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PHOTO GALLERY: Santa Claus was running through town: Event raises $5,200 for NOTL Youth Collective
A small army of Santas runs through Niagara-on-the-Lake on Dec. 17. The runners were taking part in the annual Santa 5K run. (Dave Van de Laar)

Santa Claus is coming to town very soon, but Christmas came a bit early in NOTL last weekend when hundreds of Santa Clauses were running through town.

A small army of red-clad Santas took to the streets of Niagara-on-the-Lake on Sunday as part of the annual Santa 5K run.

The run, organized by VR Pro Inc. and Niagara-on-the-Lake Realty Ltd., attracted about 400 runners, who started off at Simcoe Park.

There was also an elf run for children before the Santas got moving.

The run helped raise money for the NOTL Youth Collective, with donations, sponsorships and a portion of the money from each entry going to the youth group.

Race director Kelly Arnott said the turnout was the highest yet, raising more than $5,200 for the Youth Collective, plus 154 pounds of food for Newark Neighbours food bank.



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