ChristmasLogo5kSmallerThe Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the First United Methodist Church Weekday Pre-School for the 3rd Annual Santa’s Sleigh 5K.

The event will take place at Gordon Wood Stadium on Saturday, December 8th at 9 a.m., with all proceeds benefiting the FUMC Weekday Pre-school.

The pre-school is located inside the First United Methodist Church in Brownwood, but operates on its own budget separate from the church as a non-profit organization. The funds raised from the Santa’s Sleigh 5K will help provide supplies and other educational material for the pre-school over the next year.

Registration is $25 per runner and forms are available now at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce office, most area fitness centers, and the FUMC Weekday Pre-School.  

Packet and t-shirt pickup and last-chance registration will take place during the Christmas Under the Stars Festival on Friday, December 7th inside the Depot (600 E. Depot St.) between 5-7pm. T-shirts will be available to the first 50 to register for the race so early registration is encouraged.

Medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each age group as well as overall male and female winners. The awards ceremony will be held immediately after the race at the finish line.

All runners are encouraged to dress in Christmas costumes.

The Santa’s Sleigh 5K is being held in conjunction with the 4th annual Christmas Under the Stars Festival that will feature holiday games, crafts, food and attractions for kids of all ages. The festival will take place on Friday, December 7th and Saturday, December 8th from 4-8 p.m. at the Depot Complex, Adams Street Community Center, and the Lehnis Railroad Museum. Key attractions will include Mr. and Mrs. Claus, ice skating, rock climbing wall, and several holiday themed contests.

For more information about the Santa’s Sleigh 5K or the Christmas Under the Stars Festival, call the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce at 325-646-9535 or online at Click here to download the registration form.