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SATURDAY | DECEMBER 11, 2021 | 10 AM | 5K

Kansas City Santa Dash 5k in Historic Westport will fill the streets with holiday cheer as hundreds of Santas run through the streets of Kansas City!                   

Every participant will receive a long-sleeve race shirt or a Santa suit, a finisher medal/ornament, and holiday treats – who doesn’t like hot chocolate?

  • Santa Suits include Santa’s hat, pants, belt, and coat.
  • Finisher medal/ornaments for all too!
  • Start/Finish: Check our website for the 5K route
  • Elf Dash: For ages 12 & under.
  • All Elf Dash participants will receive a race shirt and goodie bag.
  • Pictures: We would love to see your pictures! On Facebook & Instagram, use #SantaDashKC

Kids 12 & under can run our Elf Dash! Find more info here.

Entry Fee

Through Oct 31 Nov 1 – Dec 9 Dec 10 & Race day
5K $34 $38 $42
               Elf Dash                            (12 and under) $12 $12 $15
          Virtual $30 $34 $38


Packet Pickup:

Friday, December 10  from 12- 6pm
Garry Gribble’s Running Sports, Ward Parkway Mall

Saturday December 11 (race day) from 8:30-9:45am
Gambal’s Social Club, 4116 Pennsylvania Ave, KCMO 64111  

*Please bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots, our 2021 Charity partner.

Concierge Pick-Up for Groups –Save time and have your shirts and bib numbers pulled before you arrive! Email each group members first and last name to by midnight the day before packet pickup and we will package them together for easy pick-up.

When you arrive at packet pickup, DO NOT GO TO THE COMPUTERS! Look for the Concierge sign and go directly to that area.

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

Awards: Will be given to the top three male and female finishers overall, as well as to the top three finishers in the following age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-80, 80+

The Awards Tent will be located within the Finish Line Festival area close to the DJ and Results Tent. First check your results at the Results Kiosk. If you placed in the top 3 overall or in your age group come to the Awards Tent to claim your award. If you need to leave before awards are announced, we are happy to give you the award early. Don’t even have time for that? Friends can pick up awards for you.

If you are unable to pick up your award at the race, email to let us know you want your award.

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.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are not refundable under any circumstance.  Race registrations can be transferred to another participant or to another distance.  Save your login so you can do this yourself.

If this race is cancelled for any reason, all registered participants will automatically become virtual runners. If the race is postponed, all participants will be registered for the new date.   Shirts, medals and swag will be available for pick up.   

Registrations cannot be transferred to another year or another race.

The Race Director reserves the right to modify or cancel the race or course for safety concerns, road condition, permit concerns or natural disaster. Each athlete must accept this risk of their entry fee paid. Registration fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, starting in advance of the race date, including course preparation, race supplies, permits and administration. Every effort will be made to produce a fair and safe event for all participants. Any decision made that impacts the race date or potential cancellation is carefully considered and based on the overall event safety, sustainability and manageability.

If you want to be guaranteed a refund, purchase race insurance for yourself. Travel insurance companies will cover your race registration and any travel costs you might have.

Weather: The event will not be cancelled because of rain, snow or extreme temperature.

If there is lightning, the event will be postponed for a minimum of 10 minutes until no signs of the storm are present. Participants should seek shelter in their vehicles or a nearby building if available. If lightning continues 10 minutes after the scheduled event start, the race will be subject to cancellation.

The race will be canceled in the event of a tornado warning.


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