SANTA PAWS 5K- PS Lions Club, Presenting Sponsor

5K, Other

Event Date

Sat, Dec 17, 2016

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

WHAT:

Palm Springs Marathon Runners invites you to join us for the 5th Anniversary Santa Paws 5K, a dog-loving fun run/walk benefitting  Guide Dogs of the Desert. We'd like to thank this year's presenting sponsor, THE PALM SPRINGS LIONS CLUB, for their sponsorship of their event and their mission to support the goals of 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.

 

 

 

 

Event details and schedule

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.

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 (well, mostly flat...there is one little hill..but then the downhill to the finish is awesome) 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 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 15th from 1PM-5PM and Friday, December 16th 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.

T-SHIRTS

All 5K participants will also receive a beautiful 5th Anniversary Santa Paws tech quality T-shirt.

Early Packet Pick-Up:

Thursday, December 15th 1PM - 5PM and Friday, December 16th 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

-Beautiful finisher medals with sublimated ribbons 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+. 
-Overall trophies presented to top 3 male/female/dog/stroller finishers 
-Special award presented to the TOP TEN race finishers 
-Trophies awarded to biggest team and fastest team. 
-Santa Suit, tech t-shirt, goodie bag, finisher medal, souvenir finish line photo download, posed Santa download and milk and cookies presented to all registered 
participants!

Elf Dash

Children 10 and under may enter the Elf Dash for $5. Elf Dash participants receive an Elf hat, Elf Dash button and special finisher treat. Elf Dash registration does NOT include an event t-shirt.

Virtual Runner

Not going to be in town on race day? No worries-you can run from anywhere in the world! For a $45 entry fee, we will mail you your Santa Suit, tech t-shirt and finisher medal. If you record your finish time on your Garmin or any GPS technology and send it to us, you will be eligible from an age group award as well. Register early and make this a Christmas gift to yourself! We will mail your suit and goodies to your home!

Scrooge

Want to help GUIDE DOGS but you're too lazy to get up early on race day and don't feel like leaving your comfortable bed? Well then, we have the perfect category for you! Be a Scrooge and you can just stay in bed and pout! We will send you a special Scrooge certificate thanking you for your support of GUIDE DOGS OF THE DESERT!

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. Meet Palm Springs Mayor Robert Moon, our Grand Marshall and members of the Palm Springs Lions Club, our presenting sponsors!

-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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