Salvation Army’s 25th Annual Santa Shuffle a Huge Success

John Stanton, founder of running room ltd., stands with volunteers at Edmonton's santa shuffle
by Linda Leigh
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On Saturday, December 5, in 41 cities across Canada, 16,000 runners and shufflers laced up to raise funds that will ease the burden of one in 10 Canadians impacted by low-income this Christmas and throughout the year.

“While numbers continue to come in, we appear to be on our way to surpassing last year's $600,000 raised that will help The Salvation Army fight poverty and restore dignity nationwide,” says Erin McGrath, National Race Director. “Thank you to everyone who ran, walked or volunteered. You are helping to improve lives and give hope to those who need it most.”

Participants, many of whom were dressed in festive gear, braved freezing temperatures and inclement weather to make a difference in their local communities.

“It was a lot of fun, even though I’m not that athletic,” chuckled one shuffler. “It’s good exercise and a great way for our family to give back to the community,” said another.

In partnership with Running Room Ltd., The Salvation Army’s Santa Shuffle 5K Fun Run & 1K Elf Walk is designed to raise funds for Salvation Army social and community programs. Participants collect pledges from friends and family and everyone who completes the course receives an eye-catching Santa Shuffle medal.

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