Santa Cause Run

Man and woman standing together waiting for winners to be announced
Children running to the finish line of the race
Group of people gathered at the start line with Santa counting down the race to begin

2023 Santa Cause Run

Parks and Recreation is teaming with Kiwanis for the 8th annual Santa Cause Run, an event that aims to help fund inclusive playground equipment. With projects already completed, such as the wheelchair-accessible swing at Canyon View Park, proceeds from this event will allow us to further provide inclusive accommodations for our community. Join us for a 5k that is in the spirit of the season!

5K (1K option for 11 years of age and under)
Location: Las Colonias Amphitheater
Fee: $30 ($20 for 1K option)
Date: Saturday, December 9th
Time: 10:15 AM (10 AM for 1K)

Four people dressed in Santa suits running on a pathRegister by 5 p.m. Wednesday,
December 6th!

After the deadline, registrations will only be taken on race day and will include a $10 late fee (shirts and suits not guaranteed).

Register Today!

Logo of Kiwanis Organization showing blue text on a lighter blue background.  Logo of Arc Mesa County showing orange arc

Packet Pick-Up                                                        Person accepting award for winning in age group

  • Thursday, December 7th
    • 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    • Lincoln Park Office - 1340 Gunnison Avenue
  • Friday, December 8th
    • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Lincoln Park Office - 1340 Gunnison Avenue
  • Saturday, December 9th
    • 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
    • Las Colonias Amphitheater

Race Maps

Award Divisions

  • Age Group Awards (1st - 3rd place): 12 and under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and up
  • *Mr. & Mrs. Claus: The fastest combined 5K time for a male and female
  • *Santa and His Little Helper: Fastest combined 5K time for a runner 18 and over and a runner under 18
  • * Grinch and Max: Fastest 5K time for a runner and their dog

*Let us know when you sign up if you'd like to compete in these divisions!  There are no extra registration fees to participate in these divisions, but there are extra prizes!

Woman in santa suit running with her dog