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Santa Hustle® Indy Event Information

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

Come join the Santa Hustle® magic on Sunday, December 9, 2018 in Indianapolis.

All 5K  & Half Marathon Santa lovers will receive:

  • Santa hat & beard
  • Performance Hoodie to wear while running
  • 5K or Half Marathon 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 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.  $50.00: Race Day Half Marathon $69.75:  $64.75 – PRICE EXTENDED through 12/8.  $70.00: Race Day Kids Races (12 & under) $10.00: 1-Mile Rudolph Run

Date & Time

Sunday, December 9, 2018

  • Half Marathon Race start: 9:00 A.M.
  • 5k Race Start: 9:30 A.M.
  • 1-Mile Kids Rudolph Run Start: 8:30 A.M.

*Times subject to change

Start & Finish

Start and Finish:

American Legion Mall
700 N Pennsylvania St
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Race Charity

The 2018 Santa Hustle Indy Charity is Little Red Door. As Indiana’s oldest cancer agency, Little Red Door strives to make the most of life and the least of cancer. Through a variety of client services we work to reduce the physical, emotional, and financial burdens of cancer for medically under-served residents of central Indiana. For more information visit littlereddoor.org. 

Toys for Tots: 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

Packet pick-up will take place at the JW Marriott

  • Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Address: 10 S West St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Race day packet pick-up will be available at Basecamp at American Legion Mall.

  • Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
  • American Legion Mall under the White Tents.
  • PPU will close exactly at 8:45 a.m. so Santa says to come early and be prepared for long lines!
Host Hotel

The JW Marriott is the the official 2018 host hotel for the Santa Hustle® Indianapolis.

To book your discounted room for Santa Hustle® Participants Only: CLICK HERE

Santa Hustle® Swag
Santa Hustle Free Gifts

All 5K & Half Marathon participants will receive:

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

SIZING CHART: CLICK HERE All Kids Race Participants will receive:

  • Santa Hat
  • Santa Beard
  • Race Bib
  • 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 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.)

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

LOCATION: American Legion Mall 

PARKING: Street parking around ALM and Parking Garages and Lots. Please take a look at https://www.parkme.com/indianapolis-parking/american-legion-mall to reserve your spot today!


The top three 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. 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

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.

If you do not stay for the awards ceremony and want your award shipped to you, you must pay a shipping fee. Please look for a post-race email on how to submit for your award.

All 5K & Half Marathon Finishers will receive either this awesome half marathon or 5K  finisher’s medal! All Kids Race Finishers will receive a Santa Finisher’s Ribbon! 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 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 1:00 P.M. 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.

Santa Hustle Post Race Party

Register Now for the Santa Hustle® Indy!

Register Now or send a PDF Form to: Fax: 847-829-4577 Mail: Adrenaline Sports Management c/o Santa Hustle® Indy 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.