10 Winter Holiday Races in 2014
Run, Santa, Run 5KDecember 6, 2014 - Madison, Wisconsin 1 of 11
Grab your Santa hat (all participants will receive one) or any other holiday-themed costumes and gear up for this 5K run/walk. See the live reindeer and horse-drawn sleigh, and party with other runners at the post-race party with live music.
2014 Happy Holidays Half MerrythonDecember 7, 2014 - Gloucester, Massachusetts 2 of 11
Run the half marathon, the 2.62-mile race, or challenge yourself and do both events on the coastline from Gloucester to Rockport. Participants will receive a technical race shirt and finisher's medal, and can enjoy music, a raffle and refreshments.
Troutman Sanders Renegade Santa RunDecember 13, 2014 - Irvine, California 3 of 11
Enjoy this Orange County holiday event that features a flat and scenic course for a 10K, 5K and half-mile kids run. You'll run along the Peter's Canyon bike trail, lined with beautiful trees and landscaping. Each finisher gets a commemorative ornament and T-shirt, and prizes will be given to participants who are dressed in the best Santa or Holiday Themed (non-Santa) costume.
Santa's North Pole DashDecember 13, 2014 - St. Charles, Missouri 4 of 11
Run the 5K through downtown St. Charles and finish along the Missouri River. Participants will receive a Santa hat, beard, T-shirt, gloves and bag. The overall men's and women's winners receive an engraved milk bottle, and all finishers will receive a holiday ornament medal. Lastly, don't forget to bring the kids for the Snowman Shuffle!
Santa to the Sea 2014December 14, 2014 - Oxnard, California 5 of 11
Celebrate the gift of giving at this race where participants donate a new, unwrapped toy for underprivileged children. This fast, flat half marathon is great for veteran or novice runners. Bring the kids for the Jingle All the Way fun run, and celebrate the season at the finish-line festival at the Marine Emporium Landing in the Channel Islands Harbor.
Medford Ugly Sweater 5KDecember 20, 2014 - Medford, Oregon 6 of 11
This race is one of Southern Oregon's most exciting runs of the year. Participants are encouraged to strut their ugly sweaters while burning some holiday calories. This event welcomes sweater enthusiasts of all ages. Portions of the proceeds will benefit children within the care of the Jackson County Foster Parent Association.
Sacramento Santa Run 5K 2014December 20, 2014 - Sacramento, California 7 of 11
This race brings a day of fun for the whole family with a 5K Run/Walk and a Merry Mile. The run finishes at the Sacramento Downtown Plaza with post-race festivities that include cookies, milk, music and snow. Participants are encouraged to dress up as Santa Claus (one Santa suit is provided per registration entry) or one of your favorite holiday characters or traditions. This run benefits the Wellspring Women's Center and the Mini Mermaid Running Club.
27th Annual Jingle Jog 5K/ Jr. / Elf RunDecember 20, 2014 - Suwanee, Georgia 8 of 11
Tie on your jingle bells and join your family, friends and coworkers to run, jog, or walk in this 27th annual event. This is more than just a road race, it's a holiday tradition where memories are created. There will be delicious food from many Atlanta restaurants and holiday music from the Salvation Army Band. To top it all off, you'll be able to visit Santa and his friends for a picture and play in the Reindeer Games.
Hot Buttered Run 10K & Kids Kandy Kane Race - San DiegoDecember 21, 2014 - San Diego, California 9 of 11
Join Energy Events for a fun-filled, holiday-themed event. With a 10K race and a Kids Kandy Kane 1K run, the whole family can get in on the fun. Once you cross the finish line, adults 21 and older can enjoy Hot Buttered Rums and kids can sip on savory hot chocolate. Bring the entire crew, dress up and show your Christmas cheer.
Resolution Run 10K/5K/1MDecember 31, 2014 - Las Vegas, Nevada 10 of 11
Here's your chance to get a jump on your New Year's resolutions early. The run will traverse Kellogg-Zaher Park, the Bonanza Trail and Bill Briare Park in Las Vegas. There are 10K, 5K and 1-mile options, and all events are open to walkers, families, strollers, and anyone else who wants to join in on the fun.