Santas will race around Iroquois Park on Saturday. | Courtesy of Gilda's Club
Santas will race around Iroquois Park on Saturday. | Courtesy of Gilda’s Club Louisville

Let’s face it: Santa Claus could stand to be more active than just one night a year.

Iroquois Park will be teeming with Santas on Saturday as the Go Santa Go 5K takes over the trails. The run/walk race is a benefit for Gilda’s Club Louisville and is geared toward all ages and all levels of fitness.

Elves and Santas will race for a good cause. | Courtesy of Gilda's Club Louisville
Elves and Santas will race for charity. | Courtesy of Gilda’s Club

Participants are encouraged to form a team and dress in Santa or elf attire, because awards will be given to the best dressed. The first 25 to register will receive a swag bag, and everyone who races will get a Santa or elf shirt and hat. And racers must walk or run — sleighs and reindeer are prohibited.

Admission is $40 if you register by Dec. 9, or $50 the day of. The 5K begins at 9 a.m.

All proceeds benefit Gilda’s Club, a local nonprofit that provides support to those living with cancer.

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Sara Havens
Sara Havens is the Culture Editor at Insider Louisville, known around town as the Bar Belle ( She's a former editor of LEO Weekly and has written for Playboy and The Alcohol Professor. Havens is the author of two books: "The Bar Belle" and "The Bar Belle Vol. 2."