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Join us for a Christmas Classic! The Santa Stampede 5K/10K is a flat and fast 5K and 10K held along the banks of the scenic South Platte River in Littleton, Colorado. Last year, we welcomed nearly 1,400 finishers with steaming cups of hot cocoa. The holidays can be stressful, so why not keep the stress away with a family friendly run and walk. This year all runners will get a Santa hat with registration, as well as the same top-notch chip timing, a race logo t-shirt, gift certificate awards from Runner’s Roost, and finish line expo with vendors and food.

Santa Stampede 5K
$35 race day
Santa Stampede 10K
$45 race day
Double (both distances)
$55 race day

Register Online
Click here to register online for the Santa Stampede.


  1. All registrants will receive a race logo TulTex 65/30 poly/cotton blend shirt with their entry.
  2. All participants will receive a Santa hat.
  3. All finishers will get a finishers medal.
  4. A fun and festive atmosphere with more than 20 vendors.
  5. Indulge in cookies, muffins, oranges, bananas, and bagels at the post race party.
  6. Enjoy a cup of hot coffee, hot chocolate, Propel, water, and Gatorade after the event.
  7. Fully supported course with aid stations every two miles.
  8. Runners and walkers welcome.
  9. A safe course free from vehicular traffic, with medics on bikes patrolling the race.
  10. Gift certificate awards from New Balance and Runner’s Roost.
  11. Stay warm in The Inn at Hudson Gardens before the race.
  12. Professional chip timing.
  13. Professional photos after the event.
  14. Runners who register for the entire series will also get a free one year subscription to Colorado Runner magazine.

The race will be staged from Hudson Gardens in Littleton. Hudson Gardens is located on US Route 85 (S Santa Fe Drive), directly across from Arapahoe Community College at 6115 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120. Overflow parking will be at Arapahoe Community College. For a detailed map, please click here.

Race Day Registration, Packet Pickup and Event Timeline
7:30 AM – Race day registration and packet pick-up begins
8:45 AM – Free kid’s run
9:00 AM – 5K start
10:00 AM – 5K Awards
10:15 AM – 10K Start
11:30 AM – 10K Awards

General Questions
For more information, please follow the links at the top or bottom of the page, or check out our FAQ page.

Santa Stampede 5K / 10K race

Santa Stampede 5K & 10K This Saturday

The 10th annual Santa Stampede 5K & 10K is this Saturday, December 20 at Hudson Gardens in Littleton. With Santa hats, free professional photo downloads, finisher’s medals, and more, this is a great value and a family friendly fun run. A free kid’s race will kick off the festivities at 8:45 am, followed by the […]

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