On Saturday, Dec. 7th hundreds will gather in their festive Elf and Santa outfits, as well as those popular ugly Christmas sweaters, to participate in the 29th Annual 5km Santa Shuffle and 1km Elf Walk. This fun, family-oriented event supports individuals and families in need here in our community through The Salvation Army in Kelowna.
“The Santa Shuffle is a fun event for the whole family,” says Pastor Darryl Burry. “We live in a very active community with many races taking place each year. This event combines the opportunity for those of all ages – including their pets – to participate in a non-competitive race/walk and also make a difference in the lives of our friends and neighbours right here in our community.”
Runners can try and “catch” a Running Room Pace Elf to earn extra tickets for participant prizes. Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in various categories (men, women, youth). An award will also be presented to the team that raises the most funds in race pledges.
The Running Room will lead a warm-up for all race participants, and Salvation Army volunteers will be on-site serving refreshments before and after the race.
Registration forms are available at the Running Room or at Kelowna Community Church (1480 Sutherland Ave.), or participants can register onsite on the day of the event by 9:00am.
Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2019
Time: 10:00 am (come early for the warm up and see all the dogs in costume)
Location: Waterfront Park (Rhapsody Plaza), Downtown Kelowna