We all know how fast St. Nick gets around in his sleigh, what with his flying reindeer and all, but how quick is the old jolly guy on his own two feet? Come find out at the seventh annual Sacramento Santa Run, where thousands of local runners (and walkers!) will dress up and hit either the longer 5K course (3.1 miles) or the shorter Merry Mile. Even better, a free Santa suit comprised of a jacket, pants, hat and beard will be provided for every registered runner participating. Registration rates vary from $35 to $55, depending on age, distance and whether or not you want to be timed. Start the race off with a “Yoga Santa Stretch” and end it with free cookies and milk from Insomnia Cookies. Visit Sacramentosantarun.com to register ahead of time and for event details, to see a course map and more. Run, Santa, run!

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 10 of issue #306 (Dec. 4 – 18, 2019)**