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Welcome to the 2018 Ri Ra Santa 5K ”Vermont’s Largest all-Santa Race!”
All participants receive a full Santa Suit which they must wear during the race. The Santa suits are available in sizes for children, men, and women. Participants must also wear their race bibs on the front of their Santa suits.

Race kit pick-up at Ri Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant
123 Church Street, Burlington.

Friday, Novmber 30, 2018 from noon until 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Please note: Someone else may pick up your 
race kit for you.
RACE DATE: Sunday, December 2, 2018

5K Run/Walk - Sunday, December 2, 2018 @ 10 a.m.
1K Fun Run - Sunday, December 2, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.

Race starts at Ri Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant

The Ri Ra Santa 5K Race Presented by Sierra Trading Post will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2016 starting in front of Ri Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant located at 123 Church Street. The course will run through downtown Burlington, Vermont finishing at the Hilton Burlington located at 60 Battery 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.

(Click the map image at right for a detailed map.)

Click here for more race information.

The 2018 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 or contact:
Hattie Johnson, Director of Development
PO Box 459, South Hero, VT 05486
Phone: 802-372-5863, Email:

The 2018 Ri Ra’s Santa 5K Race is made possible by these sponsors: