Join us for the Santa Run Silicon Valley benefiting Christmas in the Park, Downtown Ice and Reading Partners. This 5K Run/Walk is fun for the whole family and we encourage you to dress up as your favorite holiday character or tradition; Santa, Mrs. Claus, the Grinch, reindeer, elves, dreidel, menorah, ornaments, tree, candlestick. The ideas are limitless. You can do it as a group too!


Expo at Sports Basement

Shirts, costumes and bibs can be picked up at Sports Basement Sunnyvale

  • 1177 Kern Avenue, Sunnyvale 94085
    • Friday & Saturday – December 15/16 – 11 am to 7 pm daily

Race Day Pick-Up Downtown San Jose

  • Location, Date and Time TBA


  • RACE DAY – 5K:  Date December 17, 2017 5K:  3 PM 
  • RACE DAY – KIDS REINDEER RUN:  2:00 PM Line-Up time


  • START: Santa Clara Street at Almaden Boulevard
  • FINISH: Market Street at Park Avenue
  • FESTIVAL SITE: Christmas in the Park on Market Street between Park and San Carlos
  • TAKE LYFT – GET A DISCOUNT BY CLICKING HERE – Drop off HERE (San Jose Fairmont – 170 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113)

Kids Reindeer Run

  • Three dash distance categories – ages 2-3 (75 yards) , ages 4-5 year (200 yards) and ages 6-7 (400 yards).
  • Location:  At the Starting Line at Santa Clara Street at Almaden Boulevard
  • Line-Up at 2:00 pm
  • Look for the Line-Up pens for respective age groups
  • Kids must be a paid registrant to participate and space is limited
  • Kids will receive an event shirt


  • The fun doesn’t end after the walk/run – visit any of the participating restaurants and show them your bib and get a discount on food and/or drinks!  Check out the After Party restaurants HERE.

General Information

  • Umbrellas are allowed but please stage at the end of the start for safety reasons
  • Only certified service animals are allowed on the course – please no other pets
  • Kids in strollers or joggers do not have to be registered.  Participants that are walking or running on the course need to be registered.Why

Over the past few years, City of San Jose funding for these holiday traditions has decreased to almost nothing. Please help us to raise money to continue these amazing family traditions that have been around for decades.  We want to start a new tradition in downtown San Jose; one about community, family, faith and fun. Celebrate with us by enjoying a family fun run!


Participate by registering, volunteering or donating to the event. If you are registering, we encourage you to wear your Santa costume. We hope in a few years to be the largest run with Santa’s in costume.  This year we have raised the cap to 4,000 participants. Join us!


You! Your family, friends, colleagues and neighbors. The more the merrier.




Size Inseam Waist Sleeve Chest Height
S 22” 28” 23” 22” 28”
M 26” 36” 24.5” 23” 29.5”
L 30” 44” 26” 24” 31”
XL 34” 52” 27.5” 25” 32.5″


Medals and Sports Basement gift cards will be given to the top three runners in each age category. The age categories are as follows:

10-13, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Click Here for Men’s T-shirt Size Chart


Click Here for Women’s T-shirt Size Chart