Your favourite holiday run - the Santa Pur-suit!

Run a 5k race while dressed like Santa!  The suit is yours to keep.  This race supports the YMCAs of Waterloo Region.

Read last year's recap here and see more photos here.

All participants will receive a full Santa Suit which consists of a jacket, pants, hat, beard and belt, and the entire Santa Suit must be worn during the event. In the spirit of the event, any participant not wearing the full Santa Suit will be removed from further participation without refund.

Please remember to keep your Santa Suit for the following years, to receive an entry fee discount.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 3rd Annual
  • The 3 KM event is back this year!
  • FREE Santa Suit (included with Entry Fee) which must be worn during the event OR bring your suit from last year to save!!
  • FREE T-Shirt to the first 500 Entrants.
  • GREAT Draw Prizes.
  • FANTASTIC Fundraising Prizes.
  • EXPERT CHIP Timing and Results.
  • FREE Completion Certificate with the "2014 Completion Sticker" (Collect each years' sticker to complete your certificate).
  • ENJOY Family, Fitness, Friendship and Fun.
  • FREE Fabulous Post-Race Refreshments with Musical Entertainment.

FOR "jolly" RUNNERS, JOGGERS, WALKERS & FAMILIES OF ALL AGES & ABILITIES!

Registration Fees

5 KM (suit)

Individual, includes Santa suit

Closed
Nov 27 - Dec 10 $45.00

3 KM (suit)

Individual, includes Santa suit

Closed
Nov 27 - Dec 10 $40.00

1 KM (suit)

Individual, Fun Run, includes Santa suit

Closed
Nov 27 - Dec 10 $35.00

5 KM (no suit)

Individual, "Santa suit from previous year" discount

Closed
Nov 27 - Dec 10 $30.00

3 KM (no suit)

Individual, "Santa suit from previous year" discount

Closed
Nov 27 - Dec 10 $25.00

1 KM (no suit)

Individual, Fun Run, "Santa suit from previous year" discount

Closed
Nov 27 - Dec 10 $20.00

5 KM (family - suit)

Family rate, includes Santa suit. The first two family members are full price, and every additional member is 50% off. **The discount only applies to every family member who selects one of the Family Rate options at a single transaction.**

Closed
Nov 27 - Dec 10 $45.00

3 KM (family - suit)

Family rate, includes Santa suit. The first two family members are full price, and every additional member is 50% off. **The discount only applies to every family member who selects one of the Family Rate options at a single transaction.**

Closed
Nov 27 - Dec 10 $40.00

1 KM (family - suit)

Family rate, Fun Run, includes Santa suit. The first two family members are full price, and every additional member is 50% off. **The discount only applies to every family member who selects one of the Family Rate options at a single transaction.**

Closed
Nov 27 - Dec 10 $35.00

5 KM (family - no suit)

Family rate, "Santa suit from previous year" discount. The first two family members are full price, and every additional member is 50% off. **The discount only applies to every family member who selects one of the Family Rate options at a single transaction.**

Closed
Nov 27 - Dec 10 $30.00

3 KM (family - no suit)

Family rate, "Santa suit from previous year" discount. The first two family members are full price, and every additional member is 50% off. **The discount only applies to every family member who selects one of the Family Rate options at a single transaction.**

Closed
Nov 27 - Dec 10 $25.00

1 KM (family - no suit)

Family rate, "Santa suit from previous year" discount. The first two family members are full price, and every additional member is 50% off. **The discount only applies to every family member who selects one of the Family Rate options at a single transaction.**

Closed
Nov 27 - Dec 10 $20.00

Santa Suit Information

The signature feature of this event is the thousand Santas running down the street.  This means that the suit is mandatory!

Participants will receive a full Santa Suit with the entry fee.  The suit consists of a jacket, pants, hat, beard and belt, and the entire Santa Suit must be worn during the event. In the spirit of the event, any participant not wearing the full Santa Suit will be removed from further participation without refund.

Please remember to keep your Santa Suit for the following years, to receive an entry fee discount!

The Santa Suits come in three sizes, Mens, Womens, and Youth.   They are on the large size, so many people choose a smaller size.

We recommend picking up your kit and suit at the Friday kit pickup so that you can tailor your suit before the race!

Registration Options

All entries are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-deferrable.  


PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINES

  • Mail in: To 2 Weberlyn Crescent, Conestogo N0B1N0 on Tuesday December 9 at 6:00 p.m. 
  • Drop off: At Runners’ Choice, 255 King St N, Waterloo on Tuesday December 9 at 6:00 p.m. 
  • Online: Right here at www.RaceRoster.com on Wednesday December 10 at 6:00 p.m. 

After these dates, entries will only be accepted at Kit & Chip Pickup. All entry fees increase by $5 after pre-registration.  


RACE WEEKEND - REGISTRATION AND KIT PICKUP

Race Kits & Chip Pickup will take place:

  • Stork Family YMCA (500 Fischer-Hallman Rd. N. Waterloo), Friday December 12, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Stork Family YMCA (500 Fischer-Hallman Rd. N. Waterloo), Saturday December 13, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Registrations will be accepted at these times and locations.

Individual & Team Categories (5 KM Only)

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES (one only per participant)

  • Age Categories: Up to 12  |  13 - 15  |  16 - 19  |  20 - 24  |  25 - 29  |  30 - 34  |  35 - 39  |  40 - 44  |  45 - 49  |  50 - 54  |  55 - 59  |  60 - 64  |  65 - 69  |  70 plus
  • Weight Categories:  Male 180 - 199 lbs, or 200 lbs plus       Female 150 - 169 lbs, or 170 lbs plus

TEAM CATEGORIES (each participant can belong to any number of team categories)

  • Parent/Child (2 person team)
  • Spouses (2 person team)
  • Corporate (min 3 person team)
  • School (min 3 person team)
  • NEW: Open (min 5 person team)

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Course Details & Information

The 5 KM and 3 KM events are timed races, and the 1 KM event is not a timed race.
The 5 KM and 3 KM courses are certified distances.
There will be water stations on the 5 KM course.
Each KM will be marked.
Courses are subject to change pending approvals and course certifications.

5 KM Course Description
Starting at the Stork Family YMCA, turn right onto Bearinger Rd.
Turn right onto Westmount Rd. N. Turn right onto Columbia St. W.
Turn right onto Fischer-Hallman Rd. N. and finish at the Stork Family YMCA.

3 KM Course Description
Starting at the Stork Family YMCA, turn right onto Bearinger Rd. Turn around point is at Westmount Rd. N., and continue back along Bearinger Rd to the finish at the Stork Family YMCA.

1 KM Course Description
Starting at the Stork Family YMCA, turn right onto Bearinger Rd.
Turn around point is on Bearinger Rd., and continue back along Bearinger Rd to the finish at the Stork Family YMCA.

Directions to the Stork Family YMCA:
From Hwy 401 take exit 278 (from Toronto) or exit 278B (from London) to Hwy 8 West Kitchener.
Exit at Hwy 85 Waterloo.
Exit at University Ave. West (second University Ave. exit).
Turn right at Weber Street North.
Turn left at Columbia Street West.
Turn right at Fischer-Hallman Road North.
Turn right into YMCA parking lot at Laurelwood Dr.

Post Race

Enjoy a post race massage, musical entertainment, draw prizes and a variety of refreshments following your run.

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DRAW PRIZES

Grand Prize Draw: Beautiful T-Shirt Quilt
Also hundreds of dollars of merchandise – everyone is eligible. Winners must be present to claim prizes.

Awards

5 KM & 3 KM EVENTS - medals to:

  • Top 3 overall Male and Female, Open & Masters (age 40 plus)
  • Top 3 Male and Female finishers in each age and weight category, and
  • 1st place team in each Team Category.
  • $100 in prize money will be awarded to the top Open team in any timed event in which there are at least 5 eligible teams in the official results.  

Unclaimed medals will be available for pickup at Runners' Choice on Monday December 15, 2014.


RESULTS

Computerized timing and race results by Chiptime Results. Results will be available race day, and after the race at the Runners’ Choice store and on these websites:

www.chiptimeresults.com | www.RunWaterloo.com | www.runnerschoicewat.on.ca | www.roadraceresults.com/

Collect Fantastic Pledges With a Pledge of your Support

*unofficial prizes

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Sponsors

The sponsors recognized on this entry form have generously contributed financial support, products and/or services to The Santa Pur-suit and we encourage your ongoing support of these generous companies and organizations.

Photos

Check out our website at www.RunWaterloo.com for thousands of photos - all free to download.

Event Schedule

  • December 13 10:00 AM EST - Race Start

Contact Information

Event Location

Stork Family YMCA, Fischer Hallman Road North, Waterloo, ON, Canada

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