New this year at the Santa Stampede 5K & 10K – free photo downloads! Professional photographer will be capturing your best grin on course and you can download your pictures for free after the race. Come join your friends and family at the party on Saturday, December 20. The 5K kicks off at 9 a.m. at the Santa Stampede 5K & 10K at Hudson Gardens in Littleton. The race swag includes Santa hats to all, awesome shirts, finisher’s medals to everyone, free professional photo downloads, post-race massages, hot chocolate, cookies, and more! Runners and walkers of all ages and paces are welcome.

If one race isn’t enough for you this winter, sign up for the entire Winter Distance Series. It makes the perfect Christmas gift! The series offers three events in Littleton. The first race is the Santa Stampede 5K/10K in December, followed by the Frosty’s Frozen 5 and 10 Miler in January, and then the Snowman Stampede 5 and 10 Miler in February. Each race offers a party-like atmosphere with flat and fast courses along the banks of the scenic South Platte River.

The series is a benefit for the Fetal Health Foundation. The Fetal Health Foundation’s mission is to provide support, provide information, fund research, increase awareness and be an outlet for leading medical information pertaining to fetal syndromes. They are all about arming families and healthcare providers with information and helping to save babies’ lives. For more information, check out

All participants will receive a t-shirt with the race logo, professional chip timing, and aid stations with water, and electrolyte drinks. Award winners will receive gift certificates from Runners Roost. A post race celebration will feature local vendors and food, including bagels, fruit, cookies, muffins. The race series is sponsored by Colorado Runner Magazine, Runners Roost, New Balance, Coda Coffee, Sports Authority, Gatorade, Propel, Orange Theory Fitness, Aspire Beverages, Road ID, and more.

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