Race Day Information

Santa Run 21Event Information

The Reindeer Run begins at 11:45 am. The 5k Run/Walk begins at Noon at the YMCA of Greater Flint – Downtown Branch.  The 1 Mile Run/Walk will start shortly after the 5K event. The 5k and 1 mile are family-friendly and children, strollers, and well-mannered dogs on leashes are welcome. Race route coming soon.

Post-Race Festivities

Spend your day Downtown!  There will be refreshments after the race in the YMCA parking lot.  Camp Copneconic will providing fun for the kids in the Santa’s Workshop at the YMCA GYM.


Parking is available in several locations around the downtown area. The YMCA has two parking lots available, one adjacent to our building on Third and Chavez and one directly across from our building. These lots will mostly fill early, so please plan accordingly.

UofM Parking Lot (Old International Institute building) – this lot is located directly behind the YMCA Building at Stevens and 2nd Street. The lot can be accessed from 2nd Street or 1st Street and is approximately 1 block from the start line. 50 Spots Available.

Santa Run 11GCard Building (719 Harrison St, Flint, MI 48502-1613) –there is a large parking lot behind the GCARD building on Harrison Street. It’s approximately two blocks from the start line at the YMCA (.15 miles). 100 Spots Available

Flint Farmer’s Market (300 East 1st Street, Flint, MI) – there is a large parking lot adjacent to the Flint Farmer’s Market. The lot can be accessed off of 2nd Street and is at the intersection of Harrison and 2nd Street. It’s approximately 2.25 blocks from the start line at the YMCA (.20 miles). 120 Spots Available.

Plaza One (Chase Bank/Plante & Moran) Parking Lot- there is an entire block of parking located across from the Plaza One building. The lot can be accessed from 4th Street and the cross streets are Harrison, 4th Street, Court Street, and Wallenberg. It’s approximately 2.5 blocks from the start line at the YMCA (.25 miles). 200 Spots Available.

Additional parking spaces are found scattered on the streets throughout the downtown area.