Santa Hat Hustle :: Royal Oak, MI :: Saturday, December 2 2017-10-20T03:24:33+00:00

Kick-Off The Season With SE Michigan’s Holiday Tradition — The Santa Hat Hustle!
Saturday, December 2nd
Royal Oak, Michigan

Royal Oak will be converted to a winter wonderland with Santa and all his friends, Reindeer, Snowmen, Christmas Trees & More!

Event Schedule

8:30am – Registration & Packet Pick-up
10:00am – Merry 1 Mile
10:20am- 5K Run & Walk
11:40am – ¼ Mile Kids Donner Dash
11:30-1pm – Post-Race Party

Registration & Packet Pick-Up

Race Day Packet Pick-up:
Heated Tent Structure on 5th Avenue
between Washington & Center Streets.
GPS Address Use:
205 5th Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Early Packet Pick-up:
TBA

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit Our FAQ Section

Course Information

START & FINISH: 5th Street

*New* Certified Route Coming Soon!
The Santa Hat Hustle Course is USATF Certified

Official Timing by Everal Racing Using ChronoTrack Race Management Systems

Award Information

5K Run/Walk Awards
• Top Male & Female 5K Runners in Each Age Category:
14 & Under | 15-19 | 20-29 | 30-39 | 40-49 | 50-59 | 60-69 | 70+
• Top Overall Male & Female 5K Runners
• Top Overall Male & Female 5K Walkers

One Mile
•  Top Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Male & Female 1 Mile

1/4 Mile Kids Run
• Donner Dash – Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place

Santa Pub Crawl

Participants of the Santa Hat Hustle receive FREE ADMISSION at the Santa Pub Crawl in Downtown Royal Oak on 12/9/17  1-6pm. Simply bring your bib to any of the 3 check-in bars (5th Avenue, Mr. B’s & Hamlin Corner) and receive your event lanyard & swag! For more information visit Santa Pub Crawl.

Contact Us

Questions? Comments?
By Phone: 248.543.1000
By Email: info@ultimatefunruns.com

For Volunteer and Social Media Inquiries, Please Contact GetInvolved@thesocialconnection.com

Volunteer

Volunteers Receive Santa Hat, Invitation to the Post Run Party &  Entry for You and a Guest to the Santa Pub Crawl on Saturday 12/9/16 ( Must be 21+ to attend pub crawl)

Santa Hat Hustle Swag

All 5K Runners & Walkers Receive a Tech Shirt, a Branded Bib with Timing Chip, and a Medal
Kids 12 & Younger Who Participate in the 1/4 Mile Trick or Trot Kid’s Run Receive a Non-Chipped Bib and a Medal

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SANTA HAT

FINISHER MEDAL

COMMEMORATIVE BIB

TECH SHIRT W/ TIMED OPTIONS

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Mail-In Registration Available
Click Here to Download the Registration Form
Full Payment & Completed Form MUST BE RECEIVED BY TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH
See Form For Details

REGISTER EARLY & SAVE!

Until November 10, 2017
5K Walk or Run – $35 | Merry Mile – $25 |  Donner Dash Kids Run – $10 

November 11-November 17, 2017
5K Walk or Run – $40 | Merry Mile – $30 | Donner Dash Kids Run- $15

November 18-December 1, 2017
5K Walk or Run – $45 | Merry Mile – $30 | Donner Dash Kids Run – $15

December 2, 2017– Run/Walk Day
5K Walk or Run – $50 | Merry Mile – $35 | Donner Dash Kids Run– $20

5K Run – 10:20am

now only $35
  • Includes: Medal, Shirt, Bib with Timing Chip
  • Post Race Party with Snacks, Santa & Friends, Keepsake Photos & Activities
  • Entry to Santa Pub Crawl 12/9/17 for all Participants 21+ – MUST SHOW BIB

5K Walk – 10:20am

now only $35
  • Includes: Medal, Shirt, Bib with Timing Chip
  • Post Race Party with Snacks, Santa & Friends, Keepsake Photos & Activities
  • Entry to Santacon Pub Crawl 12/9/17 for all Participants 21+ – MUST SHOW BIB

