Santa Stroll and Run in Bristol

This year’s venue offers a larger indoor hall with indoor restrooms, a place to stay warm before and after the event and breakfast afterwards. The new route will offer a peaceful setting along primarily flat county roads.

The Packet Pick Up Party will be Friday Dec. 7th from 5 – 7 p.m. 

Packet pick up will be Friday December 7th from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Bristol Fire Department at 405 E. Elkhart Street, Bristol, IN. Bristol On The River and The Michiana Pay It Forward Foundation have joined efforts to offer you the full Christmas experience. So be sure to plan time for cookies and cocoa with Santa and stay for the town’s tree lighting at 6 p.m.

We know that it can be hard sometimes to pick up your packet the night before. On-site packet pick up will open at 7:30 a.m. for those that didn’t make it Friday. It will be open until 8:45 a.m. You can also register on-site starting at 7:30 a.m.

Please be aware, the online registration will be shut down on Dec 1st. After that, you must register on-site for $35 each.

The Santa Stroll

The 1 mile Santa Stroll is perfect for those not wanting to do a 5K or 10K but yet have some festive fun! The walk is led by horses, who also dress in their favorite Christmas attire, and makes stops along the way for cookies and hot chocolate. We even have treats for our 4-legged friends! Bring the family, 2-legged or 4-legged and make a Christmas tradition that your family will remember a lifetime! Only $10 to register!! Santa Suit or T-shirt available for an additional $10. The Santa Stroll starts at 9:10 a.m. following the 10K runners and 5K participants.

The Festive 5K run/walk

Walk, Run or do Both along this quiet 3.1 mile route following county roads in Bristol. Put on your Christmas music and run or walk this primarily flat route with no stop lights and little traffic. A GREAT way to get into the Christmas spirit!

Jingle all the way 10K run

This is a great time to take a break from all the Christmas shopping and baking and enjoy a primarily flat 6.2 mile route along county roads passing open fields and farms. Water stations and route monitors along the route.


Chip timing provided by; Kosciusko Runners’ Association However, for those “true” Santa’s participating, you will still find hot cocoa and cookies along the route. Finisher mementos for all finishers! Prizes to top participants in age groups! AND a $100 gift card to Fleet Feet Sports Mishawaka for the OVERALL fastest male and female in the 5k. Strollers and dogs on leash welcome. 5K starts at 9:05 a.m. following the 10K runners  Only $25 registration fee! Santa suit or optional T-shirt included if registered before Thanksgiving! Online registration closes on Dec 1st.  On-site registration $35 


And the After Party

Don’t forget after crossing the finish line to stop and get your finisher memento and bottled water then join us in the spirit of Christmas, for the “after party” The second to none Christmas brunch buffet starts at 9:30 a.m. And don’t forget the PRESENTS! YES, PRESENTS! Those registered before Thanksgiving will be automatically entered into a drawing to pick a gift from under our Christmas tree! **Be sure to check when you return to see if you have won! Must be present to win**