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21 Dec

Run with THOUSANDS of Santas on Saturday, December 21st!

A free Santa suit is provided for every registered runner participating in the 7th Annual Sacramento Santa Run in Downtown Sacramento.

Jacket. Pants. Hat. Beard.

Register online here.

Join us for the 7th Annual Sacramento Santa Run on December 21st!

The Sacramento Santa Run brings a day of fun for the whole family with a 5k Run/Walk and Merry Mile, and a festive finish at the Sacramento Downtown Plaza with cookies, milk, music, and snow.

We encourage all participants to dress up as Santa Claus (one Santa suit is provided per registration entry) or one of your favorite holiday characters or traditions. Costume ideas include Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, the Grinch, reindeer, elves, dreidels, menorahs, ornaments, trees, and candlesticks.

The ideas are limitless, and can even be done as a group!

Race Day Calendar

  • 9:00am – 5k Race Start
  • Merry Mile Start after 5k
  • 10:30am – Awards Ceremony

Where is the race?

The race start line is at:
California State Capitol
1315 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95814

What do you receive with your registration?

All registrants receive admittance to the race they’ve registered for, race t-shirt, Santa Suit, milk and cookies at the end of the race, goodie bag, discounted ice skating admission, and a great time celebrating the Holidays in our local community!

What does the race t-shirt look like?

Course Map

  • Start at Capitol and run down Capitol Mall
  • Left on 3rd Street
  • Right on N Street
  • Left on 2nd Street
  • Right on O Street
  • Left on Front Street
  • Right on Broadway
  • Right on Sacramento River Bike Trail
  • Cross Croswalk at Tower Bridge entering Old Town on Front Street
  • Right turn on K Street
  • Run through K Street Tunnel to finish near Macy’s


Parking is available at the City Lots near the Downtown Commons/Finish Line.


December 21
8:00 am - 11:00 am
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Capitol Mall at 9th Street
Capitol Mall at 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814 United States

Upcoming ACOP Events:

  1. Davis Turkey Trot

    November 23 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Forma Turkey Trot

    November 28 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  3. Running of the Elves 5K

    December 7 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Sacramento Santa Run

    December 21 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  5. Davis Stampede

    February 23, 2020

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  • Phone: 530-757-2012
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    1260 Lake Blvd. #245
    Davis, CA 95616


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The drawing will be held on event day; need not be present to win. Special thanks to the dog house sponsors, Morse construction, Kim Eichorn Real Estate, and Brooks Painting, Inc. (3)

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