On Your Marks!

Amherstburg – The Essex Region Conservation Foundation is calling all runners, walkers, and Santa enthusiasts to don a Santa suit and running shoes on November 14th, 2015 to race along a five kilometre route for the annual Super Santa Run.

 This incredible five kilometre fun run will take place just prior to the Amherstburg River Lights Festival opening ceremonies.  All participants will receive a free Santa suit to wear for the run, including a traditional jacket and pants, belt, beard, and of course, Santa hat.

“This is event is fun for the whole family.  In addition to promoting healthy and active living, it is a great way to kick off the holiday season,” said Foundation President Susan Stockwell Andrews.

The cost is just $35 per adult and $20 for children under 16 years old.  Runners will meet on Saturday, November 14th at 5pm at Navy Yard Park in Amherstburg, on Dalhousie Street.  Dressing up as Santa is much more fun with your family and friends!  Teams in this event will receive a $5 discount off of each registration fee for the group.  So grab your friends, cousins, and co-workers and join in the jolly fun – and save!

The Essex Region Conservation Foundation is also looking for volunteers to help marshal at the race.  Volunteers will be positioned at various locations around the Amherstburg race route.  “This will be a great event to be involved in and will put you in the festive spirit,” said Stockwell Andrews.

All funds raised will go to the Essex Region Conservation Foundation.  Join in the jolly fun and register your entire family today at ourgreenlegacy.com/santa

The Essex Region Conservation Foundation has been working with the Essex Region Conservation Authority to raise the funds to protect and improve our local environment and water quality in the Great Lakes.  Protecting existing natural areas, planting trees and building trails are just some of the successes that the Foundation has realized over the past three decades.