Santa Run

Dec 4th


Grab your costumes and running shoes, the Saints Santa Run is coming to Midtown!

Each year, our family-friendly holiday run brings all ages, and even pets, to downtown Oklahoma City for a festive 5K. The Santa Run went virtual in 2020 but will be in-person this year with a new route and new start/finish located at SSM Health – St. Anthony in Midtown.

The run is a great way to stay active and spread holiday cheer during the holiday season!

Participate in the 5k run/walk or 1-mile fun run and receive a commemorative Saints Santa Run t-shirt and finisher medal, and enjoy family-friendly activities, complimentary snacks and drinks, holiday music and more at our start/finish line celebration.

Don’t forget to bring your kiddos for the free Kids’ Dash, taking place just before the race!

It wouldn’t be the Saints Santa Run without a costume contest! Dress up like Santa or in your most festive holiday costume for a chance to win cash prizes immediately following the race. Post your photo on Facebook or Instagram and tag @downtownokc with hashtag #SaintsSantaRun for a chance to be included in our costume round-up.

Continue your holiday tradition and join us for the 2021 Saints Santa Run!


  • Registration Fees
    • 5K Run/Walk
      • $30: Oct. 31 – Nov. 21
      • $35: Nov. 22 – Dec. 3
      • $40: Dec. 4 (On-Site Registration)
    • 1-Mile Fun Run
      • $20: Oct. 31 – Dec. 3
      • $25: Dec. 4 (On-Site Registration)
    • Kids’ Dash
      • No cost! Just show up and run.
  • Race Day Schedule
    • 7:30am – Day-Of Registration, Packet Pick Up & Festivities
    • 8:45am – Kids’ Dash
    • 9:00am – 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk
    • 9:30am – 5K Run/Walk
    • 10:15am – Race Results & Awards
    • 10:30am – Costume Contest
  • Prizes
    • Overall Male Race Winner: $100
    • Overall Female Race Winner: $100
    • Best Santa Costume: $75
    • Best Non-Santa Costume: $75
    • Runner Up Non-Santa Costume: $50
  • Packet Pick Up
    • Drive-thru pick up at St. Anthony Hospital 9th Street Parking Lot (500 NW 9th Street)
      • Friday, December 3rd from 10am to 2pm
    • Walk-up pick up at OK Runner (708 N Broadway Ave.)
      • Friday, December 3rd from 2pm to 7pm
    • Race Day on-site pick up at St. Anthony Hospital East Entrance (1000 N Lee Ave.)
      • Saturday, December 4th from 7:30am to 9:00am

Where and when is the race this year?
The Saints Santa Run will take place in Midtown and begin and end at the SSM Health – St. Anthony campus (1000 N Lee Avenue). Make sure you stick around in Midtown after the race to experience all of the great food, drinks, and shopping that the district has to offer!

How do I get my packet?
Grab your packet on Friday, December 3rd at the drive-thru pick up at SSM Health – St. Anthony from 10am to 2pm or the walk-up pick up at OK Runner from 2pm to 7pm. On-site registration on race day will begin at 7:30am. T-shirt sizes are limited on race day, so registering in advance is encouraged!

How much does it cost?
All registration fee information is above in our “quick facts”! Depending on when you register, the 5K costs $30-$40 and the 1-mile Fun Run costs $20-$25. The Kids’ Dash is completely free!

Who can run?
Anyone! 5K’s are great for runners of all abilities. Runners 8 and under can participate in the Kids’ 50 Yard Dash. We love when you run with your pets, but unfortunately their results are not eligible for the leaderboard. Bonus points if your pets (and kids) are in costume.

What should I listen to while I run?
We’re glad you asked. We have created a special Saints Santa Run playlist on Spotify to get you in the holiday run spirit. “Run Rudolph Run” seemed especially appropriate.

Do I HAVE to wear a costume?
No, you don’t HAVE to wear a costume but it’s a lot of fun and you could win prizes! New this year is our Best Santa prize, as well as the return of our Best Holiday Costume and Runner Up Holiday Costume. Cash prize details are above.

What are we running for anyway?
For fun and for Christmas! And we suppose for exercise too! All of the proceeds from the run go directly to Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership, providing services to the downtown area that include keeping the streets clean, safe and friendly services, marketing our amazing local businesses, and activating the core with community events and public art.

What if I have questions before or after I register?
We love questions! Sometimes we’re a little slow to respond (it’s a busy time of year), so we appreciate your patience. Email our Development & Events Manager, Holly Hoyler, at

Stick around Midtown after the Saints Santa Run.
Bring your race bib for discounts at the below Midtown businesses.
      • Circ Pilates Studio – Coupons for a free private Pilates session (11am-2pm)
      • Commonplace Books – Get 20% off kids’ Christmas books
      • Dust Bowl Lanes and Lounge – $6 Santa’s Punch
      • Edie’s Grill (inside The Collective) – 4 Beef Soya Sticks for $5
      • Evolve Burger (inside The Collective) – Evolve Burger or Onion Burger $5.95 special
      • Fassler Hall – $6 Santa’s Punch
      • Hacienda Tacos – $7 burgers and taco burgers
      • Mode – Free dog treats for furry friends + a freebie with any purchase! (10:30am-6pm)
      • Molly’s Tamales (inside The Collective) – 6 Tamales for $6
      • Mozz and Maris Pizza Joint (inside The Collective) – Lunch specials until 4pm
      • Nhu Avenue – 10% off your purchase
      • Not Your Average Joe  – 50% off lattes or lunch orders
      • Oak City Vintage – Free mini hair clip with purchase
      • Okie Pokie (inside The Collective) – House Bowls for $12
      • Opolis Clothing Co.– 20% off whole purchase
      • Phill Me Up (inside The Collective) – Select appetizers $5
      • Plant – Free $5 gift card with any smoothie or entrée purchase
      • Press Waffle Co. (inside The Collective) – Milk & Cookies Waffle special
      • Riviere Banh Mi – $6 on all single servings of Sake, Wine and Prosecco bottles for $26
      • Shaka (inside The Collective) – Hawaiian Chicken Featured Tacos
      • Sincerely Coffee Roasters – 10% off all items
      • The Collective – Mimosa Deals: $3 singles $15 bottles (11am- 3pm)