Here Comes Santa 5K

101 E Baseline Road
Tempe, AZ 85283

Running > 5k

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Event Description

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus,

Right down Santa Claus Lane!


Come join StartLine Racing at Kiwanis Park

for our 4th annual Here Comes Santa 5K Run/Walk!


We are going to jingle around the course and hang out

with the man in red. 


Up for a challenge?  Register for our Run Run Rudolph event and 

Here Comes Santa 5K and complete the Frosty Double!

All who finish this challenge will receive a unique

medal to show off to your friends!

Read more below!

Event details and schedule

5K Course Map



Mail-in and Virtual Run Registration


To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form!  Please make checks payable to StartLine Racing.

Can't make it to this year's event but still want to participate? This year will feature a Here Comes Santa 5K Virtual. A virtual race is a race that can be ran at any location. You can walk, use the treadmill, run outside or participate in another race. You can run your race at your pace wherever you like. All virtual race participants will receive a custom event finisher's medal and custom event t-shirt.  Please note that your shirt and medal will be mailed out following the event on December 10, 2022.  Prior to the event all virtual participants will receive an email with instructions on how to submit your time.  Virtual participants are eligible for the Frosty Double!

Virtual Registrations are restricted to US addresses only.  If you reside outside of the US and wish to participate please contact StartLine Racing at



What You Get!


  • Custom Event Finisher's Medal

  • Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech Shirt

  • Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups (race day participants only).  Our age groups are the following:

    • 8 & Under, 9 & 10, 11-13, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Over
  • Pre- and Post-Race "Runner's Brunch" (granola bars, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc) 

  • Chip Timed with Real Time Results and Photos on our Website or Mobile App (on Apple and Google

  • Owned and operated by StartLine Racing!


Race Day Information 


We welcome wheelchairs, strollers & wagons.

No roller blades, bicycles, skateboards or motorized devices are allowed on the run or walk courses.

Race day registration will be available beginning at 7:00am at Kiwanis Park.

We accept cash, check and credit cards on race day.

Race day fee will be $45

This event will take place rain or shine. There are no refunds for due to weather.

Leashed pet friendly


Packet Pickup Opportunities 


You will have two opportunities to pick-up your race packet (bib, chip, event swag, etc):

Friday, December 9th from 3:00 - 6:00pm at Road Runner Sports - Tempe

Road Runner Sports is located at 43 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281 (map)

Saturday, December 10th starting at 7am at Kiwanis Park (event site)



The Frosty Double! 


Want to challenge yourself during December? Want more bling for your wall?

Register for the Here Comes Santa 5K and any Run Run Rudolph event location(Phoenix or Tucson) and earn the Frosty Double medal! This challenge is open to anyone and everyone including virtual participants and includes all distances at either Run Run Rudolph event. Those who complete the challenge will receive their medal at Here Comes Santa or at the December 17th Run Run Rudolph event and our virtual participants will receive their medal in the mail. No sign up required. We will keep track of registrations.



Event schedule 

    December 9 3:00 PM - Packet Pick-Up at Road Runner Sports in Tempe from 3-6pm
    December 10 7:00 AM - Race day packet pickup and registration opens
    December 10 8:00 AM - 5K Start Begins
    December 10 9:00 AM - Awards Ceremony (approx.)

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