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Running for a good cause

Put on your running shoes, grab your Santa hat, and get ready to run for a cause this December. On Dec. 16, Miles Chasers will be hosting the Stockton Sleigh, a 5k/10k Run and Dash for Tots, a yearly event that is in coordination with the City of Stockton.

There will be races for all skill levels of runners. Stockton Sleigh is open to all ages and is divided into three races. The first category will be a 5 km race, 10 km race, and a Kids Dash for children under ages of 9. The 5 km entry fee is $35, 10 km will be $45, and Kids Dash (ages 9 and under) are free. Early registration deadlines for 5 km and 10 km races have passed and Kids Dash will end on Dec. 16. The run will begin at 8 a.m. till 11 a.m., on Dec. 16, at 404 W Fremont St, Stockton, CA.  

The event will provide festive amenities too. Christmas inspired hot chocolate, treats and music will be offered. Santa and the Grinch are invited to the event and will be available to take memorable photos. Lastly, an ornamental medal will be given to runners who complete the race.

Stockton Sleigh was inspired with the community in mind. Last year’s event was a success and inspired a continuation of the race. Stockton Sleigh is partnering with Toys for Tots, a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve based program that provides new unwrapped toys to children in need during the holiday season. Also, Stockton Sleigh has partnered with the Stockton Food Bank. Proceeds from the event will be provided to both organizations.

Call (209)390-7696 for more information about the event. If you’d like to donate, but cannot attend the run, visit where additional registration links and contact information for the event can be found.