Event Info

Date & Location

Date: Saturday, December 1
Location: Capitol Square, Madison – Map & Directions
Time: 3:10pm

Packet Pick Up

  • Date: Thursday, November 29
  • Where: Old Sugar Distillery, 931 E Main St #8, Madison, WI 53703 – Map & Directions
  • Time: 4pm-9pm
  • Date: Friday, November 30
  • Where: Old Sugar Distillery, 931 E Main St #8, Madison, WI 53703 – Map & Directions
  • Time: 4pm-9pm


  • Date: Saturday, December 1
  • Where: The Capitol Square
  • Time: 12pm-2:30pm

What You Get

  • Character long sleeve t-shirt
  • Character hat or accessory
  • One free beverage token – redeemable for beer or soda at select bars or for one beverage at Old Sugar Distillery or Madison’s
  • Free digital race photos
  • An unforgettable experience

Event App

Download the Race Day Events Event App for progress notifications and results! You’ll also find fun event-themed photo overlays, event information, race day schedules, and more.

  • Click the Google Play and Apple Store links or search “Race Day Events” in the app store.
  • Select Run Santa Run 5K

    • View participant race day information
    • Access maps for the start and finish areas
    • View the full schedule of weekend events
    • Share in the experience with special event photo frames using your phone’s camera

Learn more about the app here!

North Pole Post-Race Party

Included with each registration is a beverage ticket that will be attached to your bib. You can redeem your ticket at local Madison establishments:  Old Sugar Distillery and Madison’s

Free Race Photos

The Run Santa Run 5K has event photography brought to you by Focal Flame Photography. Every participant will be able to download FREE digital race photos. Share them with friends, family, on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, or your blog using the hashtag #RunSantaRun5K!


Although this is not a timed event, you will get a coupon for a free slice of Ian’s pizza if you beat the Grinch!


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.