THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!
Thanks to your overwhelming support of Variety, the Official Charity Partner of the Santa Hustle 2012, we have reached our capacity for volunteers for this this event. Please check back with us next fall for Santa Hustle 2013 and on this site for other Variety volunteer opportunities throughout the year. We appreciate your volunteer spirit - Thank you!
Be a part of the hottest (coldest!) fun run of the winter running season – join 8,000 Santas running along the lakefront!
New! for 2012 – 5K Wheelchair division and Variety Kids’ Dash (Dash limited to first 150 registrants)
Variety – the Official Charity Partner of the 2012 Santa Hustle
4th Annual Santa Hustle
Saturday, December 1
Kids Dash 8:15 a.m.
Wheelchair 5K 8:45 a.m.
5K 9:00 a.m.
Start and finish at Soldier Field (southeast end)
For event details, course map, after party details available at www.santahustle.com/chicago
VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTIONS please Click Here
Support Variety through the Santa Hustle!
Variety Charity Runner
Want to be guaranteed a spot in the 2012 Santa Hustle? This hot (cold!) race is anticipated to sell out this year, so the only way to be sure you’re one of the 8,000 Santas running along the lakefront is to be a Variety Charity Runner.
As a Variety Charity Runner, you will be running to raise money for Variety’s programs for disabled and disadvantaged kids of the state. Throughout our 75 year history, Variety’s been a leader in taking care of kids. Our major programs Kids on the Go! and Live to Achieve! aim to help disabled kids achieve their dreams by granting customized wheelchairs, adapted sports equipment and other mobility aids and support disabled athletes’ training expenses, so there is no limit on where they can go.
WHY be a Variety Charity Runner?
You rock the Santa hat and beard look! Be part of the funnest race of the winter season! Help disabled & disadvantaged kids of your area! Prize for the individuals and teams that raise the most for Variety! Give back to the community!
Here’s what you can do:
Individual: $150 minimum fundraising goal supports ongoing programs like play groups for kids with learning disabilities or autism spectrum disorders
Grab a few friends and form a team.
Harness the power of positive peer pressure and networking and together raise money to buy a sports wheelchair for a disabled athlete or send a Downs Syndrome child to adapted summer camp. (Each team member must register separately.)
Double Your Impact
Does your company have a matching grant program? Ask at work! Variety The Children’s Charity is a 501(c)3 organization, federal tax identification number 36-1908475. All donations above the fair market value of the race ($40/runner) are tax deductible.
As a Variety Charity Runner, you promise to fundraise a minimum amount for Variety – The Children’s Charity of Illinois. If the minimum amount is not met by packet pick-up day, Variety will charge your credit card the balance. See our Registration Form for all the details.
HOW do I register as a Variety Charity Runner?
So glad you asked – Two easy ways to register!
- 1. Register online http://www.firstgiving.com/varietyofillinois/santa-hustle-5k – where you get your own fancy fundraising page to help spread the word and make your fundraising a breeze!
- 2. Download a registration form here fax or email it back to Variety
CALLING ALL KIDS!!
Hey, ever wonder what Santa does to get ready for his “big day”??? He goes running with 8000 friends and YOU along Chicago’s lakefront! Join all the fun of the 2012 Santa Hustle.
Variety Kids‘ 100 yard Dash
FREE and open to all kids ages 4-10, disabled or not disabled
Limited to the first 150 registrants
Grab a group of friends and be one of Santa’s little helpers - As official charity of the Santa Hustle, Variety is recruiting 250 volunteers to staff the race course. Ensure a fun and safe race for the runners & wheelchair athletes and have a blast yourself. Everything from set-up to goody bag stuffing to manning the cookie and candy stations – it’s all going to be great fun. Volunteers are the heart and soul of the race, and we couldn’t do it without you! All volunteers receive a t-shirt, elf hat, beverages, and food at the event. Individuals, friends, family, and groups are all welcome. Register online HERE or download a PDF HERE. Description of volunteer assignments is located on the event website: www.SantaHustle.com/chicago or download a PDF HERE.
Can’t run or volunteer? Encourage your friends to support Variety one of these ways!