The Santa Shuffle

The Santa Shuffle
Traditionally held on the first Saturday of December, the Santa Shuffle is a 5k Fun Run and 1K Elf Walk fit for all ages and skill levels. Funds raised from this event support The Salvation Army’s local initiatives that help Canadians in need.

Today, the Santa Shuffle is a national event with locations in 35 across Canada.

History of the Santa Shuffle
The Santa Shuffle started as a single race in Edmonton in 1990 when local Running Room members used their passion to raise funds to support The Salvation Army and those in need in their community.

Every year the race gained momentum, and, in 2001, the Shuffle became a national Salvation Army event.

Quote: Coming together virtually to shuffle because everyone needs an army

Santa Shuffle and COVID-19

The Santa Shuffle team is committed to ensuring the health and safety of every participant. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we are turning this year’s event into a virtual experience! Although aspects of our event have changed this year, our commitment to helping our vulnerable neighbours remain as strong as ever.

New this year:

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Take the Santa Shuffle to your community at your own pace! 

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Virtual opening and closing ceremonies streamed live on the Santa Shuffle Facebook Page! 

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Top runner and best-dressed contests for you and your friends to participate in.
*Contests exclude Quebec residents 

Share your Santa Shuffle spirit!

Planning to bring the holiday festivities with the Santa Shuffle in your community? We would love to see your fun costumes! Share your photos on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and use the hashtag #SantaShuffle.

Ready to get shuffling?

In partnership with

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Our 2020 Santa Shuffle Sponsors


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