Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and limits on event size, the 2020 Santa Stampede will be virtual only.
This year, participate in the virtual race for FREE!
You can choose to run your virtual 5K or 10K anywhere you choose. You can run your 5K and/or 10K any time in the month of December. After you run, be sure to submit your results to the results page by clicking here.
Do you have what it takes to do both the 5K and the 10K? Then sign up for the double!
You can purchase a virtual packet add-on for $25 that includes a medal, neck gaiter and Santa hat. You can also purchase a separate Santa shirt for $10. This packet and/or shirt will be mailed to the address you provide.
6115 S Satna Fe Dr
Littleton, CO 80120
The Santa Stampede 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.
From Denver, travel south on US 85 from I-25 or US 285. Hudson Gardens is located on the west side of the road.
From Colorado Springs and Castle Rock, travel north on I-25, then west on C-470. Exit at Santa Fe Drive (US-85) and travel north. Hudson Gardens is located on the west side of the road.
Parking can be found in the southern lots of Hudson Gardens as well as the parking lots at Arapahoe Community College.
Starting at Hudson Gardens, the Santa Stampede will run through the Denver Seminary before entering the Mary Carter Greenway Trail and then finishing with a loop around Hudson Gardens. Both the 5K and 10K will start in front of the gift shop and run south on Vinewood and around the Denver Seminary before entering the Greenway. Runners will then run north on the Greenway Trail and cross over to the west side of the river at the first bridge. 5K runners will cross back over the river at the next bridge and then run south on the eastern side of the river back to Hudson Gardens. The 10K runners will continue to run north on the western side of the river to Centennial Park and the turn-around point. Then, 10K runners will cross over to the eastern side of the river at the Big Dry Creek Trail and follow the Greenway Trail south all the way back to Hudson Gardens. Once back inside the Gardens, both 5K and 10K runners will do one full loop of the outside of the park before finishing back in front of the gift shop.
Aid stations will be located at mile 1.5 in the 5K and 1.5, 3.25, and 4.5 in the 10K. They will have water and Gatorade.
Bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, and animals, are not allowed in the race.
Dogs at not permitted on the grounds at Hudson Gardens and due to the out and back nature of the course, we are not allowing dogs on the course. Please leave your pooch at home. Failure to adhere to this policy will cause disqualification and may force Hudson Gardens to pull our permit for the event.
5K USATF Course Certification #: CO14043CR
10K USATF Course Certification #: CO1404DCR
Courses certified by Race Measure