Santa Hustle - Chicago

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Santa Hustle - Chicago
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Soak up the Christmas vibes in Chicago, it truly is the most wonderful time of the year. This event is the perfect way to step into Christmas. Dress up in your best Christmas outfit and head down to Chicago for a fantastic 5k run or Kid's Dash.
Kid's Dash and 5k
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Sat, Dec 3, 2022
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Chicago, United States
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Where and when
1410 Special Olympics Dr, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
Start times
Saturday, Dec 3, 2022
Kid's Dash:
8:30 AM |
5k :
9:00 AM
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Santa Hustle - Chicago
Kid's Dash
Route information
Kids Dash
The kids dash will start and finish at the Finish Line in front of Soldier Field. Parents are welcome to join their little dashers as they make their way through the half mile out and back.
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What's included
  • Cozy and Comfy Unisex Hoodie
  • Santa Hustle Embroidered Beanie
  • Shakeable Snow Globe Finisher Medal
Kid's Dash
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Santa Hat
  • Santa Beard
  • Race Bib
  • Cookie Station
  • Candy Station
  • Water Station
How to get there
1410 Special Olympics Dr, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
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Parking will be available at the Waldron Parking Deck (458 E 18th Dr, Chicago, IL 60605) for $20.
We strongly encourage carpooling and getting to the start line early, as there may be traffic. Allow sufficient time for heavy traffic congestion and street closures due to the race.
Event day logistics
7:30 - 8:45am On the day packet pick up
8:30am Kid's Dash
9:00am 5k
10:00am 5k Awards Ceremony
10:30am Half Marathon Awards Ceremony
12:00pm Gear check pick-up deadline
Pre-race packet pick-up
Pre-race packet pick up will be available at the following location(s):
Road Runner Sports Kildeer Thursday, December 1, 2022 12:00 pm 7:00 pm
Road Runner Sports Chicago Friday, December 2, 2022 12:00 pm 7:00 pm
On the Day Packet Pick Up
Race day packet pick up will be available at Soldier Field Stadium Green (Under White Tents) on Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 7:30 am – 8:45 am.
Race day packet pick up will close at exactly 8:45 am, so Santa says to come early and be prepared for long lines!
*If you are unable to attend Packet Pickup on the Thursday or Friday before the race, it will be reserved for you on Race Day for a $5.00 fee. There is a $5.00 fee per packet, per paid participant. To avoid paying this fee, please attend Packet Pickup in person the day prior, or send a friend with a copy of your race barcode.
Age Requirements
Kid's Dash: The recommended ages for this event are 2-10 years old.
Gear check
There will be a gear check available for all participants from 6:30am. You can leave your bag with your personal items at the Gear check tent. Make sure to use the tear-off tag from your bib and zip-tie your bag.
Aid Stations
Cookie Station: Christmas Cookie Station, Stop here to grab the bag of cookies and keep running Candy Station: Enjoy some yummy chocolate on the course Water Station: There will be a water station throughout supplying water, Ultima replenisher, aid, and portable restrooms
After Party
Location tbc.
The top three male & female finishers in each age group 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 and over.
Are there any age restrictions for the Santa Hustle - Chicago?
No, any age can run/walk the race.
Do I have to register my child who is in a stroller or just wants to run/walk with me at the Santa Hustle - Chicago?
Strollers are allowed, you only need to register you child if they want to be timed and get the gear.
Can my friend pick up my race packet for the Santa Hustle - Chicago?
Yes, you can get a friend to pick up your race packet and vice versa. They will need to bring an email confirmation ticket, or know the correct spelling of your last name.
I have a large group of friends, can you put my group's packet together in advance?
Yes, packet pick-up will go so much smooth for this. If you have a group of 15 or more please contact the organizer with the list of names so that they can group your packets together.
Is the Santa Hustle - Chicago USATF Certified?
The course is measured, but not certified.
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