A Fun, Festive, and Family-Friendly Event

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 this upcoming race.  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.

Please note:  To be considered for the prize, make sure you stop by the costume booth and have your picture taken – or just wear your costume for fun!!

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!  We’ll also have bananas, hot apple cider, hot chocolate, chocolate milk, and delicious doughnuts!

AFTER THE RACE – Visit one of Portsmouth’s wonderful attractions, like the Children’s Museum or have a nice brunch or lunch in an Olde Towne Restaurant such as Roger Brown’s, Gosport Tavern or Humbolt Pizza!

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