Fairbanks Centre in Shubie Park
Dartmouth, NS


10:00 a.m.

What it’s all about?

The funds raised from this year’s Santa Shuffle will go towards community initiatives, families in need at Christmas, overnight stays in a shelter and many other programs. All funds raised from the Halifax Santa Shuffle stay local for initiatives specifically in HRM.

Did you know that $25.00 can provide 25 people a hot meal for one day? $50.00 provides an overnight stay in a shelter with a clean bed and hot meals. $150 a month provides a month’s worth of snacks for our school lunch bag snack program. Last year, The Salvation Army provided 7,879 food hampers to families in need across the Maritimes and provided 9,166 toys to children.

Every dollar raised counts, and helps us to continue providing services for those in need in our community. Please help raise funds for those who need it most this holiday season!


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At the conclusion of the race, be sure to swing by our mobile canteen, or the snack kiosk behind Fairbanks Centre to pick-up your post-race meal. We will once again be offering the option of chili or hot chocolate.

We are hoping once again for a big crowd on race day. The parking lot at the Fairbanks Centre is very small. There is parking available all along the side streets surrounding the Fairbank Centre. Another option is to head back to the main road and proceed north to Jaybe Drive. Follow the road to the end past Shubie Campground and there is a baseball field with two more parking lots. From there it’s a short walk along the canal to the Fairbanks Centre. Arrive a little early to reduce your stress on race day.

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How can my teammates fund raise online?

In order for individual team members to collect pledges online, they must have a member profile through the Athlete Dashboard. Once a profile is created, their email address will connect with the ‘pledge and athlete’ link. Please be sure to correctly enter your team mates email addresses.


I registered online, but people who are trying to sponsor me are unable to find me on the “search for an athlete” link.

You have asked that your name be ‘hidden’ from the public confirmation list. Please contact your local Run Director and they can ‘un-hide’ your name.


I registered at my local Running Room store, but I cannot see myself on the race confirmation list.

Walk-in registrations are collected by local Salvation Army staff on a weekly basis and entered manually online. The process can take up to two weeks before your registration appears online.


Are strollers allowed?

Yes, but for safety reasons, we ask that they stay towards the back of the group.


Can I bring my dog to this event?

While we don't actively encourage anyone to bring their dog to this event, and in some cases the park that hosts the event prohibits animals, any dogs that are running with their owners should be on a leash and are the full responsibility of the owner.


Is this race timed?

No, it is a fun run without any timing.


How do I get a Santa Shuffle T-shirt?

T-shirts are complimentary with a minimum of $50 in pledges. T-shirts can also be purchased for $15.


We have 12 people for our team, but I can only register 10.

10 is the maximum number for a team. You can split your group into two teams and compete against each other for fund-raising, or register the additional two people as individuals, but still run together.

Can some of our team participate in the 5K and some do the 1K?

Yes, just be sure to tell the folks at Race Package pick-up, so that you get the appropriate coloured race bib.

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