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Saturday November 17, 2018

This race is capped at 400 entrants. Entries will be accepted until we reach 400. 

Online Registration is now closed.  Please refer to 'Registration Options' below for details on how to register Friday or Saturday.

New for 2018: running the parade route before the Kitchener-Waterloo Santa Claus Parade!

3 KM Race Start:  10:05 a.m. at Weber St E and Frederick St, Kitchener, ON

1 KM Fun Run Start:  10:25 a.m. at Weber St S and Hartwood Ave, Kitchener, ON

Both runs finish at Weber St N and Erb St E

#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 

  • 7th year of Festive Fun
  • Free glass ornament to all finishers
  • 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 "2018 Completion Sticker" (Collect each years' sticker to complete your certificate)

Registration fees

3 KM (suit) Closed

Individual, includes Santa suit and tax.

    1. $45.00
      Dec 11 - Sep 16
    2. $50.00
      Sep 17 - Nov 11
    3. $55.00
      Nov 12 - Nov 16

1 KM (suit) Closed

Individual, Untimed Fun Run, includes Santa suit and tax.

    1. $30.00
      Dec 11 - Sep 16
    2. $35.00
      Sep 17 - Nov 11
    3. $40.00
      Nov 12 - Nov 16

3 KM (already have suit) Closed

Individual, "Santa suit from previous year" discount. Price includes tax.

    1. $30.00
      Dec 11 - Sep 16
    2. $35.00
      Sep 17 - Nov 11
    3. $40.00
      Nov 12 - Nov 16

1 KM (already have suit) Closed

Individual, Untimed Fun Run, "Santa suit from previous year" discount. Price includes tax.

    1. $15.00
      Dec 11 - Sep 16
    2. $20.00
      Sep 17 - Nov 11
    3. $25.00
      Nov 12 - Nov 16

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 or a Santa suit, this plus experience makes these runs fun and fresh.

Explore all Run Plus events. 

Glass finisher ornament

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Every finisher will receive this custom glass finisher ornament to wear, keep, and display. Don't miss out on this 2018-only gift!

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: 2 Weberlyn Crescent, Conestogo N0B 1N0 by Tuesday November 13 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Drop off: Runners’ Choice, 55 Erb St E, Waterloo by Tuesday November 13 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Online: Right here at www.RaceRoster.com by Wednesday November 14 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:

  • Runners’ Choice, 55 Erb St E, Waterloo, Friday November 16, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (2 hours)
  • Weber St N and Erb St E, Saturday November 17, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Registrations will be accepted at these times and locations.

Individual & Team Categories (3 KM Event 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, Shuttle Buses, Portable Washrooms & Information

Course Map:  https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7164917

Course Description:

3 KM:  Running on Weber St, from Frederick St, Kitchener to Erb St E, Waterloo, along the parade route immediately preceding the Santa Claus Parade.

1 KM:  Running on Weber St, from Hartwood Ave, Kitchener to Erb St E, Waterloo, along the parade route immediately preceding the Santa Claus Parade.

Shuttle Buses:

Shuttle buses will transport participants to the start line (the start lines at both Hartwood Ave and Frederick St) from Royal St and Weber St N starting at 8:00 a.m.  Last bus will leave at 9:15 a.m.  1 KM participants will be dropped off at Hartwood Ave and Weber St and 3 KM participants will be dropped off at Duke St and Queen St.

Portable Washrooms:

There will be portable washrooms in the parking lot of the Bridgeport Plaza that can be used prior to shuttling up to the start of the race.  There will be a portable washroom in the Civic Centre parking lot which is near the start, which can be used prior to the race.

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.

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

3 KM EVENT - 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 if 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 November 26, 2018.

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   5a2df1415e706.jpgM&T  Michael Hewitson   Shoppers Drug Mart   Staebler PoliceREACT

Photos

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

Event Schedule

  • November 17 8:00 AM EST - Race Day Registration and Kit Pick Up begins

  • November 17 10:05 AM EST - 3 KM Race Start promptly at 10:05 a.m. Late starters will not be permitted.

  • November 17 10:25 AM EST - 1 KM Race Start promptly at 10:25 a.m. Late starters will not be permitted.

Contact Information

Event Location

101 Frederick St, Kitchener, ON, Canada

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