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Rotary Santa Run (5K), 1-Mile Walk and Rotary Reindeer Run Is Coming to Arlington Heights, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012

Wed November 28 2012 5:11 am
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VIDEO: Third Annual Arlington Heights Rotary 5K Santa Run 2010.

Coming to town this Saturday, December 1, 2012 is the Fifth Annual Rotary Santa 5K Run, 1-mile walk and 10-and-under Rotary Reindeer Run. Runners of all ages and abilities are invited to run on a 5K traffic-free course that starts at Campbell Street and Vail Avenue. All registered participants receive a 5-piece Santa suit consisting of a hat, jacket, pants, belt and beard.

10:00 a.m. 5K Run/1-mile Walk
9:15 a.m. Rotary Reindeer Run — four block race for children 10 and under.

Online registration closed on Monday, November 26, 2012, but running packet pickup is available …

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Whole Foods in Palatine at the southeast corner of Rand Road and Dundee Road.

Thursday, November 29th from 10 AM to 7 PM at Athletico in Arlington Heights. The best parking for this location is in one of two free Arlington Heights public garages. The first one is an underground garage which has an entrance on Evergreen Ave. The second one is across Arlington Heights Road which is the Arlington Heights municipal garage.

Friday, November 30th from 10 AM to 6 PM at Athletico in Arlington Heights. The best parking for this location is in one of two free Arlington Heights public garages. The first one is an underground garage which has an entrance on Evergreen Ave. The second one is one across Arlington Heights Road which is the Arlington Heights municipal garage.

On Race Day, Saturday, December 1st from 8 AM until race time participants can register and/or pick up race packets at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in downtown Arlington Heights.

Participants can also register on the day of the race.


A light snow, green awnings with a fresh covering of snow, and an army of Santas in red Santa suits marching East to the starting line of the 3rd Annual Rotary 5K Santa Run made a magical location out of Campbell Street and Vail Avenue on a Saturday morning in 2010.

Official starters for the run/walk for past events were Santa Claus and Mayor Arlene Mulder — and are anticipated this year. Whether you’re a runner, a walker or fan of Santa Claus, this morning event in early December is the place to be. Bing Crosby (White Christmas in Holiday Inn fame) and George Bailey (James Stewart of It’s a Wonderful Life) would have fit right in this cozy, old-fashioned setting in downtown Arlington Heights.

The Santa Sleigh 5K run will be held this Saturday, December 1st. Approximately 2,000 runners are expected and the race will result in a number of street closures or delays for vehicle traffic. Race related activities will begin at 8:30 AM on Campbell Street near the Metropolis Theatre. This will result in the closure of Campbell Street in the downtown area. Traffic will see interruptions on Vail and Dunton Avenues near Campbell as well. The 5K run starts at 10:00 AM and will run through the Central Business District and the neighborhood directly south. At the halfway point the run turns around and heads north past South Middle School and concludes at the Vail Street Parking Garage. This area should be avoided until after 11:30 AM Saturday.

— Arlington Heights Police alert

About 1,400 runners and walkers participated in the 2010 event and about 1500 runners and walkers participated in 2011. Witnesses of the event can’t help but laugh or crack a smile as they see 1500 runners and walkers dressed in Santa suits and various accessories, including sunglasses, big beards, little beards, skinny beards, antlers and more. Past events have raised money for Rotary’s local and international charities. This year’s event is dedicated to Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate polio worldwide.

Santa 5K Run Starting Line
Starting line eastbound on Campbell Street at Vail Avenue between Peggy Kinnane’s and Grand Station restaurant.

For more information, see the official website for the race at

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