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A Holiday Tradition
Chip timed 5K Run/Walk along with a Reindeer Run for kids 10 and under. Runners of all ages and abilities are invited to jolly themselves up in Santa Suits and race a 5 Kilometer, traffic-free course in the heart of Downtown Arlington Heights.
This year, Santa will know who's naughty and nice and who's sluggish or speedy. The Rotary Club started collaborating with Santa on the fun run in 2008 to assist in funding the Club's charitable initiatives.
To date, the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights has donated over $250,000 to worthy causes throughout Arlington Heights and neighboring communities, directly as a result of the Santa Run. Whether you have run in the past, or are a first time runner, you should be proud of your involvement in this annual holiday tradition.
Charities who benefit through the Rotary Santa Run:
Wheeling Township Food Pantry * Village of AH Thanksgiving Meals * Boy Scouts * Arlington Park Back Stretch Programs * Salute, Inc. * Arlington Lakes Golf Course * Northwest CASA * NSSEO Timber Ridge * Geneva Foundation/Presbyterian Homes * AH Crime Stoppers * Rolling Meadows H.S. * OMNI * District 214 Education Foundation * Lutheran Home Auxiliary * Connect to Community * Get Ready for School * Shelter, Inc. * Arlingtones * Lutheran Home * Metropolis * SLSF * Live4Lali * Cross and Crown * AH Historical Society * Clearbrook
The Rotary Santa Run is organized by the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights which was chartered March 28, 1956. One of more than 33,000 Clubs located in over 200 Countries across the globe. All of which are members of Rotary International, an organization of businesses and professional leaders working to promote humanitarian service, high ethical standards in all vocations and international understanding and peace.
If you are interested in learning more about Arlington Heights Rotary Club, stop by one of our meetings. Open to the public, we meet every Thursday from 12:15PM until 1:30PM at Cooper's Hawk Restaurant (798 W Algonquin Rd.). For additional information, visit www.arlingtonheightsrotary.org.