by Angela Rafuse
On December 7th, in 37 cities across Canada, more than 16,000 runners, walkers and four-legged friends came together to raise funds for local Salvation Army initiatives.
In partnership with Running Room, the Santa Shuffle 5K Fun Run and 1K Elf Walk is a family-friendly event designed to raise awareness and much-needed support for The Salvation Army’s programs and services such as food banks, financial assistance for children’s camps, shelter services and more.
Participants dressed in funky, festive attire all braved the cold to make a difference in their community. Over the past 10 years, the Santa Shuffle has raised more than $6.4 million to support The Salvation Army. While the numbers are still being finalized, the projected fundraising total from the 2019 event is approximately $600,000.
Thank you to everyone who supported the 29th annual Santa Shuffle and The Salvation Army’s mission of Giving Hope Today. Next year, we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Santa Shuffle. If you are interested in being part of the festivities, please join us on Saturday, December 5th, 2020.