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26th Annual Santa Claus Half Marathon

August 3, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


26th Annual Santa Claus Half Marathon

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

Chena Lake Recreation Area
Start times: 8 am/9 am

The 26th Annual Santa Claus Half Marathon will be run on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 and is the 5th event in the RCN Usibelli Cup Series. The start and finish will be at the Chena Lake Recreation Area and will be wholly contained within the park and the flood plain.

Proceeds will benefit North Pole High School student activities.

Race Registration is Online!

Early online registration is highly advised and greatly helps the race planning and organization.
The Santa Claus Half Marathon features chip timing and online registration: Register Online


Early Registration Standard Registration Late Registration Bib Pickup Registration Race Day Registration
Last Date → 5/31/2019 6/30/2019 7/30/2019 8/1/2019 8/3/2019
RCN Member $30 $35 $40 $45 $70
Non-RCN  $35 $40 $45 $50 $75
  • If you would like to become an RCN member and save money on race fees, see our Membership page.
  • Entries are on-line only. No computer access? Not a problem! On-line registration with courteous assistance will be available at bib pick-up.
  • Race entrants, by registering, give permission to have their photograph or video image used in printed and electronic publications, or video broadcasts, or any similar electronic means.

Bib pick-up will be at Steese Immediate Care (1275 Sadler Way) on Wednesday July 31st from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm and at HooDoo Brewing Company (1921 Fox Ave) on Thursday, August 1st from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm.

Race Details

There will be two start times: 8 am and 9 am. Please choose 8 am if you are going to be 2:30 or longer.


The race course will be entirely within the park. The start and finish line is near the Swim Beach in Lake Park.

The map shown is tentative until tested that it meets distance requirements.

Water stops will be available at miles 2.5, 6, 8, 9.5 and 11.5.

Restrooms are available at the start/finish and mile 8.

Post Race:
Water, Powerade, and fruit will be available.

For More Information

Running Club North
P.O. Box 84237
Fairbanks, AK 99708

General information:

2019 Race Directors: Chris Oliver ( or      Ron Oliver (


August 3, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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