Run Santa Run to be held at Harrybrooke
The eighth annual Run Santa Run 5K run, walk and kids’ fun run will be held Nov. 24 at Harrybrooke Park in New Milford.
The event (posted at harrybrookepark.org), co-hosted by Billy Buckbee and the park, will raise funds for the park and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which fights for a cure for Type 1 diabetes.
Participants, sponsors and volunteers are sought for the event. The theme is “The Eighth Wonder of the World,” celebrating professional wrestler Andre the Giant, and Christmastime.
The kids’ fun run will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by the 5K at 10 a.m. at the park off Still River Drive.
Buckbee started the event in 2011 in response to his personal illness. He was diagnosed with pancreatitis and Type 2 Diabetes.
There is no charge for the kids’ run. Children are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to Toys for Tots. Children will receive a book of choice, provided by Scholastic.
Adult registration is $25 online. The first 300 registrants online will receive T-shirts. Registration on the day of the event is $30.
For more information, visit the park’s website, call 860-799-6520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.