The Santa Shuffle began 28 years ago in Edmonton, Alberta to fundraise for local Salvation Army initiatives when local Running Room members decided to use their passion for running as a way to raise money to support the less fortunate in their community. In 2001, the Santa Shuffle became a national event with locations in every province in Canada. In 2017, there were more than 16,000 participants who raised more than $650,000. All proceeds from the Santa Shuffle go back into the community where they were raised.
Today, the Santa Shuffle is a 5km Fun-Run and 1km Elf Walk for all ages and skill levels. Participants fundraise throughout the season to make a difference in their community. On event day, participants are encouraged to wear their funkiest festive running attire for a day of laughter and fun. After the event, each participant is rewarded a finisher medal to celebrate their accomplishment.
The 28th annual Santa shuffle will take place in 38 communities across Canada on Dec 1st, beginning at 10:00 am.
The Santa Shuffle is held in proud partnership with the Running Room.
Let’s get shuffling – Register now!