Saturday December 9, 2017   10:00 a.m.   Stork Family YMCA, Waterloo, ON

See below for new 2018 courses

#SantaPurSuit

Your favourite holiday run is back!

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. 

This race supports the YMCAs of Waterloo Region.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 6th year of Family, Fitness, Friendship and Fun
  • Free t-shirt to the first 500 entrants
  • Free Santa Suit which must be worn in the race (and can be kept for a discount in future years)
  • Explore all historical results and records at results.runwaterloo.com
  • POST RACE: draw prizes, pledge prizes, refreshments and musical entertainment
  • Completion Certificate with the "2017 Completion Sticker" (Collect each years' sticker to complete your certificate)

Run Waterloo: inspiring community through running.  

Registration Fees

5 KM (suit) Closed

Individual, includes Santa suit

3 KM (suit) Closed

Individual, includes Santa suit

1 KM (suit) Closed

Individual, Fun Run, includes Santa suit

5 KM (no suit) Closed

Individual, "Santa suit from previous year" discount

3 KM (no suit) Closed

Individual, "Santa suit from previous year" discount

1 KM (no suit) Closed

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

Run Plus

This event is part of Run Waterloo's Run Plus series.  Run Pure

These events are truly running events, but with a twist. Whether it's pancakes, colour, mud or a Santa suit, this plus experience makes these runs fun and fresh.

Explore all Run Plus events. 

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 5 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Drop off: At Runners’ Choice, 55 Erb St E, Waterloo by Tuesday December 5 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Online: Right here at www.RaceRoster.com by Wednesday December 6 at 6:00 p.m. 

After these dates, entries will only be accepted at Kit & Chip Pickup.


RACE WEEKEND - REGISTRATION AND KIT PICKUP

Race Kits & Chip Pickup will take place:

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

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. The 3 KM is a few hundred metres longer than 3 KM.
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 Map
3 KM Course Map
1 KM Course Map

5 KM Course Description
Starting at the Stork Family YMCA, turn right onto Laurelwood Dr.
Turn right onto Westmount Rd. N. Turn right onto Columbia St. W.
Turn right onto Residence Rd. and run through the University Village back to Laurelwood Dr.
Turn right onto Laurelwood Dr.
Turn right onto Westmount Rd. N.
Turnarount on Westmount Rd. N., running north to the path leading to Residence Rd.
Turn left onto Laurelwood Dr.  and finish at the Stork Family YMCA.

3 KM Course Description
Starting at the Stork Family YMCA, turn right onto Laurelwood Dr.
Turn right onto Westmount Rd. N. Turn right onto Columbia St. W.
Turn right onto Residence Rd. and run through the University Village back to Laurelwood Dr.
Turn left onto Laurelwood Dr.  and finish at the Stork Family YMCA.

1 KM Course Description
Starting at the Stork Family YMCA, turn right onto Laurelwood Dr.
Turn right at first roundabout, to turnaround point, head back to Laurelwood Dr., left onto Laurelwood Dr.  and finish at the Stork Family YMCA.

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 and draw prizes following your run. 


DRAW PRIZES

Grand Prize Draw: Beautiful T-Shirt Quilt!

Bonus Draw Prize: A pair of Saucony Shoes.

Winners must be present to claim prizes.

Awards

5 KM & 3 KM EVENTS - medals awarded (no duplication) 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.  
All unclaimed medals will still be available for pickup at Runners' Choice any time after Monday December 18, 2017.

RESULTS

Computerized timing and race results by Chiptime Results. Results will be available race day, and after the race at RunWaterloo.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 page 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.

 

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

Photos

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

Event Schedule

  • December 9 10:00 AM EST - Race Start

Contact Information

Event Location

Stork Family YMCA, 500 Fischer-Hallman Road North, Waterloo, ON, Canada

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