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Arlington Heights Rotary Santa Run; Continue the Tradition or Start New One

Sleigh bells ringing, “angels singing” and mistletoe bring smiles to all around. It may be early to start your holiday shopping, but never too early to set aside some family time for Christmas merriment. Save the date, 12/02/17 (the first Saturday in December), to participate in the oldest Santa Run in the region: a 5K (3.1 mile) Run/Walk sponsored by the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights. Register now to ensure you avoid Santa’s Naughty List.

It is truly a wondrous sight at the start of the Rotary Santa Run as almost 2,000 Santas jog through downtown Arlington Heights. Five-piece Santa suits are included in your registration and are traditionally worn throughout the festivities. This year, we’ll be offering a race medal for all participants. Our race t-shirt selection includes a long-sleeved dri-fit option, available for a donation of $20.

Participate for less. Register for the 10th Annual Rotary Santa Run for only $35 if you register before 10/31. Race registration will be $40 from 11/01 until 12/01. Regular race day fee is $45. There are discounts for children under 13 as well: $25 until 10/31, $30 from 11/1 to 12/1, and $35 on race day.

Where Does the Money Go?

Proceeds from the 2016 Rotary Santa Run are used to benefit the Arlington Heights community at large. This year, grants have been approved for the Arlington Heights Senior Center’s Buddy Bench, an Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED) at Journey’s, roof repairs at Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, Sensory Room Conversion at Northwest Community Hospital, establishment of the Human Performance Project at Thomas Middle School and Hersey HS as well as Activity/Comfort Aids for Lutheran Home’s Services for the Aged.

How Do I Stay Informed?

Look for us on Facebook. Please “like” Rotary Santa Run for additional race information. To stay informed about all our club does for the community, “like” Rotary Club of Arlington Heights.

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