Frequently Asked Questions.
Q: Do I have to "run" in this race?
A: Absolutely not! That's why it's a "Dash"! Walk, shimmy, frolic, skip or crawl! It's only 0.7 miles long and you have 15 minutes to do it!
Q: Does everyone win cash?
A: Technically speaking no. We are using the word "cash" with the inclusion of gift cards from local businesses but YES everyone wins a minimum value of $5 to a local business or actual cash.
A: No pets of any kind in this race. The only "furry" family member allowed in this race is grandpa!
A: Heck yes! This is for the whole family...it's only .71 miles long so baby could practically push himself!
Q: What do I get? (SWAG?)
A: See EVENT INFO page under SWAG - each year the swag updates as a new holiday character! (Santa, Elf, Snowman, Reindeer!) We encourage you to wear ANY FESTIVE gear that lights up or makes noise!
Q: What can I win?
A: EVERYONE WINS!! At the end of the race you'll receive an Elf envelope with either a gift card w/ a min $5 value or with CASH!! 1 person wins $100 and 8 people win $20 cash!!
Q: Where do I PARK?
A: The Santa's Dash for Cash is taking place in conjunction with the Downtown Holiday Parade. Parking is available around the venue site in Downtown Billings. Check the parade website for road and parking lot closure information.
Q: Do I have to sign up in advance?
A: We recommend getting on Santa's GOOD LIST early! Online registration closes at noon on race day. If the event sells out, there will not be walk-up registration on race day. Don't be on the naughty list and miss out on all the fun!
Q: Discounts for kids?
A: Of course, this event is for the whole family! Check the registration page for student and children rates. We have three tiered pricing: Adult, Student and Child.
Q: Refund, transfer?
A: No refunds for any reason whatsoever. If the Downtown Holiday Parade is cancelled then Santa's Dash for Cash is cancelled. Your registration will be transferred to next year's event. But, you'll still get your swag bag and we'll be giving door prizes at packet pick-up in this scenario.
Q: Rain, Snow, Reindeer Invasion?
A: Yes, but if the city parade is cancelled then we cancel the run too. If it's snowing, we highly encourage you to grab a handful and try it...or make snow angels. If it's an Elk invasion then be sure to bring some carrots!
A: This is a non-timed event. But, there will be a race clock running so you can see how fast you finish! We'll also have special prizes for the first male/female finisher.
Q: Change Shirt size?
A: Yes, up until the shirts sell out or 7 days before the event, whichever is sooner. Just click on the link in your confirmation email and follow the instructions.
Q: Pick up my 'stuff'? When and where?
A: See the "Event Info" page
Q: How are the shirts sized?
A: These are unisex cotton t-shirts, see the "Registration page" for available size options.