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Saturday December 10, 2016   10:00 a.m.   Stork Family YMCA, Waterloo, ON

The Santa Pur-suit is presented by

Online Registration has closed, but you can still register on Friday and Saturday at the times and location listed below:

 

  • Stork Family YMCA (500 Fischer-Hallman Rd. N. Waterloo), Friday December 9, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Stork Family YMCA (500 Fischer-Hallman Rd. N. Waterloo), Saturday December 10, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.


Your favourite holiday run - the Santa Pur-suit!

Run a 5k or 3k race, or a 1k fun run, 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

  • 5th Annual
  • 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 "2016 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) Closed

Individual, includes Santa suit

  1. $50.00
    Dec 12 - Dec 7

3 KM (suit) Closed

Individual, includes Santa suit

  1. $45.00
    Dec 12 - Dec 7

1 KM (suit) Closed

Individual, Fun Run, includes Santa suit

  1. $30.00
    Dec 12 - Dec 7

5 KM (no suit) Closed

Individual, "Santa suit from previous year" discount

  1. $35.00
    Dec 12 - Dec 7

3 KM (no suit) Closed

Individual, "Santa suit from previous year" discount

  1. $30.00
    Dec 12 - Dec 7

1 KM (no suit) Closed

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

  1. $15.00
    Dec 12 - Dec 7

5 KM (family - suit) Closed

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.**

  1. $50.00
    Dec 12 - Dec 7

3 KM (family - suit) Closed

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.**

  1. $45.00
    Dec 12 - Dec 7

1 KM (family - suit) Closed

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.**

  1. $30.00
    Dec 12 - Dec 7

5 KM (family - no suit) Closed

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.**

  1. $35.00
    Dec 12 - Dec 7

3 KM (family - no suit) Closed

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.**

  1. $30.00
    Dec 12 - Dec 7

1 KM (family - no suit) Closed

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.**

  1. $15.00
    Dec 12 - Dec 7

Santa Suit Information

The signature feature of this event is the hundreds of 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

REGISTRATION POLICY:  All entries are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-deferrable. There are no exceptions once a person has registered.  


PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINES

  • Mail in: To 2 Weberlyn Crescent, Conestogo N0B 1N0 by Tuesday December 6 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Drop off: At Runners’ Choice, 55 Erb St E, Waterloo by Tuesday December 6 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Online: Right here at www.RaceRoster.com by Wednesday December 7 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 9, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Stork Family YMCA (500 Fischer-Hallman Rd. N. Waterloo), Saturday December 10, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Registrations will be accepted at these times and locations.

Individual & Team Categories (5 KM & 3 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)
  • 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
In development and pending approval from the City of Waterloo

1 KM Course Description
In development and pending approval from the City of Waterloo

Time Limit:

The time limit to complete the course is calculated at 10 minutes per kilometer.  Starting at the half way mark, if a participant does not reach a km mark by this calculated time, the participant will be asked to move to the sidewalk and finish the race as a pedestrian, unassisted by race support.  Participants are asked to familiarize themselves with the course route if this situation might be a possibility to them.  We wish to minimize traffic disruption caused by our event, and value the support of Police services regarding participant safety, and trust you understand our position.

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 variety of refreshments, musical entertainment, draw prizes following your run.

 


DRAW PRIZES - only for Pre-registered participants

Grand Prize Draw: Beautiful T-Shirt Quilt!

Bonus Draw Prize: A pair of Saucony Shoes.

The winners name will be drawn in advance and posted at the Award pick up area.  You can claim your prize any time on race day.  Congratulations!

Awards

NEW FOR 2016

We appreciate everyone's busy schedule, and thank you for making the time to participate in our event.  In order to help you get on with your busy day more quickly, as soon as the final results are calculated, participants can pick up their age/weight class/team category medals.  No more waiting through a long awards ceremony.  Of course, all unclaimed medals will still be available for pickup at Runners' Choice any time after Monday December 19, 2016.


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.  

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

FUNDRAISING PRIZES:

Minimum $50 in Pledges - Free Saucony Socks

Minumum $100 in Pledges - Free Entry plus Socks

Minimum $250 in Pledges - $100 Saucony Gift Certificate at Runners' Choice, Free Entry, Socks

Minimum $500 in Pledges - $200 Saucony Gift Certificate at Runners' Choice, Free Entry, Socks

Top Fundraiser - will receive a Free pair of Saucony running shoes at Runners' Choice

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.

The Santa Pur-suit is presented by


And is supported by 

RW  Saucony Runners Choice Mike Forgrave M&T Michael Hewitson Shoppers Drug Mart Staebler Police REACT

Photos

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

Event Schedule

  • December 10 10:00 AM EST - Race Start

Contact Information

Event Location

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

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