Santa's Helpers 5K & 1M Fun Run

Saturday, December 10, 2022 in Melissa, TX at Wolf Creek Farms Park and Nature Trail Melissa, TX 75454

  • 5K Run / Walk at 9:00 AM

    » $30.00 Registration (through 12/7 at 5:00 PM US/Central)
    » $40.00 on Race Day
    5K Run/Walk Registration

  • 1 Mile Fun Run at 8:30 AM

    » $20.00 Registration (through 12/7 at 5:00 PM US/Central)
    » $30.00 on Race Day
    1 Mile Fun Run Registration

  • Sleep-In
    Support Our Cause - (Note: T-shirt deadline is 11/25)

    » $30.00 Sleep In Registration (through the day of the event)
    Register and Sleep In

  • Team of Five or More - 5K Run / Walk at 9:00 AM
    Must Register at Same Time

    » $25.00 Per Member (through 12/7 at 5:00 PM US/Central)
    » $35.00 on Race Day Per Member
    Register a 5K Team

  • Donation

    » donation (through 12/10 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    Donate to North Texas Feed the Need

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The Santa’s Helper 5K & 1 Mile family fun run brings a running race to beautiful Melissa, Texas. Race will begin at the trails around the Wolf Creek Farms Lake. Runners will then be captivated as they enter country Ridge park with tranquil trails and beautiful scenery. The 5K event will benefit the North Texas Feed the Need organization which generously provides food, free of charge, to families when students are not in school and food is hardest to find.

On race day please bring one (or more) of the following items to help stock their pantry before Christmas break!
—¸ Individually wrapped snacks (bars, chips, fruit snacks, etc)
—¸ Peanut butter (sealed jar or tub)
—¸ Jelly (sealed jar)
—¸ Boxed Macaroni and Cheese
—¸ Cash donations are accepted


Texas has one of the highest rates of child food insecurity in the nation, at nearly 22 percent, or almost 1.6 million children (! This is why organizations like North Texas Feed the Need can use your help more than ever! The Santa’s Helpers 5K and 1 Mile fun run is a fun way for the whole family to help those who do not have consistent food in their home.

Runners and Walkers will have access to food trucks, music, sponsor tables, and much more!!


Schedule of Events:

Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Fun Run: 8:30 a.m
5K Race: 9:00 a.m.

Registration includes Official race bib, T-shirt* & race day swag

Virtual/ Sleep-in Runner:
Participants can sign up to run or walk virtually from anywhere to show your support!
Registration includes T-shirt


Thursday, December 8 from 4-6 pm @ George's Coffee in Melissa, TX
1280 Sam Rayburn Hwy Suite 700, Melissa, TX 75454



*Registration completed by 11/25/2022, will receive an event T-Shirt.

T-Shirts will be on a first-come, first-serve basis after this time! Register early and get a guaranteed T-shirt!

5K Course Map


Awards: The following are the Award Categories for medals:

Plaques will be given for Top M/F Overall and the top M/F Master.

Age Groups: 13 & under, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-6465 & over. Top 3 in each age group M/F will be awarded medals.

Awards will be presented following the 5K!


Results can be found LIVE during the race at::

and at the close of the race on our website::



For event-related questions, please click on the Contact the Organizers button on the left-hand side of this page.

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