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Santa Hustle Maine Event Information

Be a part of one of the largest growing race series as thousands of Santas will hit the streets of South Portland, ME at the Third Annual Santa Hustle Maine 5k & Half Marathon presented by Bon-Ton on Sunday, December 4, 2016. 

5K START: 7:15am

Every participant will receive a Santa hat, beard, and a lightweight performance hoodie, to wear while running. NEW for 2016! All finishers, 5K and Half Marathon, will receive a finisher medal! 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 3
$50.00: November 4 – December 3
$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 3
$70.00: November 4 – December 2
$75.00: Packet Pickup & Race Day

Date & Time

Date: Sunday, December 4, 2016


5k START: 7:15am*

*Times Subject to Change

Start & Finish

Start and Finish will be at the Maine Mall

364 Maine Mall Rd
South Portland, ME 04106

Race Charity

The 2016 Santa Hustle Maine Charity is Easter Seals.

Easter Seals provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. For more information about Easter Seals click here

To make a donation please click here.

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

The Santa Hustle Maine presented by Bon-Ton packet pick-up will be held Friday 12/2- Saturday 12/3 and on Race Day.

  • Friday, December 2: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Bon-Ton in The Maine Mall, 364 Maine Mall Rd, Portland, ME 04106)
  • Saturday, December 3: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Bon-Ton in The Maine Mall, 364 Maine Mall Rd, Portland, ME 04106)
  • Race Day Packet Pick-Up WILL BE AVAILABLE this year from 5:30-6:45 a.m. (Maine Mall Parking Lot – By Start/Finish) — PPU will close exactly at 6:45 a.m. – Santa says to come early and be prepared for long lines.

You may have a friend pick your packet up for you. They will need a copy of your confirmation ticket email and the correct spelling of your first and last name.


The Marriott at Sable Oaks is the 2016 host hotel. Click here to make your reservations.

You can also book your hotel stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland. Click here to make your reservations.


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 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

Parking is available for free in the Maine Mall parking lot. Do NOT park in any area that is coned or flagged off or you may be towed.


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

There will not be an awards ceremony. All awards will be mailed 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 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 5:30 AM. 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 12:00 PM 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 and Strollers need to start behind all the runners.

Post Race Party
Santa Hustle Post Race Party

The 2016 after party is TBD.

Register Now for the Santa Hustle Maine!

Register Now

or send a PDF Form to:


Adrenaline Sports Management
c/o Santa Hustle Maine
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.