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      Get into the Christmas Spirit along with 3000 of your closest friends
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      Enjoy lunch and drinks on Main Street.
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      The Children’s Snowman Shuffle is always exciting!
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      Wear the costume provided or get creative with your own.
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      Gather some friends and join us on December 2.

    Join us on

    Saturday, December 1, 2018

    for the 8th annual 

    Santa's North Pole Dash & Children's Snowman Shuffle

    in Historic St. Charles

    Children's Dash begins at 8:00 am at Riverside Drive & Jefferson

    5K & 1-Mile Walk starts at 8:30 am at Riverside Drive & Pike Street


    This is a Rain or Shine Event, so please dress appropriately!

  • 2016 Santa's North Pole Dash


    Our 2018 theme is based on the movie

    A Christmas Vacation

    Select your shirt size and join the fun!


  • GOLD level Friends of the Chamber


  • SILVER level Friends of the Chamber


  • BRONZE level Friends of the Chamber

    Edward Jones - Sarah Brenker - Financial Advisor

    Justin Foust Agency - State Farm

  • Packet Pick-Up

    • Thursday, November 29, 2018 from Noon to 8 pm at the Des Peres Fleet Feet Store, located at 11731 Manchester Road, Des Peres, MO 63131.
    • Friday, November 30, 2018 from 10 am to 8 pm at the St. Charles Fleet Feet Store, located at 3813 Mexico Road  St. Charles, MO 63303.
    • Race Day (12/01/18)  from 6:30 am to 8:00 am behind the Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau (Tourism Center), located at 230 S. Main Street at the corner of First Capitol and Main.


    One Day Deals

    Immediately following the race, stay to shop on Main Street. Many shopkeepers are offering One Day Deals to our runners and elves. Simply shop in their store wearing your Santa shirt (no beards or hats) and receive their discounted offer. 

    • Baubles, Bites, & Boots - 107 North Main - Enjoy 10% off regular priced merchandise.
    • Canine Cookies N Cream - 822 South Main - Enjoy 10% off your purchase.
    • Centuries Past Antiques - 104 South Main (REAR) - 15% off any purchase over $10.
    • Eden Jewels Boutique - 525 South Main - 15% off total purchase.
    • The Flower Petaler - 620 South Main - 10% off any purchase.
    • Health on Main / Optima Nutrition - 809 South Main - 10% off purchase.
    • The Hobby Girls & Photos - by - Shell - 418 South Main - 10% off any purchase or 15% off if you purchase is over $35.  Does not include wedding items.
    • Jake's on Main - 136 South Main - Save $5 on any $30 purchase.  Not valid on gift cards or previous purchases. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
    • Jessie's Girl Collective - 424 South Main - 10% off clothes.
    • John Dengler Tobacconist - 700 South Main - 10% off any regular priced merchandise.
    • Lil Gio's Taqueria - 336 South Main - Free Chips & Salsa with purchase.
    • Love My Backyard - 409 South Main - 15% off entire purchase.
    • Mad Hatter Antiques & More - 724 South Main - 10% - 20% off purchase depending on item.  More information in store.
    • Main Street Marketplace - 708 South Main - 10% discount.
    • MOss Boutique - 329 South Main - 15% off one full priced item.
    • Riverside Sweets - 416 South Main - 10% off purchase.
    • Sha's - 524 South Main - 10% off purchases of $5 or more.
    • Sweet Poppins - 825 S. Main - Free small bag of popcorn (any flavor)


  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I pay for my registration by check or credit card during packet pick up? 
    This year, in conjunction with the team at Fleet Feet Sports, race registrations will be taken electronically through the Fleet Feet website. Racers have the option to pay online with a credit card at the time of registration or by mailing in a check. Those participants who choose to pay by check will not need to pay the credit card processing fee. ** All payments must be submitted before Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Bib numbers will be generated for racers who have submitted payment by the deadline or before a sell out.  Those who register and choose to pay by check, will have their registration on "hold" until payment is made. A registration on hold does not guarantee you a spot in the run.

