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

Frosty's 5K Run/Walk


The Bud Light Frosty's 5K 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 rolling terrain through North Tacoma's Dock Street for their big finish.  This course really magnifies the beauty of the great city of Tacoma. 

This is a USATF certified course (# WA14037MN)

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Race Schedule

Half Marathon Start - 8:30am Half Marathon 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



Kids 1K

Opening Day Special! 9/1/17





9/2/17 - 9/14/17





9/15/17 - 10/31/17





11/1/17 - 11/30/17





12/1/17 - 12/06/17





Online closes at midnight on 12/06/2016

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






  • A small transaction fee is assessed when registering online.
  • Price increases occur at midnight.
  • Half Marathon participants receive a finisher medal and a long-sleeve tech shirt.  Every participant receives a cool Santa Runs Tacoma Running hat.  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.
  • 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 dags at this event and we had to make the tough call to not allow dogs at the race.


Free entries to next year's race will be presented to the overall male and female winners, and to the overall masters male and female winners. Age group awards will be given to the top five in each of the following divisions: 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, 75-80, 80 & over.

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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