Registration

Where do I register on race day?

There will be NO on-site registration, but you can still register from home or via your smartphone until 3:00 PM on race day (if space is available).

Are we allowed to run the 5K without registering?

No. You must be registered and have a race bib to participate in the event.

If my child registers for the 5K can they still run in the Reindeer Dash?

No, each child must register and have a Reindeer Dash bib to participate in the Reindeer Dash. 

What’s included with the registration fee?

With your Santa Run registration, you will receive our holiday-themed tech race shirt, bib, finish line milk & cookies, and a finisher medal that doubles as a tree ornament!

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 RACE PACKET?

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

Friday, December 10 – 12:00pm to 6:00pm (?)

Saturday, December 11 – 9:00am to 3:00pm (?)

All virtual runners will have their packages shipped. You must register by December 5th to receive your packet by race day. Packets will be shipped the first week of December.

I HAVE A REGISTRATION PROBLEM

We are happy to help! Please email [email protected]

CAN WE REGISTER AS A GROUP?

If your company or group is interested in taking part, please contact our Corporate Engagement Manager [email protected].

 

Volunteer

WHERE IS THE VOLUNTEER CHECK-IN?

Expo volunteer check-in will be at Sports Basement Sunnyvale (1177 Kern Ave). 

Race day volunteer check-in will be held at the Start Line (W Santa Clara & Almaden Blvd.)

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 parents or guardian sign the waiver 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, and they can sign it off for you.

 

Health & Safety 

Will there be added health safety measures at this year’s Santa Run?

The health and safety of the running community is our top priority. We are working with our city, county, state, and health agency partners to plan a safe and exciting event. We recognize that guidelines are likely to change between now and December and we will continue to keep runners updated on the latest health and safety procedures and guidelines.

Will 2021 Santa Run participants be required to be vaccinated?

Fully vaccinated status or a pre-entry negative test result is strongly recommended for all attendees. Attendees without vaccination status are recommended to wear face coverings. Schedule your free vaccine shot here!

Will 2021 Santa Run participants be required to wear masks?

If you are not fully vaccinated, we recommend that you wear a mask or face covering for the safety of yourself and others.

 

VIRTUAL

How do I run the virtual race?

You can complete your virtual 5K/10K run anytime, anywhere from December 10th to December 12th. Run outside, on a treadmill, with family, or on your own. Use our RaceJoy app or your own tracking app to record your time and complete the distance you registered for. 

When and where can I submit my virtual run time?

You can submit your run time on our results page beginning December 10th. If you use our RaceJoy app to complete and track your run, your results will automatically be uploaded to our results page. 

What is RaceJoy?

RaceJoy is an application that tracks your 5K/10K run/walk and automatically uploads your results to the results page for your event. This app is free to use and you must download the app before race week from the App Store. You need to carry your phone with you to track your time through the app. You can also track your friends and family member’s runs and send them cheers or audio messages. Not running? Download the app to watch your runner complete their run as a spectator!

How do I use RaceJoy?

Once downloaded, go through the RaceJoy Tutorial to learn how to find your event and track your run. Once you have selected your event and entered your bib number, you are ready to track your run. Go to My Races on the day you choose to complete your 5K/10K run/walk, and just hit the green ‘GO’ button once you begin! Make sure your GPS tracking is ON and WIFI is OFF (if you are leaving the house for your run). Once you are finished, hit the red ‘END RUN’ button to complete your run and submit your results to the leaderboard.