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Sunday - 12/14/2014
Rudolph Ramble 8K & Donner Dash


Whether you run, walk, or just stand and cheer, you're invited to participate in Chicago's Most Festive 8K and make spirits bright for youngsters in need by making a donation or contributing a new toy to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital. Toys will be collected during packet pick-up and on race day. Last year we gave over 200 toys to the children at the hospital. With your help, we look forward to giving even more to the children and families at the hospital!

Great race benefits for all participants:

  • A Norwegian-inspired winter ski cap
  • Professionally timed
  • Commemorative antlers
  • Donner Dash for children 2 to 12 years old
  • Christmas lights, Rudolph, Santa and plenty of holiday cheer!


One-of-a-kind knit cap for all 8K participants!


Fun, Cheer-Filled Kids' Race
The Donner Dash is designed for children ages 2 to 12 years, and takes place on a loop course on the running path with the start and finish in the heart of the festivities. The race will be staged in the following heats:

  • 2-4 years - 50 yards 
  • 5-8 years - 100 yards
  • 9-12 years - 1/4 mile

Event Charity Partner
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is a state-of-the-art hospital located in downtown Chicago on the campus of its academic partner, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The hospital is ranked as one of the nation’s top ten children’s hospitals in U.S. News & World Report. The hospital relies on philanthropic support to care for more than 153,000 children each year. Learn more at luriechildrens.org.

Group Registration
Gather your friends and co-workers and come run together. The Rudolph Ramble 8K is great for groups! If you have a group of 10 participants or more, e-mail us to set up group registration and packet pick-up. With group registration you will be able to register everyone at once without going through registration each time, and we will have everyone’s packets together and ready for pick-up when you arrive!


Packet Pick-Up Details

Fleet Feet Sports - Lincoln Square, Old Town & South Loop (all 3 locations, simultaneously)

Friday, December 12th | 10:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday, December 13th | 10:00am - 7:00pm


Rudolph Ramble Race Site

Sunday, December 14th | 7:30am - 9:00am


Event Premium

Every 8K participant will receive a top of the line Knit Hat at Packet Pick-Up. Commemorative antlers will be given out on race morning (while supplies last).


Participant Details  


The Rudolph Ramble 8K uses the latest in race timing technology, the Chronotrack B-Tag Timing System.  Timing devices will be distributed at Packet Pick-Up.

Race Course Map

Transportation and Parking
Help us reduce our carbon footprint! Fleet Feet Sports highly recommends carpooling, using public transportation, or riding your bicycle to the event.

To determine the best route to travel via public transportation, please visit the CTA's trip planner. 
Bicycle parking will be available at the race site.

Limited street parking may be available.


  • The top three overall male and female finishers will receive awards
  • Age group awards (2014 Commemorative Holiday Ornament) will be given to the top three finishers

Weather Policy

The Rudolph Ramble 8K will take place rain or shine. If cancellation of the event is warranted due to dangerous weather conditions, announcements will be made race day at the race site. The event will not be canceled in advance. All decisions regarding cancellation will be made on site, race day.

If you would like to volunteer for the race please email Gerrie Rogalla

Results will be posted on www.RudolphRamble.com by 5pm the day of the race.


2014 Results

2013 Results

2012 Results

Rudolph Ramble 8K & Donner Dash
Rudolph Ramble 8K & Donner Dash