Event Info | Santa Hustle® Cedar Point
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Santa Hustle® Cedar Point Event Information

It’s not just a race. It’s a magical experience.

Come join the Santa Hustle® magic on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Cedar Point.

All 5K  & Half Marathon Santa lovers will receive:

  • Santa hat & beard
  • Performance Hoodie
  • 5K or Half Finisher Medal (Keychain!)

All Kids Participants will receive:

  • Santa Hat
  • Santa Beard
  • Race Bib
  • Finisher Ribbon

Add on the Santa Hustle Mrs. Claus Package! Package Includes:

  • Red Tutu
  • Arm Warmers
  • Candy Candy Socks
  • Two Face Tattoos

With this swag gift, you won’t want anything else this Christmas!

Entry Fees

5k Run/Walk

$49.75:  $44.75 – PRICE EXTENDED through 12/8. 
$60.00: Race Day

Half Marathon

$69.75:  $64.75 – PRICE EXTENDED through 12/8. 
$80.00: Race Day

Kids Races (12 & under)

$10.00: 1-Mile Rudolph Run

Date & Time

Sunday, December 9, 2018

5K START: 9:30 a.m.*

*Time subject to change

Start & Finish

Start and Finish will be in the Main Parking Lot of Cedar Point.

1 Cedar Point Dr
Sandusky, OH 44870

Parking will be FREE at Cedar Point

Race Charity

The Santa Hustle® Cedar Point is proud to be partnering with Teen Leadership Corps (TLC). Teen Leadership Corps empowers teens to achieve their leadership potential through a character and service based curriculum administered by high schools.

Teen Leadership Corps is the premier organization for empowering student leaders through service education. We assist in developing our youth to lead, serve, and inspire the world. Teen Leadership Corps strives for every community to receive the benefits from high school community service programs. Teen Leadership Corps will provide the financial and educational means necessary for secondary schools to incorporate academic community service programs into the mainstream curriculum.

For more information, 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

Race Packet Pick-Up will take place on Saturday and Race Day.

  • Saturday, December 8 from 12 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
    • Castaway Bay in the ballrooms.
  • Sunday, Race day, December 9 from 7:30 a.m.- 8:45 a.m.
    • Start/Finish at Cedar Point Parking Lot (Under White Tents)

Are you traveling from out of town and looking to book a room at Castaway Bay? Castaway Bay has a special rate just for Santa Hustle® participants!  Castaway Bay is a great perk for our runners! A shuttle away from the start and finish, after party and packet pick-up.

Rooms are available Saturday December 8, 2018 only and the rates start at $129+tax for a standard non view starfish room and go up based on room type.

You can book online at cedarpoint.com/bookmystay or call 419-627-2106 with the code and book through the reservations department. Use promotional code: SANTA.

Important Information:

  • Individuals (not group client) are responsible for reservations, deposits and cancellations.
  • First night’s payment due at the time of booking your reservation.
  • A $50 fee applies to any cancellation.  First-night deposit is forfeited for any cancellation received within 72 hours of arrival.

Be Cedar Point’s VIP for just 8 payments of $21, after initial payment. Get UNLIMITED visits to Cedar Point and Cedar Point Shores Waterpark, free parking, Early Entry and more. Buy now at cedarpoint.com/seasonpass

2018 Santa Hustle® Swag
Santa Hustle Free Gifts

All 5K & Half Marathon participants will receive:

  • Santa Hat
  • Santa Beard
  • Performance Hoodie
  • Finisher Medal


All Kids Race Participants will receive:

  • Santa Hat
  • Santa Beard
  • Race Bib
  • Finisher Ribbon

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.)

There will be timing clocks at 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

The start and finish will be at Cedar Point Parking Lot.

Parking will be available at Cedar Point for Free or a shuttle service will be offered from Castaway Bay to Cedar Point and Back.


The top 3 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.

Age groups/divisions 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.

Awards Ceremony Is Back! Stay after the race to for the Santa Hustle Age Group Awards Ceremonies:

  • 5K Awards Ceremony: 10:30 AM
  • Half Marathon Awards Ceremony: 11:30 AM

All Finishers will receive either this awesome half marathon or 5K  finisher’s medal!

Awards will be handed out for the following categories:

  • Best Group Costumes
  • Best Individual Costume
Gear Check

Gear Check will be available for all participants at the race starting at 7:30 AM. Please use the provided tear off on your race bib to use when you check your personal items. Any gear not picked up by 1:00 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. Strollers and Walkers need to start behind all the runners.

Although we love your fur babies, dogs or any animals are not allowed.  However, they can help cheer you on.

After Party
Santa Hustle Post Race Party

The Santa Hustle® After Party will be at Quaker Steak and Lube after the race!qsl

All Racers, Family & Friends are invited to the exclusive Santa Hustle post-race party at Quaker Steak & Lube! Specials start at just $7.95 and all race participants receive a complimentary beer or soft drink with meal purchase (coupon from packet pickup required).

Quaker Steak & Lube will be open at 10am on race day.


Register Now for the Santa Hustle® Cedar Point!

Register Now

or send a PDF Form to:


Santa Hustle Race Series
c/o Santa Hustle® Cedar Point
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. Refunds will not be issued based on weather conditions. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.