Before competing in a 5K, it's smart to build up your endurance with weekly runs or one practice 5K the night before. Be prepared with this Groupon.
- $41 for a 5K entry for one with a Super Santa package (up to a $78 value)
On Saturday, December 14, at 9:30, 5K runners show Santa Claus how to get in shape before the Christmas cookie onslaught. Every participant receives a shirt, stocking hat, and a souvenir belt-buckle bib number. The Super Santa package upgrades the shirt to a long-sleeve PolyTec shirt and grants runners a Santa beard, priority finish-line access, and guaranteed entrance in the event of a sellout.
Milwaukee Santa's 5k & 15k
The organizers behind the Milwaukee Santa's 5k & 15k may have found the most challenging obstacle ever faced by a runner: candy canes. At key points along the course, attendants at candy stations hand out sweets to participants, who look straight out of North Pole. Each runner or walker dons a Santa Claus outfit, complete with beard, hat, and belt. The Christmas spirit—and music—continues past the finish line, where organizers hand out hot cider and cookies.