Race Information

What you get with your registration:
Christmas cookies
Santa suit and beard
Free beverage or beer (alcoholic drinks are only available to adults 21 yrs +)
Short sleeve T-shirt**
**T-shirts are guaranteed to anyone who registers by Sunday, December 9.

Packet Pickup:
Friday 12/14/2018 - 3-6pm - Charlotte Running Company Dilworth
Saturday 12/15/2018 - 12-3pm - Ri Ra Irish Pub Uptown

Race Day Registration Opens1:30pm
5K Race Starts3:00pm
5K Awards Ceremony4:00pm

Parking is limited. Please use public transportation whenever possible.

Race rules:
  1. Based on the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) guidelines, headphones, iPods and MP3 players are strongly discouraged during the race.
  2. No pets are allowed on the course.
  3. No littering, smoking, or consumption of alcohol permitted on the course.
  4. Unregistered runners are not allowed. Bandits will be disqualified from this and future races.
  5. Numbers must be worn on the front and be clearly visible at all times.
  6. For safety, runners who withdraw during the race must inform a race official or aid station volunteer.
  7. No roller blades, bicycles or skate boards.
  8. Baby joggers will be allowed but will start behind all runners and walkers.
Additional Information Regarding Headphone Use:
The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, Start 2 Finish encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of the Ri Ra Santa Run.

We believe your race experience and those around you will be greatly enhanced by leaving the headphones at home or in the car. Running headphone-free allows opportunities to develop camaraderie with your fellow runners and to enjoy everything the race has to offer. Plus, volunteers and spectators will be on course cheering you on and providing directions to help get you to the finish line.

Runner safety has always been, and will continue to be, a top priority for our event. Please be mindful of the other participants and respect the race personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone.
Patriot Military Family Foundation 2018
Goal: $2,000
Community Sponsors
Community Partners