Register for the 2020 Virtual Saints Santa Run

ABOUT THE EVENT

Each year, our family-friendly holiday run brings all ages, and even pets, to downtown Oklahoma City for a festive 5K. In 2020, the run is coming to you! The virtual Saints Santa Run can be completed on a treadmill from the comfort of your home, around your neighborhood, on your favorite jogging trail, or on our suggested route in Midtown, the home of our new run sponsor SSM Health – St. Anthony Hospital.

This virtual 5K is a great way to stay active and spread holiday cheer, without spreading germs. Sign up online and complete your run anytime, anywhere during the month of December. Participants will receive a commemorative 2020 Saints Santa Run t-shirt and finisher medal (t-shirts sold out).

Once you have completed your run, you will be able to log your finish time, download your personalized finisher certificate, see how you rank on the leaderboard, and upload your photos with custom Santa Run overlays to share on social.

It wouldn’t be the Saints Santa Run without a costume contest! Wear your most festive attire during your run, post your photo on Facebook or Instagram and tag @downtownokc with hashtag #SaintsSantaRun to be entered to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place and receive special downtown OKC swag. Prizes will be given out at the beginning of January.

Continue your holiday tradition and join us for the 2020 Saints Santa Run!

VIRTUAL FUN FAQ

Quick facts:
  • Registration Fee
    • $25: Oct. 9 - 30
    • $30: Oct. 31 - Nov. 20
    • $35: Nov. 21 - Dec. 9
    • $20: Dec. 7 - Dec. 31 (no shirt)

  • Packet Pick Up
    • Mailed to you for $9
      • Register by Nov. 13 for Nov. 20 mailing
      • Register by Dec. 9 for Dec. 14 mailing
    • Drive-thru pick up at St. Anthony hospital (1000 N Lee Ave., OKC)
      • Saturday, Dec. 5 – 10am-2pm
      • Be prepared for a party!
      • Must be registered by end of day Dec. 2
    • Walk-up pick up at OK Runner (708 N Broadway Ave., OKC)
      • Wednesday, Dec. 9 – 4pm-7pm
      • Must be registered by end of day Dec. 2
    • Walk-up pick up at OK Runner (708 N Broadway Ave., OKC)
      • Dec. 16 - Jan. 8
      • Packet pick up at OK Runner is available for those who registered after Dec. 2nd and did not choose shipping
      • Medal pick up at OK Runner is available for those who registered for the $20 "no shirt" option
      • You can pick up your items anytime during their normal operating hours: Monday - Friday: 10am - 7pm, Saturday: 10am - 5pm

How does a virtual run work?
A virtual Saints Santa Run means that you can run or walk your 5K anywhere and anytime on your own or with your family and friends. Once you have completed your 5K distance simply submit your results online and receive your finisher certificate.

But can I really run anywhere?
Really! Anywhere. Your house, your aunt’s house, OKC, another city, or another state! Anywhere running and over-the-top costumes are allowed. If you want to keep your tradition of running downtown, check out our Midtown race route.

But what do you mean by running anytime?
Okay, not anytime. Our run will take place the entire month of December so you can run day or night, whenever you’d like, during December.

Got it. How do I get my packet?
Missed out on the two packet pick ups? Have no fear! For anyone who registered after December 2nd (and did not choose shipping), your packet will be available to pick up at OK Runner after December 16th and can be picked up during their normal business hours. If you missed the t-shirt deadline, you can still participate for only $20 (more info below).

How much does it cost?
Don't need the frills? Have enough running shirts as it is? Missed the other deadlines and you have no other option? Skip the shirt and pay only $20 (plus tax and small processing fee)! You can pick up your medal from OK Runner anytime from December 14th through January 8th.

Who can run?
Anyone! 5K’s are great for runners of all abilities. Now that it’s virtual you don’t have to worry about that really fast person blowing past you and leaving you in the dust. Or if you’re the really fast person, you don’t have to worry about the slowpokes being in your way. We love when you run with your pets, but unfortunately their results are not eligible for the leaderboard. So you have to at least be human.

What should I listen to while I run?
We’re glad you asked. We have created a special Saints Santa Run playlist on Spotify to get you in the holiday run spirit. You can bet your bottom that there will be some Trans-Siberian Orchestra on the list.

Do I HAVE to wear a costume?
No, you don’t HAVE to wear a costume but it’s a lot of fun and you could win prizes. With everything that’s been going on in 2020, we think dressing up as “grandma getting run over by a reindeer” is probably one of the best decisions you’ll make this year.

What are we running for anyway?
For fun! For Christmas! For exercise! And all of the proceeds from the run will go directly to Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership, providing services to the downtown area that include keeping the streets clean, safe and friendly services, marketing our amazing local businesses, and activating the core with community events and public art. Doesn’t sound too shabby to me.

What if I have questions before or after I register?
We love questions! Sometimes we’re a little slow to respond, but darn it we will respond. Email our Events Coordinator Holly at holly@downtownokc.com.

 

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