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Ri Ra's Santa 5K Run & Walk,
Presented by New England Federal Credit Union

Where: Burlington, VT, USA
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2011
Time: 9:30 am

NOTICE: Unfortunately the Ri Ra Santa 5K is now sold out for 2011. Over 1200 Santas will be running! Come and see us next year. Online registration will open in early 2012. For more information contact Kelly Arnott at
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Until Nov. 25
Until Dec. 2
5K Run/Walk With Santa Suit from Last Year
5K Run/Walk (includes a full santa suit)

Online registration ends Friday, December 2nd.

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Ri Ra Irish Pub:
Built in Ireland from salvage materials, Ri Ra is located on the fabled Church Street in one of the finest, most decorative buildings in Burlington, Vermont. Now trading for over ten years, Ri Ra has established itself as a favorite spot for locals to meet for a drink after work, to watch a weekend game or relax over dinner. Stop by or visit us on-line at

In-person registration and Race Kit, Bib, and Chip Pickup:

  • Saturday, December 3 from 12:00 pm (noon) - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 4 (Race Day) from 7:00 am - 9:00 am
    Ri Ra Irish Pub
    123 Church Street
    Burlington, Vt.
    Phone: 802-860-9401

Click here to view map

Santa Suits:

  • All race participants will receive a Santa suit that must be worn during the event. It will consists of a beard, hat, jacket, pants and belt.
  • The Santa suit comes in a size for men, women and children.
  • Please remember that all participant must wear the full santa suit. Any runner not wearing the santa suit will be taken off the course with no refund.

Vermont's 1st and only all Santa race:

  • All participants receive a full Santa suit and a great Irish breakfast after the race at Ri Ra Irish pub.
  • This 5k run is in historic Burlington, Vermont, a scenic route starting on Church Street.
  • Awards will be in 5 year age increments plus overall male/ female.

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Thanks to our sponsors:


New England Federal Credit Union is the largest Credit Union in Vermont with more than 79,000 members. NEFCU specializes in low-cost mortgages, auto loans and personal loans, as well as everyday checking and savings.
Call 866 80 LOANS or visit We?re Local, Affordable and On Your Side.

Green Mountain

The Green Mountain Running Medicine Shop is a customer service based retail store that caters to all the injury prevention and rehabilitation needs of runners, walkers and athletes alike. We are here to outfit our customers in the bio-mechanically correct running shoes, accessories and sports medicine supplies while providing access to our conveniently located physical therapy practice. Run More - Hurt Less!


The Hilton Burlington
Overlooking Lake Champlain, "America's Sixth Great Lake," the Hilton Burlington Hotel is the centerpiece of Burlington's acclaimed "Waterfront Renaissance." When you choose our hotel you will enjoy an experience unlike any other. Wake up to incredible views of Lake Champlain, stroll along the boardwalk, and truly feel as though you are part of the unique Burlington community. Come stay for the night or the weekend along the scenic course route at the Hilton Burlington. Special rates for Santa participants and family, $89.00 per night during race weekend (12/2/11 - 12/4/11)
and enter the following information:

  • Group Name: Santa Race 2011
  • Group Code: SNR
  • Check-in: 02-DEC-2011
  • Check-out: 04-DEC-2011
  • Hotel Name: Hilton Burlington Hotel Address:
    60 Battery Street Burlington
    Phone Number: 802-859-5044

Proud Supporters of the Make-A-Wish, Vermont Chapter The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Vermont was founded in 1989 and grants wishes to children between the ages of 2 ˝ to 18 years of age with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. For wish children and families, the granting of a wish provides a respite from the world of doctors, hospitals, medications and treatments that their lives have become, and gives children and their families inspiration and hope as they battle their illness. The Vermont Chapter endeavors to make every wish a truly remarkable and memorable experience. In 2010, we provided 39 wishes; since our inception, we have provided nearly 550 wishes to Vermont children. The average cost of a wish is $11,500 with over 79 cents of every dollar spent going directly to the wish cost. The Vermont Chapter does not receive federal or state support; funds are raised and spent only in Vermont.

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2. Fill out your information on the registration form. Make sure to include your proper email address!
3. Use your credit card to pay your registration fee! Transactions processed securely.
4. You will receive a confirmation Email, outlining your application and payment details.
5. Check the on-line confirmation list above.
6. If there are any questions about your online registration please click on the contact us link to communicate with the race director.
All entries are non-refundable and non-transferable. Entry fee does not include processing fee.
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