SATURDAY | DECEMBER 5, 2020 | 10 AM | 5K

2019 Finisher Ornament

The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loudly for all to hear.  Or, fill the streets of Westport with thousands of Santa’s!

Required Kansas City, Missouri Disclaimer:
Warning: Scientific evidence clearly establishes that when groups of individuals gather together there is a higher risk of transmission of COVID-19. While this event may meet the minimum standards to provide protective measures, if actually followed, a risk still exists for transmission of the virus. All participants and event organizers need to understand the risks of gatherings and to personally assume those risks. Kansas City Health Department does not guarantee the safety of participants and event organizers for this event with respect to the dangers of potential transmission of COVID-19.

                        Read the race Covid Guidelines on this page

Take advantage of this opportunity to become every child’s favorite man – each participant gets a Santa Suit (or long sleeved thermal shirt).  Each registration receives:

  • Santa Suit or long sleeved race shirt
  • bib chip timing
  • finisher’s ornament
  • lots of holiday treats!

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

Entry Fee

Through Nov 5 Nov 6 – Dec 3 Dec 4 & Race day
5K $34 $38 $42
           5K Group of 4+                 (per person) $32 $36 $40
                Elf Dash                            (12 and under) $12 $12 $15


CT Registration Button

Paper Registration 

2019 LS Thermal

Packet Pickup:

Friday, December 4  from 12- 6pm
Garry Gribble’s Running Sports, Ward Parkway Mall

Saturday December 5 (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 2019 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. The RaceDay Events office is a house converted to office space at 208 W 79th St, KC, MO 64114. You can pick up anytime beginning the Tuesday after the race.  Your award will be in a pickup bin in the basement stairwell in the back of the house off the circle driveway. The pickup bins are outside and available to you 24/7 so you can stop by when it is convenient for you with no need to check in with us again.

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.

Questions?? Send us an e-mail at