The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (Discover Peoria) and ArtsPartners of Central Illinois are gearing up to host the 6th Annual Santa Cause Run.
Due to COVID-19, this year’s race will take place over nine days from Saturday, December 12 to Sunday, December 20 which will be the loop of ArtsPartners’ Sculpture Walk in downtown Peoria. The race will begin at the Peoria Riverfront Museum and the route is a little over a mile long. If the participants would like to turn the route into a 5K, they would need to complete the route three times. Participants will be encouraged to email their times and a photo when completing the run to be posted on the race website discoverpeoria.com/santa-cause-run. Those submitting times will be entered for a chance to win one of three $100 gift certificates to a Peoria restaurant of their choice.
This year’s race will benefit ArtsPartners of Central Illinois and help fund future Sculpture Walks by ArtsPartners. This year’s event is sponsored by Bob Lindsay Acura, Bob Lindsay Honda and ArtsPartners of Central Illinois.
The “run when you want” race gives participants nine-days to run the route on the day and time of their choosing. With this year’s route highlighting nine large scale sculptures from artists in six different states, participants can take photos with their favorite artwork. We encourage racers to use #DiscoverPeoria and #SantaCauseRun to enter into a contest for additional prizes.
Registration includes a race packet with an official 2020 Santa Cause Run t-shirt, locally made in Peoria by Uniquee Tees, coupons and items from local businesses and a reusable ArtsPartners shopping tote bag.
Thanks to our partnership with the Peoria Riverfront Museum, participants can register in person during race packet pick-up on Thursday, December 10 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Friday, December 12 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Peoria Riverfront Museum’s Auditorium, lower entrance.