Bad Santa 5K

We are monitoring the current Covid -19 situation. The safety of our participants and volunteers is our top priority! We will be adhering to the state and local guidelines, along with our local Parks and Liability Insurance guidelines. If we can’t hold an “in-person” event, all events will become Virtual. **No refunds or deferrals**

Race has been canceled for 2020. We will be back in 2021!!!

Run or Walk at Addison Oaks County Park . Course is a mixture of Dirt and Blacktop trails with rolling hills.

It’s going to be FUN 🙂 **** KEEP IN MIND… This is Michigan. Trail conditions could be snow covered, icy, muddy! Weather could be snowy, rainy, cold, freezing! Course will not be plowed or groomed if it snows, Race will go on through all weather conditions.


DATE:    December 6, 2020

TIME:  9:30 am – 11:30 am


LOCATION:  Addison Oaks County Park, Michigan


  • Through September = $31
  • October – December 5, 6:00 pm = $36
  • Race Day = $40 (cash/check only)

START/FINISH:  Adams Lake Lodge… can’t miss it, white/brown building left side of parking lot 🙂

  • Addison Oaks County Park
  • 1480 W. Romeo (32 mile) Rd., Leonard, MI. 48367
  • 248) 693-2432


Bad Santa 5K is a beautiful wooded course running around Buhl Lake.  Course will have a mixture of surfaces… blacktop path , single track dirt and wide track dirt. Rolling hills along the course will warm you up on this chilly December run 🙂  ELEVATION = 200 feet

Breakdown of course in a nutshell :

  • Start on Buhl Lake blacktop path = 1 mile
  • single track DIRT trails = .70 mile  ( uneven terrain, rocks, roots and wooden bridges )
  • Buhl Lake blacktop path = .50 mile
  • wide track DIRT = .50 mile ( out and back )
  • Finish on Buhl Lake blacktop path = .40 mile
  • Elevation = 200 feet

COURSE MAP:  Click map to enlarge

PARK FEE:  $5 per car


RACE DAY ONLY –  Start / Finish area  7:45 to 9:15 am… Outside Adams Lake Lodge!
** start / finish is 100 feet from parking lot **


TIMING: by Race Time Services

  • Chip Timed
  • Official Results: and our website later that day. (Bad Santa page)


  • Unisex cotton T-Shirt (size guaranteed thru November 25 )
  • Santa Hat 🙂
  • Finisher medal
  • Chocolate Santa bar.


2019 Results : Click Here

2018 Results : Click Here

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