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- $27 for one race entry ($40 value)
Run, Santa, Run 5K
During the Run, Santa, Run 5K, the streets of downtown Madison fill with a Christmas-colored horde of athletes; every runner participates in either an elf or a Santa costume. No need to DIY, though—the race team doles out green long-sleeve T-shirts and hats to elves, or for Santas, a red take on the same outfit. At the finish line, prizes go to the fastest Santa and the fastest elf, but everyone shares the real prize—a post-race party, and a free, online gallery of downloadable event pictures. For an added touch of Christmas spirit, the race recommends that runners bring along a Toys for Tots donation, too.