The SANTA RUN and JINGLE TROT presented by the GREENVILLE TRACK CLUB and BON SECOURS St. Francis Sports Medicine take place on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 9:00am at the KROC Center of Greenville, located at 424 Westfield Street.
The SANTA RUN 5K course runs through downtown Greenville including Main Street, Falls Park and the River Walk. Don your favorite Christmas-themed costume and don’t forget the jingle bells. Join the holiday throng of Santas, Reindeers, Elves and Elvises as we take to the streets of downtown. Spread the Joy!
The JINGLE TROT follows the same route as the Santa Run through downtown. Dogs will have a designated area to cool down and get a drink after the race. Proceeds from the JINGLE TROT go to support the facility and staff at Greenville County Animal Care. Fleas Navidad!
PACKET PICK UP: Early packet pick up is Friday, Dec. 18, 2pm-7pm at the KROC Center, 424 Westfield Street. Race day packet pick up is 7:00am-8:30am at the KROC.
SANTA RUN – The 5K course starts in front of the KROC Center entrance. Runners will exit the main entrance, turn left on Westfield Street, then proceed north to Broad Street. The course turns right on Broad, crosses River Street and proceeds toward Main Street. The course goes right on S. Main Street and stays on S. Main all the way to Fluor Field. Runners will turn left on Markley Street, left on Field Street and left on Augusta Street. The next turn is a right on University Street, then a left on Furman College Way before turning left into Falls Park. The remainder of the run is on the Swamp Rabbit Trail through Falls Park and the River Walk before finishing on the soccer field at the KROC Center.
JINGLE TROT – The Jingle Trot course is the same as the Santa Run course. Please proceed through the finish line and escort your dog to the canine refreshment area located in the grass bordering the field.
CHRISTMAS MUSIC ON THE COURSE! SNOW MACHINES! THE RETURN OF THE 33 FOOT SNOWMAN! GIFT CARDS FOR ALL COSTUME CONTEST PARTICIPANTS! THIS IS AN AWESOME EVENT SO DON’T MISS IT!
Statistics: Santa Run & Jingle Trot – The total elevation gain is around 150′. The course consists of 75% roads and 25% paved paths. There are roughly 15 turns.
SWAG. ALL SANTA RUN PARTICIPANTS (PREMIUM PACKAGE) RECEIVE A SANTA RUN BUFF AND SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT. If you chose UNDER 13, you only get a race packet and bib. ALL JINGLE TROT PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE A CUSTOM DOG BANDANA AND A COMMEMORATIVE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT.
START. The Santa Run 5K starts at 9:00am in front of the KROC Center entrance. The Jingle Trot starts at 9:00 am at the same location.
FINISH. The Santa Run finishes in the center of the soccer field at the KROC Center. The Jingle Trot finishes in the grass area on the north side of the soccer field.
POST RACE FARE. We will provide an assortment of fruit, snacks, cookies, bottled water, HOT CHOCOLATE, and coffee after the race. The post race fare will be in the KROC Center cafe. We will also have human and canine refreshments at the Jingle Trot finish. Sorry, no dogs are allowed inside the KROC Center.
CONTESTS. If you would like to participate in the costume contests, please be prepared before the race. The Santa Run and Jingle Trot costume contests start at 8:40am on the Santa stage in front of the Kroc Center. We’re offering special gifts for the best costumes! Be creative!
AWARDS. Santa Run 5K Awards will be available immediately after the race. Check in at the Awards Booth to claim your prize. There are no awards for the Jingle Trot.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 SANTA RUN and JINGLE TROT. Please sign up early to get the best price!