A Christmas Story Run

Sat August 1 - Thu December 31, 2020 Cleveland, OH 44113 US Directions
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OH FUDGE........POSTPONED TIL 2021.

Come join us in 2021 as we take you down Memory Lane to the movie set locations that made this movie famous. Dress up like Ralphie, run in a Leg Lamp Costume or jog in the Bunny Suit that Aunt Clara gave Ralphie for Christmas! This race attracts serious runners, everyday runners and walkers alike! We are family friendly and hope to add to your Christmas spirit during the holiday season. Other perks include Rich Chocolatey OVALTINE at the finish. Race entry includes complimentary admission to the A Christmas Story House! Reenact your favorite scenes from the movie with family and friends. Race proceeds fund and restore the homes in Ralphie’s Neighborhood.

Race Distance Switch for Cleveland Runners - We offer a free switch between the 5K and 10K events.  You can elect that yourself by managing your registration using your confirmation email.

The movie producers must have been runners, because the distance between the former Higbee’s Department Store and the A Christmas Story House & Museum is about 5K. Ralphie’s dad, The Old Man must have used the 1938 Oldsmobile to track the distance – No GPS in the 1940’s!  To accommodate both movie locations that made this race famous, the distance for the races are approximate, and perhaps a little shorter or longer.Come join us at 9:00 A.M. on December 1st as we take you back down Memory Lane to the movie set locations that made this movie famous.  Dress up like Ralphie, run in a Leg Lamp Costume or jog in the Bunny Suit that Aunt Clara gave Ralphie for Christmas!   This race attracts serious runners, everyday runners and walkers alike!  We are family friendly and hope to add to your Christmas spirit during the holiday season.

Both the 5K and 10K races start on the corner of Ontario and Public Square which is located at the Terminal Tower.  The 5K will run to the A Christmas Story House & Museum. The 10K will run to the House and back to Public Square.  For the 5K runners, buses will be transporting you back downtown and drop you off at Superior and W. 3rd. just west of  the starting line and the Renaissance Hotel.

 

 

Registering your Dog?  Once you register yourself, you can choose your Bumpus Hound as an add-on option.

A Christmas Story House & Museum is located at 3159 W. 11th St. Cleveland, OH 44109.

Place
100 Public Square
Cleveland, OH US 44113
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Additional race information can be found at http://achristmasstoryrun.com/.

Charity - Cleveland Street Foundation Inc.

A Christmas Story House Neighborhood Restoration Project is managed by Cleveland Street Foundation Inc., a non-profit organization founded to serve the neighbors around A Christmas Story House. Our purpose is to assist the community by helping to restore and maintain neighborhood homes. Since it's inception in 2013, over $500,000 has been raised by YOU the runners and our sponsors.  By participating in this event, you directly impact the growth and development of the Tremont Neighborhood.  Give the gift of Christmas all year round and make a difference!

Packet Pick-Up

Please read below for the packet pick-up locations. At packet pick-up you will receive all of your race materials, including your race bib. Race day pick-up will be very busy with long lines. It is STRONGLY encouraged for you to take advantage of early packet pick-up the week before the race at our partner locations! All dates, times, and locations are tentative and subject to change closer to event. Please check back to confirm dates before traveling.

Monday, November 30th, 2020 -  2 LOCATIONS
SOUTHPARK MALL- ( 500 SOUTH PARK CENTER STRONGSVILLE, OH 44136)
TIME- 1PM-7PM ** BUMPUS HOUND PACKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP AT THIS LOCATION ONLY MONDAY.  ** WALGREENS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO GIVE FLU SHOTS AT THIS LOCATION AS WELL. ***WE ARE LOCATED JUST INSIDE THE MAIN ENTRANCE NEXT TO DICK’S SPORTING GOODS.

FIRST FEDERAL LAKEWOOD-(14806 DETROIT AVE. LAKEWOOD, OH 44107)
FIRST FEDERAL LAKEWOOD IS OUR PRESENTING SPONSOR FOR THE EVENT! TIME: 1PM-7PM **PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO BUMPUS HOUND PACKAGES AVAILABLE AT THIS LOCATION.**  

Friday, December 4th 2020 10:00AM to 7:00PM EST (PRE-RACE)

Renaissance Hotel Cleveland  Ambassador Ballroom 24 Public Square Cleveland, OH 44113
Walgreens will be providing flu shots from 2:00PM to 6:00PM EST 
 
Saturday, December 5th, 2020 – 6:30AM to 8:00AM EST (RACE DAY)

Renaissance Hotel Cleveland  Ambassador Ballroom 24 Public Square Cleveland, OH 44113

 

A Christmas Story House & Museum

A Christmas Story House & Museum is open YEAR ROUND to the public for tours. Stop by to reenact your favorite A Christmas Story movie memories in the Parker’s family home.  The Museum, located directly across the street from the House, features original props, costumes and memorabilia from the film, as well as hundreds of rare behind-the-scenes photos. Among the props and costumes are the toys from the Higbee’s window, Randy’s snowsuit, the chalkboard from Miss Shields’ classroom and the family car. While you are visiting, don’t forget to visit the newly-renovated 3,500-square-foot gift shop for your own Major Award Leg Lamp and other great movie memorabilia.

