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Santa Hustle® Chicago Event Information

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

Come join the Santa Hustle® magic on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Soldier Field.

All 5K Santa lovers will receive:

  • Santa hat & beard
  • Sweatshirt to wear while running
  • 5K Finisher Medal

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 Cane Socks
  • Two Face Tattoos

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

Entry Fees

5K Price Schedule:

$49.75:  $44.75 – PRICE EXTENDED through 11/30.
$60.00: Race Day

Kids Race:

$10 – 1 Mile Rudolph Run

Date & Time

Saturday, December 1, 2018
5K Race start: 9:00 A.M.
1 Mile Rudolph Run Start: 8:30 A.M.

Start & Finish

Soldier Field
1410 Museum Campus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Race Charity

The 2018 Santa Hustle® Chicago Charity is proud to be supporting Bear Necessities, Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

Bear Necessities is a National Organization dedicated to eliminating Pediatric Cancer & providing hope and support to those who are touched by it.


GIFT CARD TREE: Instead of bringing a toy, please bring a gift card for families with children that are suffering from pediatric cancer. Please select one of the following and bring on race day to add to our Gift Card Tree:

  • Gas companies (Shell, Mobil, BP)
  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Best Buy
  • Buy Buy Baby
  • American Girl
  • Jewel
  • Meijer
Race Packet Pick-Up

Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up will be available at Road Runner Sports at MULTIPLE locations. Please double check all locations AND times below as they vary.

Wednesday, November 28:  12 p.m. – 7 p.m.* NOTE NEW TIMES!

Thursday, November 29:  12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday, November 30:  12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday (Race Day), December 1: 7:30-8:45 a.m.

  • Soldier Field Grass Area (Under White Tents)

You or a friend MUST pick up your packet at one of the above packet pick-up locations and times. If a friend is picking up your packet please forward them your confirmation ticket. If you have any questions or conflicts please contact info@santahustle.com

BONUS! Chicago you’ll get $10 from Road Runner Sports to spend on anything you want in the store over $30! Or join the VIP Family and save 25% on everything! Don’t miss out on this exclusive gift when you pick up your packet in store. Restrictions apply. See store for details.

Stay The Weekend

Make it a magical weekend by staying the night! CLICK HERE to find your hotel and stay the night.

2018 Santa Hustle® Swag!
Santa Hustle Free Gifts

All 5K participants will receive:

  • Santa Hat
  • Santa Beard
  • Santa Hustle Performance Hoodie
  • 5K Finisher Medal


All Kids Participants will receive:

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

Timing and Bibs

The Santa Hustle® 5k 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.)

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

All participants and spectators are strongly encouraged to use public transportation to the start and finish areas in Soldier Field, as well as to locations along the course. If you drive, allow sufficient time for heavy traffic congestion and street closures due to the race. You can walk to Soldier Field from the Roosevelt Red Line as well.

  • If you plan to drive please carpool and arrive early as the roads will begin to close at 8:00 a.m.

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

Awards Ceremony Is Back! Stay after the race to for the Santa Hustle Age Group Awards Ceremony. Participant must be present on event day to receive medal.

  • 5K Awards Ceremony: 10:00 AM
  • If you do not pick up your medal on site, will be a $5 fee to have it mailed to you: Post race medal request registration. (COMING SOON!)

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.

Awards will be judged after the race for the following categories:

  • Best Group Costumes
  • Best Individual Costume

Your 2018 5K FINISHER MEDAL . . . 


Gear Check

Gear Check will be available for all participants at the race starting at 7:30 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 11:00 A.M. on race day will be transported to our main office at 345 N Eric Dr., 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 do love your fur babies, dogs or animals are not allowed.  However, they can help cheer you on.

Post Race Party
Santa Hustle Post Race Party

The Santa Hustle® post race party will be at Navy Pier! All the bars will open at 10 a.m. for Santa Hustle runners. CLICK HERE FOR THE CURRENT DEALS. Be sure to bring your race bib in order to receive awesome food and drink specials.

Or Click Here for the lakefront path walking route that takes you directly to Navy Pier.

Register Now for the Santa Hustle® Chicago!

Register Now

or send a PDF Form to:


Santa Hustle Race Series
c/o Santa Hustle Chicago
345 N Eric Dr
Palatine IL, 60067

Corporate Wellness Program

The Santa Hustle Corporate Wellness Program is a great way to encourage a healthy lifestyle, brings benefits to the employer, the employee, and to the community while having fun in the process! Workplace Wellness Programs like the Santa Hustle Corporate Wellness Program helps decrease health care costs, boost work place morale, reduce absenteeism, reduce sick leave and employees who participate in the wellness programs are more likely to be loyal to their employer.

For more information: CLICK HERE

Interested? Please fill out this Corporate Wellness Form: CLICK HERE