WHY IS THE SANTA RUN VIRTUAL THIS YEAR?
Bringing Silicon Valley residents together for a festive run is so important to us and the beneficiaries who depend on us but even more important than that is the safety and well-being of our community. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and after much discussion with health experts, we concluded that a virtual race was the safest option for participants, volunteers, staff, and the hundreds of city and state employees, many of whom are first responders, who come together to help deliver the event each year. We will work to deliver a virtual experience worthy of the Santa Run Silicon Valley name to ensure that runners and walkers feel the community, camaraderie, and competition of the most festive run in Silicon Valley.
HOW DO I RUN A VIRTUAL RACE?
You can complete your virtual 5K run anytime, anywhere on Sunday, December 20th. Run outside, on a treadmill, with family, or on your own.
IF I’M ALREADY REGISTERED, WHAT DO I DO TO DO?
If you were registered before the switch to virtual, you have been sent an email with options. If you did not receive an email, please contact Emily Sparling at [email protected].
WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH THE REGISTRATION FEE?
With your Santa Run registration, you will receive our festive tech race shirt, race medal, digital bib, and neck buff (first 1,000 to signup, excluding Kids Fun Run).
WHEN DOES RACE REGISTRATION CLOSE?
December 20, 2020 or when we sell out.
HOW AND WHEN WILL I GET MY RACE PACKET?
Race packets can be picked up at our Packet Pick-Up at Sports Basement Sunnyvale on December 18th & 19th, or mailed directly to your front door for a $10 shipping fee. During registration, you will be asked to select “Ship it to me” or select a timeslot to attend our COVID safe packet pickup. If you select shipping, you will enter your shipping address on the following page. Please make sure this is a standardized US address, deliverable by USPS. Packets will be sent out during the month of December. You must register by December 17th for the shipping option.
If selecting “Ship it to me”, you must register by December 10th to receive your packet before race day, December 20th.
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
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 18 – 11:00am to 7:00pm
- Saturday, December 19 – 11:00am to 7:00pm
You can also have your package shipped to you for $10. December 17 is the last day for shipping options.
I HAVE A REGISTRATION PROBLEM
We are happy to help, email [email protected]
CAN WE REGISTER AS A GROUP?
If your company or group is interested taking part please contact our Corporate Engagement Manager [email protected]
When and where can I submit my time?
You can submit your run time on our results page beginning December 20th.
There are no awards for our virtual races based on performance. Results posted are on the honor system—if you cheat, you’re only cheating yourself.
WILL THERE BE REWARDS/MEDALS FOR THE RUNNERS?
Yes! There will be a race medal that converts into a Christmas tree ornament for all participants.
WHERE IS THE VOLUNTEER CHECK-IN?
Sports Basement Sunnyvale (1177 Kern Ave).
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.
WHEN/WHERE DO WE PICK UP OUR SANTA RUN LONG-SLEEVED RACE SHIRTS?
You can pick up your shirt at packet pick-up at Sports Basement Sunnyvale or have it shipped to you.
December, 18-19 from 11 am-7 pm
1170 Kern Avenue, Sunnyvale CA
I REGISTERED FOR THE WRONG SHIRT SIZE, CAN I CHANGE IT?
Please contact [email protected] and as long as your desired size is still available we will make the change.
WHAT DO I NEED WHEN I GO TO PACKET PICK-UP?
You’ll need to know the first and last name of the runner and their bib number. Look up your bib number here.