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Join the Jingle Bell Run

Catch the holiday spirit by participating in the second annual Richmond Soccer Jingle Bell Run in support of the Richmond Food Bank.

On Dec. 16, beginning at 10 a.m., the local youth soccer community will lead a scenic three-kilometre trek from the Richmond Girls’ Soccer Association office at  6091 Dyke Rd. (at London Landing) to the dyke on No. 3 Road and back.

Everyone is encouraged to bring a generous donation of a non-perishable food item for the food bank.

As this will be a celebratory holiday event, participants are also encouraged to dress in holiday apparel. There will be a prize for the best costume and all participants will receive a jingle bell to attach to their running shoes.

Santa and his head elf have confirmed they’ll be on hand for pictures afterwards, and participants are welcome to share a warm drink and holiday treat.

Organizer Stewart MacPherson, executive director of the Richmond Girls’ Soccer Association, says the event hopefully helps the kids to better understand the importance of giving back, especially at Christmas time.

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