How do I get back to Myrick Park?
A shuttle bus will be available to transport runners back to Myrick Park.
How does the run work?
This is a timed run/walk; therefore, you should provide your gender and age group during registration so that we can be sure to get you into the correct competitive bracket. A trophy will be awarded to the 1st place overall racer for male and female. Gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place runners in each age category. The age categories are as follows for male and female racers: Under 10, 11-20, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+. All that said, feel free to walk and get some fresh air even if you don’t plan to finish in the top 3!
What should I bring?
Bring water if you like, but hot chocolate will be provided at the end of the race by the Warriors Baton & Durm Corps. Remember to wear your best ugly sweater, sport that Santa beard, and bring your over-the-top holiday cheer!
Can I bring my dog to the run with me?
For safety reasons, we discourage bringing your dog to this event.
I am not in shape... Can I still race?
Of course - round is a shape! From racing stallions to couch potatoes, this 5k provides entertainment for all participants.
Do I receive anything with my registration?
You will enjoy the experience of running under more than 2 million holiday lights! Each race registrant will receive an Ugly Sweater 5k gift and a free hot chocolate. Bring your camera and be early to take your picture with our inflatable reindeer, “Buddy the Elf,” and “The Grinch” free!
What is the length of the course?
The course spans 5 kilometers (3.1 miles).
What happens in the event of inclement weather?
The race goes on! This is Wisconsin, we don't let a little stormy weather dampen our holiday spirit.
Are there donations to charity?
Event proceeds benefit literacy programs locally and internationally. Additional donations for this cause are welcomed and can be given at our registration website (Click Registration at the top of this page and click “Race Registration” to donate). More information on this initiative can be found by clicking “The Cause” at the top of this page.
Can my kids run?
Santa's little helpers are welcome to participate. Children under 10 can race for free with a canned food donation and enjoy decorating holiday cookies in the heated tent after the race for free.
Can I pick up someone else's bib?
If the racer has signed up online and the individual/parent/guardian has already acknowledged our waiver, you may assist them in picking up their bib. However, same day registration requires that the person be present to sign our waiver.
Will there be any contests?
What would a theme run be without preposterous competitions? In addition to awards for finishers in various age categories, awards will be given for the best ugly sweater. So dig deep in your closet and find something great!

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