Santa Run 5K/1 Mile Walk Race & Kids Fun Run
December 18, 2021 @ 8:00 am - December 18, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021
Start Time: 8:30 am
Location: Garners Ferry Adult Activity Center
Address: 8620 Garners Ferry Road, Hopkins SC 29061
Guess who’s coming to town? It’s our RCRC Santa Run 5K/1 Mile Walk Race and Kids Fun Run at Garners Ferry Sports Complex. Participants have the option to bring their furry friends during the walk and, dress as their favorite holiday character while still practicing DHEC & CDC safety measures. We will be accepting unopened gifts that will go towards a local non-profit organization.
Cost of the 5K Race, Walk and Kids Fun Run for ages 4-12 will be $15 per person and for ages 13 and up the fee will be $25 per person. Late registration fee of $5 will be assessed after December 17, 2021. All participants registered for the event will receive a t-shirt, a goodie bag and for our furry friends a special memento. We ask all pet owners participating in the event to bring proof of their furry friend being registered and a signed waiver.
REGISTRATION FEE FOR 5K RACE & 1 MILE WALK:
Early Registration: up to December 17: ages 4-12, $15/person; ages 13 and up, $25/person
Late Registration: After December 17: ages 4-12, $20/person; ages 13 and up, $30/person
Day of Registration: December 18: ages 4-12, $25/person; ages 13 and up, $35/person
All participants registered for the event will receive a racing bib, t-shirt and small goodie bag.
Race Day Schedule:
Packet Pickup & Registration: Saturday, December 18, 2021-7:30 am-8:20 am (Day of Race)
8:30 am-Kickstart the Kids Fun Run-1 Mile
8:30 am-Santa Run 5K Participants Warm-up and Receive Course Instructions at the Start/Finish Line
8:35 am-Race Starts with Santa Run 5K Runners
8:40 am- Santa’s Walkers & Furry Friend Reindeers Begin
9:00 am-9:45 am Kids Fun Run, Santa 5K Runners, Walkers & Furry Friend Reindeers Finishing Race
9:45 am-Receiving Timing Results of Overall Runners and Age Groups
10:00 am-10:30-Announcing Award Winners of top 3 Males and Females from each age category and Overall Santa Run 5K Top Male and Female Finishers
Early Registration: up to December 17:ages 4-12, $15/person;ages 13 and up, $25/person
Late Registration: After December 17:ages 4-12, $20/person; ages 13 and up, $30/person
Day of Registration: December 18:ages 4-12, $25/person; ages 13 and up, $35/person
Overall Top Male and Female Finisher will receive a prize; Top 3 Males and Females from each age group
5K Age Groups:
10 & under, 11-14, 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 & Over
5K: All ages
Kids Fun Run: Ages 13 and under
Power Walking Pups: All ages and must fill out and turn in dog waiver
All runners will receive a bib and have their race times recorded and photographed with the option of purchasing their finisher photos. All winners will be announced at the conclusion of the race and include top 3 males and females from each age category and overall 5K male and female finisher of the race. Winners from each age category will receive either a Finisher medal (for first time medal holders) and/or a race charm. Late registration fee of $5 will be assessed after December 17, 2021. For more information please contact Matthew Christman at Matthew.Christman@rcrc.state.sc.us. To register for the race, go to https://RCRCSantaRun.itsyourrace.com/register/
Strollers are welcome and participants can listen to music while running or walking turning the Santa Run event. Participants have the option to bring their furry friends during the walk but must bring proof of their furry friend being registered and signed a waiver.
Parking: Parking will be available at the Sports Complex lot on a first come basis. The parking lot will be temporarily closed from 8:20 am-9:45 am due to our 5K participants running through the course. We ask all participants to not leave the event until all our 5K participants have completed the race. give
Event tables: Our registration area, information table, snack table and restrooms will be located inside the Garners Ferry Sports Complex along with assistance by our Richland County Recreation Commission Staff if you have any questions.
The 5K Course and Kids Fun Run and Walk will be marked with directional signage with mile markers throughout the course. Parts of the course will have upgrades, hills and partial dirt passages through the grass. Start and Finish Lines will be at the same location.