9th Annual Santa Runs Tacoma - Saturday, December 9, 2017 8:30am

Donner & Blitzen's 21K & Relay


The Bud Light Donner and Blitzen 21K is a scenic point to point course starting at the State Farm building in Downtown Tacoma. During the race, runners will cross the Murray Morgan Bridge and experience first hand the greatness of Puget Sound. After the short ascent off the Murray Morgan Bridge runners will be treated to easy flat terrain through North Tacoma's Waterfront to Schuster Parkway and Ruston Way for a run along Tacoma's waterfront. After turning around just before the new Waterwalk at Point Ruston, runners will retun to Dock Street for their big finish.  This course really magnifies the beauty of the great city of Tacoma.

The Half marathon course has USATF certification # WA14039MN.

Relay Information
Leg 1 = 5.3 miles (exchange point is located at the Dock Street Aid Station) MAP HERE<<
Leg 2 = 3.8 miles (exchange is located at the turnaround on Ruston Way by the Pt. Ruston Ferry) MAP HERE<<
Leg 3 = 4.0 miles (finish line) MAP HERE<<

Driving information to come.. please check back here.

Corporate Team

  • Team must consist of 3 employees from the same business.
  • Teams can consist of any denomination of males or females.
  • Awards to the top 3 corporate teams place of business.
  • Awards presented to each individual of the winning corporate team.

Mixed Relay Team

  • Each team must consist of at least two of the opposite sex. (1 males 2 Females - 1 females 2 males)
  • Awards presented to the each individual of the winning team.

Female Relay Team

  • Female relay team must consist of all females.
  • A relay member can run more than one leg but the team must have at least 2 team members to be eligible for awards.
  • Awards presented to the each individual of the winning team.

Male Relay Team

  • Male relay team must consist of all males.
  • A relay member can run more than one leg but the team must have at least 2 team members to be eligible for awards.
  • Awards presented to the each individual of the winning team.

Relay Rules and Information

  • The 21k Relay is designed for 3 persons; however, you can have 2 teammates.
  • Team Captain is responsible for signing up the team online.
  • Team Captain is responsible for collecting the teams money for their reimbursement.
  • Team Captain must input team or corporate name in the appropriate field on the registration form.
  • Team must supply their own support vehicle. Team Vehicles are NOT allowed on the course. Park off the course and walk over to the exchange point.
  • In the event someone can't run then someone else from the team can run two legs.
  • In the event a substitution is made on the team then the team captain must be sure that the NEW TEAM is in the correct division.
  • The cost of the relay is the same regardless if you have only 2 people or 3.
  • Each Relay team member will receive a finisher medal.
  • Relay Teams must consist of 2 persons to be eligible for awards. 

Race Schedule

Half Marathon/ Half Marathon Relay Start - 8:30am Half Marathon/ Half Marathon Relay Finish
909 A St, Tacoma WA Foss Waterway Seaport Parking Lot, Dock St.
10K Start - 8:45am 10K Finish
909 A St, Tacoma WA Foss Waterway Seaport Parking Lot, Dock St.
5K Start - 9:00am 5K Finish
909 A St, Tacoma WA Foss Waterway Seaport Parking Lot, Dock St.
1K Start - 10:15am
1K Finish
Foss Waterway Seaport Parking Lot, Dock St. Foss Waterway Seaport Parking Lot, Dock St. 


Registration Info




Half Marathon

Half Marathon Relay (3-person team)



Kids 1K

Family Pricing
(Half, 10K, 5K)

4 or more people

Opening Day Special! 9/1/17






$5 off per person 

9/2/17 - 9/14/17






$5 off per person 

9/15/17 - 10/31/17






$5 off per person 

11/1/17 - 11/30/17






$5 off per person 

12/1/17 - 12/06/17






$5 off per person 

Online closes at midnight on 12/06/2017

12/08/17 (Pre-race packet pick-up)






$5 off per person 


  • A small transaction fee is assessed when registering online.
  • Price increases occur at midnight.
  •  Every participant receives a cool Santa Runs Tacoma Running hat, and a 2017 Santa Runs Medal. There is a shirt option for those who wish to purchase one for $20.00. They are long-sleeve technical fabric shirts. Kids runners receive finisher ribbons.
  • To get the family discount please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Confirm your Registration HERE
  • Packet Pick Info HERE

(Please read) TCMA Policies: All entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Sorry, no transfers to another individual, and no roll-overs to the following year. All participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian in order to participate.  Sorry, no exceptions.  

Other Race Info

Gear Check

Gear check is provided for your personal items at the start line gear check tent. Please tear your gear check tab off of your bib, fill out and attach to your gear check bag. You can use the bag that was given to you at packet pick up. Please do not put valuables in your bag. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. You may claim your bag after you finish by providing your bib number. Gear check will close 10 minutes before race start.

Course Support

For the Half Marathon (ONLY) Water, Nuun Electrolyte, Vaseline, and Porta-Potties will be provided at all water stations. Aid Stations located at 3, 4.5, 6.5, 9.5 and 11.5

Chip Timing

All events will be chip timed by Rogue Multisport.

Pacers (21K ONLY)

Pacers for the Half Marathon are provided by the Half Fanatics. More information on the Pacer page HERE.

Time Limit

There is a time limit of 4 hours for the half marathon (18 min avg. pace). All of those remaining on the course must move to the sidewalks and obey traffic laws. The timing mats, medical staff, and finish line amenities will remain at the finish until all participants have finished.

There is no time limit for all other events.

Please note that we are no longer permitted to have dogs on the race course. Our insurance does not want to cover dogs at this event and we had to make the tough call to not allow dogs at the race.


Awards for the top Overall Male & Female, Top Overall Masters Male & Female, and age group ribbons will be available for pick up at your convenience at the results tent.

Age Group Ribbons

Age group ribbons will be given out to the top 5 finishers in the following age groups: 9 & under,10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

KIDS receive a finisher ribbon upon crossing the finish line.

Finish Line Amenities

The finish line recovery area is located at the Foss Waterway Seaport parking lot.  Fruit and water will be available at the finish line.


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