Runners are set to lace up their shoes, or elf boots, and dress up in their Christmas costumes to raise funds for vulnerable children and families living in poverty.
The annual Salvation Army Santa Shuffle Fun Run and Elf Walk in Red Deer is Saturday.
The event aims to raise more than $5,000 for people in need.
The deadline for online registration is midnight Wednesday.
The cost is $30 for adults and $20 for youths. Group rates exist for families and corporations.
The five-km run or one-km walk starts at 10 a.m. at the Rotary Recreation Park, at 4501 47th Ave in Red Deer.
For more information and to register, visit www.santashuffle.ca.