This course is flat but a lot of turns. The race is out and back.The course starts near the Pavillion at the heart of the Shops at Riverwoods. Runners start with silly Santa Run Warm Ups. They head West under a canopy of Christmas lights. Runners follow on to the road then on to the trail. On the course there are aid stations at Mile .775, 1.55(turn around) and the same aid station for Mile .775 on the return. The aid stations are full of milk, cookies and water. The views include the Provo River, Provo Canyon to the East and the Shops at Riverwoods.
Milk and Cookie Aid Stations
Along the route all the Santa Runners will be given loads of Milk & Cookies to aid the run. Water will also be provided during these aid stations. The aid stations and the course will be supported by Elves or Santa's Helpers (Volunteers). Volunteer spots are extremely popular amoungst families because the free green shirts, hats and ears for these elves.
We want families to be able to run this race so we made it so kids 8 and under can run for free with a paid adult. Also though the Santa Suits are a felt material and mainly designed for one use, we had our manufacture upgrade the material in 2016 to a higher grade of felt. Most will get the new suits.Read more
Our Milk and Cookie aid stations are around every 1/3 of a mile on the course. Though the stations are more to liven up the fun and run out quickly on the course, we have loads more at the finish that rarely run out. We do not want sick Santa's running the race, so we also provide loads of water that never runs out. The finish also has Hot Chocolate and more!!!
At the start of each race we warm up our Santa Clauses with HO HO HO Jumping Jacks and Boots, Belly Beard and Hat. During the race we try to have Christmas Music throughout. The Ogden Santa Run has it on every inch of the race.