A: This is the ultimate winter race in Chicago. Join thousands of Santa’s at Soldier Field on Saturday, December 3, 2016. All participants receive a Santa hat, beard, performance hoodie, and NEW FOR 2016 – A FINISHER MEDAL. There will be holiday music throughout the course, live reindeer, cookie & candy stations on course and at the finish line, and much more.
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A: The race begins at 9 a.m. sharp
$37.50: First 500 or July 1st
$40.00: July 1- July 31
$45.00: August 1 – November 2
$50.00: November 3 – December 2
$55.00: Packet Pickup & Race Day Registration
A: Click here for the sizing chart. Shirts are a lightweight performance hoodie! Unisex Adult sizing only. No youth sizing available.
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: Unfortunately, No. ASM has a strict no refund or exchange policy. You cannot transfer bib numbers. In case of an emergency, we cannot allow others to race in place of you. We also cannot defer your registration to another year.
A: 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 30: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday, December 1: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, December 2: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
A: Yes, you may pick up a friend’s packet during packet pick-up and vice versa, a friend can pick up your packet. You must bring their email confirmation ticket.
A: Road Runner Sports offers free parking in their surface parking lots.
A: Yes, race day packet pickup will be available at Soldier Field from 7:30-8:45am.
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. This must be done before PPU begins.
A: Yes. You may pick-up your packet on race day from 7:30-8:45am at Soldier Field.
A: Please arrive early and allow plenty of time to park. The roads will begin closing at 8 a.m.
A: The red line Roosevelt stop is about a half mile walk from Soldier Field. For exact directions from your home please see: http://www.rtachicago.com/
A: All participants and 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.
The Soldier Field garage will be the best option for parking. It will cost $20. For more information visit: http://www.soldierfieldparking.com/
A: The event will take place rain/snow/shine. No refunds will be given because of weather conditions
A: There will be age group awards for the top 3 overall males and females and the top 3 males and females in each age group in 5 year increments from 10 and under to 70+. All awards will be mailed after the New Year.
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: Navy Pier will host the after party with food and drink specials from participating bars! There will be free shuttles to take you to and from Navy Pier. It is about a 30 minute walk north on the lakefront trail or you can drive and park there for $19.
A: The 2016 Santa Hustle Chicago Charity is proud to support the American Cancer Society!
The Santa Hustle will also be collecting unwrapped, unused toys for Toys of Tots.
A: Race Results will be posted by the evening of Race Day. For results please visit here.
A: Yes, we have sponsorships available for the virtual race bag and for race day. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A: Yes, the 2016 course will be measured and certified by a USATF official.
A: This is a mainly flat course on paved roads.
A: There is no time limit. However, once everyone is through and the start line closes it will not re open for anyone who arrives late.
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 are solely walkers.
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 1 aid/water station, 1 cookie station and 1 candy station. Please see the course map for exact locations.
A: Please visit our volunteer page for a list of volunteer descriptions. We need volunteers for packet pickup Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. at Road Runner Sports. We also need volunteers race day at Soldier Field from 6 a.m. – 11 a.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/milk at the finish line and at the after party at Navy Pier.
A: Yes, anyone who needs us to sign off on hours or write volunteer letters we can.
A: If you even have just an hour of time to donate for packet pick-up that is where we tend to be short on volunteers. Please contact email@example.com to sign up!
A: No. We appreciate your support, however, we do not allow volunteers to run the race for free. We do let volunteer race at a discounted price.