The Salvation Army and The Running Room annual Santa Shuffle 5 Km Fun Run and 1 Km Elf Walk was held Saturday December 7th, 2019 in 37 communities across Canada. The Santa Shuffle in Ottawa is one of the largest in Canada with an average of 1500 participants every year.
Teams and individuals collect pledges online in support of The Salvation Army Bethany Hope Centre programs which support young parents and their children with nutrition, health, education and parenting programs.
It was a joyous, cold but sunny day at The Santa Shuffle in Ottawa! This year Santa Claus lead the 1 km Elf Walk and mascots including Shieldy, Ottawa 67’s Riley the Raccoon and a princess from Glass Slipper Princess Parties greeted participants along the route. Participants get into the spirit of Christmas dressed in their favourite Christmas costumes for the run!
A number of local businesses supported the event with music, coupons and prizes! Jack Astor’s is offered a free hot bowl breakfast and Boom 99.7 FM and Jump 106.9 FM played music and organized contests! All participants received a unique Santa Shuffle finishers’ medal which also doubles as a tree ornament.
Thank you to all participants and to our sponsors for supporting The Salvation Army Bethany Hope Centre!