A: This is the ultimate winter race in Sandusky, OH. Join thousands of Santa’s at Cedar Point on Sunday, December 11, 2016. All participants receive a Santa hat, beard and a lightweight performance hoodie! NEW FOR 2016 – ALL FINISHERS RECEIVE A MEDAL! There will be holiday music throughout the course, live reindeer, cookie & candy stations on course & at the finish line, plus much, much more!
A: Click here to register.
A: The race begins at 9 a.m. sharp for the half marathon and 9:30 a.m. for the 5K
$37.50: First 500 or July 1st
$40.00: July 1- July 31
$45.00: August 1 – November 10
$50.00: November 11 – December 10
$55.00: Packet Pickup & Race Day
$55.00: First 500 or July 1st
$60.00: July 1- July 31
$65.00: August 1 – November 10
$70.00: November 11 – December 10
$75.00: Packet Pickup & Race Day
A: The 2016 shirts are lightweight performance hoodie. Sizes are adult unisex XS to 3XL. No Youth Size. For the SIZING CHART: Click Here.
A: No, any age can run/walk the race.
A: Strollers are allowed, and you only need to register your child if they want to be timed and get all the gear.
A: Since Santa Claus has many upfront costs, we have a strict and uniform policy of no refunds or exchanges, no person-to-person transfer, or no deferrals to a future year. We do understand that plans change, injuries happen, and various holiday festivities and situations arise, but, we feel it is most fair to apply a uniform policy to all, instead of a subjective line of who should receive a refund and who doesn’t. All purchases and sales are 100% final, no exceptions. The event will take place rain or shine and refunds will not be issued based on weather conditions. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.
A: Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up will be available at Castaway Bay (2001 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky OH) on Saturday, December 10 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Race day packet pick-up will be available this year from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. PPU will close exactly at 8:45 a.m. so Santa says to come early and be prepared for long lines.
A: Yes, you may pick up a friend’s packet during packet pick-up and vice versa, a friend can pick up your packet. Please bring an email confirmation ticket!
A: You can park in at Castaway Bay free of charge.
A: Yes. Race day packet pick-up will be available this year from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. PPU will close exactly at 8:45 a.m. so Santa says to come early and be prepared for long lines. PPU will be available on Saturday or Sunday. Those are the only options.
A: Yes! This makes packet pick-up go much smoother for everyone. If you have a group of 15 or more please email us with your list of names and we will put your group’s packets all together for 1 person to easily pick them up at packet pick-up.
A: Please arrive early and allow plenty of time to park. Partial Road closures begin at 8:30am.
A: The event will take place rain, shine, or snow. However, if the weather is threatening (lightning, storms, etc.), we will send out emails and facebook announcements for further information.
A: Yes. There is FREE parking in the Cedar Point Parking Lot Areas.
A: There will be age group awards for the top 3 males and females in each age group in 5 year increments from 10 and under to 70+. Awards will be mailed after the New Year. If you would like your award mailed, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A: Yes, gear check will be available to all participants starting at 7:00 a.m. until after the race. Please have your bib number gear check tab already placed on your bag when you come to the gear check area. The gear check tab will be attached to your race bib.
A: We will be using the bib tag system. Your timing strip is on the back of your bib. Please wear your bib on your front chest with nothing covering it. The bib must be on the outside of all clothing, jackets, etc. to receive an accurate time.
A: The after party will be at TBA. They will have food and drink specials as well as many fun activities.
A: Yes, we are working Toys for Tots and Teen Leadership Corps.
A: Race Results will be posted by the evening of Race Day. For results please visit our results page.
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A: All participants will run through the Cedar Point Amusement Park.
A: No, the 2016 course will not be measured and certified by a USATF official.
A: This is a mainly flat course on paved roads. However, the causeway can get relatively windy!
A: Yes, all participants will need to keep around a 15 minute mile pace. The course will close completely at 12:30 p.m.
A: Yes, you may use headphones during the run. Just please be aware of your surroundings and others around you racing.
A: Yes strollers are allowed, but you must start in one of the back corrals.
A: Yes, usually around 1/3 of the participants in the 5K are solely walkers. If you walk the half marathon you must stick to a 15 minute mile pace. The course will close at 12:30 p.m.
A: There will be signs at the start that indict various mile paces. Please line up accordingly to your pace – minute per mile. Please be in your corral by 8:45 a.m. as the race will begin promptly at 9 a.m.
A: There will be 6 aid/water stations, 1 cookie station and 1 candy station. Please see the course maps for exact locations. There will be portable restrooms at each water station
A: Please visit our volunteer page for a list of volunteer descriptions. We need volunteers for packet pickup Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Castaway Bay. We also need volunteers race day at Castaway Bay from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
A: Our volunteers are our elves! All volunteers receive an elf hat and an elf long sleeve t-shirt. You also get to take part in the cookies and after party at Castaway Bay!
A: Yes, anyone who needs us to sign off on hours or write volunteer letters we are more than happy to help.
A: If you even have just an hour of time to donate for packet pickup that is where we tend to be short on volunteers. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
A: No. We appreciate your support, however, we do not allow volunteers to run the race for free.