Pull on your most festive outfit and celebrate the holidays with Orange County. Great for kicking off your holiday celebrations, this fun run is flat and family friendly. Come along for the medal and for the great costume competitions.
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Prizes for: Best Running Santa, Best Holiday non-santa Costume and Best Kids Holiday Costume
Age Division Commemorative Awards
Runner Gear Check
Appearance by and photo opp with the BEST Santa in Orange County
Event Day Schedule
6:00 am Race day registration and packet pick up opens
8:00 am 5K & 10K Races Start
9:15 am 5K Awards
9:30 am Costume Contest
9:45 am 10K Awards
10:00 am ½ Mile Kids Fun Run Starts
Spectators are strongly encouraged to come along and join in with the festive spirit of the day.
No volunteers are required for this event.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can my friend/family member pick up my packet?
Renegade races generally allow a friend or family member to pick up their packet with a copy of the participants ID and signed waiver (see participant info/e-mails for waivers). Parents may pick up race items for their under 18 children. All race day bib and timing chip pickups must be done by the participant.
Do races have time limits?
Yes, most races have restrictions on how long we can close roads for participants to complete the race. Generally a 5K should be completed in two hours, a 10K in about three hours, and a half marathon in four hours.
Do I have to wear my bib? Where should I put it?
Bib numbers are required to participate and those who attempt to participate without bib numbers will be removed from the course. You should wear your race bib on the front of your shirt.
May I bring my stroller/bike/inline skates/skateboard/dog?
No bikes, inline skates, skateboards or dogs are allowed on the course (select venues allow dogs, please see individual event site fore more information). Baby joggers are allowed on some event courses (please check specific events) but must start in the back of the field to prevent accidents or collisions with other participants.
May I wear my headphones?
For safety reasons, it is recommended that headphones are not worn. If you are going to wear headphones, we suggest keeping one ear open at all times or keeping the volume levels low so that you can hear instructions or safety information.
Great race! I enjoy some road, some dirt. It would be great if it is on the 2nd or 3rd weekend in December again though, as in past years, for 2019. I like running the Run for a Claus 5k each year, also. This year, both races were on the same day.