RACE UPDATES:

Monday, 12/16/2013: 9:30 am - Packet Pick Up/ Medal Information - For those who were unable to attend the race this weekend due to weather, packets and medals will be available Monday, December 16th until 5 pm at the Greater St. Charles County Chamber office located at 2201 First Capitol Drive in St. Charles.  Beginning Tuesday, you can pick up your packet/ medal at any of the four St. Louis area Fleet Feet Locations.  More information on this will be emailed to each participant later today.
12/14/2013: 5:50 am - Good Morning - After consulting with our race management company, it has been determined that runners would be able to safely navigate the course. Therefore, we are going to continue with the race.

We realize driving to the race might be a bit hazardous.  If you feel you cannot safely drive to the race, please don't attempt to.  If you did not get a chance to pick up your Santa outfit during packet pick up, you may come by the Chamber office any time before the end of the year to receive your runners shirt, hat, beard, gloves and bag.

You may also come by the Chamber office to pick up your run medals.  Our address is 2201 First Capitol Drive in St. Charles.
12/13/2013 - 8:00pm - Hi all - We wish it were easy to just cancel or reschedule, however, it presents many challenges. We have many people who come to town to stay the weekend for the run. Also, many people do runs frequently, so if we reschedule, it may conflict with another run our participants have also registered and paid for or other plans they have made on another weekend. Then you have a possible conflict with the availability of the timing company such as Fleet Feet - we would have to work around other runs they are timing. Also, there are contracts that have been signed such as porta-potty rental and barricade rental and the costs associated with them. This is why we will try to hold the event if possible, but unfortunately we will not make the call until morning. We are monitoring closely. If you feel the roads getting here are unsafe, please stay home. We know many people like our medals. If you are unable to attend and we still have the run, we understand and you will be able to come by the Chamber office to get a medal in the weeks after the race (due to costs, we are unable to mail them). If rescheduling is an option, we will let everyone know ASAP. Thank you for supporting our run and for understanding the position we are in.

Set-up is scheduled for 5:30am - we will post something around 5:00-5:30ish.
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12/13/2013 - At this time, we do NOT anticipate cancelling the race. Should the need be to cancel, check your email, our FaceBook Page (www.facebook.com/santasnorthpoledash) , Twitter Feed (twitter.com/gstccc) #2013SantaDash, and this page. Please do NOT call our office. ~ Thank you ~
Thank you to the 4,100 participants who registered for this year's run.
Registration is currently closed. 

Mark your calendar for this year's race:
December 14, 2013

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 12th from Noon to 8 pm at the Des Peres Fleet Feet Store, located at 11731 Manchester Road, Des Peres, MO 63131.

- Friday, December 13th 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 Options Following the Run

St. Charles Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast – new this year: Due to the number of participants looking for food following the run, the Kiwanis Club of St. Charles will be hosting a pancake breakfast 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 11:30 am and will feature pancakes, sausage and beverages.  Adults - $7, Children - $5.  Kids 6 and under are free.  All proceeds will go toward local high school scholarships and childrens charities.

Frenchtown Block Party – new this year: The Historic Frenchtown Association welcomes all Santa's and elves to Frenchtown (along North 2nd Street).  Businesses will be hosting sidewalk sales, fire pits to keep warm, live entertainment, photos with Santa, and much more.   The Hot Aztec Food Truck along with three other food trucks are scheduled to be at the Frenchtown Block Party.  Make sure to retrace your race route and Shop Frenchtown.

Streets of St. Charles:
  • Prasino, located at 1520 S. Fifth Street in the Streets of St. Charles, breakfast served daily.
Main Street:
  • Bradden's Restaurant, located at 515 S. Main Street will offer a Breakfast Buffet from 8:30 am to 11:00 am.
  • Bike Stop Cafe, located at 701 S. Riverside Drive.
  • H.A.M.S. Deli, located at 105 North Main Street, serving up fresh made omelettes, pancakes, toast, .99 cent hot chocolate & Dunkin Donuts coffee!!! Omelettes fresh to order- your way.
  • Little Hills Winery and Restaurant, located at 501 S. Main Street will offer a Breakfast Buffet from 8:00 am to 10:30 am.  They will re-open at 11:00 am with their regular lunch and dinner menu.
  • Little O's Soda Shop, located at 125 North Main Street, opening at 10:00 am
  • Llywelyn's Pub, located at 100 North Main Street, opening at 9:30 am with a limited menu
  • Old Mill Stream Inn, located at 912 South Main Street, opening at 10:00 am.
  • Picasso's Coffeehouse, located at 101 N. Main Street

One-Day Deals - Must Be Wearing Santa or Elf Shirt

The Eye Shoppe - 115 North Main Street - 30% off all sunglasses (except Maui Jim) and 15% off all prescription eyewear day of event only.

Jake's On Main - 136 South Main Street - $5 off of a $25 purchase.  Not valid for the purchase of giftcards and cannot be combined with any other offer.

Schnarr Jewelers / Dreamcatcher - 724 Main Street - $15% off

Thistle & Clover - 407 South Main Street - Wear your shirt or running number and receive a 10% discount on any purchase AND a free elf ornament on the day of the run only.

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 11, 2013.
 
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.
 
Can I pay by credit card during packet pick up?  Race registrations will need to be paid for when you sign up - before December 2nd.
 
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.
 
Can the event be cancelled due to inclement weather?  This is a rain or shine event.  Please check the weather and dress appropriately.  

2013 Festival Guide Christmas Traditions

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2013 Santa Hat Sponsor

2013 Santa Gloves Sponsor

2013 Santa's Bag Sponsor

2013 Children's Snowman Shuffle Sponsor

Shorty the Reindeer Sponsor

Pace Car Sponsor

Sound System Sponsor

Rudolph Nose Sponsor

2013 Mile Marker Sponsor

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St. Peters CrossFit

Fruit Sponsor

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