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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.
  • Registration Closes on Wednesday, November 25th

    We will not be offering in person registration at bib pick up or on race day.


    Join us on

    Saturday, December 5, 2020

    for the 10th annual 

    Santa's North Pole Dash 

    in Historic St. Charles

    UPDATED INFORMATION: Please Read Carefully

    In order to maintain a safe environment for our participants, volunteers and staff, The Santa's North Pole Dash 

    has made some adjustments to the upcoming run on 12/05/2020.

    First and foremost - 2020 has been a challenge for EVERYONE - 

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

    • We will be implementing an "Open Start" time for this years' run.  Racers can arrive in person any time between 7 am and 8:30 am and start their race.
    • We kindly ask all racers to complete the course by 9:30 am.  If you are planning on walking the 5K, please arrive (and start) in enough time to cross the finish line by 9:30 am.
    • We ask everyone to think of others who may be participating in the run - maybe they are not compromised, but a close family member is.  Please wear a mask when walking. It's the holiday season and now is not the time to cop an attitude.  Just be nice - or feel free to stay home.
    • Along with the mask wearing, we ask everyone to keep a safe distance from others - a full Nutcracker distance would be nice!
    • If you choose to switch from an in person athlete to a virtual participant,
    please email: Wendy@GSTCCC.com with the names / addresses of each participant and that change will be made manually in the system.
    • 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.  Plan to run your 5K either before or after the Children's run.
    • This year, we will not have a pancake breakfast or an awards ceremony.  Race results will be available online through Race Roster / Fleet Feet.

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

  • 2016 Santa's North Pole Dash
  • Our 2020 theme is;

    The Nutcracker

    Select your shirt size & design and join the fun!

    All registrants for the 5K & 1-mile walk will receive:

    Choice of shirt & finishers medal - shipped for free directly to your home!!

    (medals will be shipped with shirts to the first 1,200 who register)



    Course Maps

    updated 5K course map as of 11/27/2020

    Did you know that 2nd Street at Adams is closed to to construction that will link the two County buildings?  Yeah, we forgot too.  SOOooooo, we have a minor re-route that will bump you up a block to Third Street instead of rounding the corner at 2nd and Clark.  The mileage remains the same.

    5K Course





    Santa's North Pole Dash on Social Media

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  • Bib Pick-Up - This year, all shirts (and medals) will be shipped directly to the runners shipping address.  We will not have any shirts / medals available at bib pick up or on race day.  To guarantee you have your shirt prior to race day, you will need to register for the run prior to November 10th.  All registrations made after this date will still receive a shirt, but it's not guaranteed to arrive before the day of the race.

    • Thursday, December 3 & 4, 2020 from 10 am 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 8:30 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.
  • 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. The last day to register for the run is Wednesday, November 25th.  We will not be offering day of registrations.

    ** For those registering during our Early Bird Special and paying via Check / Cash - your registration fees MUST be paid in full before 7/11/2020.  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 10th, 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?
    Nope, we are trying to avoid any unnecessary contact.  We don't want to handle any credit cards or have people gather and wait in line to register.  You'll need to sign up before Thanksgiving if you want to run this year.
    Can I exchange my shirt size?
    Nope, we won't be ordering any extra shirts.  Make sure you select your size and design 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?
    We will not be offering an awards ceremony this year.

    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.

  • Sponsors


  • 2020 Sleeve Sponsor

  • 2020 Bib Sponsor

    This sponsorship is available.

    Contact the Chamber office 

    for more details 636/946-0633

  • Children's Snowman Shuffle Sponsor


  • 2020 Porta Potty Sponsor

    Phone(636) 441-7727

  • 2020 Start Line Sponsor

  • 2020 Finish Line Sponsor

  • 2020 Pace Car Sponsor

  • Snow Globe Sponsors


  • 2020 Finisher Medal



  • Photo Backdrop Sponsor

  • 2020 Tent Sponsors


  • 2019 Middle of the Pack Sponsor


  • 2020 First Aid Support

  • 2020 T-Shirt Sponsors











  • 2020 Media Partners

  • 2020 Sponsors

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  • Hot Beverage Sponsor

  • Fruit Sponsor

  • Water Sponsors