Benefiting The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham
Friday December 6, 2019, 5 - 7 PM
Friendly City Food Co-op
REGISTER IN PERSON between 5-6 PM (No longer accepting online registration)
How To Register
Online registration closed 12/6/19. Register in person between 5-6 at The Friendly City Food Co-op.
Interested in creating your own team for the Santa Run? By signing up as a Team Captain, your team will be given a unique fundraising page you can then invite your network to sign up through. Parties can register as a runner or donate on behalf of your team.
To sign up as a team captain...
1) Select "yes" to creating an individual fundraising page during the registration process.
2) Select "yes" to would you like to join or create a team.
3) Enter your team's name under create a new team.
4) After you've completed the registration process, you will be sent a unique link to your personal fundraising page. You must activate this by clicking on the link in the email in order for your name to show up on your team's page.
5) Modify your team page as much or as little as you'd like and make sure to share using the email and Facebook features on your team's page.
Note that in order for others to show up on your team's page, they must sign up to become an individual fundraiser during the registration process and activate the link sent to them (just like you did).
Join an existing Santa team by using the "Find a Team" search bar below. Don't forget, you can join someone's team AND collect pledges under your name at the same time.
In order for your name to show up on a team's page, you must select "yes" to becoming an individual fundraiser during the registration process AND have activated the unique link to your personal page sent to you post registration.
Not able to make it? You can still donate directly or find an individual or team using the search bars below to donate towards their fundraising goal.
Schedule & Contests
- Most Funds Raised by a Team
- Highest Number of Individual Runners on a Single Team
- Most Funds Raised by an Individual Runner
- Most Funds Raised by a Corporation or Organization
- Most Festively Decorated Wheelchair, Walker, or stroller
- Most Festively Dressed Dog
Registration: 5:00 - 5:45 PM
Race Begins: 6:15 PM
Prizes Awarded for Contests: 7 PM
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Team Captain?
Team Captains create their own Santa Team by inviting friends and family to sign up under their team name. Registrants that sign up under your name can either register as an individual runner, donate towards your team's fundraising goal, or do both!
How do I sign up as a Team Captain?
During registration as an individual you'll be asked whether you'd like to create a personal fundraiser and if you'd like to start a team. Select "Yes" to both.
Can individual runners collect donations under their name?
Yes! During registration as an individual, you'll be asked whether you'd like to create a personal fundraiser. Make sure to select "yes".
What happens after I sign up to be a Team Captain or an individual fundraiser?
After you register as an individual, you can then login using the email and password you used to register as an individual. After you've signed up as an individual, you can log in to your personal fundraising page to make edits such as adding a picture and determining your fundraising goal. You must first activate your personal fundraising page by clicking on the unique link sent to you after you registered before your name will show up under your team's page.
How do I invite others to join my team or make donations under my name? After you're personal fundraising page is set up, you can invite others to join your team or donate under your name by sending them an email or using Facebook or Twitter directly from your page. People can also search your team's name or your name on this event page to sign up with you so make sure to share it widely!
Can people join my team as a runner AND donate under my team name?
Yes, people can either join your team as a runner, just donate under your name (aren't planning to attend the event), or do both.
Can I just participate in the run without becoming a fundraiser or joining a team?
Most definitely. Just register as an individual and you're all set.
I can't attend but I'd like to donate. Is that possible?
Yes, just select the "Donate" button at the top of the page. If you want to donate under a specific person's name or team, simply search for them using the search bars above.
I signed up multiple people during registration but their names are not showing up on my team's page. Why not?
When you register others (pay for their registration) make sure to select "yes" to becoming a fundraiser when registering them. If the person is a minor or does not have an email, use your email when registering them so that you can activate their personal fundraising page by clicking on the link sent to you after paying. If a registrant does not have a personal fundraising page, they will not show up on your team's page.
I signed up to join someone's team but my name isn't showing up on their team page. Why not?
In order to show up on a team's page, you need to select "yes" to becoming an individual fundraiser during registration (even if you don't plan on actually fundraising). If you signed up as an individual fundraiser, you'll receive a unique link via email that you must activate (click on) before your name will show up on the team's page. If you have additional questions about joining a team, contact email@example.com.
Do I have to bring my own Santa suit?
Each adult registration includes a pub crawl style Santa suit that you'll pick up and put on over your clothes right before the race and are yours to keep. Children between the ages of 3-11 will receive a special hat complete with elf ears. And don't forget to dress warm!
How long is the route?
The race route is about .5 miles long and begins and ends at the intersection of Rock Street and Main Street heading South and then coming back up North.
I prefer to walk or I have mobility challenges. Can I still participate?
Please do! This is an inclusive event that is wheelchair, walker, and stroller friendly.
Will the run be rescheduled if the weather is bad?
This event is rain, snow, or shine so make sure to bundle up!
Will there be food and drinks?
Snacks, treats, and hot drinks will be provided before and after the event.
Where should I park?
The City of Harrisonburg will be closing many downtown streets Friday in preparation for the Harrisonburg Holiday Parade which will begin immediately following the run. Public parking is available in at the Friendly City Food Co-op parking lot and the Elizabeth Street Parking Lot but fills up quickly due to the parade. Street parking on the East side of Mason Street (residential) is also available. For more information about downtown parking, visit this site.
Who do I contact if I'm interested in volunteering?
We love our volunteers! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest.
Can I bring my dog?
Absolutely! All dogs must be leashed. Don't forget, he dog with the most festive holiday outfit will win a prize.
Thanks to Our Sponsors
If you registered as an individual or on behalf of someone, you'll receive an email confirmation shortly. We're looking forward to seeing you Friday December 6th! Registration is from 5 - 5:45 PM (Santa suits and elf ears given out) and the race will begin at exactly 6:15. If you'd like to stick around after the run, we'll be awarding prizes for contests while sharing hot chocolate and treats. For more information about parking, the race route (.5 miles), and contests, visit the main event page.
If you signed up as an individual fundraiser or a team captain, make sure to login using the username and password you used to register as an individual. You can then edit your unique fundraising page and begin inviting your friends and family. You'll also receive an email confirming your participation as a fundraiser with more information about how to set up your personal fundraising page.
We appreciate your support!
- The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham