The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.  The next best way is to join over a thousand Santas along a 5K course in Westport! Take advantage of this opportunity to become every child’s favorite man as each participant receives a Santa Suit. We fill the streets with holiday spirit!  All participants in the Santa Dash receive their own Santa Suit or race shirt, bib chip timing, a finisher’s ornament, and lots of holiday treats!

Entry Fee


5K –Group/Family of 4+

Elf Dash Kids Run

Through Nov. 1


$26 per person


Nov. 4 to Nov. 29


$31 per person


Nov. 30 & Race Day


$36 per person


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Refund Policy: Race will take place rain or shine (or if we’re lucky, snow!). No refunds will be given for the event. You may transfer your registration to another person as long as you do so at least two weeks prior to race day.

Packet Pickup: Friday, November 30th  from 12- 6pm, Location TBA

 Saturday December 1st (race day) from 8:30-9:45am at Gambal’s Social Club, 4116 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111

Runners may pick up another runners packet; there is no need for a confirmation number or email. Be sure to let them know you are being a good elf and picking up for them (or you might be on the naughty list)!

Start/Finish: The race starts at 10 AM near Kelly’s in Westport (the intersection of Westport Rd and Pennsylvania Ave)

Awards: Awards will be given to top male and female Santas and top 3 Santas in age groups 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and up.  Note: you do not have to wear a Santa suit to qualify for an award …but why wouldn’t you?

Post-race: Join us afterwards for Santa’s favorite post-race snacks including cookies and hot chocolate, along with other great Christmas goodies! Be sure to hit up the streets of Westport after the race for great deals on holiday shopping!

Strollers Welcome! We ask that walkers with strollers start behind the runners so everyone will be safe!

Note: No runners with headsets, motorized vehicles, roller blades, bikes or dogs will be allowed on the course as our insurance policy does not cover these. No runners with strollers will be allowed but you can WALK with a stroller. Protection will be provided at all intersections by volunteers or the Kansas City Police Department.

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