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Santa Shuffle Fun Run and Elf Walk set for Saturday

Hoping to repeat the success of last year, more than 120 walkers and runners, some dressed as Santa and Santa’s little helpers, will raise funds for the Salvation Army.

The Red Deer Santa Shuffle Fun Run and Elf Walk, put on by The Running Room and in support of The Salvation Army, takes place on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. at Rotary Recreation Park, 4501 47th Ave. People can run five km or walk one km and raise funds to help vulnerable children and families living in poverty.

Last year, the first time the event ran, 121 people participated and raised about $7,000. Major Larry Bridger of the Salvation Army said as of Monday that 123 had registered and he hoped more would join as the event draws nearer. The hope is to get 150 people and raise a comparable amount of money.

“We do have a Santa there,” said Bridger. “At least one, that’s just part of the festivities.”

For more information or to register, visit or call the Salvation Army at 403-346-2251.

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