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Carrollton to Hold Santa’s Downtown Dash 5K

Post Date:11/10/2016 6:08 PM

Santa Dash 2016 WebThe City of Carrollton Parks and Recreation department will host a festive 5K race and Kid’s Fun Run in Downtown Carrollton on Saturday, December 3.

The 2016 Santa’s Downtown Dash 5K will route through the quaint Carrollton Highlands neighborhood and finish on the Downtown Square. The second annual race is another chance for residents to stay active, get involved, and enjoy Historic Downtown Carrollton.

The Kid’s Fun Run will have the little ones running with glee as they chase Santa through the streets of the Square. Participants ages 10 and younger will receive an award and a goody bag upon completion. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the fun run with their registered children. Wagons and strollers are also allowed.

Register by Monday, November 28 to receive the $20 rate for the competitive 5K run and the $10 rate for the fun run. The prices increase by $5 on race day. Any changes made to a registration after November 28 will incur a $5 change fee. Register online at Packet pick-up will be November 30 through December 2 from noon to 8 p.m. at Rosemeade Recreation Center (1330 E. Rosemeade Parkway).

Early registration guarantees a race packet, a long sleeve t-shirt, and a timing chip for 5K participants. The Kid’s Fun Run will not be timed. Awards for the 5K will be given for overall male and female, and medals will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each age category.

Order your souvenir 2016 Santa’s Downtown Dash hoodie for $16 when registering (optional). Adult and youth sizes are available.

Stick around after the race for pictures with the big guy at the Santa on the Square event. Enjoy free photos with St. Nick, balloons, live reindeer, and more. Christmas in Carrollton

 Race Day Registration & Warm Up    8:30-9:15 a.m.
 Kid’s Fun Run   (12 & younger)   9:30 a.m.
 5K Competitive Run (Ages 5+)     10 a.m.
 Awards    11 a.m.
 Santa on the Square       11:30 a.m.

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