Run Santa Run 5K

Sat December 2, 2017 Madison, WI US 53704 Directions

Run Santa Run 5K - SANTA

2:00PM CST - 6:00PM CST

Run Santa Run 5K - ELF

2:00PM CST - 6:00PM CST

Run Santa Run 5K - REINDEER

2:00PM CST - 6:00PM CST


2:00PM CST - 6:00PM CST
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Capitol Square
Madison, WI US 53704

It’s Madison’s favorite Christmas tradition with four easy steps!

STEP #1: Decide whether you want to run as a Santa, an Elf, a Reindeer or new this year, a Christmas Tree!

STEP #2: Get your costume. (We’ll help. People who register as Santa get a red, long-sleeved T-shirt and Santa hat/beard, the Elves get a green, long-sleeved T-shirt and Elf hat, the Reindeer get a brown, long-sleeve T-shirt and Reindeer antlers and the Trees get a white, long-sleeved T-shirt with a tree hat)

STEP #3: Run or walk the 5K and have a good time!

STEP #4: Enjoy a post-race party at your choice of 3 preferred bars! *Announcment to follow.

Although there won’t be timing at this run, we will be awarding the first Santa to cross the finish line as well as the first Elf and Reindeer, so make sure we can tell which one you are!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I walk instead of run?  Yes! This is not a timed event and we welcome all walkers and non-runners.

Is there a cut-off time?  Not really. Since this is not a timed event, we have no specific cut off. However, the streets will reopen and clean up will begin 90 minutes after the start.

Can we bring strollers and/or baby joggers?  Sure! We just ask that you start toward the back so as not to impede the other runners

Are kids welcome? And do we have to pay for them? Yes! Kids are welcome. If they want to be a character and get a shirt, you do have to pay for them.  Pricing is age based so they are less expensive than the big kids!

Are headphones allowed?  Yes. Please be mindful of those around you and be able to hear any emergency announcements.

Are dogs allowed?  Sure! Just please make sure they are ok in large crazy fun crowds and don’t get in the way of other runners.

Can I sign up the day of?  We don’t know yet. Please watch the website and Facebook page for updates. If you want to be sure to get your character of choice, sign up early

Are there paper registration forms?  No. Please sign up via our registration page so we have accurate data for you.

I changed my mind and want to be a different character!  That’s ok! Just go back into your registration and change your character. You can also change your shirt size there too.

  • Sign In to RunSignUp
  • Go to your Profile
  • Click My Registered Races
  • Click Manage Registration next to the registration that you would like to transfer your event for
  • Click the Transfer Event menu item
  • Click the Start Transfer button
  • Select your new Event from the Event Drop-Down
  • Agree to the Waiver and click Continue
Race Contact Info

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Packet Pick-Up Information

Packet Pick-Up for Madison ONLY will be at the Race Day Events office located at 5976 Executive Drive, Suite B Fitchburg, WI

Thursday November 30th, 2017 4pm-7pm and Friday December 1st, 2017 11am-6pm. You may also pick up your packets the day of the event 11:30am-1:30pm on the Capitol Square. 



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