Santa Claus for a Cause

2017 Registration

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PHOTOS of Santa Claus with A Cause 2016

This year’s event is again at HUNTINGTON STATE BEACH LOT ON THE CORNER OF BEACH BLVD AND PACIFIC COAST HWY.  We give you this beach scene to run at since Run in the New Year closely follows and  is at Bolsa Chica.  

We design CAREN WARE EVENTS to be that experience that adds energy and fun to your holidays. 

Put a healthy kick into your Christmas with SO CAL’s SANTA CLAUS with A CAUSE/Ugly Sweater 5k. It’s the ultimate Christmas themed run. Pick your option: 1. Sign up for a Santa Suit to run in and KEEP, OR (2.) come in your favorite UGLY sweater and get an event shirt, or (3) pick a race event shirt and just come in running clothes. EVERYONE GETS CUSTOM CAST FINISHER MEDALS , RFID CHIP TIMED with a chance to win age division awards and overall winner trophies. There is a choice between a full SANTA SUIT or CUSTOM TSHIRT. Expect Christmas GOODIES, coffee, and hot chocolate at the finish. Raffling off 5 Christmas Trees, Christmas lights, and ornaments ! Christmas carolers and carols playing along the route.

Caren Ware Events are something for EVERYBODY and EVERY BODY. This event is meant to get you in the spirit of Christmas! And it gives back. Santa Claus with a Cause uses its proceeds to gift those who otherwise would not experience a Christmas and sincerely need staple goods to survive. Ware in the World Foundation connects cultures through Sports, providing hope, happiness, and enhanced life experiences.

Finisher Medals!

Finisher Medals!

DATE: Saturday, December 16, 2017


WHERE: HUNTINGTON BEACH State Park, Huntington Beach, Ca.
(NOTE: This event was held last year in Laguna Hills . We moved it to a better course and bigger party. Plenty of parking. Hourly parking offered. )

Register: Click HERE.

Everyone GETS a choice of A full SANTA SUIT TO wear and KEEP! Or pick a race t-shirt option. Wear it over running clothes or bring your own Christmas themed attire or UGLY SWEATER. 5 AWARD WINNERS for the Ugliest Sweaters. Fancy Santa FINISHER MEDALS TO ALL. It is the break you need in your busy holiday season. Recreate and give a little something back to someone that has so much less. You can add additional donations or be jog-a-thon sponsored also.


Entry Fees: Adults: $35 add $5 on race day. Youth: (18 and under): $25 5K add $5 race day. Fees includes SANTA SUIT or an Event SHIRT plus a custom cast FINISHER MEDAL.

$45.00 if you want both.  Full Santa Suit and a race t-shirt.

Parking: Plenty. Prepare to pay at least $4 . State Park is allowing hourly parking .
Pre-Race Day Packet Pick up/Late Registration: Packet pick up. 3pm-6pm Friday, Dec. 15, at ROADRUNNER SPORTS, 1835 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, Ca. 92627. Walk up registration welcome and on race day for $35 . ALSO, PACKET PICK UP AND LATE REGISTRATION on RACE DAY from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. One person may pick up for other participants. Strollers allowed.

Course: Definitely flat and fast on the paved running, bike path. Only in California can you be SANTA in a SUIT or in an UGLY Sweater running along the beach. Enjoy a scenic course that trots where you can see and hear the surf crash! Just in case you are wondering this will take place rain or shine. Santa never quit on a rainy Christmas Day.

You choose your course tactics. Race…Jog…Stroll…or Roll. Families can bring strollers, bikes, and tricycles, but agree to use at own risk. Please position at the back of the pack at the start. Kids must have pads and helmets and will be lined up in the stroller, bicycle start section. Must obey traffic signal when crossing into the neighborhood. Aid station half way through the 5k course.


Caren Ware Events were designed to give EVERYBODY and EVERY BODY the best experience in outdoor, healthy activities. These races are ABOUT YOU and for You. Come connect, run, laugh, and accomplish even the simplest of goals…to have fun or make it about setting PRs and fast times. And help us generate funds to provide needed staples for families in economic crisis around the WORLD.

Volunteers are the best! Volunteer at packet pick up and get a race day entry. (limited to the first 6 to sign up). Volunteer race day and get a t-shirt!

Event Organizer: Caren Ware Events