Run For A Claus

If you've seen (or even participated in) a Santa pub crawl, then the sight of hundreds of people in red suits and white beards is a welcome one. Run for a Claus is a lot like that—though much less drunk. Held at UC Irvine, the inaugural event (offering a 5k or 1-mile kids run) raises funds for a host of charities including the Salvation Army, Wounded Warrior Project and Toys for Tots. Each runner is given a white beard and red Santa hat to wear in the race (let's hope temperatures drop a bit before then), as well as a finishers medal and commemorative mug. At the finish line, runners can refuel with hot cocoa, candy and cookies—for which they have definitely just burned off enough calories for.

Sat., Dec. 6, 8 a.m., 2014

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