Saturday, December 13, 2008

Arlington Heights Santa Sleigh 5K Run

The Arlington Heights Rotary Club held its first annual Santa Sleigh 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk this past Saturday, drawing over 600 runners and walkers supporting this terrific event

Among the runners? Some of our fearless Arlington Heights Memorial Library staff! There's Christopher, first on the left....

Library Santas

The fund raiser brought in $16,000 to help with Rotary Club Internationals efforts to eradicate polio worldwide, and to help the Arlington Heights community effort, the Drive to Revive Memorial Park. Go Christopher...Number 114!

CK Santa Run

It was a magnificent sight to see hundreds and hundreds of Santa's clad in five piece red suits and white beards running through our downtown streets. Though we did miss the very beginning of the race, we heard that it began with a rousing chorus of "Jingle Bells" and lots of "Ho, Ho, Ho's".

Santa Run Begins

Santa Runners

Well done Christopher!
After the Race

And well done library staffers!
A Race Well Run