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Nationâ€™s Hottest Christmastime Event Celebrates Annual â€œFun Runâ€ on December 7
Â â€œRunning of the Santasâ€ started in 1998 in the streets of downtown Philadelphia when 40 close friends decided to suit up in holiday dÃ©cor and go bar hopping. More than a decade and a half later, theÂ â€œRunning of the Santasâ€ event has grown across the world with more than 20 host cities from California to the shores of New Zealand.
Â Organizers of the 2013 â€œRunning of the Santas Mega Festivalâ€Â are predicting a record 10,000 party-goers this year, toppling last yearâ€™s Philadelphia event which attracted more than 7,000 revelers. Philadelphiaâ€™s premier holiday extravaganza will kick off at Finniganâ€™s Wake (â€œThe South Poleâ€) located at 537 N. 3rdÂ Street, where event participants will prepare for a three-block â€œfun runâ€ at 4 pmÂ Â to the Electric Factory (â€œThe North Poleâ€) located at 421 N. 7thÂ Street.
The day-long festivities will continue with a huge concert and party at the Electric Factory.Â Two-time Grammy nominated and multi-platinum selling rock band Tonic will headline the long list of musical performancesÂ in addition to Go Go Gadjet, Split Decision, LeCompt, Gypsy Wisdom and many other great acts. Costume contests will include the popular â€œCoolest Santaâ€ and the memorable â€œHottest Mrs. Clausâ€ awards.
Â Tickets to the event are now available online atÂ www.runningofthesantas.com. General admission tickets are $15, VIP tickets are $40 and Premium Package tickets are $125.
Â A portion of the proceeds will go towards benefiting two charity organizations: the Ellie Koerner Leukemia Foundation and the FOP Lodge #5 Survivors Fund. The mission of the Ellie Koerner Leukemia Foundation is to provide assistance to families who struggle to care for a loved one suffering from leukemia. The FOP Lodge #5 Survivors Fund was established to provide financial and emotional assistance to the family members of Philadelphia police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
For more information, contact Steve Schulkens atÂ 504.401.6990Â orÂ firstname.lastname@example.org
*Santa and Mrs. Claus are available for TV and Radio Interviews*