There are many things to consider before visiting a city these days. Click "Learn More" below to discover what a trip to Madison currently looks like, from the safety of visitors to what's open for business.

Individuals or businesses looking for COVID-19 relief resources, click here. Meeting planners go here for information about meeting in Madison.

Learn More

Run Santa Run 5K

2930 Chapel Valley Rd
Fitchburg, WI 53711
  • Presented By: Race Day Events
  • Dates: December 5, 2020
  • Location: McKee Farms Park
  • Price: Adults: $35-45, Children (12 and under): $20-25

It's never too early to start celebrating the holidays! And the best way to do that is to reserve your spot in the Run Santa Run 5K! You can run it either in person or virtually! All participants will get to select their favorite character, then we'll provide you with the appropriate accessories and finisher medal! If you're joining us in person you can expect plenty of treats along the course! And don't forget to check out Santa's Shop while registering to find additional swag to take your festive attire to the next level! 

Register in 4 easy steps:

  • STEP #1: Decide whether you want to run as a Santa, an Elf, Abominable Snowman or *new this year* Holiday Penguin
  • STEP #2: Get your costume. We’ll help with shirts, hats, and accessories!
  • STEP #3: Run or walk the 5K and have a good time making sure to soak in all the holiday fun!
  • STEP #4: Enjoy the North Pole Post-Race party at Hop Haus Brewing Company at a time that works for you!


This is a timed event. Average times for each character will be taken - who do you think will be the fastest - Abominable Snowman? Elf? Santa? Holiday Penguin? 


To adhere to public health guidelines for COVID-19 we are making modifications to the event to ensure the safety of all participants, staff, and volunteers. One of which includes having staggered start times, which will prolong the duration of the event. This will cause the streets to be closed for a longer time downtown and will have a greater impact on the downtown community. In order to reduce the impact on the surrounding community and still produce a safe and fun event for everyone, we have decided to change the date and location for the 2020 Run Santa Run Madison event to McKee Farms Park in Fitchburg on December 5th. Permits have been approved by the city and we are proceeding with planning for this event!