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The 5th Annual Santa’s Hot Chocolate Run 5K / 1 mile will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

The run will begin and end at the Central School Arts & Humanities Center.  The 5K course includes Lake Shore Dr., Shell Beach Dr., Watkins St., and Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive.  After a trek down 7th St. and a left turn onto Bank St., the race ends just past Pujo and Reid Streets.  Santa’s Hot Chocolate Run also includes a side walk 1 miler around the center’s oak tree lined grounds.

Registration is now open and is $30 through October 31st.  Students enrolled in K – 12 may register for $25.  Students below age 11 may run for free with a paying adult (a run bib will be $5).  Team registration is also available.  Teams who register 10 or more members by November 1st will be listed on the run t-shirt.

This year’s race has expanded participation age groups to include three finishers groups below age 13.  The top three finishers in each group will earn a finisher’s medal.  There will also be fun awards including best Santa costume, best tutu, scavenger hunt awards, and raffle drawing winners.

Santa’s Hot Chocolate Run is a family friendly event.  There will be a kids zone beginning at 8am.

The run is open to runners, walkers, joggers and spectators.  Proceeds from the event benefit the Literacy Council of Southwest Louisiana, Inc.

For more information, email or call 337-494-7000.