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Santa Shuffle

September 8, 2017

Join us on Saturday Dec. 2nd, 2017 for The Salvation Army and Running Room annual Santa Shuffle 5 km Fun Run and 1 km Elf Walk at Lansdowne Park. Teams and individuals of all ages collect pledges online to assist families and individuals in need with basic necessities at Christmas and all year long. Santa Claus leads the 1 km Elf Walk and mascots greet participants along the route. Everyone is encouraged to dress up in their favourite Christmas costumes, take part in activities and enjoy a free healthy hot breakfast. All participants receive a unique Santa Shuffle finishers’ medal. Register at and help fight poverty and restore dignity.