Images: seventh annual Arlington Heights Rotary Santa Run

 
 
Updated 12/7/2019 12:25 PM

Hundreds of runners and walkers dressed as everyone's favorite jolly old elf will took to the streets of downtown Arlington Heights on Saturday, Dec. 7, for the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run.

The race features a 5K race through a traffic-free course, as well as a 1-mile walk for those who prefer a slower pace and a four-block "Reindeer Run" for kids 10 and under.

The event is hosted by the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights and raises money for its annual Community Grants Program.

To date, the club has donated more than $250,000 to worthy causes throughout Arlington Heights and neighboring communities, directly as a result of the Santa Run.

George Dulian of Elk Grove Village dressed as Buddy the Elf waves as hundreds of runners and walkers dressed as everyone's favorite jolly old elf took to the streets of downtown Arlington Heights on Saturday, Dec. 7, for the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run. The race featured a 5K race through a traffic-free course, as well as a 1-mile walk for those who prefer a slower pace and a four-block "Reindeer Run" for kids 10 and under. The event is hosted by the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights and raises money for its annual Community Grants Program. To date, the club has donated more than $250,000 to worthy causes throughout Arlington Heights and neighboring communities, directly as a result of the Santa Run.
  George Dulian of Elk Grove Village dressed as Buddy the Elf waves as hundreds of runners and walkers dressed as everyone's favorite jolly old elf took to the streets of downtown Arlington Heights on Saturday, Dec. 7, for the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run. The race featured a 5K race through a traffic-free course, as well as a 1-mile walk for those who prefer a slower pace and a four-block "Reindeer Run" for kids 10 and under. The event is hosted by the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights and raises money for its annual Community Grants Program. To date, the club has donated more than $250,000 to worthy causes throughout Arlington Heights and neighboring communities, directly as a result of the Santa Run.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Frankie (dog) took the Elf on a shelf to a new level with Claus on Paws as Hundreds of runners and walkers dressed as everyone's favorite jolly old elf took to the streets of downtown Arlington Heights on Saturday, Dec. 7, for the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run. The race featured a 5K race through a traffic-free course, as well as a 1-mile walk for those who prefer a slower pace and a four-block "Reindeer Run" for kids 10 and under. The event is hosted by the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights and raises money for its annual Community Grants Program. To date, the club has donated more than $250,000 to worthy causes throughout Arlington Heights and neighboring communities, directly as a result of the Santa Run.
  Frankie (dog) took the Elf on a shelf to a new level with Claus on Paws as Hundreds of runners and walkers dressed as everyone's favorite jolly old elf took to the streets of downtown Arlington Heights on Saturday, Dec. 7, for the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run. The race featured a 5K race through a traffic-free course, as well as a 1-mile walk for those who prefer a slower pace and a four-block "Reindeer Run" for kids 10 and under. The event is hosted by the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights and raises money for its annual Community Grants Program. To date, the club has donated more than $250,000 to worthy causes throughout Arlington Heights and neighboring communities, directly as a result of the Santa Run.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Ally Cameron of Chicago, seated to the right, and her dog Frankie were two of Hundreds of runners and walkers dressed as everyone's favorite jolly old elf that took to the streets of downtown Arlington Heights on Saturday, Dec. 7, for the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run. The race featured a 5K race through a traffic-free course, as well as a 1-mile walk for those who prefer a slower pace and a four-block "Reindeer Run" for kids 10 and under. The event is hosted by the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights and raises money for its annual Community Grants Program. To date, the club has donated more than $250,000 to worthy causes throughout Arlington Heights and neighboring communities, directly as a result of the Santa Run.
  Ally Cameron of Chicago, seated to the right, and her dog Frankie were two of Hundreds of runners and walkers dressed as everyone's favorite jolly old elf that took to the streets of downtown Arlington Heights on Saturday, Dec. 7, for the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run. The race featured a 5K race through a traffic-free course, as well as a 1-mile walk for those who prefer a slower pace and a four-block "Reindeer Run" for kids 10 and under. The event is hosted by the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights and raises money for its annual Community Grants Program. To date, the club has donated more than $250,000 to worthy causes throughout Arlington Heights and neighboring communities, directly as a result of the Santa Run.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Hundreds of runners and walkers dressed as everyone's favorite jolly old elf took to the streets of downtown Arlington Heights on Saturday, Dec. 7, for the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run.
  Hundreds of runners and walkers dressed as everyone's favorite jolly old elf took to the streets of downtown Arlington Heights on Saturday, Dec. 7, for the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Michael Solmos of Wilmette finished with a 17:44.8 and first place as Hundreds of runners and walkers dressed as everyone's favorite jolly old elf took to the streets of downtown Arlington Heights on Saturday, Dec. 7, for the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run.
  Michael Solmos of Wilmette finished with a 17:44.8 and first place as Hundreds of runners and walkers dressed as everyone's favorite jolly old elf took to the streets of downtown Arlington Heights on Saturday, Dec. 7, for the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Jackie and Mike Stephens of Gurnee who joined hundreds of runners and walkers dressed as everyone's favorite jolly old elf took to the streets of downtown Arlington Heights on Saturday, Dec. 7, for the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run hold their medal for a photograph after completing the race.
  Jackie and Mike Stephens of Gurnee who joined hundreds of runners and walkers dressed as everyone's favorite jolly old elf took to the streets of downtown Arlington Heights on Saturday, Dec. 7, for the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run hold their medal for a photograph after completing the race.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
  Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
  Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
  Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
  Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
  Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
  Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
  Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
  Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
  Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
  Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
  Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
  Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
  Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
  Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
  Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
  Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
  Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
  Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
  Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
  Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
  Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
  Images from the seventh annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
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