Santa's Showdown

Santa's Showdown 5K
December 14, 2019
9:00 AM

The inaugural Santa’s Showdown will take place on Saturday, December 14 at Recreation Park in East Asheville.  This unique 5K will pit runners representing Elves and Reindeer against each other to establish North Pole supremacy for the coming year.

The inaugural Santa’s Showdown will take place on Saturday, December 14 at Recreation Park in East Asheville.  This unique 5K will pit runners representing Elves and Reindeer against each other to establish North Pole supremacy for the coming year.

The event is hosted by IFB Solutions, which provides opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired in need of training, employment and services. Proceeds from this event will fund life-changing training programs and services for adults and children who are blind or visually impaired.

RACE DAY: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 – 9:00 AM

Santa's Showdown 5KRegistration

Online registration opens on Saturday, September 7 at 9:00 AM and closes on Thursday, December 12 at 9:00 PM EDT.   On site registration will be accepted on race day.

Entry Fees

$25 (September 9-30)

$30 (October 1-November 15)

$35 (November 16-Race Day)

$10 –  Youth (12 & Under)

$10 – Dogs

Courses

This new 5K course will start and finish at Recreation Park in East Asheville and feature a fast out-and-back on Azalea Road past the JBL Soccer complex and under the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Course Map/Elevation Chart

Schedule

Saturday, December 14 – Recreation Park

7:30-8:45 AM – Packet Pickup/On Site Registration – Picnic Shelter
9:00 AM – 5K Start
10:00 – Post Race Celebration/Awards Ceremony – Picnic Shelter

Stuff

All participants will receive a short-sleeve race shirt, an Infinity Band and other items for Elves and Reindeers.

Elves & Reindeers

All participants will randomly designated as either an Elf or Reindeer.  Due to the complicated nature of this process and timing it correctly, switches will not be allowed.

Post-Race

Upon the finish of the 5K, please enjoy water, snacks, and hot drinks and soups from event sponsors.  The Awards Ceremony will take place at approximately 10:15 AM as part of the Post Race Celebration.

Awards

Awards will be presented to the top 5 male and female elves and reindeers.  There will be no age group awards for this event.

Timing

TBA

Parking

There is ample parking behind and on the west side of the Recreation Park pool, however, because of another event at the WNC Nature Center that morning, we request you carpool or ride-share if possible.

Refunds/Transfers

The IFB Solutions has a NO REFUND policy. However, we do offer partial discounts for those canceling during our cancellation periods.

If the event is NOT sold out, a discount code for 50% of your race registration fee will be offered until 7 days days prior to the race date. No discounts codes will be given within 7 days days before the event, if the event is not sold out.

If the event IS sold out, a discount code for 100% of your race registration fee will be offered until 5 days days prior to the race date. No discounts codes will be given within 5 days days before the event, if the event is sold out.

Partial discount codes are only available for cancellations of completed registrations. A registration is considered incomplete if payment was mailed in and has not yet been received.

Discount codes can be used to register for the 2020 event.

Transfers of entries between participants will be accepted through December 9 by completing and submitting this Transfer Form. This is the only way transfers or the selling of bibs between participants will be allowed. Anyone who is discovered to have purchased or accepted another person’s bib without submitting this form will be disqualified and banned from future races.

Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for Set-Up, Course Marshals, Aid Station, Food & Drink and Take-Down.  This event will not happen without a great group of volunteers.  To be one, email Emily Lancucki at elancucki@ifbsolutions.org

Questions

Please email general event questions to greg@gloryhoundevents.com or click HERE for the IFB Solutions Event Page