BEACON EVENTS / Santa Run in Asbury Park

Watching hundreds of Santas running along the boardwalk or through the streets is quite a sight to see! Join one of these races this season decked out in your Christmas gear and burn off some of those holiday cookie calories.

November 19

Boonton Santa Run
Main Street, Boonton
The festive course will have themed stations along the route. Start at Santa Land and follow the course down Main Street, making sure to soak in all the holiday fun. Hang a left at the Town Hall and head down Lathrop Avenue turning left onto Kanouse Street. Make your way to the North Pole Finish Line Celebration.

December 3

Santa Run
Asbury Park
Watch as an army of Santas run down the boardwalk in Asbury. If you register, you get a Santa suit to wear. The after party for Santas 21+ continues at the Stone Pony.

Jingle Bell Run
Bell Works, Holmdel
Wear your favorite holiday costume and spread good cheer in support of the Arthritis Foundation.

December 4

Jingle All the Way 3K
Special Olympics New Jersey Sports Complex, Lawrenceville
People with and without disabilities come together to kick off the holiday season in support of Special Olympics New Jersey. Join in person on Dec. 4 at the SONJ Sports Complex or participate virtually any time from Nov. 27 – Dec. 16. Stay after the race for music and a dance party with DJ Red Line, food and awards for race participants.

December 10

Santa Run 5K
Duke Island Park, Bridgewater
Wear your favorite holiday outfit and walk, run or dance across the finish line to collect your hot cocoa and cookies.

Pinch the ‘GrYnch’ Boardwalk 5K 
Wildwoods Convention Center, Wildwood
The Holiday Boardwalk 5K run and 1-mile walk is fun for all ages.

SantaCon NYC
Midtown Manhattan, NY
This is the most serious Santa celebration around! Thousands of Santas will roams the streets of NY as they bar hop around midtown.


December 11

Santa Hustle
Brighton Park, Atlantic City
Conjure up all your Christmas spirit for the first-ever Santa Hustle Atlantic City 5K (8:15 am), Half Marathon (8 am) and Kids Dash (7:30 am). You get a hoodie, Santa Hustle beanie and a Finisher Medal. Plus, there are other packages where you can get shirts, Mrs. Claus gear or a full Santa suit!


Santa Fun Run
Proving Ground, Highlands
Costumes are mandatory for this family-friendly run. Santas, elves, reindeer, Grinches, ugly sweaters — wear your craziest holiday attire for the costume contest after the run. Come by early for Breakfast with Santa starting at 10 am or stay for the post-run celebration with food and drink specials.


December 17

Hoboken Jingle Bell 5K
Sinatra Drive, Hoboken
Santa is making the trip all the way down from the North Pole and will be leading both the 1-mile fun run and the 5K on his motorcycle. He is bringing hot chocolate with marshmallows for everyone to enjoy! Join him in your best Santa gear for a morning filled with Christmas cheer.

Throughout December

Santa’s Big Day
December is a busy month as everyone gets ready for the holidays, including Santa Claus. So, celebrate the man in red by participating in the fourth annual Santa’s Big Day 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, 13.1 and 26.2, all completed virtually anytime in December. A portion of proceeds from registrations will be donated to Operation Warm, which gives kids a winter coat.