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Santa Shuffle Feature

Brothers Lace Up to Make a Difference

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On Saturday, December 3, 2016, brothers Mike and Ben will lace up, along with 16,000 participants across Canada, to run in The Salvation Army’s Annual Santa Shuffle, which takes place in 42 cities.

But this race isn’t about speed or their personal best. It’s a 5K fun run and 1K elf walk, in partnership with  Running Room Ltd., to raise funds that will support local Salvation Army programs and give hope and help to people in need.

“I support the […]

John Stanton, founder of running room ltd., stands with volunteers at Edmonton's santa shuffle

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

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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 […]

Santa Shuffle participants raise awareness and funds for The Salvation Army

Participate in a Fun Run and Change Lives

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It’s fun, festive and great exercise. The Salvation Army’s Santa Shuffle is also an easy way to support struggling people in your community.

Every year, in 41 cities across Canada, over 16,000 participants secure pledges, dress in festive gear, walk or run, and brave the weather to make a difference in their local communities.

“Over $600,000 was raised last year,” says Erin McGrath, National Race Director. “Participants helped to improve the lives of vulnerable individuals and families at Christmas and throughout the […]

Shufflers raise funds on the run to help vulnerable families at Christmas and throughout the year

Salvation Army’s 24th Annual Santa Shuffle is Huge Success

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On Saturday, December 6, in 41 cities across Canada, 16,000 runners and shufflers laced up to raise funds that will ease the burden for vulnerable families living in poverty this Christmas and throughout the year.

“Approximately $500,000 was 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. Your contribution will help change a life and give hope to those who need it […]

Santa Shuffle participant runs in memory of her late father

Why Do I Run The Salvation Army’s Santa Shuffle Every Year?

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On December 4, 2008, I went to visit Dad. He was not well and the dementia was looming large. We somehow managed to chat about my running in the Santa Shuffle to raise money for The Salvation Army.

Because of the run and the time I needed to spend with the triplets, I would not see Dad for two days—unheard of in the midst of our usual daily visits. But Dad thought the run was important and I think he knew […]

Santa Shuffle participants raise funds to help vulnerable people

Salvation Army Santa Shuffle Helps Vulnerable People Live with Dignity

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On Saturday, December 6, in 41 cities across Canada, approximately 16,000 runners will help change a life and support vulnerable families living in poverty.

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.

“The Salvation Army recognizes that while the Canadian economy […]

Santa shuffle 2013

How The Salvation Army Santa Shuffle Changes Lives

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On Saturday, December 7th, more than 10,000 Canadians in 39 cities from coast to coast will run or walk in the annual Salvation Army Santa Shuffle. Why? It’s an easy and fun way to raise funds that can change people’s lives.

“The Santa Shuffle is an experience that makes you feel content and proud because your efforts don’t solely benefit yourself, but others as well. By participating in the shuffle and raising funds you’re feeding many families who would otherwise not […]

22nd Annual Salvation Army Santa Shuffle Was a Huge Success

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This past weekend, in 39 cities nationwide, almost 13,000 runners braved the cold December weather and participated in The Salvation Army Santa Shuffle Presented by All Weather Windows. In partnership with the Running Room, this 5 km run and 1 km elf walk is held annually to raise funds that support Salvation Army social and community service programs across Canada. While donations are still coming in, The Salvation Army is hopeful that funds raised will exceed $700,000.

This is the third […]