THE HOODOO ADVENTURES fourth annual Santa Rec Run is taking place on Dec. 12 and will go along the Channel Parkway. The event is a fundraiser for youth programs.

THE HOODOO ADVENTURES fourth annual Santa Rec Run is taking place on Dec. 12 and will go along the Channel Parkway. The event is a fundraiser for youth programs.

Hoodoo Adventures presenting fourth annual Santa Run

Annual Santa Run is a fundraiser for local youth programming

  • Nov. 18, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Hoodoo Adventures Presents the 4th Annual Santa Rec Run, December 12

Hoodoo Adventures’ fourth annual Santa Recreational Run is set for Dec.12. The festive seven-kilometre event with all racers decked out in Santa hats running (or walking) down the Channel Parkway supports outdoor recreation and conservation programming for local youth with all local schools having the opportunity to fundraise for program activities with Hoodoo Adventures —  including kayaking, hiking, orienteering, survival skills, biking, rock climbing and adventure-based learning group development and leadership days.

The run is open to participants of all ages, including families with strollers/tyke bikes, grandparents and kids. To date, the Santa Rec Run has raised more than $4,000 for youth programming and allowed more than 200 youth to participate in outdoor activities.

“The Santa Rec Run is a jolly way to get into the holiday spirit, while also giving back to the community,” said owner of Hoodoo Adventures Lyndie Hill. “Our youth programming encourages positive and healthy lifestyles. We look forward to offering more meaningful adventures in 2016 as we work on some new and exciting projects that will benefit the entire community.”

Local schools are encouraged to get involved and tell their friends and family to sign up under their school, as 100 per cent of their registration fees will be donated to the recreation programming for the school.

Local businesses can also get involved in the fundraiser. Each office that participates will get its name in a draw to receive a free adventure team-building day with Hoodoo Adventures, valued to a maximum of $3,000. One entry for every four people (family and friends included) that register under a business/workplace name will be entered into the draw. The winning adventure will depend on the number of participants and will include options from an array of corporate adventures, kayak tours, rappel tours and more.

All registrants will be entered to win some great prizes at the finish line too. The race will kick-off at 9 a.m., starting at the Skaha Lake end of the Channel Parkway and will finish at Okanagan Lake (in the Loco Landing Parking Lot). Race entry is $15 per person or $40 for a family of three to five people.

Registration is open at www.santarecrun.ca.