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!
PACKET PICK UP at Sports Basement SUNNYVALE
Shirts, costumes and bibs can be picked up at Sports Basement Sunnyvale
- 1177 Kern Avenue, Sunnyvale 94085
- Friday & Saturday – December 14/15 – 11 am to 7 pm daily
Race Day Pick-Up Downtown San Jose
- Silicon Valley Organization – 101 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose, 95113
- Sunday, – December 16 – 1 pm to 3:00 pm
- RACE DAY – 1:45 PM – Kids Fun Run Line Up – Start Line Stage
- RACE DAY – 2:00 PM – Costume Contest Line Up – Christmas Train by Start Line
- RACE DAY – 2:10 PM – Costume Contest – Chrstmas Train by Start Line
- RACE DAY – 2:10 PM – Kids Fun Run – Start Line
- RACE DAY – 3:00 PM – 5K Start
- RACE DAY – 4:15 PM – 5K Awards Table opens in Christmas in the Park
- 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
- PARKING AND VENUE AREAS MAP
- THE COURSE
Kids Reindeer Run
- Dash distance categories – ages 2-3 (75 yards) , ages 4-5 year (250 yards) and ages 6-7 (250 yards).
- Location: At the Starting Line at Santa Clara Street at Almaden Boulevard
- Line-Up at 1:45 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
Post Event Food and Drink
- Be sure to patronize the abundant restaurants and establishments after your jolly fun. Find a listing of good eats and drinks HERE.
- 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.
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 Santas in costume. This year we have raised the cap to 5,000 participants. Join us!
You! Your family, friends, colleagues and neighbors. The more the merrier.
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