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CHARITIES

CAN YOU TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE THREE CHARITIES BENEFITING FROM THE SANTA RUN?

All proceeds from the Santa Run go to Christmas in the Park and Downtown Ice. We donate all books from our book drive to Reading Partners.  More information about these beneficiaries can be found on these pages. Christmas in the Park, Downtown Ice, and Reading Partners

 

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS

ARE THERE ANY DISCOUNTS?

No.  There are no individual or group discounts. This event raises money for two beneficiaries, so we would like to give as much money as possible to them

WHERE DO I PICK UP MY BIB AND SHIRT?

Pick up your shirt and bib for the Santa Run Silicon Valley at our Expo hosted by Sports Basement, Sunnyvale (1177 Kern Ave):

  • Friday, December 13 – 11:00am to 7:00pm
  • Saturday, December 14 – 11:00am to 7:00pm

Race Day Pick-Up Downtown San Jose:

Silicon Valley Organization – 101 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose, 95113

  • Sunday, – December 15 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

I HAVE A REGISTRATION PROBLEM

We are happy to help, email Ashleyw@svlgfoundation.org

 CAN WE REGISTER AS A GROUP?

If your company or group is interested taking part please contact our Corporate Engagement Manager ashleyw@svlgfoundation.org

WILL WE BE ABLE TO CHECK OUR BELONGINGS?

Yes! Gear check is located in the race day bib pick-up

Silicon Valley Organization – 101 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose, 95113

 

TIMING CHIP

DO WE NEED TO RETURN THE TIMING CHIP?

No, but please recycle your bib.  Thanks for helping us be green!

DO I NEED TO ATTACH MY TIMING CHIP?

No the timing chip is already attached to your race bib.

 

SANTA COSTUME

WHAT COMES WITH THE SANTA COSTUME?

A hat, beard, jacket with a belt, and pants!

HOW DO THE SANTA COSTUMES RUN IN SIZE?

Trousers Coat
Size Inseam Waist Sleeve Chest Height
S 22” 28” 23” 22” 28”
M 26” 36” 24.5” 23” 29.5”
L 30” 44” 26” 24” 31”
XL 34” 52” 27.5” 25” 32.5

 

LOCATION QUESTIONS

WHERE CAN SPECTATORS WATCH THE RACE?

Spectators can watch from anywhere along the course.

WHERE DOES THE RACE START?

The race starts on Santa Clara Street at Almaden Boulevard.

WHERE CAN I PARK?

City operated metered parking is free on Sundays. There are many paid parking lots around the venue as well. The start line and stage are located at the corner of Notre Dame Ave and W Santa Clara St. The finish line is located at the Plaza de Cesar Chavez.

 

WHAT’S ALLOWED IN THE RACE

CAN I LISTEN TO HEADPHONES WHILE PARTICIPATING?

Yes, headphones are allowed.

ARE BIKES, ROLLER BLADES, SCOOTERS, SKATEBOARDS OR PETS ALLOWED ON THE COURSE?

No.

CAN MY DOG RUN WITH ME?

No, we do not allow dogs on our courses.

ARE BABY STROLLERS ALLOWED IN THE RACE?

Yes, but please line up towards the back of the pack. Please also let faster runners pass while you are on the course, stay on the right hand side.

 

RACE COURSE

HOW MANY WATER STOPS WILL THERE BE?

There will be a water stop halfway through the course and at the conclusion of the course.

WHAT IF I NEED MEDICAL HELP AT THE END OF THE RACE?

There will be first aid responders and an ambulance at the finish line.

WILL THERE BE MEDICAL HELP ON THE RACE COURSE?

There will be bicycle EMTs along the course.

 

RACE RESULTS

WHERE AND WHEN WILL THE RACE RESULTS BE POSTED?

After the race, results will be available at this link HERE.

WILL THERE BE REWARDS/MEDALS FOR THE RUNNERS?

There will be a Finisher Medal for all 5K finishers. There will also be medals and Sports Basement gift certificates will be given to the first three placers in each age category. The age categories are as follows: 9 and below, 10-13, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ Kids Fun Run participants will receive a special gift.

 

VOLUNTEERS

WHERE IS THE VOLUNTEER CHECK IN?

10 S Almaden Blvd, under the Grant Thornton sign. City operated metered parking is free on Sundays. There are many paid parking lots around the venue as well.

WHERE DO I FIND THE PARENTAL PERMISSION SLIP FOR VOLUNTEERS UNDER 18?

The waiver is included during the volunteer sign up process. If you are under 18, please have your parent or guardian approve it when you register.

HOW DO I GET MY VOLUNTEER SLIP SIGNED FOR SCHOOL?

Please approach the staff member that signed you in and notify them that you need your volunteer slip signed for school so they can sign it off.

 

RACE SHIRTS

WHEN/WHERE DO WE PICK UP OUR SANTA RUN LONG-SLEEVED RACE SHIRTS?

You can pick up your shirt at the expo at Sports Basement Sunnyvale

December, 13-14 from 11am-7pm

1170 Kern Avenue, Sunnyvale CA

I REGISTERED FOR THE WRONG SHIRT SIZE, CAN I CHANGE IT?

Please contact ashleyw@svlgfoundation.org and as long as your desired size is still available we will make the change.

WHAT DO I NEED WHEN I GO TO BIB PICK-UP?

You’ll need to know the first and last name of the runner and their bib number.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

IS THE RACE HAPPENING RAIN OR SHINE?

Yes, Santa delivers in all weathers and so will we!

WHERE ARE THE RESTROOMS?

Restrooms are located near the starting line and at the south end of Christmas in the Park.

I’VE LOST SOMEONE (CHILD, PARENT, FRIEND) WHAT DO I DO?

Go to the Christmas in the Park information booth or the starting/finish line announcer stage.

WHERE ARE THE NEAREST TRANSIT STOPS?

The nearest transit is at the San Jose Diridon station, which is served by buses, light-rail, Caltrain, ACE and Capitol Corridor.  They can also use VTA light rail by the San Jose Convention Center. There will be a copy of light-rail and Caltrain schedules at the info booth.

WHERE ARE THE NEAREST RESTAURANTS?

There are a lot of restaurant options in downtown San Jose.  Please visit www.sjdowntown.com for a list of locations.