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 non-alcoholic beverage at the North Pole Post-Race Party
  • Free digital race photos
  • 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 local Madison establishments. Check back later to see this year’s after party locations!

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, we will be giving an award if you beat the Grinch as well as if you are the first Santa, Elf, Snowman or Gingerbread Man 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.