Overview and Purpose:

The Santa Run for Education is an annual event where the community gathers to kick-off the holiday season and celebrate education and exercise. This event is the first event of Bozeman’s Christmas Stroll.

This is a chip-timed race with prizes for each age group. All proceeds benefit Bozeman, Belgrade, Gallatin Gateway, Manhattan and Monforton Public Schools. We award cash prizes to PACs of the top three participating schools, so make sure to select your school on your application form.

Course Information:

The 5k race begins on Babcock behind the Willson Gym at 404 W. Main Street. The route will take runners in a loop from Babcock down 8th toward MSU, then Kagy and back up Willson to end again on Babcock. New this year!  A two-mile walk, for those of you who want to join in all the festivities but would prefer a bit shorter distance. The Willson Gym will feature sponsors, activities and refreshments before and after the race.

Catch the Yeti –  Be the first to catch our Yeti and win your own Yeti Mug!!!
Based on relative running speed and age, we will be awarding a number of Yeti Mugs to some of our runners this year.
So sign up today and see if you can’t Catch the Yeti!


New this Year:

Become a fundraiser and all funds you raise will be split 50/50 between the Bozeman Schools Foundation and the school you choose during registration.  Raise $100 and your race fee will be refunded, raise $150 and you will be entered into a raffle for cool prizes including a BRIDGER BOWL 10-TIME PASS, YETI COOLER, AND SNOW TIRES, all to benefit PUBLIC education in the Gallatin Valley!

Historic Pricing Information:

2019 race pricing: pre-registration for ages 6 and older is $15; late registration (day of packet pick-up and race) is $25. Children 5 and under are free, but please register them.

All participants who register will have the option to purchase a long sleeve dry fit race t-shirt (Adult $20/Youth$15) and Santa Hat ($5) upon registration. T-Shirt sizes are guaranteed if ordered on or before Saturday, November 23rd. T-Shirt sizes are NOT guaranteed if ordered between Nov. 23rd and Dec. 7th! 

Packet Pick-up Info:

Packet pick up will be December 6th from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Stockman Bank on Kagy and S. 19th, Bozeman. Day of run registration and packet pickup will be from 8:00 am to 9:45 am on December 7th in the Willson Gym. Santa Hats are one size fits all. Costumes are encouraged for the race!

Other Race Info:

No refunds on registration fees. No exceptions. Please no dogs! Strollers welcome. If extreme weather conditions are present, the race organizer reserves the right to cancel.