What is this Christmas in July event anyway? Everybody has heard of Christmas in July parties, and this is ours for the fitness crowd. Taking place at Gas Works Park on a Saturday July 20th, this is a timed 5K run & walk and free kids dash with a decidedly Christmas theme.


 When is it? Saturday morning July 20, 2019.  There is a detailed timeline in the “Information” section of this site.


Where exactly is the event? Everybody knows where Gas Works Park is right?  But just in case a little elf told us the address is listed as 2101 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103


Where do I pick up my shirt and bib? There will be a packet pickup and registration tent near the start/finish line inside Gas Works Park. Beginning at 7:30 a.m. you can pick up your shirt and bib, until we begin the festivities at 9:00 a.m.


What do I get for my registration fee? In addition to event participation, you get a very cool shirt commemorating the event, custom-designed bib number and a uniquely designed Christmas in July finisher medal.   There will be several vendors on hand at the finish line handing out free swag, samples and treats plus of course our Holiday Spirit Garden for those 21 and over.  And don’t forget our costume contest...ugly sweaters and all!


What about Kids? What’s Christmas without kids?  We will have a Kids Dash – The Little Reindeer Dash -- before the main event for those 12 years of age and younger. The kids dash is free, but if you want to buy a youth shirt for your child the cost is $12.  Each participant in The Little Reindeer Dash will receive a custom-printed Christmas in July kids dash bib number to wear and a Christmas in July finisher ribbon at the end. We’ve heard a rumor that Santa might be making an appearance as well, and he loves kids!


What are the courses like? The start and finish are located at the same place. The routes will take place completely on paved paths and the Little Reindeer Dash will remain in the park and be on paved paths as well as grass.


Will the 5K and 10K be timed? Although the Christmas in July event is more focused on fun, fitness, camaraderie and getting into the holiday spirit, the distances will still be timed and have official results posted online as soon as the event is over.


Bathrooms? There is a bathroom building in the park, and we'll supplement those with a row of portable bathrooms as well as hand wash stations. Plus there will also be plenty of portable toilets in the Holiday Spirit Garden itself.



Is it dog-friendly? Yes – please remember to leash your furry friends and to clean up after your pup! And remember...some dogs like to dress up for Christmas too!


Are strollers allowed? Also yes –just please be respectful of your fellow participants.


What’s with the Costume Contest? We appreciate creative costumes, so come decked-out (better yet, bring a team) in whatever garb you think best reflects the Spirit of the holiday and wear it throughout the event! We will be awarding prizes for best and most creative costumes.


What about parking? Gas Works Park does have a parking lot with a few spots for those of you that come early enough. After that there is plenty of street parking nearby, both paid and unpaid. Of course, we always encourage the use of public transportation or carpooling whenever possible.


Will there be a place to check my clothes at the event? Yes. You can check any gear you would like at our Gear Check tent in the main venue.


What forms of payment will be accepted at the event itself? Credit, debit, cash and checks will all be accepted at Christmas in July.


Are refunds available if I can’t make the event for some reason? Sorry, but there are no refunds for this event. But you might still have some options if you let us know in advance. Email us with your situation at least 24 hours before the event.


Do you need volunteers? Absolutely! The Christmas in July event couldn’t happen without great volunteer support. We cherish our volunteers and promise to treat you right!  Em