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Nation’s Hottest Christmastime Event Celebrates Annual “Fun Run” on December 7


A group of Santas at the annual running of the santa's race in Philadelphia
Running of the Santas
December 7th in Philadelphia
These five Mrs.Claus were at last years “Running of the Santas”

 “Running of the Santas” started in 1998 in the streets of downtown Philadelphia when 40 close friends decided to suit up in holiday décor and go bar hopping. More than a decade and a half later, the “Running of the Santas” event has grown across the world with more than 20 host cities from California to the shores of New Zealand.

 Organizers of the 2013 “Running of the Santas Mega Festival” are predicting a record 10,000 party-goers this year, toppling last year’s Philadelphia event which attracted more than 7,000 revelers. Philadelphia’s premier holiday extravaganza will kick off at Finnigan’s Wake (“The South Pole”) located at 537 N. 3rd Street, where event participants will prepare for a three-block “fun run” at 4 pm  to the Electric Factory (“The North Pole”) located at 421 N. 7th Street.

The day-long festivities will continue with a huge concert and party at the Electric Factory. Two-time Grammy nominated and multi-platinum selling rock band Tonic will headline the long list of musical performances in addition to Go Go Gadjet, Split Decision, LeCompt, Gypsy Wisdom and many other great acts. Costume contests will include the popular “Coolest Santa” and the memorable “Hottest Mrs. Claus” awards.

 Tickets to the event are now available online at www.runningofthesantas.com. General admission tickets are $15, VIP tickets are $40 and Premium Package tickets are $125.

 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 at 504.401.6990 or [email protected]


*Santa and Mrs. Claus are available for TV and Radio Interviews*

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