SANTA 5K RUN/WALK 12/01/18 10AM

Registration Now Open!

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We couldn't put on such a great run without our volunteers. Please contact us to be a part of this wonderful holiday tradition at

Packet Pick up

2018 Rotary Santa Run Packet Pick-up locations and times can be found by clicking the link above.

Race Day

The race must go on! There will be no cancellations for inclement weather. After all, Santa wouldn't cancel Christmas for a little snow!


There are many ways to get to the race including carpooling, Metra and Uber. Course Maps and Parking details will be shared soon!

Post Race Party

Stick around after the race for music and merriment. Immediate Race Results are available to share over a drink at one of our many downtown restaurants.

Reindeer Run

The Goldfish Swim School Reindeer Run, for kids 10 and under, takes place prior to each year's Rotary Santa Run. The run covers a short, 4-block course. Kids are never out of sight.


We couldn't do it without you! If you are interested in volunteering for the race, please contact us at


A Holiday Tradition

Chip timed 5K Run/Walk along with a Reindeer Run for kids 10 and under. Runners of all ages and abilities are invited to jolly themselves up in Santa Suits and race a 5 Kilometer, traffic-free course in the heart of Downtown Arlington Heights.

This year, Santa will know who's naughty and nice and who's sluggish or speedy. The Rotary Club started collaborating with Santa on the fun run in 2008 to assist in funding the Club's charitable initiatives.

To date, the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights has donated over $250,000 to worthy causes throughout Arlington Heights and neighboring communities, directly as a result of the Santa Run. Whether you have run in the past, or are a first time runner, you should be proud of your involvement in this annual holiday tradition.

Charities who benefit through the Rotary Santa Run:

Wheeling Township Food Pantry   *   Village of AH Thanksgiving Meals   *   Boy Scouts   *   Arlington Park Back Stretch Programs   *   Salute, Inc.   *   Arlington Lakes Golf Course   *   Northwest CASA   *   NSSEO Timber Ridge   *   Geneva Foundation/Presbyterian Homes   *   AH Crime Stoppers   *   Rolling Meadows H.S.   *   OMNI   *   District 214 Education Foundation   *   Lutheran Home Auxiliary   *   Connect to Community   *   Get Ready for School   *   Shelter, Inc.   *   Arlingtones   *   Lutheran Home   *   Metropolis   *   SLSF   *   Live4Lali   *   Cross and Crown   *   AH Historical Society   *   Clearbrook

The Rotary Santa Run is organized by the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights which was chartered March 28, 1956. One of more than 33,000 Clubs located in over 200 Countries across the globe. All of which are members of Rotary International, an organization of businesses and professional leaders working to promote humanitarian service, high ethical standards in all vocations and international understanding and peace.

If you are interested in learning more about Arlington Heights Rotary Club, stop by one of our meetings. Open to the public, we meet every Thursday from 12:15PM until 1:30PM at Cooper's Hawk Restaurant (798 W Algonquin Rd.). For additional information, visit



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If your company is looking to invest in sponsorship in this year's event, review the 2018 Sponsorship Kit.

A Special Thank You To Our 2018 Rotary Santa Run Sponsors, Without Whom We Could Not Have A Successful Event!

Presenting Sponsor

Santa Sponsor

Elf Sponsors


Rudolph Sponsors

Glueckert Funeral Homes

Northwest Speech and Hearing Center, Ltd.

Stocking Sponsors

Marc Poulos Painting

Peggy Kinnane's

James J. Bertucci, CFP Retirement Planning Specialist

Waverly Inn

Wheeling Town Center

Gift Sponsors

Fitness 19

K Auto Repair & Tire Center

Picket Fence Realty

Donating Sponsors

Northwest Eye Physicians

Cortland's Garage