Fun

What’s fun about the Santa Claus Shuffle?  Everything!

Let’s start with our participants….They’re friendly, they’re fun, they’re full of energy!  Many come back year after year – from our days at Norfolk Botanical Garden way back in 1995 to our 2012 event.  Sometimes they enter the race as individuals.  But sometimes they come as a group – and boy, do they ever have creative names – and costumes.  How about the Eggnogger Joggers?  Or the Jingleballerz?  The Rally Gals!  They come dressed up, they run together, they have lots of fun, and they support a great cause.

And speaking of costumes – our costume contest is great fun….And there are prizes.  One for the best child costume and one for the best adult costume!  So pull out your most creative holiday garb and head on over to the Santa Claus Shuffle.

A colorful crowd of costumed runners awaits the start of the 1 mile event.

A colorful crowd of costumed runners awaits the start of the 1 mile event.

Yummy refreshments are a mainstay of the Santa Claus Shuffle.  Didn’t get your Starbucks before the race?  Don’t worry.  Starbucks is one of our long-time sponsors and will be there with hot coffee!  Norfolk Banana and Produce is providing healthy bananas for our participants.  Pet Dairy will help keep you hydrated with orange juice and even chocolate milk.  We’ll also have hot apple cider, hot chocolate, bagels, and delicious doughnuts!

 

 

Door Prizes!  We’ll have lots – and they’ll be great.  You could be a winner.  Come to the Santa Claus Shuffle and see if you’ve won something.

Don’t forget!  If you bring a canned good to donate to our Food Drive, we’ll give you an extra door prize ticket!

AFTER THE RACE – Visit one of Portsmouth’s wonderful attractions, like the Children’s Museum or the Sports Hall of Fame.  Or have a nice brunch or lunch in an Olde Towne Restaurant!