The 2022 Rotary Santa 5K Run, 1-Mile Walk & Reindeer Dash 

is December 3rd!

Click Here to: Sign Up!

Registration Begins July 1, 2022
This year’s event is in-person and virtual!

Reindeer Dash: 9:30 AM

Runner Warm Up: 9:45

Race Starts: 10:00 AM

Pre-Race Packet Pickup:
Thursday & Friday, December 1st and 2nd, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Arlington Ridge Center (ARC), 660 N Ridge Avenue, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005

Race Day Registration & Packet Pickup

Saturday, December 3rd from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W Campbell Street, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005

5K Runners and 1-Mile Walkers receive receive a Santa Suit, Swag Bag and Commemorative Race Medal. 10-and-under Reindeer Dashers receive Reindeer Antlers, a Reindeer Nose and a Commemorative Race Medal.

Start the holiday season off even merrier and get your family, best buddies or coworkers to run with you! Deck yourselves out in your race provided Santa suits or design your own unique costumes. Join the others to form a sea of Santas and Run For a Cause as a Claus!

This event is held by the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights to raise funds for it’s annual Community Grants Program. To date, the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights, with your assistance, has donated over $300,000 to worthy causes throughout Arlington Heights and its neighboring communities, directly as a result of the Santa Run.

Whether you have run or walked in the past, are a first-time runner or walker or have a 10-and-under Reindeer Dasher you should be proud of your involvement in this annual holiday tradition. Click here to learn more about our organization and the history of the Santa Run.

Spread the word! The more the merrier!


2022 Rotary Santa Run Shirt (2021 Sample)
                    Available for purchase at sign-up!                     


Reindeer Dash


Don’t forget the Reindeer Dash for the 10-and-under crowd. Reindeer antlers, a red reindeer nose and a commemorative race medal come with every Reindeer Dash registration. Dress up your little darlings and select a course, as long as you think they will want to run. Invite some of their friends, neighbors and relatives.  Make a party of it. Candy canes and hot chocolate after their run! Only $10 per Reindeer Dasher. Register Today!