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Santa 5K Fun Run & Santa Stroll 1 Mile Walk

Saturday, December 1, 2018
Chicagoland Speedway Infield 500 Speedway Blvd JolietIL  60433
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Chicagoland Speedway Infield 500 Speedway Blvd JolietIL  60433
Santa Run-5K (Timed) - Adults-Santa Run 5k
$35.00
in 31 days $40.00
Santa Run-5K (Timed) - Adults-Santa Run 5k
$35.00
in 31 days $40.00
Santa Run-5K (Timed) - Students-Santa Run 5k
$25.00
in 31 days $30.00
Santa Run-5K (Timed) - Students-Santa Run 5k
$25.00
in 31 days $30.00
Santa Run-5K (Timed) - Children-Santa Run 5k
$15.00
in 31 days $20.00
Santa Run-5K (Timed) - Children-Santa Run 5k
$15.00
in 31 days $20.00
Santa Run-5K (Timed) - Santa Stroll
$20.00
in 31 days $25.00
Santa Run-5K (Timed) - Santa Stroll
$20.00
in 31 days $25.00

About This Activity

JOLIET, IL (March 6, 2018) – The Magnificent Mile and a Half will once again be flooded with visions of Saint Nick on Saturday, December 1, 2018 as Chicagoland Speedway, the Joliet Township High School (JTHS) Alumni Association and the Joliet Area Historical Museum present the Second Annual Santa Celebration. This festive fundraiser will benefit Racing Advocates for Community Enrichment (R.A.C.E.), Chicagoland Speedway’s 501(c)3 charitable entity, the JTHS Alumni Association scholarships and the Joliet Area Historical Museum.  For sponsorship opportunities, contact Sarah Palya at spalya@chicagolandspeedway.com.

Santa 5K and 1-Mile Stroll: This year’s event will feature a competitive, timed and scored 5K race, but the leisurely 1-mile stroll is not a timed event but all participants of all ages and ability levels including families, strollers and wheelchairs, are welcome to partake. The course begins and ends within Chicagoland Speedway’s 1.5 mile D-shaped tri-oval. Registration fees, which include an event t-shirt and entrance to Santa’s post-race celebration, are $35 for adults, $25 for students with school ID and $15 for children ages 5-12 until November 15. Participants must register by November 15 to be guaranteed a packet. The one-mile stroll is $20 per person ages 13 and older while 12 and under are free.  All registered participants will receive an exclusive event shirt and Santa Hat.  Runners in the 5k will receive a timed running bib.  Registration must be completed by November 15th to guarantee a packet.  After November 15th, the packets are available until supplies last.  The entry fee into Santa Celebration is $10.00 at the gate, for all non-runners and non-walkers 13 and older, (12 and under are free).

Pictures with Santa in Gatorade Victory Lane: Not a runner? Not a problem. Families can still join Santa Claus for pictures in Gatorade Victory Lane from 10 a.m. to noon to participate in a variety of holiday activities including a craft station and "pop-up" gift store presented by the Joliet Area Historical Museum. All attendees will also be provided a ticket for December Deals & Delights raffle held by the Joliet Area Historical Museum taking place that day.

In addition, R.A.C.E. will host Toys for Tots Foundation drive in an effort to collect toys for those that are less fortunate in the community. Fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys for donations which will be distributed by the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve as Christmas gifts.

Once again, proceeds generated by the Santa Celebration will benefit R.A.C.E. as well as JTHS Alumni Association scholarships and the Joliet Area Historical Museum. Since its inception, R.A.C.E. has donated over $300,000 to deserving community organizations and with an aim at improving the quality of life for the greater Chicagoland area while focusing on causes centered on youth, safe driving and the military. For questions, please email jthsalumniassociation@gmail.com or call 815-727-6763.

Event details and schedule

To ensure that participants arrive adorned in event gear, packet pick up, including event shirt, Santa hat and timed running bib, will be held at the Joliet Area Historical Museum located at 204 North Ottawa Street in Joliet, November 24-25 and 27-30, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m.  Race day, December 1, 2018, the Chicagoland Speedway gates open at 8:00 am with the race starting at 9:00 am. 

For more information on Chicagoland Speedway, visit ChicagolandSpeedway.com.

Organizer Info

  • JTHS Alumni Association

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