New Bedford’s 4th annual Santa 5k hopes to break a record

Santa RunThe 4th Annual Santa Sightings 5K is coming back to New Bedford.

Families of all ages are encouraged to sign up for this unique holiday run on December 14 at 11:00 a.m. This year, youth races have been added for children in hopes of breaking a record for the most Santas in one place at one time.

Children ages 6 and under will take part in a 100 yard dash and those 7-12 will run a ½ mile course in the Whaling City.

A $6 donation will be distributed to the New Bedford Cultural District, Gifts to Give, and The South Coast YMCA for the first 1,500 people who register. All participants are encouraged to bring a present for Gifts to Give. Santa suits are provided to everyone who registers.

To register for this year’s Santa Sightings 5K and attempt to break the record by gathering 14,000 people to take part, click here.

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