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Santa Hustle® Maine Event Information

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

Come join the Santa Hustle® magic on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the Maine Mall

All 5K Santa lovers will receive:

  • Santa hat & beard
  • 5K Finisher Medal (with a detachable key chain!)
  • New for 2018 – PERFORMANCE HOODIE!

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 Price Schedule:

$49.75:  $44.75 – PRICE EXTENDED through 12/1.
$60.00: Race Day

Date & Time

Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018

5K START: 8:00 am*

*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 2018 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 packet pick-up will be held Saturday 12/1 and on Race Day.

  • Saturday, December 1: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • JCPenney in The Maine Mall, 364 Maine Mall Rd, Portland, ME 04106
    • Please bring a copy of your confirmation ticket with QR code
  • Race Day, December 2: 6:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
    • Maine Mall Parking Lot – By Start/Finish Under White Tents)
    • PPU will close exactly at 7:45 a.m. – Santa says to come early and be prepared for long lines.
    • Please bring a copy of your confirmation ticket with QR code

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.


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
  • 5K Finisher Medal (with a detachable key chain!)
  • New for 2018 – PERFORMANCE HOODIE!


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 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  will receive a customized Santa Hustle medal. The top three overall Male and Female Finishers in each race will receive a personalized award.

Stay after the race to for the Santa Hustle Age Group Awards Ceremony:

  • 5K Awards Ceremony: 9:30 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.

All 5K Finishers will receive either this awesome finisher 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 6:30 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. 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.

Post Race Party
Santa Hustle Post Race Party

The 2018 after party is TBD.

Register Now for the Santa Hustle® Maine!

Register Now

or send a PDF Form to:


Santa Hustle Race Series, LLC.
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. Refunds will not be issued based on weather conditions. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.