2019 Finisher Medal

2019 Finisher Medal

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Event Shirt

Event Shirt

Santa Claus for a Cause 5k/10K

Caren Ware Events are something for EVERYBODY and EVERY BODY. This event is meant to get you in the spirit of Christmas! And it gives back. Santa Claus with a Cause uses its proceeds to gift those who otherwise would not experience a hope filled Christmas and sincerely need staple goods to survive. Ware in the World Foundation connects cultures through Sports, providing hope, happiness, and enhanced life experiences. Santa Claus with a Cause is a festive event that will warm your heart. Hot Choco serves. Christmas Carolers and cookies. A great group warm up. And best of all SANTA SUITS!!! You can choose to get a full Santa suit instead of a shirt, or both. And run in them or your favorite holiday sweater or attire.

DATE: Sunday, December 15, 2019


WHERE: HUNTINGTON Beach State Park( Corner of Beach Blvd and PCH).

When you register for 2019 event, you registration includes one giveaway. There is a choice between a SANTA SUIT OR A CUSTOM EVENT T-SHIRT or BOTH!!. You can choose both for an additional $10

Everyone GETS a choice of A full SANTA SUIT TO wear and KEEP! Or pick a race t-shirt option. Wear it over running clothes or bring your own Christmas themed attire or UGLY SWEATER. 5 AWARD WINNERS for the Ugliest Sweaters. Fancy Santa FINISHER MEDALS TO ALL. It is the break you need in your busy holiday season. Recreate and give a little something back to someone that has so much less. You can add additional donations or be jog-a-thon sponsored also.

Entry Fees: 

  • 5K Event

    • 5K $40

      • Add $5 starting Dec 14th and Dec 15th

    • 5K Youth (18&Under) $35

      • Add $5 starting Dec 14th and Dec 15th

  • 10K Event

    • 10K $45

      • Add $5 starting Dec 14th and Dec 15th

    • 10K Youth ( 18&Under) $40

      • Add $5 starting Dec 14th and Dec 15th

  • Online Registration Deadline closes at midnight on December 14th.

Registration Fee includes SANTA SUIT or an Event SHIRT plus a custom cast FINISHER MEDAL that dazzles and dangles. And magnets together with the other WINTER SERIES “We FIT Together” races. It’s FUN!

PARKING: State Park parking fee is $15.00. Carpool or limited metered parking available on Pacific Coast Hwy and Beach Blvd. And NEW this year, OC Parking has Public parking across the street for less than $10. North /east Corner of PCH and Beach Blvd.

Pre-Race Day Packet Pick up/Late Registration:

Early PACKET PICK UP:  Noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 14th
   Location for optional early packet pick up is at 

ROADRUNNER SPORTS 1835 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA. 92627. 

*Packet Pick up available on race day from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. . ALSO, PACKET PICK UP AND LATE REGISTRATION on RACE DAY from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. One person may pick up for other participants.

Course: Definitely flat and fast on the paved running, bike path. Only in California can you be SANTA in a SUIT or in an UGLY Sweater running along the beach. Enjoy a scenic course that trots where you can see and hear the surf crash! Just in case you are wondering this will take place rain or shine. Santa never quit on a rainy Christmas Day.

You choose your course tactics. Race…Jog…Stroll…or Roll. Families can bring strollers but agrees to use at own risk. Please position at the back of the pack at the start. Aid station half way on course.

This is the Event that Gifts back.

Our gift to ourselves is health, Our gift to others is 2019/2020 projects.

  • Orange County Homeless Shelters

    • This is how you can help. Bring health care products for our local homeless houses: we need toothpaste, brushes, toothbrushes, towels, soap, shampoos. There will be boxes at registration to place your items in.

  • Internationally, A portion of your entry fee goes towards sending funds, shoes, and clothing to porters, guides and their families on Christmas Day. Porters in Africa carry loads up Mt. Kilimanjaro for a living.

  • And Locally, Tear down an unsuitable trailer & pour the foundation for a wheelchair accessible unit on Miss Pam’s Ranch.


Can I bring my dog? Yes, please keep on a leash.

Can I bring my stroller? Yes, Please start at the back of the pack when the race begins.

Can I pick up for my friends at the optional Early Packet Pick UP? Yes. Please print confirmation for each participant.

Do I have to pick up my packet at the optional early packet pick up? You may pick up your packets at early packet pick up or on race day. Just give yourself time if picking up on race day.

Restrooms? Restrooms are located on both end of the parking lot.