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BELOW is the email that was sent to all participants on December 7. Please let us know if there are any further questions.
We hope this email finds you well and excited for this year's Santa Dash that will kick off the 2021 Christmas in St. Michaels Parade. Below are a few details to help you prepare and plan for your participation.
The first thing to note is that we have added a packet pickup option on Friday, December 10th. Bibs and Santa hats/costumes will be available to pick up from 10am-6pm at TriCycle and Run in St. Michaels (929 S. Talbot Street). We would encourage you to try and pick up on Friday if at all possible as we have had tremendous response to this year's event. If you are running behind schedule, please call Laura at the shop to let her know (410)745-2836 and we will do our best to accommodate.
We will have packet pickup on race day as well beginning at 8:45am. There will be a 10x10 tent set up near the parking lot at St. Michaels Elementary School. You will be able to pick up packets up until 9:30am. There will be 2 shuttle buses staged at SMES parking lot to take participants to the starting area. Shuttles will begin departure at 9:30am. If you do not make it on one of the first shuttles, they will return to the elementary school for a second shuttle option. Shuttles are limited to event participants ONLY.
On Saturday, if you already have your bib/costume, we would also encourage you to make your own way to the starting area which will be staged near the entrance to Perry Cabin Park. There is NO parking at the starting area as that is the staging location for all floats. You can park at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (or another municipal parking lot) then walk to the start.
Yes, there will be a little bit of a wait for the official start for the Santa Dash, so we encourage everyone to dress appropriately under their costumes. In the event of inclement weather, we will have two 10x10 pop up tents at the staging area for the start.
The race will begin at 10:25am. Participants will run (or walk) from the starting line near Perry Cabin Park and finish over the timing mat in front of Higgins and Spencer Furniture Store. We will have a couple of tents located in the town parking lot at the corner of Talbot Street and Boundary Lane, and we encourage you all to stay and watch the parade following your 'Dash' down Talbot Street.
Your race bib should be worn on the front of your clothing. Your bib should not be folded or held in your hand.
Results will be posted on the event website following the event. Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers in the following categories: Overall Male, Overall Female, Overall Youth (10&Under).
Feel free to email us with any additional questions you may have. We look forward to seeing all the Santas on Saturday morning!
Looking forward to some holiday fun!
Jason & Laura Chance
TCR Event Management Team
Who doesn't love the small town charm of St Michaels, MD during the holidays? With our beautiful Talbot Street shops decorated for the holidays and our festive parades for Chrismas in St Michaels (Dec 13th through the 15th), what better way and place to celebrate the holidays.
Now YOU have an opportunity to be a part of the festivities. Introducing, the St Michaels SANTA DASH!!! This one mile run/walk will make YOU the Grand Marshall of the Christmas in St Michaels Christmas parade! That's right!! Runners will start from the Perry Cabin Park and Sports Complex and complete a one mile journey RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE OF TALBOT STREET!!! You will be the lead of the parade, where hundreds of people line the streets to catch a glimpse of the local organizations and community partners!!
WHAT? Leading off a parade isn't enough to get you in the Christmas spirit? As a part of your entry fee, you will also receive either an ADULT sized SANTA SUIT to wear on the run, or for the little ones, or those who don't want to be in a full costume, just a Santa Hat!!! We want this to be a Merry and Bright Holiday Run for EVERYONE, so be a part of the celebration!!!
Finish up with Hot Chocolate at the finish line and the see all of the parade elements behind you as they make their final turn on to Seymour Avenue. Then spend the rest of the day in beautiful St Michaels, exploring all that is Christmas in St Michaels!!!
UPDATE: We will be offering a packet pickup option for Friday, Dec. 10 at TriCycle and Run. Pickup hours will be 10am-6pm.
Address is 929 S. Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663
THE RUN STARTS AT 10:30 AM!!
Packet Pickup and On site registraiton starts at 9:00am!!
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