Santa Paws 5K

5K, Other

Event Date

Fri, Dec 18, 2015

Address

Palm Springs, CA

Pricing

Activity Today Later

Running/walking-5K - Individual Age group/open

$35 $35 Closed

Running-Elf Dash - Individual Age group/open

$5 $5 Closed

VIRTUAL RUNNER - Individual Age group/open

$45 $45 Closed

Other-0 KM - Individual Age group/open

$35 $35 Closed

About This Activity

The 4th Annual Santa Paws 5K is a dog-loving fun run/walk benefitting the Guide Dogs of the Desert. Each participant receives a 5-piece Santa suit that can be worn during the event and is then yours for keeps! 

This includes a jacket, pants, belt, hat and beard. 

All participants run, walk or stroll the 5K (3.1mile) route. Strollers and doggies are welcome! There will also be a 200 meter Elf Dash for children 10 and under. Entry for the kids' event is $5 and includes an elf hat, event button and Ben and Jerry's ice cream certificate for all participants.

WHERE:

Follow a fast and flat course (OK, there's one hill) beginning in front of the American Legion at 400 Belardo Rd. Palm Springs and following a quiet and scenic route through local neighborhoods.

WHO:

Everyone is welcome! Runners, walkers, strollers, doggies - come one - come all for a great morning filled with holiday cheer and lots of Ho! Ho! Ho's! Too lazy to come and run? Sign up for the Scrooge category and you can hide under the covers and still support a wonderful cause! Out of town that day? Sign up as a virtual runner and we will mail you your complete outfit and you can race with us from anywhere on the globe! (even the North Pole)

WHY:

Get into the Christmas Spirit and help support the Guide Dogs of the Desert a 501c3 charity that provides guide dogs at no cost for the blind and sight impaired as well as assistance dogs for those with seizures, Autism or PTSD. 

Hurry and enter soon! Registration limited!

REGISTRATION:

Registration is limited to 1,000 participants! Early registration is $35.00. 
Registration at packet pick-up and race day, if available, is $40. 
For your convenience, packet pick-up will be held on Thursday, December 17th from 1PM-5PM and Friday, December 18th from 11AM - 5PM at Running Wild 611 S. Palm Canyon, Palm Springs. 
Packet pick up and late registration also available race morning at race site beginning at 7:30AM 
$40.00.

Early Packet Pick-Up:

Thursday, December 18th 1PM - 5PM and Friday, December 19th 11AM - 5PM at Running Wild 

611 S. Palm Canyon 

Race Day Registration begins at 7:30 A.M. 

Plenty of free parking is available!

Awards

-Finisher medals presented to all registered participants at finish line. 
-Division Medals presented to first 3 men and 

women in each age division in 5 year increments through 85+. 

-Trophies award to top 3 male and female finishers overall. 
-Trophies awarded to3 biggest teams registered and 3 fastest teams finishing. 

-Santa Suit, tech t-shirt, goodie bag, souvenir finish line photo download, posed Santa download and milk and cookies presented to all registered 

participants!

Event details and schedule

Late registration (if available) and race day packet pick-up begin at 7:30AM.  Plenty of free parking is available within walking distance of event site.  Wear your Santa Suit and get into the Christmas spirit.  Dress up your dog as a reindeer and bring along all the little elves, too. Those who are racing competitively may wish to wear shorts in leiu of the suit pants.

Race (run/walk) begins at 9AM and with Emcee Jeff Stahl from KESQ NEW CHANNEL 3 calling the race.  Elf Dash to follow awards ceremony at 10:30.

-Finisher medals presented to all registered participants at finish line. 
-Division Medals presented to first 3 men and women in each age division in 5 year increments through 85+. 

-Trophies award to top 3 male and female finishers overall. 
-Trophies awarded to3 biggest teams registered and 3 fastest teams finishing. 

-Santa Suit, tech t-shirt, goodie bag, souvenir finish line photo download, posed Santa download and milk and cookies presented to all registered participants!

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