    ** For those registering during our Early Bird Special and paying via Check / Cash - your registration fees MUST be paid in full before 7/11/2018.  Those registrations still outstanding will be voided and removed from the system.  You will then need to re-register at the current pricing.

    Do I need a confirmation email to pick up my packet?
    Where do we park?
    There are several parking lots available to park in including the City’s free parking garage located at 2nd Street and Morgan, the Boathouse parking lot, located at the corner of Boone’s Lick Road and Riverside Drive, and the AT&T lot located at Clark and 2nd Street and the Foundry Art Centre parking lot located at the intersection of North Main Street and Riverside Drive. Street parking on Riverside Drive and Main Street will NOT be allowed. Also, there will be no parking in the public parking lots between First Capitol Drive and Boone's Lick Road
    Can someone pick up my packet for me?
    Yes, you do not need a confirmation or drivers license to pick up for another participant.
    When and where is the Kids run?
    This year, the kids run will begin at 8:00 am at the intersection of Jefferson and Riverside Drive.  Kids should meet by the crosswalk at Jefferson Street & Riverside Drive so they can end at the finish Line for the 5K run.  All kids will receive a medal for participating.

    Can I register on race morning?
    Yes, we will be accepting registrations on the day of the run this year as long as costumes are available.  The cost to register on race day is $45 for the 5K run and $40 for the 1-Mile Walk.  The cost for the Children's Snowman Shuffle will be $25.
    Can I exchange my shirt size?
    Clean, unworn shirts can be exchanged once packet pick up is complete and after the race concludes on the morning of the race.  Shirt sizes are not guaranteed.
    Are strollers allowed?
    Strollers are allowed, but at the back of the pack.
    Are dogs allowed?
    Pets are not allowed in Frontier Park during Special Events and Festivals per city ordinance.
    Can I pick up my packet on race morning?
    Packet pick up will be held from 6:30 am to 8:00 am behind the Convention and Visitor’s bureau, located at 230 S. Main Street in Historic St. Charles.
    I missed the awards ceremony, but won an award.  How can I obtain my award?
    You can call the offices of the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce the following week.  We will not be mailing awards, so you'll need to make arrangements to come by our office to pick up.  The phone number is 636-946-0633.

    What are your criteria for canceling the race?
    By definition, all unforeseeable events or occurrences that may affect the Santa’s North Pole Dash cannot be succinctly defined. GSTCCC acknowledges that its events are in East Central Missouri where cold and icy days are common in the winter. As such, the Santa’s North Pole Dash generally shall occur come rain, snow or shine because GSTCCC understands the training and expense participants have invested in competing in our race and training.
    Can I get a refund?
    If you decide not to participate or the race is cancelled,  GSTCCC will not provide refunds to participants, sponsors, vendors, or others who have expended funds on the race. The Santa’s North Pole Dash requires an extensive amount of planning and pre-event expenses that include proper permitting, course control, and the purchase of food and beverages, shirts, and race awards.

    Can the event be delayed or postponed due to inclement weather?
    It is not possible for us to delay or postpone our race by even an hour or two.  The goal of the Santa’s North Pole Dash is for our athletes to participate in our run and stay in the historic district to enjoy the fine dining and shopping venues available during the holiday season.  We cannot hamper the small business owners in Historic St. Charles by closing down the streets during their busiest retail season to conduct our race.


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  • Sponsors

    2018 Hat Sponsor

  • 2018 Breakfast Sponsor

  • 2018 Bib Sponsor

  • 2018 Gloves Sponsor

  • 2018 Porta Potty Sponsor

    Marble Tech Industries, Inc.

    Manufacturers and Installers

  • 2018 Children's Snowman Shuffle Sponsor

  • 2018 Finish Line Sponsor

  • 2018 Pace Car Sponsor

  • Snow Globe Sponsors


  • 2018 Photo Banner

  • 2018 Finisher Medal




  • 2018 First Aid Support

  • 2018 Tent Sponsors


  • 2018 Start Line Sponsor

  • 2018 Media Partners

  • 2018 Sponsors

  • Hot Beverage Sponsor

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  • Fruit Sponsor

  • Water Sponsors