Merry 1 Mile – 10am

now only $25
  • Includes: Medal, Shirt, Bib with Timing Chip
  • Post Race Party with Snacks, Santa & Friends, Keepsake Photos & Activities
  • Entry to Santacon Pub Crawl 12/9/17 for all Participants 21+ – MUST SHOW BIB

Donner Dash - 11:30am

now only $10
  • 1/4 Mile Kids Run Includes: Medal & Bib DOES NOT INCLUDE SHIRT
  • Post Race Party with Snacks, Santa & Friends, Keepsake Photos & Activities
  • Note: Donner Dash is for Kids 12 & Younger

 NO REFUNDS Due to Weather Conditions.
NO REFUNDS Unless You Have Been Double Charged or
Accidentally Signed Up More Than Once.

Name Changes: Contact Event Office before 12/2/17 – 248-543-1000
Name changes will not receive official timing if received after 12/1/17

OUR SPONSORS

COURSE RULES

Hustlers & Dashers have a few rules they will need to follow in order to ensure everyone has a fun, and safe, experience.

• Santa Hat Hustle reserves the right to pull any person from the race who is endangering other runners or themselves.

• Bikes, roller blades, roller skates, scooters, etc. are not permitted on the course.

• Unregistered walkers/runners will be escorted off the course.

• If you plan to walk the course, we require that you line-up at the back of the race corral so as not to impede the runners. Similarly, runners/walkers with baby joggers, strollers, or dogs are asked to begin at the back of the race corral and are responsible for making sure they do not impede other participants. 

• Headphones are allowed, but users are asked to be cautious.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What Will The Weather Be Like On Race Day? 2017-09-06T02:38:09+00:00

The first week of December averages 30-42 degrees, but Michigan being Michigan, we urge all participants to check the weather and prepare for anything. 

When Is The Last Day To Register? 2017-10-06T19:46:22+00:00

Online registration ends at 10am on Friday, December 1st.

In person registration will take place prior to race time on Saturday, December 2nd from 9:00am-10:30am at the heated structure located on 5th Street between Washington & Center Streets.

Mail-in registrations need to be received by Tuesday, November 28th. 

Can Someone Else Pick Up My Packet For Me? 2017-02-22T20:43:45+00:00

Yes.

Can I Receive A Refund If I Cannot Attend? 2017-09-06T02:46:07+00:00

Ultimate Fun Runs does not issue refunds. However, you can transfer your spot to another person by emailing info@ultimatefunruns.com or calling 248.543.1000

What Are The Age Limits For The Races? 2017-09-06T02:40:22+00:00

There are no age restrictions at Ultimate Fun Runs sponsored events. 

How Do I Register? 2017-10-06T19:47:12+00:00

Online registration ends at 10am on Friday, December 1st.

In person registration will take place prior to race time on Saturday, December 2nd from 9:00am-10:30am at the heated structure located on 5th Street between Washington & Center Streets.

Mail-in registrations need to be received by Tuesday, November 28th. 

What Do I Get With My Registration Fee? 2017-09-06T02:43:10+00:00

5K Runners & Walkers Receive:
• Medal, Santa Themed Swag & Tech Shirt
• Official Timing Chip for Run (Awards for Each Age Group)
• Post Race Party with Snacks, Santa & Friends, Keepsake Photos & Activities
• FREE ENTRY at SantaCon Royal Oak Pub Crawl  on 12/9/17 1-6pm ($20 Value) for all Participants 21+ – Must Show Bib for Entry

Donner Dashers Receive:
• All Kids Receive a Finisher Medal & Santa Themed Swag (DOES NOT INCLUDE A SHIRT)
• Post Race Party with Snacks, Santa & Friends, Keepsake Photos & Activities
• Note: Donner Dash is for Kids 12 & Younger

Where Should I Park? 2017-02-22T20:44:09+00:00

There are a handful of parking garages and lots, as well as street parking, available in downtown Royal Oak.
Click Here for a detailed parking map.