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December 12, 2015

Thank you to everyone that came out and participated in the 2014 Santa's North Pole Dash!  We are very happy Mother Nature played along with our theme (Santa Needs A Vacation) and provided us a beautiful day! We are already looking forward to next year'r race.

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 7:00 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.
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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.
  • Antiques & Oak, located at 317 N. Main Street - receive 10% off your purchase over $20.
  • 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.
  • Ginsey Rose, located at 902 South Main is offering 20% off of everything for the Santa Runners 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.
  • Lillians, located at 124 S. Main Street - All runners and volunteers wearing their official race shirt will receive $5 off any $25 purchase.
  • Little Hills Restaurant & Winery, located at 501 S. Main Street will be offering 10% off for those dressed up as Santa and / or Elves in their race shirts.
  • Little Hills Wine Shop, located at 710 S. Main Street will be offering 10% off for those dressed up as Santa and / or Elves in their race shirts.
  • Little Wooden Closet, located at 423 S. Main Street is giving all runners and volunteers an extra 10% off any current sale or discounted item.
  • Love My Backyard, located at 409 S. Main Street will be giving all Santa's and Elves in their race shirts an extra 10% off their purchase on the day of the run.
  • Marie Angelique, located at 220 N. Main Street will be giving $5 off a purchase of $25 or more for all runners and volunteers on the day of the race.
  • Missouri Mercantile, located at 904 S. Main Street will be offering 10% off Total Sale to all race participants on the day of the run.
  • MOss Boutique, located at 424 S. Main Street will be offering all runners (on the day of the run) 15% off the total purchase of regular priced items.
  • Picasso's Coffee, located at 101 North Main Street is offering all Runners in their Santa attire and Volunteers in Elf attire 25% off any single beverage.  Limit 1 per person, on Saturday, December 13, 2014.
  • Pop's Gourmet Popcorn, located at 420 S. Main Street is giving 25% off on the day of the run.
  • The Eye Shoppe, located at 115 N. Main Street will be giving 10% off any merchandise - *excluding Maui Jim, Tifosi, & Eyebobs.
  • The Glass Workbench, Inc., located at 318 South Main Street will be offering 20% off any One Item on the day of the run to participants.
  • Thistle and Clover, located at 407 South Main Street is offering all participants wearing their race shirts 15% offr of all in store items.
  • Thro's & Michelle's, located at 229 North Main Street is offering 20% off your purchase (some exclustions apply).  This deal is good for the WHOLE weekend, Saturday December 13th and Sunday, December 14th.

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? - 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.
 
Can I register on race morning? - Yes, we will be accepting registrations on the day of the run this year.
 
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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