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Fight Poverty with the Santa Shuffle


Have you heard? The Santa Shuffle is back for its 30th anniversary–virtually! From December 5-12, we invite you to join this reimagined event to support local Salvation Army initiatives that help Canadians in need, during COVID-19 and beyond.

What is the Santa Shuffle? Held in 35 cities across the country, the Santa Shuffle is a 5K Fun Run and 1K Elf Walk for all ages and skill levels. Funds raised go towards The Salvation Army’s critical services such as food programs that provide relief for families, shelter for those experiencing homelessness and rehabilitation for those struggling with substance use disorder.

Here’s what to expect from the Santa Shuffle this year: 

  • Week-long event so you can participate in your community at your own pace
  • National contests (with prizing!)
    • Best-dressed categories: Individual, group and pet-edition 
    • Top runner: Top three in the country and top runner in each province  
  • Virtual opening and closing ceremonies hosted on the Santa Shuffles’ Facebook page

So, lace up your running shoes and join the Santa Shuffle for its 5K Fun Run and 1K Elf Walk!