The Salvation Army’s Santa Shuffle 5 kilometre Fun Run and one kilometre Elf Walk around Wascana Lake is set for Saturday morning.
Participants are encouraged to collect pledges to raise funds for the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Campaign, which helps fund programming at places around the city, like William Booth Special Care Home and Kate’s Place.
Andrew Doan with the Salvation Army said, aside from raising money, another goal of the run/walk is to bring the community together.
“It’s a great way for people to come together in a healthy way,” explained Doan. “There aren’t too many runs or walks in the winter, so it’s a really good event for the whole family and for people of all ages.”
Doan also said the event is a good way to spread the Salvation Army’s message of giving back to the community.
This year, organizers are hoping to surpass last year’s 300 participant count, along with their $20,000 fundraising goal.
Regina is one of 42 cities across Canada taking part in the run/walk Saturday.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.; the race starts at 10 a.m. at the Conexus Arts Centre.