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The Rudolph Run will consist of a .5K (long sprint/short walk) with a cup of hot cocoa, and a time 5K run that is USATF registered. The family-friendly event is open to all ages and skill levels. The top 3 runners for each gender and age division will receive a medal. Prizes to be awarded to the top overall and Master's (40+) male and female winners. The .5K Donner Dash will begin at 8:05 AM on Saturday, December 1st followed by the Rudolph Run 5K at 8:30 AM. Both races will take place in downtown Allen on Main Street. 

Registration fees

.5K Donner Dash Closed

Registration closed
  • 1/2 Kilometer Fun Run

    1. Closed
      Sep 10 – Sep 10
    2. $15.00
      Sep 10 – Nov 30
    3. $20.00
      Dec 1 – Dec 1
    4. Closed
      Dec 1 – Dec 1

Rudolph Run 5K Closed

Registration closed
    1. Closed
      Sep 10 – Sep 10
    2. $25.00
      Sep 10 – Nov 30
    3. $30.00
      Dec 1 – Dec 1
    4. Closed
      Dec 1 – Dec 1

Course Map & Parking

Course Information

The .5K Donner Dash and the Rudolph Run 5K events will start at 102 W. Main Street. The .5K Donner Dash course will finish behind the registration tent located within the First Baptist Church Overflow parking lot. The Rudolph Run 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. Please note that the road closures listed on the map below will close down at 7:30 AM.5b6cadca973e3.jpg

Race Shirt

Souvenir race shirts included if participant registers during the registration dates (9/17-11/18):

  • .5K Donner Dash participants will receive a red short-sleeve shirt and
  • Rudolph Run 5K participants will receive a navy long-sleeve shirt.

Late registrations received after 11/18 will NOT BE GUARANTEED to receive a race shirt.

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 7 or register online through Sunday, November 18.

Race Registration & Participation Packet Details

School 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: 11/15, 11/16, or 11/26.

School Online Registration (Due by 11/18)

Step 1: Register Online

Online pre-registration must be completed by Sunday, November 18 to receive school credit. Online registration received after 11/18 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 11/28 or 11/29 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 (12/01).



Event Schedule

  • November 28 11:00 AM CST - Packet Pick-Up - Day 1 Starts

  • November 28 6:30 PM CST - Packet Pick-Up - Day 1 Ends

  • November 29 11:00 AM CST - Packet Pick-Up - Day 2 Starts

  • November 29 6:30 PM CST - Packet Pick-Up - Day 2 Ends

  • December 1 7:00 AM CST - Race Day Registration/Pick-Up Start

  • December 1 8:05 AM CST - .5K Donner Dash Begins

  • December 1 8:15 AM CST - Race Day Registration Ends

  • December 1 8:30 AM CST - Rudolph Run 5K Begins

  • December 1 9:30 AM CST - Awards Ceremony

Contact Information

Event Location

102 West Main Street, Allen, TX, United States

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