Saturday, December 21, 2019

Lei low…It’s going to be a Freaky Tiki Christmas! Celebrate the holidays with us and start making some holiday traditions with our Caribbean Christmas 5K Run/Walk! 

Enjoy an event packed with good friends, great music, fun volunteers, and of course all the typical goodies you would find at a first class race! Costumes and fun are encouraged, Grinches are not

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What You Get at the Race

Bring your running club, invite your family, grab your friends, and bring the kids because we are celebrating our 4th Annual Caribbean Christmas 5K Run/Walk. Offering a beautiful 5K course along Tempe Town Lake…there’s something for everyone!  And the gifts are on us!

  • Caribbean Christmas Finisher Medal presented to all registered participants at the finish line
  • Quality Caribbean Christmas shirt options! Choose either the red long sleeve unisex tee or the Caribbean blue women’s racerback tank
  • Candy Cane shaped donuts!!!!! 
  • Professionally chip-timed race complete with a Commemorative Race Bib
  • Live Results on the screens, by text message or on your mobile phone!.
  • Lots of professional photos, posted within hours of the race; FREE to download as always… and no watermarks!


Race Schedule

Friday – December 20

Saturday – December 21

  • FREE PARKING is available in the Ash Ave Parking Garage, 201 Ash Ave, Tempe
  • 7:30 – 8:30 AM: Race Day Packet Pickup, on site at the race start area
  • 9:00 AM: 5K Start
  • Awards will begin immediately following each event. Overall awards will be presented when the top finishers are posted, Age Group awards will be presented and can be claimed at any time after winners are finalized.  We do our best to present awards as soon as possible so our racers can move on to their other holiday activities.

Start/Finish Location

Updated Course!

Updated course and start location for 2019, you may also view the MapMyRun version of the course map.

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2019 Finisher Medal

ALO-HO-HO-HA! Check out the super fun Tiki dude finisher medal!  And yes, the lei actually moves!  We think you may like it so much you may wear it to your company Christmas party!  

2019 Shirt Options


Cardinal Red long sleeve performance tee, crew neck, super soft and runs true to size.  Available in sizes Small through 3X.


Caribbean Blue ladies gathered racerback tank, triblend fabric so it’s super soft available in sizes X-Small through 2X.


All finishers will receive the Coveted Caribbean Christmas Finisher Medal!

Age Group & Overall Awards – The 2019 Caribbean Christmas Tiki wooden ornament!

  • Overall Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers
  • Top 3 male and female in the following age groups: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+
  • Note: Age groups may be added or deleted depending on the number of racers in each category.