Welcome to the 2019 Ri Ra Santa 5K ”Vermont’s Largest all-Santa Race!”

This is a great family event with all participants receiving a Santa suit to be worn during the race. (Santa suits are available in mens, womens, and children’s sizes. If you are under 5’4” and 150 pounds order a children’s Santa suit. Santa suits do tend to run large.)

Anyone not wearing the entire Santa suit will be disqualified.


5K Run/Walk - Sunday, December 1, 2019 @ 10 a.m.

1K Fun Run - Sunday, December 1, 2019 @ 9:30 a.m.


Race starts at RiRa Irish Pub & Restaurant


The RiRa Santa 5K Race will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday,

December 1, 2019 in front of Ri Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant

located at 123 Church Street.


A post-race breakfast will be served at the Hilton Burlington

to all participants courtesy of the Hilton Burlington and

Ri Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant. (The Hilton Burlington is the

ocation of the race finish.)

In addition to the free post-race breakfast, there will be an

after party at Ri Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant beginning at 11 a.m.

The 2019 Ri Ra’s Santa 5K supports Camp Ta-Kum-Ta

For almost three decades Camp Ta-Kum-Ta has provided a safe, loving place where children from Vermont and New York who have, or have had cancer can play, swim, share, and heal. In short, Camp T-K-T is where kids go to reclaim a childhood robbed by cancer.

At the very beginning Camp was just a great idea without a name. While in the Pediatric Oncology Unit at the hospital discussing the possibility of a camp where "kids with cancer" can just be "kids", one of the children still too young to attend exclaimed in frustration "but I want a camp to come ta!". The name was perfect, and eventually she did get her "Camp Ta-Kum-Ta". Today, she is one of the many survivors volunteering on staff!

Each year Camp Ta-Kum-Ta tries to squeeze in as many life experiences and memories as possible all year long. Along with traditional camp activities such as swimming, athletics, ropes course, and arts & crafts, Ta-Kum-Ta offers once-in-a-lifetime opportunities such as rock climbing expeditions, hot-air balloon rides, formal dances, and lake cruises. During the winter we have winter weekends, where kids go cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and much more.

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta's new home in South Hero, Vermont will enable our children and their families to grow in ways never thought possible. Our new home is beautiful and has the capacity to grow, but it will take a large commitment from the community to make this dream a reality for our special campers who attend Camp Ta-Kum-Ta.

For more information about Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, visit www.takumta.org or contact:

Hattie Johnson, Director of Development
PO Box 459, South Hero, VT 05486
Phone: 802-372-5863, Email: tktdevelopment@aol.com

The 2019 Ri Ra’s Santa 5K Race is made possible by these sponsors:


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