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This exciting event begins with a non-competitive one-mile run and concludes with the USATF registered 5K Rudolph Run presented by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Chip timing will be used for best results. There will also be an overall male/female Master’s division for 40+ winners. This is a family-friendly event open to all ages and skill levels. The 1-Mile Fun Run will begin at 8:15 AM on Saturday, December 2 followed by the Rudolph Run 5K at 8:45 AM. Both races will take place in downtown Allen on Main Street. 

Registration fees

1-Mile Fun Run/Walk Closed

Registration closed
    1. $15.00
      Aug 13 – Dec 1
    2. $20.00
      Dec 2 – Dec 2

5K Run/Walk Closed

Registration closed
    1. $25.00
      Aug 13 – Dec 1
    2. $30.00
      Dec 2 – Dec 2

Course Map & Parking

Course Information

The 1-Mile Fun Run and the 5K events will start at 102 W. Main Street. The 1-Mile Fun Run course will finish at the intersection of Main Street and Ash Drive. The 5K course will take you through Allen Station Park and finish at the same location as the race start.


Free parking in downtown Allen. Parking is available on a first-come basis. Road closures in downtown Allen will begin at 7:30 AM.

Rudolph Run 5K Awards


The top three (3) male and female finishers will receive a medal. The age categories are as follows: 7 & Under, 8-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, & 75+.


A $100 giftcard will be given to the top overall male, the top overall female, the top overall Master's (40+) male, and the top overall Master's (40+) female.

Allen & Lovejoy ISD School Credit

School Registration Dates

In order to receive school credit, school registration forms must be submitted to your school no later than Wednesday, November 1 or register online through Sunday, November 19.

Race Registration & Participation Packet Details

Registration Form (Due by 11/01)

Step 1: Fill Out the Registration Form

Complete the pre-registration form and return it to your school's PE teacher, along with either cash, check, or money order no later than Wednesday, November 1. Please have checks and money orders made payable to City of Allen.

Pre-registration forms received after 11/01 will not receive school credit as the registrants will need to complete the online pre-registration to receive school credit.

Step 2: Participant Packet Distribution

All school registrants which submit their registration form to their school will receive their race t-shirt and bib number from their school's PE teacher on one of the following dates: 11/16, 11/17, or 11/27.

Online Registration (Due by 11/19)

Step 1: Register Online

Online pre-registration must be completed by Sunday, November 19 to receive school credit. Online registration received after 11/19 will not receive school credit.

Step 2: Participant Packet Pick-Up

All online registrants will need to pick up their race packets between 11:00 AM and 6:30 PM on 11/29 or 11/30 from the Allen Parks & Recreation Administration (301 Century Parkway, Allen, Texas 75013). Race packets will also be available for pick-up beginning at 7:00 AM on race day (12/02).


Thank you to our 2017 Rudolph Run Event Sponsors!

Event Schedule

  • November 29 11:00 AM CST - Packet Pick-Up - Day 1 Starts

  • November 29 6:30 PM CST - Packet Pick-Up - Day 1 Ends

  • November 30 11:00 AM CST - Packet Pick-Up - Day 2 Starts

  • November 30 6:30 PM CST - Packet Pick-Up - Day 2 Ends

  • December 2 7:00 AM CST - Race Day Registration/Pick-Up Start

  • December 2 8:15 AM CST - Race Day Registration Ends

  • December 2 8:15 AM CST - 1-Mile Fun Run Begins

  • December 2 8:45 AM CST - Rudolph Run 5K Begins

  • December 2 9:40 AM CST - Awards Ceremony

Contact Information

Event Location

102 West Main Street, Allen, TX, United States

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