Saturday, December 22, 2018

Doing our best to bring you to the tropics…The Caribbean Christmas 5K Run/Walk! Celebrate the holidays with us and start making some holiday traditions! 

The Caribbean Christmas 5K is moving to Tempe Town Lake at the Neil Giuliano Park area!  This year, the race starts at 9:00 AM on Saturday morning, December 22, 2018. 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.


What You Get at the Race

Bring your running club, invite your family, grab your friends, it’s going to be a Caribbean Christmas Arizona style! Offering a beautiful 5K course along Tempe Town Lake…there’s something for everyone!

  • Caribbean Christmas Finisher Medal… you’ll go coco NUTS over this one! Check it out, it actually opens!
  • Awesome Caribbean Christmas shirt options! Choose either a women’s specific v-neck race tee, the unisex crew neck race tee, or grab the Making Every Mile Merry ladies racerback tank! (or you can also choose the no shirt option to save some $$)
  • Post race Holiday Reggae Party with Music and More!
  • Professionally chip-timed race complete with a Commemorative Race Bib
  • Live Results on the screens, by text message or on your mobile phone!.
  • Cool overall finisher awards for overall and age group awards.
  • Lots of professional photos, posted within hours of the race; FREE to download as always… and no watermarks!


Race Schedule

Friday – December 21

Saturday – December 22

  • FREE PARKING is available in the Ash Ave Parking Garage, 246 Ash Ave, Tempe
  • 7:30 – 8:30 AM: Race Day Packet Pickup, on site at the race start area
  • 9:00 AM: 5K Start
  • 9:15 AM until…  Holiday Reggae Party
  • 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 & Race Party Location

  • Tempe Town Lake – Neil Giuliano Park (just east of the Mill Ave bridge in Tempe Beach Park, 80 W Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281)


We told you the 2019 finisher medal is a little nuts! Introducing our Caribbean Christmas Coconut… He loves sunshine, flip-flops, and summer vibes! And the best part…just like a coconut, the medal actually opens to reveal a sweet inside! We think you may like this one so much, it becomes one of your favorite Christmas ornaments!  And once you cross the finish line, you will also receive a fun custom mood changing hurricane cup! 

2018 Shirt Options

Women's V-Neck Race Tee

Unisex Crew Neck Race Tee

Making Every Mile Merry Women's Racerback Tank


All finishers will receive the Coveted Caribbean Christmas Finisher Medal!

Age Group & Overall Awards –

  • 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.