A new feature for A Christmas Story House is it is now available for overnight stays! Visit www.BumpusHouse.com for more information!

Visit www.AChristmasStoryHouse.com for information on tours and hours of operation

Mission Statement

The mission of the A Christmas Story Run is to provide a race that promotes health and fitness, stimulate the local economy and galvanize the community. These events are made possible through corporate and foundation in-kind and financial support, close partnerships between the A Christmas Story House & Museum and RoadRunner Enterprises 100 LLC, with generous support from presenting sponsor First Federal Lakewood.  Proceeds from the A Christmas Story Run benefit the Cleveland Street Foundation LLC, a non-profit foundation established to restore and maintain the neighborhood surrounding the A Christmas Story House & Museum for future generations to experience and enjoy. The foundation provides grants, both public and private, to projects that enhance and preserve the surrounding neighborhood. The foundation also provides educational scholarships to families of A Christmas Story House to create college opportunities for our next generation.

 

Bag Drop, Runner Timing, Pace Team, Awards

The movie producers must have been runners, because the distance between the former Higbee Department Store and the A Christmas Story House & Museum is about 5K. Ralphie’s dad, “The Old Man” must have used the 1938 Oldsmobile to track the distance no GPS in the 1940s. To accommodate both movie locations that made this race famous, the distance for the races are approximate, and perhaps a little shorter or longer.

Trilogy is our partner this year for Bag Drop and Post Race Showers! They are located in the heart of downtown Cleveland, just 2 blocks north of Public Square on 100 St. Clair Avenue NE. Bag Drop availability starts at 7:00AM EST, and services and showers continue for the runners through 1:00PM EST. They are our go to place for Fitness, Spa and Wellness needs. Address: 100 St. Clair Ave NE, 3rd Floor. Cleveland. Ph: 216-298-5115 trilogycle.com

RUNNER TIMING: 
Race participants will be timed utilizing the ChronoTrack B-Tag system. In celebration of the A Christmas Story Run, the bibs are part of a collector’s edition series. Runners will be able to keep their race bib as a memento after the race. Participants will be provided a bib and safety pins at registration. Wear the bib on the front of your outer-most layer of clothing on race day. Transponder pads at the start and finish will record the participant’s time for compiling the final results. Post race, participants will receive their start time and net time. Per USATF rules, Top 3 overall awards and the overall Masters award will be determined by actual gun time. All age group awards will be determined by their chip time. Final results will be posted by noon on runsignup.com. The Awards Ceremony will be held promptly at 11:00AM EST in the Renaissance Hotel, inside the Conference Center Room where race day packet is held.

*Your very own Video! This year Ralphie and the gang want to capture your finish line moment! As you cross the finish line, give us your best smile and pose in your favorite “I Triple Dog Dare You,” Snow Suit, Leg Lamp costume or Bunny Suit. To see your awesome finish, just go to your results and click on the video link! Share your finish with friends and family on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. A Christmas Story Run wants to make your memories lasting ones

PACE TEAMS:
MarathonPacing.com Pace Teams will once again be offered for the A Christmas Story Run. The 2020 Pace Teams promise to provide fun and excitement for both first time and experienced participants looking to reach their running goals. Whether that’s a personal best, or just getting across the finish line and having a great time, the Pace Teams are there for you. You can read about the Pacers and see the roster of times at MarathonPacing.com.

Twenty minutes prior to the start of the race, your pacer will be holding a sign with your desired pace. Find them and get to know them. They will be able to help you greatly while on the course. You will have time to stretch near your pacer while they introduce themselves. This service is complimentary to participants.

AWARDS AND POST-RACE AMENITIES:
Saturday, December 5, 2020
11:00AM – 12:00PM EST
Renaissance Hotel

Christmas music will set the mood for the post race awards ceremony that will feature, photo-ops, and lots of fun!

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

Top 3 Overall Male & Female
Top Male & Female Masters
Top 3 Male & Female in each age group

AGE GROUP AWARDS will be awarded to the top 3 men and women in each age group. Age group categories will be 0-14 for the 10K and 0-10 for the 5K and then in increments of every 5 years all the way up to 70+. If age group winners are unable to attend award ceremony, age group awards will be available for mailing through December 10 for a modest Shipping & Handling fee.  Email info@achristmasstoryrun.com to make arrangements.

Overall and Master winners WILL NOT be eligible for Age Group awards. There will also be no double dipping in the Overall and Master award categories as well. As a reminder, per USATF Rules, top overall and top Master awards are determined by gun time. Age group awards are determined by bib time. Additionally, you must comply with the USATF headphones rule or risk eligibility for an overall award.

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