How it works

Download your bib, run your race, and submit your results!
When to run: Opening day is December 1st. The Run for A Claus 5K or 1 Mile allows runners to run, walk or skip anytime during the  month of December!


Where to run: Anywhere you can feel safe and have the most FUN. Neighborhoods, parks, and running paths are great for creating your own course! Remember to be conscious about social distancing!


Before you run: Download your official Run for a Claus Bib (This is optional,  you don’t have to wear it.)


What to do after running: Snap pictures of how you made your course FUN!

(Big smiles, awesome costumes, good company?)

We want to see! Tag us on social media by mentioning @Runforaclaus @OCMarathon and use #Runforaclaus for a chance to be featured!


Finally, SUBMIT YOUR RESULTS and download your finisher certificate.


Prices remain the same for the 1 mile and 5K. This allows parents to run with their children and choose preferred distance.  All race goodies are included in the registration fee. 


Santa hat and beard, medal, and other race goodies will be shipped directly to you!

Be sure to use your current mailing address during registration.

Shipping will begin December 1st.


Mail- in registration forms are not available. There are NO REFUNDS of any registration fees. 


The 2020 Virtual Run can take place any time in the month of December.

You get to create your own path!

Run any time, anywhere!

* OC Marathon Office – 3100 Airway Avenue Suite 104 Costa Mesa, CA 92626


Virtual Costume Contest
To enter the Virtual Costume Contest, dress up in your favorite holiday outfit, and share your virtual run photos on social media!

Use #RunForaClause  and tag @RunForaClaus on Facebook or Instagram

Five of the most festive costumes will win a free entry to the 2021 event!

There will be no age group awards for the virtual event