Waxahachie Family YMCA
Santa Run FAQ’s
When is Santa Run 2018?
Saturday, December 15th.Activities begin at 8am and the 5K Santa Run will begin at 9AM.The 1 Mile Elf Run will begin 10 minutes after the start of the 5K.
What do I receive with my race registration?
A Goodie Bag, your 5-piece Santa Suit, Access to the pre-& post run activities, Milk and cookies at the finish line and lots of great memories. If you are running as a Grinch, a mask will be provided as well.
What Santa Suit sizes are available?
Adult and Children’s sizes from Youth Med. to XXXL.We encourage participants to order one size up from their regular size as the suits do run small.
Where is Packet Pickup?
Packets can be picked up at the Waxahachie Family YMCA on:
Tuesday Dec. 11th - Thursday Dec. 13th from 5pm – 8:30pm.Late pickup can be made on Friday at the Downtown Square from 5pm – 8pm or on Race Day from 7:45 – 8:45am.
Can you pick up packets for a friend?
Every registrant needs to sign the event waiver, but if that’s been completed, packets for friends can be picked up with information verified.
How are the races timed?
The YMCA Santa Run will be timed via electronic timing chip. The Elf Run (1 Mile) is not a timed race. The timing chip does not need to be returned.
What comes with the Santa Suit?
Pants, jacket, belt, hat and beard…a full 5-piece Santa suit!
Where does the race start & end?
Both races start & Finish at the Waxahachie Downtown Square on Franklin and Rogers Street
Are dogs allowed in the race?
Absolutely!Bring your mild mannered dogs with you but make sure they are in full Christmas Spirit!A Contest for “Best Dressed Pet” will be announced at the completion of the race.
Are baby strollers allowed in the race?
Strollers are encouraged. Generally, strollers line up near the rear of the pack for safety.A “Best decorated stroller” trophy awaits you so fill them with glee!
How many water stations will be on the race course?
2 -A water station will be on the corner of Jefferson and Grand and another by Richards Park. At race finish, cookies, milk, bananas and water will be provided.
Will there be awards for the fastest runners?
Yes. Medals will be presented to the fastest runners by age group (16 groups) and will be available approximately 20 minutes after the first finisher crosses the finish line.
Runners Must finish in their Santa Suits to be eligible for awards
What happens if it’s raining on race day?
In true Santa spirit, through Rain, Snow or Wind, if Santa says GO…the run is on!
Where is the best place to park?
All Runner must utilize the Parking Garage on Jefferson Street to park.A short 1-minute walk from all the fun!Help us keep the streets clear to accommodate the runners and downtown shoppers.There is no charge to utilize the parking Garage.