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Santa Hustle Indy Event Information

Be a part of one of the largest growing races as thousands of Santas will hit the streets of Indianapolis at the Sixth Annual Santa Hustle 5k and Half Marathon at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 9:00 A.M.

Every participant will receive a Santa hat, beard, hooded dri-fit long sleeve shirt and NEW FOR 2016, a finisher medal for 5K and Half Marathon. With outrageous holiday decorations, festive music, and a large after party.

Entry Fees

5k Run/Walk

$37.50: First 500 or July 1st
$40.00: July 1- July 31
$45.00: August 1 – November 17
$50.00: November 18 – December 17
$55.00: Packet Pickup & Race Day

Half Marathon

$55.00: First 500 or July 1st
$60.00: July 1- July 31
$65.00: August 1 –  November 17
$70.00: November 18 – December 10
$75.00: Packet Pickup & Race Day

Date & Time

Sunday, December 18, 2016
Half Marathon Race start: 9:00 A.M.
5k Race Start: 9:30 A.M.

Start & Finish

Lucas Oil Stadium
500 S Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Race Charity

The Official 2016 Santa Hustle Indy Charity is American Red Cross.

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas:

1. Disaster Relief
2. Supporting America’s Military Families
3. Lifesaving Blood
4. Health and Safety Services
5. International Services

For more information about he American Red Cross, CLICK HERE. OR to donate to the American Red Cross, CLICK HERE.

Toys for Tots: 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

Packet pick-up will take place at the JW Marriott on Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Address: 10 S West St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Race day packet pick-up WILL BE AVAILABLE on Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium. PPU will close exactly at 8:45 a.m. so Santa says to come early and be prepared for long lines!


The JW Marriott Indianapolis is the the official 2016 host hotel for the Santa Hustle Indianapolis. To book your discounted room for Santa Hustle Participants Only: CLICK HERE

Or to make a reservation at Fairfield Inn & Suites Indianapolis Downtown for $129.00 USD per night click here or call (866) 704-6162 and ask for the Santa Hustle room block.

Santa Hustle Swag
Santa Hustle Free Gifts

All participants will receive:

  • Santa Hat
  • Santa Beard
  • Lightweight Performance Hoodie
  • 5k OR Half Marathon Finisher Medal


Timing and Bibs

The Santa Hustle 5k and Half Marathon 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 bib 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.)

There will be timing clocks at each mile marker along the course and the start and finish lines.

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

There will be NO parking at Lucas Oil Stadium as the event circles the entire lot and you will not be able to get in or out. There are 60,000 parking spaces within a 10 minute walk of Lucas Oil Stadium. Use this link to find parking http://www.parkwhiz.com/ Or see downtown parking options here: http://www.downtownindy.org/get-around-downtown/park/

Please arrive early and allow plenty of time to park. Roads will be closing at 8:45 a.m. you will want to arrive BEFORE then.


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

All Finishers will receive either this awesome half marathon or 5K  finisher’s medal! Medals designed by the Runolution

SH Half MedalSH 5K Medal

Awards will be handed out for the following categories:

  • Best Group Santa Costumes
  • Best Individual Santa Costume
Gear Check

Gear Check will be available for all participants at the race starting at 7:00 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 1:00 P.M. on race day will be transported to our main office in Palatine, IL. Items not claimed within 30 days will be donated to a local charity.

Strollers, Walkers, and Dogs

Strollers and walkers are allowed. Dogs are NOT allowed. Walkers need to start behind all the runners.

Post Race Party
Santa Hustle Post Race Party

Indianapolis Colts GrilleThe Indianapolis Colts Grille is the 2016 official after party! Join us after the race for a FREE beer for every participant. 110 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46227

Register Now for the Santa Hustle Indy!

Register Now

or send a PDF Form to:


Adrenaline Sports Management
c/o Santa Hustle Indy
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. 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.