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    Santa Shufflers Support Salvation Army

    Thousands run or walk to raise funds for Canadians in need. December 20, 2021
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    A group of Santa Shufflers from Halifax
    A group of Santa Shufflers from Halifax

    As COVID-19 continues to impact the world, the 2021 Santa Shuffle was held virtually for the second year in a row, with virtual events being held in 37 cities across Canada.  

    From December 4-5, thousands of shufflers joined forces to support The Salvation Army, which organizes the event in partnership with Running Room. Each Santa Shuffle participant ran five kilometres or walked a one-kilometre Elf Walk to raise funds to help Canadians in need. 

    “Funds from the Santa Shuffle provide life-saving assistance to our vulnerable neighbours,” says June Li, national race director. “As the event remained virtual this year, we incorporated new and exciting elements for the participants.” 

    This year’s event featured customizable bibs for participants to include why they were inspired to join the Santa Shuffle. Shirts were included in every registration and beanies were also introduced as a new pledge incentive. 

    National contests became more competitive with only one winner awarded for the top runner’s contest for each province. The Army also awarded one winner for each category in the “best dressed” competition: individual, group and pet. 

    “We are so grateful for every shuffler’s commitment to bringing cheer and joy to their community,” says Alexandria Venables, special events, initiatives and marketing specialist. “We hope to see everyone again next year for an in-person event.”

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