Race Details

Event Date

March 20th, 2021

Location

The Park at 4th (Univest Performance Center), Quakertown, PA

Event Times

Wave 1- 5K Run/Walk – 9:15 am (packet pick-up opens 8:30 am)

Wave 2- 5K Run/Walk- 10:15 am (packet pick-up opens 9:30 am)

Thursday and Friday Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup, Thursday, March 18, 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

East Swamp Church
2405 E Swamp Rd
Quakertown, PA 18951

Packet Pickup, Friday, March 19, 1:00 pm- 6:00 pm 

Brookside Community Church
3800 Brookside Rd
Macungie, PA 18062

Parking

Those arriving early enough will be able to park in the Quakertown Community Pool parking lot 601 W Mill St., Quakertown, and across the street in the Memorial Park parking lot 600 W. Mill St., Quakertown. If the parking lots are full, you can enter “Quakertown Midget Football”  into Google Maps 221 California Rd., Quakertown. The parking lots are accessible through N. 9th Street in Quakertown, and you will find 2 additional parking lots for baseball and football.

Please note that the Libray will be the closest parking lot to the event and open for business.  We ask that you refrain from parking in their parking lot.

Dogs

Sorry, dogs are not currently permitted to participate.

Baby Strollers

Yes, you may use a baby stroller. Use caution and be safe. If the temperatures are too cold or the path is snow-covered, we recommend leaving junior at home.

Course

The Course is a flat paved path that runs the perimeter of the Soccer, Baseball, and Football fields. There will be some gravel roads when running through parking lots to continue back onto the paved path. There will be a loop that you will need to go through 2x before exiting towards the finish line.  We will have volunteers offering course guidance as well as marked course signs.

Amenities

  • Chip Timing for both 5K runners and walkers
  • Beautiful long-sleeved shirt for pre-registered runners and walkers.
  • Post-race refreshments and snacks.
  • Christmas music at Start/Finish
  • Flush toilets
  • Thursday, Friday, and Saturday packet pickup are available.

Awards

5K Walkers division is not scored (no awards)

5K Run Overall

  • 5K Race – $50 top male and female plus gift, $ 35-second male and female plus gift

5K Run Age Groups for both Races (Top 3)

  • 14 and under
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65+

COSTUME CONTEST– We will be observing individuals and groups in costume throughout the event. We will select two individuals and one group (up to 4 people) to receive free entries to the 2021 race. Award winners will be announced on Facebook after the race!

See the Fees and Registration Page HERE. Then see the Race Schedule Page for Packet Pickup Details and Race Day Schedule and Information.

Race Contact: Jessica Martin (Race Director) christmascityraces@gmail.com

FAQ

Virtual Run/ Walk-We added registration for anyone who wants to Run/Walk virtually. Virtual registrations will still be eligible for T-shirts.  There will be two packet pickup locations for virtual runners/walkers to receive their packets. You will need to pick up your packet; we will NOT be mailing out race packets.  We will have a drive-thru style packet pick up where you will be able to remain in your car to receive your packet.  Friends or family members can also pick up your packets in your place; if you cannot make the packet pickup, stay tuned for further details regarding packet pickup. Lastly, you can email the Race Director at christmascityraces@gmail.com if you still can’t make either packet pickup date.

  • Quakertown Packet Pickup– On Thursday, March 18th, at East Swamp Church, 1:00 pm- 6:00 pm
  • Macungie Packet pickup– On Friday, March 19th, at Brookside Community Church, 1:00 pm- 6:00 pm

T-shirts-We will be offering the opportunity for newly registered participants and already registered participants who missed the last T-shirt deadline to receive T-shirts. If you are already registered, please log into RTD and edit your registration to add your T-shirt size. If you are having trouble adding T-shirt sizes to your existing registration, please email the following information to christmascityraces@gmail.com:

  • First/Last Names
  • T-shirt sizes

I can no longer make the event, but I still want to pick up my packet.  With the outdoor limitations still being implemented by Governor Wolf, we ask that anyone who can no longer make the event for any reason email the Race Director at christmascityraces@gmail.com. If you can no longer make the event, we will do our best to work with you; we understand things change and come up unexpectedly. We are trying to keep our live numbers as accurate as possible in our waves to allow us to create additional waves only as needed.  We will be able to change your event type to our virtual run/walk allowing space in other waves for people who want to attend live while still having your packet ready for pickup. To have your registration type changed from live to virtual, please email the following information to christmascityraces@gmail.com :

  • First/Last Names of all registered participants who need their registration changed.
  • Packet pickup location: Allentown or Quakertown

I can no longer make the event and want to transfer my registration. Please, for liability reasons, email registration transfer requests to christmascityraces@gmail.com. Registration transfers are available through Wednesday, March 17th. Any money exchanges will be between registered participants and transferees. Please email the following information to begin your transfer request:

  • Registered Participants
  • First/Last Names
  • New Participants
  • First/Last Names
  • Address
  • Email Address
  • DOB 00/00/0000
  • T-shirt size. Changes are available up till March 5th.

What happens if there is another event size restriction? We plan to continue with a live event as long as the restriction number remains above 50.

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