Welcome to the 2021 Ri Ra Santa 5K...

”Vermont’s Largest All-Santa Race!” will now be “Vermont’s Largest VIRTUAL All-Santa Race”!

With so many public events being canceled due to the pandemic, the RiRa Virtual Santa 5K, 10K, and 1 Mile Elf Run or Walk are a great way to safely celebrate the holiday with family or friends. Registered participants receive a Santa suit to be worn during their run. (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.)

All you have to do is register, get your race kit with medal, bib, and Santa suit, plan your route, and complete your run or walk!


Complete your 5K Run or Walk by December 31, 2021


The route is up to you! Be creative - have fun! (We will post information about pre-measured routes if you would like to complete this event in Burlington, VT.)


The RiRa Virtual Santa Race Headquarters will be at, Ri Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant located at 123 Church Street. (We will schedule race kit pick-up times and post here. In addition, we plan to provide other locations for pick-up.)


A special Drive-Thru Race Kit Pick-Up will be held on Saturday, December 19 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Allen Brook School parking lot, 497 Talcott Road, Williston, VT. (Although, more in-person pick-up events may be scheduled, please don’t wait!)

If you experience any difficulty with registration,

call, text, or email Kelly Arnott at 905.512.2488

or kelly@vrpro.ca


(Note: If paying with cash or check, in-person registration is available on Saturday, December 19

at the Drive-Thru Race Kit Pick-Up event.)


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The 2021 RiRa Santa 5K supports Camp Ta-Kum-Ta

Since 1984, 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.

Please support Camp Ta-Kum-Ta!

Click here or on the Camp Ta-Kum-Ta logo at left to donate now!


2020 RiRa Santa 5K, 10K, & 1 Mile Elf Run/Walk Virtual Events Support the Vermont Foodbank

“This pandemic is creating a food assistance emergency unlike anything we’ve ever seen since we opened our doors more than 30 years ago”, says Vermont Foodbank CEO, John Sayles. “We’ve seen a huge increase in the number of people in need of food assistance, and it is clear that the Foodbank and our statewide network of food shelves and meal sites will not be able to meet that need on our own. This is why we are so grateful to have supporters like RiRa and the amazing network of athletes participating in this year’s RiRa Virtual Santa 5K. This support fuels our work!”

Click here or on the Vermont Foodbank logo above to donate now!


Ri Ra’s Santa 5K, 10K, & 1 Mile Elf Run/Walk Virtual Race Events are made possible by these sponsors: