1st Annual “SantaCon” 5K

Update: The SantaCon 5K fun run has been canceled.

The Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department invites area residents and visitors for a jolly holiday run through the community at its 1st annual “SantaCon” 5K fun run on Saturday, Dec. 16 at noon at Veterans Memorial Park, located at 11144 Cathell Road in Ocean Pines.

The family-friendly race benefits Achilles International, an organization that works to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in running events.

The course will loop around the Veterans Memorial, cross over into The Parke community, funnel back out onto Ocean Parkway and finish at the memorial.

Participants are encouraged to dress up as Santa or another Christmas character; the best best-dressed runner will receive an award.

The pre-registration fee is $25. Registration may be completed online at raceentry.com/races/ocean-pines-santa-con-5k-fun-run/2017/register or at the Ocean Pines Community Center at 235 Ocean Parkway. In-person registration on the day of the event is $35. The first 100 registered runners are guaranteed an event t-shirt.

Additional information about this event is available by contacting the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052.

For more information about the Ocean Pines community, contact Denise Sawyer, director of marketing and public relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at (410) 641-7717 ext. 3006 or dsawyer@oceanpines.org.

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