Abbotsford runners invited to lace up their sneakers for their neighbors in need

November 16, 2016 by  

Abbotsford residents are being asked to come and take part in an event that can make life much brighter for the less fortunate.

The city will be the site of a five-kilometer Santa Shuffle and one-kilometer Elf Walk. The funds raised through the day’s activities will be used to help support those in the local area who are struggling and need some extra financial assistance to get through a rough period in their lives. They will help to finance free meals for women, children and men, as well as providing food for hungry school children, helping pay for homeless shelters, and facilitating psychiatric nursing support.

All are welcome to participate, and encouraged to fundraise so the day will be as successful as possible. Those who collect over $50 in pledges will receive a free T-shirt, while those who are able to raise more than $100 will be given the T-shirt and also a gift card for the Running Room. A print company will be able to supply customized shirts, as well as a whole range of other printed products, for a fundraiser like this.

The Santa Shuffle and Elf Walk will be held in Abbotsford’s Ellwood Park, starting at 10:00 am on December 3. More information, as well as an opportunity to register or sponsor a runner and a list of tips for running in the cold, can be found on its website.