Santa Hustle Half Marathon & 5k

Sunday, December 22, 2024 • Glendale, AZ

Runners in the course of Santa Hustle Half Marathon & 5k in Glendale, AZ

This year, the Santa Hustle Half Marathon and 5k event will be raising funds and awareness for the Glendale Firefighting Charities; a multifaceted organization aimed at helping community members through a variety of programs. It’s the season of giving, so be sure to sign up and support a great cause! 

Poked away in the heart of Glendale, Arizona, the Santa Hustle Half Marathon and 5k takes place within the Westgate Entertainment District; a district known for dazzling displays, lively and vibrant city sights and scenes, and a unique sense of community to boast. 

While it might not be a course that takes runners through beautiful forestry and natural landscapes, it’s a unique course in that the entirety takes place within the district itself; some say they feel as though they’re running through the Vegas strip! 

Starting at 8:00 am at 9375 Coyotes Blvd in Glendale Arizona within the Westgate Entertainment District, this race is an out-and-back looping course that brings runners back to where they started in order to cross the finish line.  

This race does take place during the holiday season, so you might be wondering what Santa has in store for swag and gifts. If so, here’s the scoop… Each participant receives an epic swag bag comprising a full-zip hoodie, an embroidered headband, and a finisher’s medal. 

Throughout the event, participants will even get to indulge and enjoy several cookie stations in honor of Jolly Old Saint Nick himself! 

Race Weather & Climate

Glendale, Arizona, is situated in the western part of the Phoenix metropolitan area. The nearest major city is Phoenix, which is directly to the southeast, making Glendale an important suburban hub within the Greater Phoenix community.

Glendale in early December experiences similar weather to Phoenix, with daytime temperatures around 70°F (21°C) and nighttime lows near 46°F (8°C). Precipitation levels remain low.

On race day (December 22), the average low is 47ºF and the average high is 64ºF.

Santa Hustle Half Marathon & 5k Race Results

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 8:00 AM.


To reserve your spot in the 2024 Santa Hustle Half Marathon & 5k, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

There is a $64.99 + $4.90 SignUp fee for the half marathon.

Santa Hustle Race Website

Santa Hustle Half Marathon Website

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