Here Comes Santa 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

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 5th annual Here Comes Santa 5K Run/Walk!


New for 2023 - we added a 1 mile fun run distance!


We are going to jingle around the course and hang out

with the man in red. 

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 9, 2023.  Prior to the event all virtual participants will receive an email with instructions on how to submit your time.

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 (5K 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 8:00am at Kiwanis Park.

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

Race day fee will be $50 for the 5K and $40 for the 1 Mile

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 8th 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 9th starting at 8am at Kiwanis Park (event site)



Event schedule 


    December 8 3:00 PM - Packet Pick-Up at Road Runner Sports in Tempe from 3-6pm
    December 9 8:00 AM - Race day packet pickup and registration opens
    December 9 9:00 AM - 5K Start Begins
    December 9 9:15 AM - 1M Start Begins
    December 9 10:00 AM - Awards Ceremony (approx.)


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