Event Info

Festive Socks


Spice up your outfit on event day with a pair of festive socks! Order in advance online and pick them up at packet pick-up! Click HERE to order!

Check out this year’s characters!

Date & Location

Date: Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
Location: Capitol Square, Madison – Map & Directions
Time: 2 PM

Packet Pick Up

  • Date: Thursday, November 30
  • Where: Race Day Events, 5976 Executive Dr. Suite B, Fitchburg, WI – Map & Directions
  • Time: 3-7PM
  • Date: Friday, December 1
  • Where: Race Day Events, 5976 Executive Dr. Suite B, Fitchburg, WI – Map & Directions
  • Time: 11-7PM


  • Date: Saturday, December 2
  • Where: The Capitol Square
  • Time: 11:30AM – 1:30PM


Packet Pick Up and Registration will be on Carroll Street, between West Washington Ave. and State St.

  • 11:30-1:30 pm – Packet Pick-Up and Registration*
  • 2:00 pm – Race Start
  • 2:30 pm – After Party
  • 5:30 pm – Last Call for Beer

*We do not ship race t-shirts or other race swag*
*You MAY pick up other registrants’ packets at packet pick-up*

What You Get

  • Character Long Sleeve T-shirt
  • Character hat
  • One free beverage token – redeemable for beer or non-alcoholic beverage
  • Free FocalShare Photos
  • Free Live Music at the Post-Race Party
  • An Unforgettable Experience

After Party

Included with each registration is a beer/soda ticket that will be attached to your bib. You can redeem your ticket at any of the following bars:


Each bar will be serving Wisconsin Brewing Company beer for those 21+ and soda for non-alcohol consumers and those underage. The first one is complimentary at one of the four preferred bars. Last call for beer will be 5:30PM.

Live Music

Wheelhouse logo

Enjoy a cold beer and live music by Wheelhouse from 2:30-5:30PM at The Great Dane.

Free Race Photos

Run Santa Run is a FocalShare event. That means that every participant will be able to download free digital images. Share them with friends, family, on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or your blog!

Post your photos from the event to Facebook and tag #RunSantaRun


Although this is not a timed event, we will be giving an award if you beat the Grinch as well as if you are the first Santa, Elf, Snowman or Reindeer to cross the finish line. Make sure we can tell which one you are!


Parking will be available at the downtown ramps or on city streets. The city lots are paid lots, so make sure you have a way to pay!

Weather / Refund Policy

This race will be held regardless of rain, snow, or freezing temperatures. In the event of severe weather, the race may be delayed or canceled. If the race is canceled, there will be NO REFUNDS. Race Day Events has a strict NO REFUND policy. There are no refunds for any reason.