Sure your holiday plans include rocking around the Christmas Tree, but what about running around OKC? Those in search of family fun, who happen to like to run, won’t want to miss out on these festive 5ks for a cause! Take your pick or choose all three. Have yourself a merry little Christmas run!

 

Sandridge Santa Run

December 9, race times vary

Sandridge Energy - 123 Robert S. Kerr

Benefitting Downtown OKC

Join the Sandridge Santa Run and prance merrily through the streets of downtown. The SandRidge Santa Run includes a 5K race, a one-mile Fun Run, and a free Kids’ Dash. Jolly costumes are encouraged, a prize will be awarded to best dressed. Medals will be given to top three male and female runners. Come for the run and stay for the fun! Enjoy the SNL Photo Booth and a “Case for Santa” Mad Scientist Presentation. Part of Downtown in December, this family friendly run supports Downtown OKC Inc. Initiatives that highlight, promote, and bring improvements to the downtown district. Don’t miss out on other Downtown in December events going on throughout the month!

 

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Opening Night Finale 5k

December 31, 2017 at 3pm

Bicentennial Park - 500 Couch Drive

Benefitting the Arts Council of Oklahoma City

Take a farewell 2017 run around OKC with the Opening Night Finale 5k! Bright, sparkly, and festive costumes are encouraged. Original works of art will be given as prizes to top male and female runners and best dressed. All participants will receive a custom medal. Runners who sign up by December 13th will receive a custom t-shirt.  Race entry includes wristbands for Opening Night! Run the race, head home, clean up and prepare for a night of fun welcoming 2018 in Downtown OKC! Opening Night festivities begin at 7pm.

 

OKC NYD BLASTOFF 5k

January 1, 2018 at 10am

Wheeler Park - 1120 S Western

Benefitting the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

Kick 2018 off with a leisurely run along the Oklahoma River Trails. Hunger still remains for many Oklahomans after the holidays.  Run and support the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and as they feed hungry families year round. Runners are encouraged to donate above registration fee and bring nonperishable food items to the race. Four legged friends and children are welcome to join in the fun! Runners will receive finisher medals and long sleeve tech shirt. Enjoy coffee, black eyed peas, and other snacks and drinks post race.