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      Get into the Christmas Spirit with 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 4.
  • Last Day to Register for Shirt Delivery

    before the run is Wednesday, November 17th

    We will not be offering shirt pick up at bib assignment (Fleet Feet) or on race day.


    Join us on

    Saturday, December 4, 2021

    for the 11th annual 

    Santa's North Pole Dash 

    in Historic St. Charles

    UPDATED INFORMATION: Please Read Carefully


    KINDNESS MATTERS - lets keep this race with the intent it is presented - with Holiday Joy and Cheer!

    Do you have Kids registered for the Children's Snowman Shuffle??? That race will happen at 8 am in Frontier Park.  The children will run the gravel loop from the Jaycee Stage, past the Katy Depot and back to the Jaycee Stage.  You are welcome to run with your children.  The 5K / 1-Mile Walk will start at 8:30.

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

  • 2016 Santa's North Pole Dash
  • Our 2021 theme is;

    The Katy Trail Co - "North Pole Express"


    Youth and Adult Image for 5K & 1-Mile Course                                       Children's Snowman Shuffle Image                           


    Select your shirt size and join the fun!

    For 2021:

    We will not have extra shirts to make exchanges.  MAKE SURE you order the correct size:

    child / youth vs. Adult

    All shirts are Unisex sizing (typically a Men's shirt).

    Ladies - if you are unsure what size to order, consider whatever size you are now and drop it one size.

    All registrants will receive:

    Shirt shipped for free directly to your home!!

    & finishers medal, handed out at the finish line - 

    (medals will be distributed to the first 1,500 who register)



    Course Maps

    5K Course (Subject to Change)


    Santa's North Pole Dash on Social Media

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  • Once again all shirts will be shipped directly to the runners shipping address.  We will not have any shirts available at bib pick up or on race day.  The best way to make sure you have your shirt prior to race day, would be to register for the run prior to November 17th.  All registrations made after this date will still receive a shirt, but the shirts will not be shipped out until after race day.

    Bib Pick-Up - Friday, December 3, 2021 from Noon to 7 pm at the St. Charles Fleet Feet Store, located at 3813 Mexico Road  St. Charles, MO 63303.

    • Race Day (12/05/20)  from 7:00 am to 8:25 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.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I pay for my registration by check or credit card during packet pick up? 
    This year race registrations will be taken electronically through Fleet Feet and the RaceRoster website. Racers have the option to pay online with a credit card at the time of registration or coming by the Chamber office and paying with check or cash. We will not be distributing shirts in person this year.  All shirts will be mailed out of Memphis the week of the race.  If you want your shirt prior to the race, your best bet is to register before November 17th.  All who register by that date will have their shirts shipped in plenty of time to arrive.  Any delays and you can pin that on the post office 😁.

    ** For those registering during our Early Bird Special and paying via Check / Cash - your registration fees MUST be paid in full before 7/12/2021.  Those registrations still outstanding will be voided and removed from the system.  You will then need to re-register at the current pricing.

    Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
    This year, we will not be holding packet pick up, but bib assignments / pick up.  For those who register and pay in full before November 17th, your selected shirt and size will be shipped directly to the address provided on your registration.  You will only need to show up to Fleet Feet to pick up your bibs.  You MAY pick up bibs for others in your group.
    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 I register on race morning?
    Yes but you won't receive a shirt on race day.
    Can I exchange my shirt size?
    Nope, we won't be ordering any extra shirts.  Make sure you select your size with care.

    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 bib on race morning?
    Bibs are available for pick up 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?
    Call the Chamber office on Monday Morning, December 6th to make arrangements for your award.

    What are your criteria for canceling the race?
    We typically will not cancel 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 canceled,  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.

  • Sponsors


  • 2021 Sleeve Sponsor

  • 2021 Bib Sponsor

  • Children's Snowman Shuffle Sponsor


  • 2021 Porta Potty Sponsor


  • 2021 Start Line Sponsor

  • 2021 Finish Line Sponsor

  • 2021 Pace Car Sponsor

  • Snow Globe Sponsors




  • 2021 Finisher Medal



  • Photo Backdrop Sponsor

  • 2021 Tent Sponsors



  • 2021 Middle of the Pack Sponsor


  • 2021 First Aid Support

  • 2021 T-Shirt Sponsors






  • 2021 Media Partners

  • 2021 Sponsors



  • Fruit Sponsor

  • Water Sponsors