Whether you run, walk or crawl, Operation Santa Claus is hoping you'll join us Saturday, September 10, for the Operation Santa Claus 5K Run.  You might even win one of several cash prizes!

Operation Santa Claus is a joint effort between the Townsquare Media radio stations, the Shreveport Fire and Police Departments and the Bossier Sheriff's Office to provide hundreds of LOCAL less fortunate children with Christmas presents.

This is all funded exclusively by donations and no tax dollars are ever used, so the organization is constantly organizing fundraisers and the Operation Santa Claus 5K Run is one of those efforts.

Date, Starting Time & Place: Saturday, September 10, 2015, the race will begin at 8 am on the campus of LSUS (1 University Place, Shreveport)

Registration: Early Registration is $20 through 7 am August 31st. Registration is $25 after early registration through race day. Kid’s (12 and under) registration is $15.

T-shirts & Race Packet Pick-Up: Every pre-registered participant will receive an original “Operation Santa Claus 5K Run” t-shirt. Packet pick up will be held at Sportspectrum Thursday, September 8 and Friday, September 9 from 10:00 am until 5:30 pm. You may also pick up your packet on Race Day at the Race Site at 7:00 am.

REGISTER EARLY! No shirts guaranteed to late registrants.

Awards: Overall male & female finishers: 1st receives $200, 2nd receives $150, and 3rd receives $100. Additionally, overall age top group finishers will receive an award. The overall finisher of the Kid’s Run will receive $50. All other child runners will receive a metal for participation.

Age Groups: (13-18), (19-39), (40-49), (50-59), (60+)

Post Party: Please join us after the race for awards, door prizes, children activities, food vendors and more for your enjoyment!

Special Note: Strollers, wagons, baby joggers, and any hand pushed or pulled vehicle will be allowed on the course, but at a walk pace capacity only. Absolutely NO in-line skates, roller skates or runners with baby strollers will be allowed on run course. This rule is an RRCA regulation!