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Ri Ra's Santa 5K Run & Walk - 2012

Where: Burlington, VT, USA
Date: Sunday, December 2, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m.

2012 Ri Ra's Santa 5k REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!...
But you can still enter this race, we have 50 charity spots if you raise $200 or more in pledges for Camp Ta-Kum-Ta.  For complete details email Kelly at

Event Name
Until November 18
Until November 28
5K Run/Walk
with santa suit from last year
5K Run/Walk
(includes a full santa suit)

Online registration closes at 6:00 pm on November 28th, 2012.
or until it reaches the maximum number of participants.


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

Race Kit Pickup:

  • Friday, November 30, 2012
    12:00 p.m. (noon) - 7:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, December 1, 2012
    11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Race Day
    Sunday, December 2, 2012
    7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

  • Ri Ra Irish Pub
    123 Church Street
    Burlington, VT
    Phone: 802-860-9401
To view a route map, click here.

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.
  • Ladies and gentlemen if you are under 5' 4" and 150 pounds order a children's Santa suit.  Santa suits are big.
  • 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.

Thanks to Our Sponsors:

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Von Bargen’s Jewelry enhances, through the thoughtful and reflective practice of our business, the lives of our employees and clients, and the communities and world in which we live.

Founded by John Von Bargen in 1978 and now under the leadership of the second generation, Jason and Julie Thom, Von Bargen’s is a local, family owned jewelry business with four store locations in Vermont and New Hampshire: Springfield, Stratton & Burlington VT and Hanover NH.

Our exceptional teams are excited by their work & fully engaged in providing our clients with an exceptional, personalized shopping experience. Our team prioritizes the client relationship, not the sale, so that they naturally build authentic connections that allow them to provide appropriate guidance. It’s our people and their truly personalized sales approach that makes shopping at Von Bargen’s such a unique & fun experience. For more information, please visit us at

The Santa/Friend who collects the most money will be awarded a $1,000 gift card to Von Bargen’s, The Finest Diamonds & Artisan Jewelry.


The Hilton Burlington

Overlooking Lake Champlain, "America's Sixth Great Lake," the Hilton Burlington Hotel is the centerpiece of Burlington's acclaimed "Waterfront Renaissance," heralded by the New York Times and others. Historic, award-winning Church Street Marketplace - often likened to a Parisian cobblestone boulevard with its cafés, shops, boutiques, and restaurants — is just an easy stroll from our Lake Champlain hotel. Also close are popular Vermont attractions such as Echo Lake Aquarium, Shelburne Museum, Ben & Jerry’s, the Historic Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, and many others. World-class mountain resorts including Stowe, Sugarbush, and Jay Peak are also easily accessible.

Special rates for Santa Race 2012 participants and family: Click here.









New Balance Williston

New Balance Williston has Vermont's largest selection of New Balance shoes, clothing and accessories. Our ProCare Certified Fit Specialists offer 1-on-1 attention to ensure you get the best fitting shoe. We offer free fit services and foot scanning, custom orthotics, and many shoe styles in a wide range of sizes and widths. We are experts in conditions like diabetes, plantar fasciitis and bunions. At New Balance Williston, we know that a proper fitting pair of shoes is so important to overall foot health. Come see us in Maple Tree Place, next to Mexicali and the Majestic 10. We look forward to fitting you!

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Proud Supporters of Camp Ta-Kum-Ta:



For almost three decades Camp Ta-Kum-Ta has provided a safe, loving place where children from Vermont and New York who have, or have had cancer can play, swim, share, and heal. In short, Camp T-K-T is where kids go to reclaim a childhood robbed by cancer.

At the very beginning Camp was just a great idea without a name. While in the Pediatric Oncology Unit at the hospital discussing the possibility of a camp where "kids with cancer" can just be "kids", one of the children still too young to attend exclaimed in frustration "but I want a camp to come ta!". The name was perfect, and eventually she did get her "Camp Ta-Kum-Ta". Today, she is one of the many survivors volunteering on staff!

Each year Camp Ta-Kum-Ta tries to squeeze in as many life experiences and memories as possible all year long. Along with traditional camp activities such as swimming, athletics, ropes course, and arts & crafts, Ta-Kum-Ta offers once-in-a-lifetime opportunities such as rock climbing expeditions, hot-air balloon rides, formal dances, and lake cruises. During the winter we have winter weekends, where kids go cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and much more.

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta's new home in South Hero, Vermont will enable our children and their families to grow in ways never thought possible. Our new home is beautiful and has the capacity to grow, but it will take a large commitment from the community to make this dream a reality for our special campers who attend Camp Ta-Kum-Ta.

To sponsor an athlete click here.

To download a pledge form click here.

For more information, visit or contact
Hattie Johnson, Director of Development
PO Box 459, South Hero, VT 05486
Phone: 802-372-5863, Email:

Click here to download a registration form

How to Register

1. Choose your event! Click on the registration link to go to the secure registration page.
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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If you have questions or comments, please contact your Race Director.

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