Sarepta Santa Shuffle in fourth year

By Tina Montgomery

The Santa Shuffle will kick off the 14th annual Sarepta Christmas Festival on December 3.

Event organizer and teacher at North Webster High School Claire Lay says the Santa Shuffle is a major fundraiser for the Northwest Cross Country Team. 

“The funds raised will pay for fees at meets, uniforms, and other things like that,” Lay said.

Santa Shuffle is a Fun Run and 5K Run that draws participants from all over the area to Sarepta. This is the fourth year the Santa Shuffle will be part of the Sarepta Christmas Festival. 

Lay is serving her third year as event organizer.  She also serves on the Christmas committee and says the race is a great way to kick off the day long events for the Christmas Festival. 

“It’s really good. People come in for the race and stay for everything else that day. The festival started off really small but it’s really grown over the years,” Lay said.

The Santa Shuffle will be held at Sarepta Park. Check in and last minute registration begins at 9 a.m. The Fun Run (ages 10 and under) starts at 10 a.m. The 5K (open to all ages) starts at 10:30 a.m. Medals will be presented to the top 3 finishers in each division:

Men’s 5K- 15 & up

Women’s 5K- 15 & up

Boys’ 5K- 14 & under 

Girls’ 5K- 14 & under

Fun Run- 10 & under

Lay says registration is still open for the Santa Shuffle. Entry fee for the Fun Run is $10 and the 5K is $20. For more information or to sign up contact Claire Lay at 318-464-8970.

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