Each year we’ve tried to make Santas On The Run bigger and better. With 2020 being the 5th Annual Santas On The Run, we had BIG plans for a BIG BASH.
Unfortunately the consequences of the Pandemic have limited what we can and cannot do. While event will go on live, our absolute primary goal is to keep everyone SAFE.
One of the major changes is we’ve had to move the venue to Hall High School and the event will be 100% outdoor. In addition for safety of our participants, we also have to eliminate the “goodie stops” on the race course.
The real bummer is no awards ceremony/after party (there will be no awards ceremonies or age group awards). As with most live race events that have happened since the Pandemic, we’ve pretty much had to make this event a come, pick up your swag, support the Food Pantry with non-perishable donations via the raffle, run, collect your prizes and go home.
We hope everyone will keep in mind the spirit of the event, and all profits from the race go directly to the Hall Township Food Pantry which services 300-500 family’s a month. Last year the participants of this event donated 1,428lbs of non-perishables, and raised almost $3,000. (which the Pantry uses to purchase food for its patrons).
We hope to see there.
THE QUICK DETAILS
WHEN: Saturday November 28th, 10:00AM
WHERE: Hall High School, 800 W. Erie St., Spring Valley, Il.
REGISTRATION: Will be limited to the first 300 participants. Registration cost is $25.00 through November 13th, and will be $30.00 through Race day or until the participation cap is reached. A virtual option is also available. Postage charges of $14.95 are added to the registration fee to cover the cost of mailing the swag to you.
COVID PRECAUTIONS: Everyone will be required to wear masks at registration, packet pick-up and at the start line. Waives (groups) of 50 participants will be started every two minutes. Once on the course, it is the discretion of the participant to wear or remove their mask. Everyone is asked to practice 6’ social distancing rules while on the course. These parameters have used on a number of local races and have shown to be successful.
SWAG: Participants get their choice of a long sleeve T-shirt, sweatshirt or hoodie, a Santa hat, a Santa neck gaiter and Santa On The Run V participation holiday ornament.
RAFFLE: For every two piece non-perishable food items a participant brings to donate to the Hall Township Food Pantry, they will receive a ticket to play the raffle (donated prizes – donated by local merchants). Raffle tickets can also be purchased for $1.00ea or 6 for $5,00. The raffle drawing will be done while the race is in progress. Winners names will be posted before the first finishers cross the finish line, so prizes may be picked up before participants leave.