BUD LIGHT

SANTA RUNS TACOMA 5K

Sunday, December 4, 2022
REGISTRATION IS OPEN

2022 Santa Runs Tacoma 5K

A Tacoma tradition! A festive family affair!

The Bud Light Santa Runs Tacoma 5K will be held before the start of Tacoma’s Santa Parade. The 5K course starts outside of South Park with a Kids 1K that runs out-and-back on the Flume Trail.

Santa Runs Tacoma

5K

Start Time: 3:30 pm
Start/Finish Location: South Park, Tacoma

Kids 1K

Start Time: 4:15 pm
Start/Finish Location: South Park, Tacoma

>> COURSE MAP HERE <<

Registration Information

Registration includes:
  • Santa Runs Tacoma Medal (or Kid’s 1K Finisher Ribbon)
  • The first 250 registratrations will receive a limited edition Santa Hat
  • Collective Bib – Register by 11/4 to add a custom message to your bib
  • Optional merchandise available for purchase during registration while supplies last

Group of 4+? Register with our group rate and save $5 per 5K Registration!

Late registration will be available online during packet pickup & on day of race. Online registration closes 15 min prior to race start.

  • 5K

  • September 21-22: $35 (2-Day Opening Special! On sale at 10:00 am.)
  • September 23: $45
  • October 15: $50
  • November 5: $55
  • November 20: $60
  • December 4-5: $65
  • REGISTER NOW
  • Kids 1K

  • Registration for 2022 opens 9/21!
  • Ages 12 and under: $10
  • Parents running with their kids in the 1K do not need to register.
  • Register Now
CONFIRM REGISTRATION >> HERE <<

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A small transaction fee is assessed when registering online. Price increases occur at midnight. 

*Please Read! TCMA Policies* All entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Sorry, no transfers to another individual, and no roll-overs to the following year. All participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian in order to participate. Sorry, no exceptions.

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Sponsored by:

Medical Services. & Hydration Therapy On-the-Go Provided by:

A portion of proceeds goes toward the Humane Society of Tacoma & Pierce County. Additional donations can be made during registration.

Santa Runs Tacoma 5K Medals

Celebrate your accomplishment and add some more bling to your collection! All runners will receive their hard earned commemorative finisher medal as you come across the finish line. 

Packet Pickup Information

Your packet will contain:
  • Race bib with timing chip attached to back and safety pins
  • Gear check tear tag attached to bottom of bib – please fix this to your gear bag if you are checking one on race day
  • Goody bag with promotional offers and coupons from event sponsors and vendors (this bag can also be used as your gear check bag on race day)

We highly recommend you pick up your packet prior to race day to avoid long lines on race morning. You may also pick up a packet for a friend/family member, if you do so, please make sure they know you will be picking up their packet.

Pre-Race Pickup

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Packet Pickup Location:
Fleet Feet Tacoma
3812 N 26th St
Tacoma, Washington 98407

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Day-of-race packet pickup will be available from 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm at the 5K start line.

*Please Note* Packets will not be available for pickup before stated times. Please do not call the pick-up location with packet pickup questions. If you have a question, please email us at info@tcmaevents.com. 

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Day of Race Schedule

5K

Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022

Start/Finish Location: South Park, Tacoma

2:30 pm: Packet Pickup & Gear Check Start
3:45 pm: Packet Pickup & Gear Check End
3:30 pm: 5K Start
4:30 pm: Santa Parade Start

Kids 1K

Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022

Start/Finish Location: South Park, Tacoma

2:30 pm: Packet Pickup & Gear Check Start
3:45 pm: Packet Pickup & Gear Check End
4:15 pm: Kids Run Start
4:30 pm: Santa Parade Start

Parking

Please check back for parking info.

Gear Check

Gear check is provided for your personal items at the start line and brought to the finish. Participants will be provided with a bag to use for gear check. Please tear your gear check tab off of your bib and hand it to the gear check volunteer.  Please do not put valuables in your bag. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. You may claim your bag after you finish by providing your bib number.

Finish Line Amenities

Once you cross the finish line, you will be greeted with a variety of food and beverages to aid in your recovery. All participants are welcome and encouraged to also participate in the Tacoma Santa Parade, which will begin at 4:30 pm!

Results & Photos

Timing provided by Racewire. Photos & free downloads provided by CJ Photography.

Results will be posted online shortly after you come across the finish line. Photos will be posted online in the week following the race, you will receive an email when they’re available. Results & Photos from previous years are also archived below.

Awards & Rules

Age Group Ribbons

Awards for the top Overall Male & Female and age group ribbons will be available for pick up at your convenience at the results tent*. Age group ribbons will be given out to the top 5 finishers in the following age groups: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+.

How to Claim Your Ribbon

After you have finished your race, check the results computers and get your print out. If your results are not yet posted please check back again in 10-15 minutes as they are updated often. If you are in the top 5 in your age group, proceed to the awards table to claim your ribbon. Congratulations! 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & USATF RULES: 
(1) If you win both an overall and age group spot you will be presented with both awards, overall winners ARE NOT knocked out of their respective age group.
(2) To be eligible for overall and age group awards or USATF submissions, you cannot be paced by or accept aid from a non-registered runner at any time during the event and you must complete the full course.
(3) Failure to complete the course in its entirety will result in disqualification.
(4) Use of personal music devices/headphones is discouraged for the safety and benefit of all participants. If you choose to wear them, please be safe and don’t turn them up so loud that you can’t hear volunteers or police. We recommend leaving one earbud out

*Please Note* 
Awards cannot be mailed out after the race, so please pick up your ribbon before leaving!

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Awards & Rules

Age Group Ribbons

Awards for the top Overall Male & Female and age group ribbons will be available for pick up at your convenience at the results tent*. Age group ribbons will be given out to the top 5 finishers in the following age groups: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+.

How to Claim Your Ribbon

After you have finished your race, check the results computers and get your print out. If your results are not yet posted please check back again in 10-15 minutes as they are updated often. If you are in the top 5 in your age group, proceed to the awards table to claim your ribbon. Congratulations! 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & USATF RULES: 
(1) 
If you win both an overall and age group spot you will be presented with both awards, overall winners ARE NOT knocked out of their respective age group.
(2) To be eligible for overall and age group awards or USATF submissions, you cannot be paced by or accept aid from a non-registered runner at any time during the event and you must complete the full course.
(3) Failure to complete the couse in its entirety may result in disqualification.
(4) Use of personal music devices/headphones is discouraged for the safety and benefit of all participants. If you choose to wear them, please be safe and don’t turn them up so loud that you can’t hear volunteers or police. We recommend leaving one earbud out.

*Please Note* Awards cannot be mailed out after the race, so please pick up your ribbon before leaving!

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HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Volunteer support means everything to us and our runners. We couldn’t do this without the hard work and efforts of dedicated volunteers who provide encouragement and a helping hand from getting our runners ready to hit the start line to fueling them through the finish.

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