A: This is the ultimate winter race in Milwaukee. Join thousands of Santa’s at Veteran’s Park on Saturday, December 3, 2016. All participants receive a Santa hat, beard, a lightweight 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!
A: Click here to register.
A: The race begins at 8:30 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
A: The 2016 Shirts are a Lightweight Performance Hoodie. Sizes are adult unisex XS to 3XL. No Youth Sizes. 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 held at Fleet Feet Brookfield
17550 W Bluemound Frontage Rd
Brookfield, WI 53045
Friday, December 2: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 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. Please bring their registration ticket they received in their email confirmation.
A: Parking will be available right in front of the store for free. There is plenty of parking.
A: Yes. There will be race day packet pickup this year from 7:15-8:15 a.m. PPU will close exactly at 8:15 a.m. Santa says to come early and be prepared for long lines! PPU is only on Friday and Race Day. There will be no other 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: Yes. There will be race day packet pick-up this year from 7:15-8:15 a.m. PPU will close exactly at 8:15 a.m. Santa says to come early and be prepared for long lines! Must bring confirmation ticket!
A: Please arrive early and allow plenty of time to park. The roads will begin closing at 8:00 a.m.
A: Parking will be available around Veteran’s Park for free (limited spots), as well as at the surrounding garages for a fee. You may park at the O’Donnell Parking Garage for a fee as well. We highly encourage carpooling, as there may be traffic and limited parking.
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 males and females in each age group in 5 year increments from 10 and under to 70+. There are also personalized awards for the top 3 males and females overall. Awards will be mailed out 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: We’re proud to announce TBD as the official 2016 after party location.
A: The 2016 Santa Hustle Milwaukee Charity is Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful
A: Race Results will be posted by the evening of Race Day. For results please visit our Results Page.
A: Yes, we have sponsorships available for the virtual race bag and for race day. Please email email@example.com for more information.
A: Yes, the 2015 course will be measured and certified by a USATF official.
A: This is a mainly flat course on paved roads.
A: Yes, all participants will need to keep around a 15 minute mile pace. The course will close completely at 10:00 a.m. If you are still on the course at this time we will ask you to move to the sidewalk for safety reasons.
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 8:15 a.m. as the race will begin promptly at 8:30 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 which is Friday December 4 at Fleet Feet Sports Brookfield. We also need volunteers race day at Veteran’s Park from 7 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 at the finish line and at the after party.
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 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 or at a discounted rate.