Get your jollies on and & run those cookies off!
Info below describes our 2016 event. Full info for 2017 will be updated in March!
Now in its 5th year, the Great Santa Dash is a festive 5k fun run through downtown Reno, NV where hundreds of costumed participants will get a chance to experience the real spirit of Christmas!
Start at West Wingfield Park and run along the Truckee River, enjoying aid stations with cocoa and cookies and then hot cocoa after the race!
INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION:
- Free Santa Hat!
- The chance to run with a pack of Santas through downtown Reno!
- Costume contests with prizes!
- Christmas-themed photo booth with photographer to capture your costume!
- Hot Cocoa and Cookies on the course!
- A super fun route through Downtown Reno along the Truckee river
- Carolers, Christmas decorations and other surprises along the route!
- Coffee, snacks and other refreshments at the start and finish line
- Add-on a race shirt for only $12!
- Other goodies listed below!
Optional Add-On Shirt
(Must register by December 2nd to guarantee a shirt!)
We make all our shirts to look like something you’d want to wear out with your friends- not just some throw-away race shirt!
The first 150 runners to pick up their run packets will receive a free Santa Dash gear bag!
The first 100 runners to finish the course will receive Santa Dash ornaments!
FUN RUN COURSE
The course starts at West Wingfield Park, West along the Truckee River path and through Idlewild Park, with carolers and festive themes along the route!
There is tons of parking around West Wingfield Park. If you choose a metered parking space, you can now pay the meters with a credit card.
KEEP TRUCKEE MEADOWS BEAUTIFUL. Since we love our area and want to preserve it’s beauty, we will be donating a portion of the proceeds to KTMB. We also organize occasional cleanups downtown in case you want to get involved with that too!
$20 SUPER CRAZY EARLY BIRD until Monday October 17th
$25 Early Registration until Friday November 18th
$30 Regular Registration until December 16th at noon
$40 At packet pickup (Dec 16th, details below) and day of registration if available. (So sign up early!)
Sign Up a Group or Team and Save $$$!
If you have a Group or Team of 4 or more, save $5 on your registration per person!
Date: Friday, Dec 16th
Location: The Jungle at 246 W 1st Street
Join us at The Jungle the night before the race for packet pickup! The Jungle is a delightful bar with accompanying coffee shop that’ll have drink specials (can you say spiked cocoa?) and a live DJ to make the experience super fun!
Event Day Packet Pickup
There will be a limited number of packets on race day so arrive early. We encourage all participants to pick up their packets the day before the race.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
- 9:30-10:30 am Last minute packet pickup & registration
- 11:00 am Race begins
- After the race stay for the after party!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Technically, you can wear whatever you want. You could even run naked if you don’t mind running from the police (don’t run naked). BUT a huge part of what makes these events awesome is your costumes! We encourage you to dress in a Christmas/Santa theme, however you interpret that.
CAN I WALK?
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Yes! Your dog must be on a SHORT LEASH and be able to stay under control. Your dog’s actions are your responsibility. Also, check to see if the pavement is too hot for your pup’s paws!
CAN I RUN WITH A STROLLER?
Yes! You don’t have to register your child who is in a stroller. Honestly, you could put a grown person in a stroller and you wouldn’t have to register them- that’d be hilarious.
IS THIS EVENT TIMED?
Not this one. This is a fun run and will not be timed.
WHERE AND WHEN IS PACKET PICKUP?
That’s answered above.
CAN I PICK UP MY FRIEND’S PACKET?
You may pickup your friends race kits! You will need to make sure to bring a copy of their registration.
*Please note that we will be having Packet Pickup on race day but strongly encourage you to come the day before so you can avoid long lines.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
– Government issued ID if you plan to drink
– Cash for concessions and other merchandise.
– A copy of your registration. You may print or show an electronic copy!
– Spectators are welcome