• Your favorite festive holiday tradition!

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    Your favorite festive holiday tradition!
Countdown to Race Day: December 16, 2023

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Step into a winter wonderland as downtown Madison, Wisconsin, transforms into a merry playground for the festive Run Santa Run 5K. Lace up your running shoes and join the jolly crowd as hundreds of Santas, elves, and penguins take over the streets, spreading holiday cheer with every step. The festive atmosphere is contagious with a visit from Santa Claus, fun aid stations, and a race to stop the Grinch from stealing Christmas! Whether you're an avid runner or simply looking for a jolly good time, this spirited event promises laughter, holiday spirit, and a dash of competitive fun for all ages.

  • STEP #1: Decide whether you want to run or walk as a Santa, Elf, or Penguin.
  • STEP #2: Get your costume. We’ll help with character shirts and hats or accessories.
  • STEP #3: Run or walk the 5K and have a good time making sure to soak in all the holiday fun!
  • STEP #4: Enjoy the North Pole Post-Race party at Madison's Edgewater Hotel!

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