Pre-race registration is now closed. You can register on race day in the General Amherst Gymnasium from 11am to 4pm.


THIS EVENT SPONSORED BY:

Santas Running Through Town!

Join in the jolly fun and make this your new holiday tradition! Run a 5k race dressed like Santa and the suit is yours to keep.  The Super Santa Run supports the Essex Region Conservation Foundation. 

All participants will receive a full Santa Suit - jacket, pants, hat, beard and belt. Remember to keep your Santa Suit for the following years, to receive an entry fee discount.  If you have a suit from last year enter the promo code "SUITEDUP" during registration to receive $5 off (you'll still need to enter your size, but you won't receive a suit.)

Event Includes:

  • Expert timing and results provided through W.R.A.C.E
  • Fantastic fundraising prizes
  • Great fitness and fun for families!
  • Fabulous post-race refreshments 
  • Enjoy the River Lights Winter Festival immediately following the race

Registration Fees

Adult Walk Closed

5 km Walk

Adult Run Closed

5 km Run

Youth Walk Closed

For children 16 years of age or younger for 5 km Walk

Youth Run Closed

For children 16 years of age or younger for 5 km Run

Course Details and Sam

This 5km event is a timed race, held in partnership with WRACE (Walkers & Runners Across the County of Essex).  There will be one water station on the course.  

Course Description

Starting in downtown Amherstburg, turn right on Dalhousie Street, around Toddy Jones Park, through Fort Malden National Historic Park, around Navy Yard Park along the waterfront to head to the turn around loop at Dalhousie Street and Lowes Side Road.

Course map can be found online here.

Santa Suit Pickup

Registered participants can pick up their Santa Suits at the following locations & times:

Wednesday, November 15
Noon to 7pm
Essex Civic Centre (Committee Room C, Upstairs)
360 Fairview Ave W, Essex, ON 

Saturday, November 18 (Race Day)
11am to 4pm
General Amherst High School Gymnasium
130 Sandwich St S, Amherstburg, ON

Team of 20 or more participants may also arrange to have their suits dropped off at a convenient location. Please contact adenonville@erca.org to inquire about Santa Suit drop-off.

Collect Pledges to Win Great Prizes

We have some great prizes for top fundraisers!

Raise $200 or more: Free registration for the 2018 Super Santa Run

Raise $300 or more: Free registration for the 2018 Super Santa Run and an ERCA Conservation Area Annual Pass

Raise $500 or more: Free registration for the 2018 Super Santa Run, an ERCA Conservation Area Annual Pass, and a Skechers Sackpack provided by Running Factory Windsor.

Use our handy pledge form to help keep track of your pledges, or use RaceRoster's built-in pledge functions to help you become the top Super Santa Fundraiser!

Download the pledge sheet by clicking here.

Download our fundraising guide for some tips and tricks by clicking here.

Bring More Save More

Dressing up as Santa is much more fun with your family and friends!  New this year, all teams of 10 or more will receive a $5 discount off of each registration fee for your group! So grab your friends, cousins, and co-workers and join in the jolly fun - and save!

Post Run Festivities

Following the run, enjoy a free post-race meal care of Sobey's Amherstburg, then all participants are invited to join River Lights Winter Festival kick off their opening ceremonies in Navy Yard Park with tree lightings and a fireworks display.  More information on this event can be found at www.riverlights.ca

Event Schedule

  • November 18 5:00 PM EST - 5K Start

Contact Information

Event Location

Navy Yard Park, Amherstburg, ON, Canada

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