Runners encouraged to dress up for Candy Cane Dash

NIBLEY – Residents may see Christmas elves and reindeer running around their neighborhood Saturday morning. The runners are part of the Candy Cane Dash, a holiday-themed 5K event set up to help support the Child and Family Support Center.

“We’ve invited people to dress up in holiday attire,” city manager David Zook said. “If they want to dress up like an elf or in a Santa suit or they want to wear reindeer antlers we think that’ll be pretty fun.”

The event will start at 10 a.m. in Heritage Park and will feature a mile-long and a 5K course. This will be the first time it has been held, but Zook said the city wants to make it an annual thing.

“This is our first year doing this event and we know that there are not a lot of 5Ks or running events in December,” Zook said. “We thought it would be fun to do this event. One, to support the Child and Family Support Center, and two, we thought it would be a fun activity.

“We’ve had a lot of sponsors contribute some pretty great prizes and we’ll be doing a drawing after the race.”

Registration is $10. People can register online at through December 4 or in person the day of the event. All proceeds will go to the Child and Family Support Center, a Cache Valley organization dedicated to helping parents in the community raise children in a healthy environment.

After the race, Santa will be at the Little Wonders building from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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