Sunday, November 15th 2015

The Route

A merry way to help the parade.

The Santa Claus Parade has brought joy to Toronto for over 100 years. To keep this wonderful tradition alive, we need you to don your running shoes.

Take part in the first annual Holly Jolly Fun Run! It’s just 5k and you’ll run along the same route as the Santa Claus Parade. Thousands will cheer you on as you show your festive spirit!

• Runners must be 10 years or older & accompanied by an adult if younger than 16.

• No strollers or dogs allowed
 

The Jolly Fans

All proceeds go to the parade! Runners get a toque, mittens and charitable tax receipt.

  1. Register before September 1st: $50, includes hat and mittens, and $50 tax receipt.
  2. Register before October 1st: $60, includes hat and mittens, $50 tax receipt.
  3. Register before November 11th: $70, includes hat and mittens, $50 tax receipt.
  4. $100 includes hat and mittens, $50 tax receipt, and four passes for VIP island.
Register Here!

It's not the longest. It's not the hardest. But it is the funnest!

The Route
The Route

Options

  1. Register before September 1st: $50, includes hat and mittens, and $50 tax receipt.
  2. Register before October 1st: $60, includes hat and mittens, $50 tax receipt.
  3. Register before November 11th: $70, includes hat and mittens, $50 tax receipt.
  4. $100 includes hat and mittens, $50 tax receipt, and four passes for VIP island.

Any questions? email us at info@thesantaclausparade.ca

Details

Timing

Only participants who are wearing a race bib will be allowed to participate. Timing will be provided by Chip Time results. Each km will be marked. Please list important medical and contact information on the back of your bib.

Kit Pick Up

Kit pick up times and location to be determined.

Start Line

Is just West of Bathurst St. on Bloor St. between Euclid Ave. and Palmerston Ave. Water and Gatorade will be available at the start. Race starts at 12:00 noon Sharp!

Getting to the Start Line

The best way is to take the subway and exit on the Bloor line at the Bathurst or Christie stations. From Bathurst station, walk west 3 to 4 minutes. From Christie, walk East 3 to 4 minutes. For more information about transit please go to www.ttc.ca

Bag Check

Participants can check their bag at the start. Look for the Budget cube van at the start line. Your bag will be transported to the finish line and waiting for you after the race. Please make sure your bag tag (tear off at bottom of your bib) is attached on the outside of the bag.

THE BAG CHECK TRUCK WILL BE LEAVING AT 11:30 AM SHARP! If your bag is not on the truck by that time it will NOT be transported to the finish line. Please do not pack any valuables.

Finish Line

Is on Bremner Blvd. just West of York St. at Maple Leaf Square. There will be a bag check area as well as food to replenish and warm you up. Volunteers will assist you. We hope you will stay to enjoy the parade. We strongly encourage you to use the TTC.

For further information, please call Running First at: (416) 920-3466

Holly Jolly FAQ’s

What are the age requirements?

Participants must be minimum 10 years of age on race day.

Do we have to run or can we walk?

This is a run, and participants must complete the event ahead of the floats in the Parade.

Can we pick up our race kit the day of the Run?

No, participants must pick up at Sport Chek located at Maple Leaf Square on the Friday or Saturday prior to the race.

Can we pick up our race kit earlier than the pick-up day?

No

Can we join our family at the VIP area after we finish the run? If so, how do we get there?

Details will be provided to participants who select this package prior to race day.

Are strollers allowed?

No strollers or dogs will be permitted on the course.

Can I authorize someone else to pick up my kit for me?

Yes, please provide them with your confirmation email.

What time should I arrive?

We suggest 30 minutes prior to the start (race starts at 12:00 noon)

Will I be able to check my bag?

Yes. Look for the Budget truck near the start line. The truck will leave promptly at 11:30 am.

Is the course timed?

Yes, timing will be provide by Chip Time Results and will be available online shortly after the event finishes.

Is the course marked?

Yes, every km will be marked.

Is the course certified?

Yes

What should I wear?

Dress festive and for the season. Make sure that your bib is worn on the front of your shirt or jacket on the outside. It must be visible to race officials.

Will there be anything to eat?

Light food, water and Gatorade will be provided at the finish area.

Are there Toilets on the course?

No. There are some nearby coffee shops (at the start) and facilities at the finish area.

Are there prizes?

No, this is a fun run to raise funds for the Santa Clause Parade.