Hundreds participated in the fifth annual Run Santa Run 5K.  Runners set off on a tour of downtown Madison and had the option to stop at three holiday stations along the way.   

Sarah Godfrey/The Badger Herald

Sarah Godfrey/The Badger Herald

Sarah Godfrey/The Badger Herald

Runners could sign up as an elf, Santa, reindeer or a tree.  Many participants were very creative with their characters and even added fun accessories to accompany their runner shirts.  

A portion of the proceeds from the run went to local Dane County charities.

Sarah Godfrey/The Badger Herald

Sarah Godfrey/The Badger Herald

Some ran with their furry friends and decked them out in holiday gear as well.

Sarah Godfrey/The Badger Herald

Sarah Godfrey/The Badger Herald

Sarah Godfrey/The Badger Herald

A organizer of the 5K dressed up as the Grinch.  If you beat the Grinch you received a free slice of Ian’s Pizza.

Sarah Godfrey/The Badger Herald

Sarah Godfrey/The Badger Herald

Sarah Godfrey/The Badger Herald

Sarah Godfrey/The Badger Herald