Run, Santa, Run
I don't know how he got the technology, but old Saint Nick has definitely been peeking into my dreams. How else would he know how much I've been wanting to see a large group of people dressed as Santa Claus and running 5k to benefit Special Olympics New Mexico? (The only thing he left out was the flying wolverines. I'll be a better boy next year!) My secret midnight longings are becoming a reality this weekend at the Santa Shuffle (and Elf Scoot), starting on the dot at 9am on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Balloon Fiesta Park. To register for the run, visit Heart & Sole Sports (2817 San Mateo NE) on Friday, Dec. 2, between noon and 4pm to receive your full Santa outfit or go to active.com. Entry is $35 for Santas and $10 for elves (ages 10 and under). (Joshua Lee)
Saturday Dec 3, 2016
Albuquerque, NM 87113
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Watch runners complete a 5K or walk a 1K in a Santa costume.
Everyone is invited to take part in this "unique" and festive event, benefitting Special Olympics New Mexico.
What makes the Santa Shuffle 5k Run & Fitness walk so unique is that your registration includes a full Santa Claus outfit (shirt, pants, belt, hat & beard). And, you will be expected to run or walk in this jolly attire!
There will also be an Elf Scoot 1K (.6 Mile) Kids Fun Run. A t-shirt and elf hat will be provided for all elf scooters.
5K Santa Shuffle Run and Fitness Walk will start promptly at 9:00am.
1K Elf Scoot Kids’ Fun Run will start promptly at 10:00am.
Packet Pick-up Packet pick-up will be available at the Heart & Sole Sports (2817 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110), Friday, December 2nd, from noon-4pm.
Race packets will also be available one hour prior to race start times. Please try your best not to pick-up race packets close to race times (especially less than 30mins prior to race start times) - we cannot guarantee delivery of race packets close to race start times.
This event is rain, shine, or snow. Absolutely NO REFUNDS for race entry fee.