Event Info | Santa Hustle® Pennsylvania 5K
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Santa Hustle Pennsylvania Event Information

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

Come join the Santa Hustle® magic on Saturday, December 8, 2018 in Erie, PA.

5K Santa lovers will receive:

  • Santa hat & beard
  • Performance Hoodie 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 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 12/7. 
$60.00: Race Day

5K Basic Santa (No Performance Hoodie Included)

$24.99: Now – December 7
$30.00: Race Day

Kids Race (12 & under)

$10.00: 1-Mile Rudolph Run

Date & Time

Saturday, December 8, 2018

5K START: 9:00 a.m.

*Times subject to change

Start & Finish

The start and finish line location will be at Perry Square Park.

601 State St.
Erie, PA 16501

Race Charity

Santa Hustle® is proud to support Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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

Packet Pick-Up will be available at Erie Downtown Development Corporation (508 State Street, Erie PA 16501)

  • Friday, December 7, 2018 – 12-7 PM.
  • Please remember, you must bring your ticket confirmation.

Race day packet pick-up will be available at Perry Square Park

  • Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
  • PPU will close exactly at 8:45 a.m. so Santa says to come early and be prepared for long lines!
  • Please remember, you must bring your ticket confirmation.
Host Hotel

The 2018 Santa Hustle Host Hotel is Courtyard Erie Bayfront. To make a reservation, CLICK HERE.

2018 Santa Hustle® Swag
Santa Hustle Free Gifts

All 5K 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 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.)

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

All participants and spectators are strongly encouraged to use public transportation and carpool to the start and finish areas, 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.


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 Santa Hustle® personalized award.

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+.

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

  • 5K Awards Ceremony: 9:30 AM

All 5K Finishers will receive either a 5K 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 7:00 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 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. We just ask that all Strollers and Walkers start behind all the runners.

Even though we love your fur babies, they are not allowed on the course. However, they can come and cheer you on.

Refunds / Exchanges
Santa Hustle Post Race Party

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.

Register Now for the Santa Hustle® Pennsylvania!

Register Now

or send a PDF Form to:


Adrenaline Sports Management
c/o Santa Hustle® Pennsylvania
345 N Eric Dr
Palatine IL, 60067