior to the 5k. 

Main St. will be lined with spectators awaiting your arrival and Santa, who will arrive in a parade shortly after the 5k. Stick around after you finish and watch Santa lead the tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season.

Start Time: 4:00pm
Course Open: 1 hour
Maximum Field: 1,500 Runners
Minimum Age: 6 on Race Day

Premium Race Perks

  • Commemorative Scarf (guaranteed thru 11/26 only)
  • Low Cost
  • Chip Results
  • Fun Course
  • Post-race Refreshments
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Elfin' Ale Beer
  • Christmas Ornament Awards
  • Kids Dash
  • Holiday Parade to Follow
  • Santa Claus

Sunday's Schedule

  • 1:00pm — Deck the Halls for History
  • 1:00pm — Upside Brewing's Winter Beer Garden
  • 1:00pm — Meet Santa Claus & Shop
  • 4:00pm — 5k Run/Walk
  • 5:00pm — Santa’s Little Helper Kids Dash
  • 5:30pm — Festival of Lights Parade


  • Top Male & Female Overall
  • Top Masters Male & Female
  • Top 5 Male & Female in Each 5 Year Age Group — Under 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+

The Course
The course is a loop course through Sylvania — Starting in Downtown Sylvania, runners will head south past St Joe's, West past Lourdes University, North Past Northview High School, West to Erie St, East to Main St, to a parade route filled finish in Downtown Sylvania.

Packet Pickup & Registration

Friday 11/30/18 — 4-7:30pm at Dave’s Running Shop, Perrysburg
Saturday 12/1/18 — 12-4pm at Dave’s Running Shop, Sylvania
Sunday 12/2/18 — 2:30pm Maplewood at Main St., Sylvania

Registration is available during packet pickup.


  • Root Learning
  • St. Joseph (note there is a 5pm mass)
  • Public Lots off Summit St.

*Not recommended for easy departure are the public lots off Maplewood, and at the Municipal Building due to being on the parade route after the run.

Schedule of Events


Red Bird First Friday Art Walk | 5PM–8+
Warming Tent with Live Music & Adult Beverages | 5PM–10PM


Art Walk Continues with Family Crafts and a Warming Tent with Kids Activities & Holiday Movies


5k Run, Festival of the Lights Parade, Tree Lighting & Santa


Visit the The Heritage Center Museum all weekend to support their fundraiser and silent auction benefiting Sylvania Historical Village! 

For a full schedule of events & times in Downtown Sylvania visit

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