The Orleans Chamber of Commerce is hosting the seventh annual Santa Stampede 5K and Family Fun Run in East Orleans, Saturday, Dec. 7. The race will begin and end at The Barley Neck Inn, 5 Beach Rd.  Registration for the race is open now and entries will be accepted until race day. The race will begin at 10:30am.

Along with the timed Santa Stampede 5K, vendors from premier sponsors will be present at the race with samples, including power foods from Friends’ Marketplace, and there will be pre- and post-race entertainment. Kids get moving with a free Mini Claus run for children younger than 12 years old. The course will be a shorter, age appropriate distance and will precede the main race.

Runners are encouraged to create a festive costume to wear during the race. Awards for the Overall Fastest in Holiday Costume, Overall Fastest Military & First Responder, the Overall Fastest Mr. Claus, Ms. Claus, Mini Claus, and the Most Creative Holiday Costume will be given at the Post Race Party hosted by The Barley Neck Inn. A “Red Sack Raffle” will be held for the top three finishers in male and female divisions in eight age categories.

Registration fee for the race is $25 and all registered runners will receive a long-sleeved T-Shirt (while supplies last). Applications can be found at orleanscapecod.org and at businesses throughout Orleans.  A Pre-Registration and Number Pick-Up event will be held at Marathon Sports in Yarmouth on Friday, December 6th, 3pm-6pm. Printed applications can be mailed to or dropped off at the Orleans Chamber of Commerce. Registrations will also be taken on the day of the race, but runners who sign up that day will not receive the pre-registration fee discounts. Day of race registration will be $30 and will be from 9am to 10:30am. The mailing address for the Orleans Chamber of Commerce is P.O. Box 153, Orleans, MA 02653.

The Santa Stampede 5K and Family Fun Run is sponsored by our Premier Sponsors: Friends’ Marketplace, Cape Cod 5, Major Sponsors: Orleans Firebirds, Orleans Improvement Association, Agway of Cape Cod, Marathon Sports, Supporting Sponsors: Animal Hospital of Orleans, Hole-in-One Restaurant, Kerry Insurance Agency and Contributing Sponsors: Blue Claw Boat Tours, Nauset Marine, Snow’s Home & Garden, The Sparrow Store and Watson’s Menswear.

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