A: Because it is the most magical time of the year. So, come experience the magic of the Santa Hustle® on Sunday, December 16, 2018!
A: Click here to register.
A: The race begins at 8:00 a.m. sharp for the half marathon and 8:10 a.m. for the 5K.
$49.75: $44.75 – PRICE EXTENDED through 12/15
$50.00: Race Day
$69.75: $64.75 – PRICE EXTENDED through 12/15
$70.00: Race Day
Kids Races (12 & under)
$10.00: 1-Mile Rudolph Run
A: Not for the 5K or Half Marathon. The fees are the same for all ages.
But, there is a Kids 1-Mile Rudolph Run for kids 12 and younger.
CLICK HERE for the sizing chart.
2018 shirts are Performance Hoodies Unisex Adult sizing (XS to 3XL). 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: 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.
A: Saturday, December 15, 2018 time 11am-7pm
Sunday (Race day), December 16 from 6:30 to 7:45 a.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 an email confirmation ticket, or know the correct spelling of their last names.
A: Parking is available for free at the Westgate Entertainment District.
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: Please arrive early and allow plenty of time to park. The roads will begin closing at 7:30 a.m.
A: The event will take place rain, shine, or snow if there are not life threatening. If the weather is threatening (lightning, storms, blizzard, extreme temperatures, etc.), we will send out emails and Facebook announcements for further information.
A: We strongly encourage carpooling and getting to the Start early, as there may be traffic. Allow sufficient time for heavy traffic congestion and street closures due to the race.
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 will also be an award for the top 3 males and females overall.
Age Group Awards will presented at the Awards Ceremony. 5K: 9:30 AM and Half: 10:30 AM .
A: Yes, gear check will be available to all participants starting at 6:30 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: Yes. The Official 2018 Santa Hustle® Arizona Charity is Glendale Fire Charities.
A: Race Results will be posted by the evening of Race Day. For results please visit our Results Page.
A: Yes! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A: 5K Is flat. Half is mainly flat but does have a few hills.
A: Yes, all participants will need to keep around a 15 minute mile pace or a 3:30 half marathon. The course will close completely at 11:30 a.m.
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 in the 5K. If you walk the half marathon you MUST keep a 15 minute mile pace. If you do not keep this pace you will be asked to move to the sidewalk and follow normal pedestrian rules for safety reasons.
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 7:45 a.m. as the race will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m.
A: There will be 6 aid/water stations, 1 cookie station and 1 candy station. Please see the course maps for exact locations.
A: Please visit the VOLUNTEER PAGE for a list of volunteer descriptions. We need volunteers for packet pickup Saturday. We also need volunteers race day at Westgate Entertainment District from 6:00 a.m. – 11:30 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, bananas and after party!
A: Yes, anyone who needs us to sign off on hours or write volunteer letters we are more than happy to help.
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 email@example.com to sign up!
A: No. We appreciate your support, however, we do not allow volunteers to run the race for free.