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Santa Hustle® Chicago Event Information

It’s not just a race. It’s a magical experience.

Come join the Santa Hustle® magic on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Soldier Field.

All 5K Santa lovers will receive:

  • Santa hat & beard
  • Santa Shirt to wear while running
  • 5K Finisher Medal
  • New for 2017 – Candy Cane Socks.

All Kids Participants will receive:

  • Santa Hat
  • Santa Beard
  • Race Bib
  • Finisher Ribbon

With this swag gift, you won’t want anything else this Christmas!

Entry Fees

5K Price Schedule:

$40.00: Until November 25
$45.00: November 26 – December 1
$50.00: Packet Pickup & Race Day

NEW! Kids Races:

  • $5 – 100 Yard Santa Sprint
  • $10 – 1 Mile Rudolph Run
Date & Time

Saturday, December 2, 2017
5K Race start: 9:00 A.M.
1 Mile Rudolph Run Start: 8:30 A.M.
100-Yard Santa Sprint Start: 8:45 A.M.

Start & Finish

Soldier Field
1410 Museum Campus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Race Charity

The 2017 Santa Hustle® Chicago is Supporting the American Cancer Society.

At the American Cancer Society, we’re on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we’ll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better.  Whether you’re running for your first time or your best time, we’ll provide you with an extraordinary experience.  Want to make your miles more meaningful?  To donate to the American Cancer Society click here! You can also email determinationIL@cancer.org for more information about joining Team DetermiNation and raising money on behalf of the American Cancer Society.

Toys for Tots official drop off spot: Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Santa Hustle for Toys for Tots!

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

Race Packet Pick-Up

Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up will be available at Road Runner Sports at MULTIPLE locations. Please double check all locations AND times below as they vary.

Wednesday, November 29:  12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursday, November 30:  12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday, December 1:  12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday (Race Day), December 2: 7:30-8:45 a.m.

  • Soldier Field Grass Area (Under White Tents)

You or a friend MUST pick up your packet at one of the above packet pick-up locations and times. If a friend is picking up your packet please forward them your confirmation ticket. If you have any questions or conflicts please contact info@santahustle.com

BONUS! Chicago ou’ll get $10 from Road Runner Sports to spend on anything you want in the store over $30! Or join the VIP Family and save 25% on everything! Don’t miss out on this exclusive gift when you pick up your packet in store. Restrictions apply. See store for details.

Corporate Wellness Program

The Santa Hustle Corporate Wellness Program is a great way to encourage a healthy lifestyle, brings benefits to the employer, the employee, and to the community while having fun in the process! Workplace Wellness Programs like the Santa Hustle Corporate Wellness Program helps decrease health care costs, boost work place morale, reduce absenteeism, reduce sick leave and employees who participate in the wellness programs are more likely to be loyal to their employer.

For more information: CLICK HERE

Interested? Please fill out this Corporate Wellness Form: CLICK HERE

2017 Santa Hustle® Swag!
Santa Hustle Free Gifts

All 5K participants will receive:

  • Santa Hat
  • Santa Beard
  • Santa Long Sleeve Shirt
  • 5K Finisher Medal
  • NEW! Candy Cane Socks!


All Kids Participants will receive:

  • Santa Hat
  • Santa Beard
  • Race Bib
  • Finisher Ribbon

Timing and Bibs

The Santa Hustle® 5k is an officially timed event using the disposable B-Tag timing system. Timing chips are attached directly to the back of your bib number and are to remain adhered for the duration of the event.

In order to receive an accurate time, please confirm your bibs is:

  • Clearly visible on the front of the torso
  • Unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle)
  • Pinned in all four corners
  • Not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)

Results will be posted on-site, as soon as possible following the event and official results will be posted on our website within 24 hours.

Location & Parking

All participants are spectators are strongly encouraged to use public transportation to the start and finish areas in Soldier Field, as well as to locations along the course. If you drive, allow sufficient time for heavy traffic congestion and street closures due to the race. You can walk to Soldier Field from the Roosevelt Red Line as well.

  • Parking is available in the Waldron Deck of Soldier Field for $20. For further information, please visit the Soldier Field website
  • If you plan to drive please carpool and arrive early as the roads will begin to close at 8:00 a.m.

The top three Male & Female Finishers in each age group for the 5K will receive a customized Santa Hustle® medal. The top three overall Male and Female Finishers will receive a customized award.

All awards will be mailed out after the New Year.

Age groups are as follows:
10 and under, 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 and over.

Awards will be handed out for the following categories:

  • Best Group Costumes
  • Best Individual Costume

Your 2017 5K FINISHER MEDAL . . . 

Gear Check

Gear Check will be available for all participants at the race starting at 7:30 A.M. Please use the provided tear off on your race bib and zip tie to use when you check your personal items. Any gear not picked up by 11:00 A.M. on race day will be transported to our main office at 345 N Eric Dr., Palatine, IL. Items not claimed within 30 days will be donated to a local charity.

Strollers, Walkers, and Dogs

Strollers and walkers are allowed. Strollers and Walkers need to start behind all the runners.

Although we do love your fur babies, dogs or animals are not allowed.  However, they can help cheer you on.

Post Race Party
Santa Hustle Post Race Party

The Santa Hustle® post race party will be at Navy Pier! All the bars will open at 10 a.m. for Santa Hustle runners. Be sure to bring your race bib in order to receive awesome food and drink specials.

Or Click Here for the lakefront path walking route that takes you directly to Navy Pier.

Parking will be available at Navy Pier for $19

Register Now for the Santa Hustle® Chicago!

Register Now

or send a PDF Form to:


Adrenaline Sports Management
c/o Santa Hustle® Chicago
345 N Eric Dr
Palatine IL, 60067

Refunds / Exchanges

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. Refunds will not be issued based on weather conditions. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.