Chicago Santa Hustle 5K Returns Live on Saturday, December 4

  • The in-person event will benefit Cal's Angels, and virtual options are available!Santa Hustle Race Series, LLC.

    The in-person event will benefit Cal's Angels, and virtual options are available!Santa Hustle Race Series, LLC.

Updated 10/26/2021 8:22 AM

After a challenging year - even at the North Pole - Chicago Santa Hustle is bringing back the love after a full year away, with its in-person, 13th annual Santa Hustle 5K and Kids Dash Saturday, December 4 at Soldier Field! Runners and walkers are warmly invited to join this magical and nostalgic holiday-themed event. Santa Hustle registration includes a Santa hat, beard, a gift-shaped finisher's medal and a customized dri-fit hoodie.

In addition to loads of holiday togetherness and fun for 'Santa Hustlers', Santa Hustle Race Series, LLC, also gives back. A portion of the proceeds for this event will be donated to Cal's Angels, a pediatric cancer foundation that grants awareness and funds research to help young cancer patients.


Whether naughty or nice, participants can indulge themselves at cookie, candy and hot chocolate stations along the course to fuel their holiday cheer! Holiday music will be playing to keep all spirits bright, and after the last person crosses the finish line, an awards ceremony follows at Navy Pier for an after party with medals for top finishers!

"This event continues to be a magical way to celebrate the holiday season with friends or family while creating lasting memories," said Santa Hustle Race Series, LLC founder, Aaron Del Mar. "Since Christmas is a time to give back, we are proud to have partnered with a charity that help children in their fight against cancer."

Participants can visit the Santa Hustle Facebook page, where they can win swag from previous Santa Hustle races by participating in 'Win it Wednesday' at For those not able to attend this event in person, virtual options are available as well, including a 5K, 10K, half-marathon or full marathon.

United Airlines is the official flyer of Santa Hustle, along with sponsors Chicago Casino and Poker Rentals, Chicago Arcade and Game Rentals, Navy Pier and Road Runner Sports - which is the regional location for race packet pick-ups,. Sponsorship opportunities are currently available! For information, call 773-718-1444 or emailing

Visit, call 847-829-4536 or email

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