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Santa 5K Fun Run and Santa Stroll 1 Mile Walk

December 1, 2018, 9:00 am

$15 – $35

The Magnificent Mile and a Half will once again be flooded with visions of Saint Nick on Saturday, December 1, 2018 as Chicagoland Speedway, the Joliet Township High School (JTHS) Alumni Association and the Joliet Area Historical Museum present the Second Annual Santa Celebration. This festive fundraiser will benefit Racing Advocates for Community Enrichment (R.A.C.E.), Chicagoland Speedway’s 501(c)3 charitable entity, the JTHS Alumni Association scholarships and the Joliet Area Historical Museum.  For sponsorship opportunities, contact Sarah Palya at spalya@chicagolandspeedway.com.

Santa 5K and 1-Mile Stroll: This year’s event will feature a competitive, timed and scored 5K race, but the leisurely 1-mile stroll is not a timed event but all participants of all ages and ability levels including families, strollers and wheelchairs, are welcome to partake. The course begins and ends within Chicagoland Speedway’s 1.5 mile D-shaped tri-oval. Registration fees, which include an event t-shirt and entrance to Santa’s post-race celebration, are $35 for adults, $25 for students with school ID and $15 for children ages 5-12 until November 15. Participants must register by November 15 to be guaranteed a packet. The one-mile stroll is $20 per person ages 13 and older while 12 and under are free.  All registered participants will receive an exclusive event shirt and Santa Hat.  Runners in the 5k will receive a timed running bib.  Registration must be completed by November 15th to guarantee a packet.  After November 15th, the packets are available until supplies last.  The entry fee into Santa Celebration is $10.00 at the gate, for all non-runners and non-walkers 13 and older, (12 and under are free).

Pictures with Santa in Gatorade Victory Lane: Not a runner? Not a problem. Families can still join Santa Claus for pictures in Gatorade Victory Lane from 10 a.m. to noon to participate in a variety of holiday activities including a craft station and “pop-up” gift store presented by the Joliet Area Historical Museum. All attendees will also be provided a ticket for December Deals & Delights raffle held by the Joliet Area Historical Museum taking place that day.

In addition, R.A.C.E. will host Toys for Tots Foundation drive in an effort to collect toys for those that are less fortunate in the community. Fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys for donations which will be distributed by the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve as Christmas gifts.

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