Holiday Runs to Add to Your Race Calendar
These 10 fun and festive events are the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit, and burn off some calories in the process.
Santa Hustle 5K Series
Various Locations - Multiple Dates 1 of 11
From the Windy City to the warm beaches of the Sunshine State, embrace your inner Santa at these fabulous events that feature festive music, outrageous holiday decorations and thousands of runners dressed like Jolly Old St. Nick.
Antioch Holiday Run/Walk for Fitness
Antioch, California - December 8, 2012 2 of 11
Celebrate the 34th anniversary of this popular race, and get a new start on your fitness goals for the new year, at this event that also features a family-friendly health fair.
Holiday Half Marathon and 8K Run
Point Clear, Alabama - December 8, 2012 3 of 11
Looking for a holiday run with some serious challenge to it? This half-marathon distance event, which also offers an 8K option, benefits the Women's Hospital Pediatrics Department and will definitely help you burn off those winter calories.
Holiday Half Marathon
Pomona, California - December 8-9, 2012 4 of 11
Starting and finishing at the home of the LA County Fair, this unique course takes runners through the beautiful sights of the Pomona Valley and offers participants a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the fairgrounds.
Holiday Hilltop 5K Run / Walk
Shiloh, Illinois - December 8, 2012 5 of 11
Featuring a 5K run/walk, along with a 1/2-mile distance for the little athletes, this event which benefits a young girl suffering from cervical AVM, is a fantastic way to stay fit and raise money for a good cause.
Dreidel Dash 5K/10K
St. Paul, Minnesota - December 9, 2012 6 of 11
Set in beautiful Highland Park neighborhood, this popular event, which offers multiple distances, also offers runners a chance to experience St. Paul's biggest Hanukah party.
Beaches and Bells Holiday 5K/Fun Run
Panama City, Florida - December 15, 2012 7 of 11
This third annual event offers you a great opportunity to put on your bells, wear your funny hat, and embrace your inner holiday elf. There's also a ton of activities (bouncy house!) for the kids to enjoy as well.
Jingle Bell 5K/Kids Dash to Santa
Orinda, California - December 15, 2012 8 of 11
Now this event has got some serious holiday spirit. This scenic holiday run winds you through beautiful Orinda, and jingle bells are provided to give you that extra bit of crucial running apparel.
Ho Ho Ho Holiday Run
Bethpage, New York - December 15, 2012 9 of 11
Looking for a fast, flat 5K to jump-start your winter fitness? This event in Long Island offers a scenic course, and distances for all ages. Proceeds also benefit the John Theissen Children's Foundation.
Holiday Classic 5K Run/Walk
Hudson, New York - December 22, 2012 10 of 11
Is there a more beautiful setting for a race than the New York Hudson Valley? This event, which begins at Columbia-Greene community college, will send you through idyllic country roads and some of the most amazing scenery you'll encounter.