The Asbury Park Santa Run is a 5K race where all attendees are given a Santa suit to run the race. Picture the streets of Asbury Park filled with running Santas all supporting an amazing local charity.
- What is Asbury Park Santa Run?
- What charity does the race benefit?
The Santa Run benefits local charity, Lunch Break. In addition to donating a portion of the proceeds from the race, we will also be hosting a food drive and toy drive for local families in need during the holidays. Runners can also raise additional money from their friends and family via our peer-to-peer fundraising platform, EverydayHero. After registration, you will be directed to their site where you can create an account and start spreading the word and making a difference!
- Who is putting together the race?
- What is included in my registration?
Every runner gets a full Santa suit, can koozie, chip timed results, closed course, and access to the after party with drink specials, live music, and more!
- Will the race be timed?
Yes, the race will be chip timed. The race will have an electronic clock at the finish line to view your time and results will be posted online immediately following the race.
- Do I have to run?
Do I have to run? No! Walkers are welcome too. All we ask is that you remain aware of passing runners to keep the course safe for everyone.
- Where do I pick up my race packet?
There will be an advanced packet pickup on Friday, December 9th, from 3 PM-7 PM at Roadrunner Sports in Shrewsbury, NJ. You will be able to pick up on race day as well, but it is highly encouraged to come in advance to beat the crowds and help us run a smooth event.
- Can I have my packet mailed to me?
No, we will not be mailing packets.
- Can someone else pick up for me?
Yes, as long as they have a copy of your ID and confirmation email showing your purchase.
- Can I start a team with my friends?
Yes, create a team during registration and invite your friends to join. This is also a great way to raise additional money for the charity. 100% of which will be donated.
- What if the weather is bad?
The race is rain or shine. If it’s cold, we’ll be bringing in heat towers to keep everyone warm before the race as well as providing hot coffee, warm apple cider, and hot chocolate.
- What do I wear?
Bring your running shoes for one, and let us do the rest. All runners get a Santa suit to run in including a hat. If you don’t want to wear the suit, show us your best elf, reindeer, or any other holiday character you can think of. Just have fun with it!
- Is this event stroller friendly?
Yes, especially if you decorate them! All we ask is that all stroller runners keep to the back of the crowd and be aware of passing runners.
- Can I run with my dog?
Unfortunately, the pups will have to stay at home for this one.
- I can’t make the race. Can I get a refund?
All race registrations are non-refundable, but you can transfer to someone else!
- How do I volunteer?
Check out the Volunteers tab and submit an application to let us know how you would like to help.
- How can I get my company involved as a sponsor?
Check out the Sponsors tab and submit an application! Local sponsors are a huge help in making these events happen and are a great way to reach more people in your community.