Mark your calendar for this year's race:
December 13, 2014

The Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce is a 501 (c) 6 non-profit organization whose mission is: To represent, support, and promote our members by educating, communicating, and fostering opportunities for the economic prosperity of business; fostering member relationships by providing networking opportunities; and advocating for the betterment of our community.

Santa's North Pole Dash and Children's Snowman Shuffle is a fundraiser for the Greater St. Charles County Chamber. Money raised will be used to help support our operations.
Packet Pick Up Information
-Thursday, December 11th from Noon to 8 pm at the Des Peres Fleet Feet Store, located at 11731 Manchester Road, Des Peres, MO 63131.

- Friday, December 12th from 10 am to 8 pm at the St. Charles Fleet Feet Store, located at 3813 Mexico Road  St. Charles, MO 63303.

- Race Day  from 7:30 am to 8:30 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.

Salvation Army Toy Drive

The Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce and The Salvation Army of St. Charles have partnered this year to collect new, unwrapped toys for the needy in our community.  Please help us to fill their truck by donating a toy this year.  What kid doesn't deserve a toy from Santa?

Breakfast with 500 Santa's

St. Charles Kiwanis Breakfast – Due to the number of participants looking for food following the run, the Kiwanis Club of St. Charles will be hosting Breakfast with 500 Santa's; for all the runners, elves and their families at St. Peter Catholic Church, located at the corner of First Capitol Drive and 2nd Street.  The breakfast will run from 8:00 am until 11:00 am. Enjoy eggs, sausage, an oatmeal bar, coffee and juice at a great value - Adults $7 and Kids 6-12 for $5, Children under 5 are free. All proceeds will go toward local high school scholarships and childrens charities that the St. Charles Kiwanis Club supports.

Other Food Options in Historic St. Charles

  • Lewis & Clark's Restaurant will be opening at 10:00 am and offering their full menu.  Lewis and Clarks is located at 217 S. Main St.
  • The Bike Stop Cafe, located at 701 S. Riverside Drive in Historic St. Charles (across from the Lewis & Clark Statue in Frontier Park) will be giving all runners who come in with their race shirt a FREE cup of organic brewed coffee on the day of the run. They open for breakfast at 7 am.

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Hey Santa - stick around for a post-race pub crawl. This year we will not be selling wristbands but will be working with member pubs and restaurants to offer drink specials to anyone wearing their Santa or Elf shirt.

Shopping On Main

Many Main Street Merchants offer 1-Day Deals to participants who wear their Santa/Elf shirts into their business.
  • The Bike Stop Cafe, located at 701 S. Riverside Drive in Historic St. Charles will be giving all runners who come in with their race shirt a FREE cup of coffee on the day of the run.
  • Hendricks BBQ, located at 1200 S. Main Street will be offering a 15% discount to all runners, pre-tax (excluding alcohol) on the day of the race.
  • Jake's on Main, located at 136 S. Main Street will be offering $5 off a purchase of $25 or more to all shoppers that day wearing their race shirts.

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 It's Your Race, race registrations will be taken electronically through the It's Your Race 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 December 8, 2014. 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.

Do I need a confirmation email to pick up my packet? - No
Where do we park? - Street parking on Riverside Drive and Main Street will NOT be allowed.  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.
Can someone pick up my packet for me? - You will need either a confirmation email or a copy of the drivers license for each person you‘re picking up for.
Can I register on race morning? - Sorry, we do not have Day Of registrations.  The cut off for registering for the Santa’s North Pole Dash Run is December 8, 2014 or when we are sold out at 5,000 participants.
Can I exchange my shirt size? - Clean, unworn shirts can be exchanged once packet pick up is complete and before the race begins 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? - We discourage dogs from participating.  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 7:00 am to 8:30 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.  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? 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. As such, if you decide not to particpate or the race is cancelled,  GSTCCC will not provide refunds to participants, sponsors, vendors, or others who have expended funds on the race.

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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