Events – December 2016

beautiful winter landscape a with the blue sky, a footpath and the forest

 

DECEMBER 2016 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

United States Properties:

Marseilles, Illinois

8th Annual Snowflake Shuffle 5/10K Walk + Run-Dec 3rd
The Snowflake Shuffle is a winter themed certified 5K/10K run in nearby Geneva. Free hoodie for every race participant, worth the price of admission! Sign up and get yours.

8th Annual Lemont Park District Frigid 5K-Dec 4th
Get dressed for the weather during this year’s Frigid 5K.  This race takes place in nearby Lemont and attracts all running enthusiasts in the area.

Ava Warriors 5K Walk/Run-Dec 10th
This walk/run in North Aurora is for Ava Olson who is fighting a serious brain tumor.  Get your blood circulating while helping Ava and her family.  Great run great cause.

 

Cincinnati, Ohio

Wellness Wednesday in Oxford-Dec 7th
Join the first Wednesday of December for an Essential Oil Wellness Class.  Learn more about using essential oils to assist in a healthy lifestyle.

2016 Jingle Bell Run-Greater Ohio-Dec 10th
One of the largest holiday-themed 5K races anywhere. Get moving and help raise funds and awareness to cure Arthritis, America’s #1 disability.

The Noel 5K Walk/Run-Dec 17th
The Noel is a 5K Walk/Run that has taken place annually since 1998.  Help support the Ruth Lyons Children’s fund and take part in this great holiday race!

 

Augusta, Georgia

Swamp Saturday Guided Hike-Dec 3rd
Hike through 2.5 miles of nature park trails, observe various wildlife and learn more about diverse and unique plant life.  Don’t forget your comfortable shoes for this leisure hike! Phinizy Swamp Nature Park.

Dance Classes in North Augusta-Dec 7th
Want some great cardio while learning the Shag, Fox Trot, Rumba, Waltz and a few line dances? You could even lose weight and while getting some great exercise.  Lessons are at the North Augusta Activities Center.

New Year’s Resolution Run-Dec 31st
One of the toughest runs in the Southeast!  Free pancake breakfast to get your energy flowing before the race.  Free sweatshirts for all race participants!

 

Aurora, North Carolina

32nd Annual Christmas Flotilla, New Bern, Dec 3, 2016
Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 4pm-7pm at Union Point Park Waterfront, 210 East Front Stree in New Bern.

Craven Smart Start Holiday Hustle-Dec 10th
Enjoy this run in beautiful New Bern to support young children to reach their full potential. Support this initiative by registering for one of these family fun races!

Mill Chill 4-Miler and Fun Run/Walk, Rocky Mount, Dec 11  
All proceeds from the race will be donated directly to the Greater Carolina Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. December 11, 2016  at 1:30pm.

Canterbury Christmas Light Ride, Trent Woods, Dec 13 
There is no better way to experience Christmas lights than on a bike with friends! This will be a fun, slow ride through the Canterbury Road area well known for those amazing lighted globes hanging from the trees.

Harbor Walk of Lights, Washington, NC, Dec 1 – Dec 25  
Washington is preparing for an amazing holiday season, including creatively decorated boats that will be docked at our waterfront this December. Tour the waterfront and see the beautifully decorated boats and then vote for your favorite!

 

White Springs, Florida

Holiday Hustle Color Run-Dec 3rd
Great race for the entire family in nearby Valdosta.  5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. Awards are given to overall male and female runners and 8 age groups are awarded as well. You could be a winner!

2016 Jingle Bell Jog-Dec 10th
28th anniversary race located in nearby Albany, Ga.  Over 1,000 participants will wind their way down the tree lined streets of beautiful Rawson Circle Neighborhood in Albany.

KPS Christmas Color Run-Dec 17th
Join the KPS for some fun and a great run! There will be “Jogging Santa” in the photo booth to capture all the excitement.  This is not a timed event but many great prizes will be awarded.

Geismar, Louisiana

Baton Rouge Beach Marathon-Dec 3rd
Enjoy 2 simultaneous races: Full marathon & Half Marathon on a certified Boston Marathon qualifier. The race starts on Baton Rouge Beach and passes through the beautiful LSU campus.

5th Annual Santa Fun Run-Dec 10th
Participate in fun and fellowship while improving our communities and bettering the lives of children through the Kiwanis Club. Race is in nearby Baton Rouge.  Join in the fun, don’t let Santa down!

YMCA Gingerbread Run-Dec 17th
The race is in BREC City Park in Baton Rouge. This a 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run.  Race participants are welcome to bring their dogs.

Joplin, Missouri

Ugly Sweater 5K & Egg Nog / Beer Mile-Dec 10th
Dig out that ugly Christmas sweater and join the ugliest run of the year! The race is held in beautiful Downtown Joplin.  You can walk or run during this chip-times 5K certified race.

Run Through the Lights-Dec 15th
A fun run through the Christmas lights in Carthage. The route can be a loop through the light display and back for anyone that prefers a shorter run.  Walking is optional and the sites are beautiful!

Chilly 5K and Kid’s Frozen Fun Run-Dec 31st
The name says it all.  Prepare for this chilly run on New Year’s Eve.  Start your new year’s resolution of getting fit and in shape.  Fun for the entire family!

Lima, Ohio

NC4K Reindeer Run 5K- Reynoldsburg- Dec 3rd
Nellie’s Champions for Kids Reindeer Run 5K.  Christmas music, giveaways, free t-shirts and hot chocolate are all a part of the festivities.  Support families with kids battling cancer. Don’t miss this fun and heartwarming run!

Jingle Bell Run/Walk-Toledo- Dec 10th
Chosen as one of the great themed races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to start the holiday Season! Participants are encouraged to wear holiday themed costumes.

Decemburr Dash- Dec 17th
In nearby Columbus, Ohio, sign up for one of the last races of the year.  Join us downtown for a fun morning run followed by a great post-race party! It will be cold but the festivities will warm you!

Weeping Water, Nebraska

The Holiday Hustle 5K & Kids Fun Run-Dec 3rd
The Glenwood Area Chamber is hosting The Holiday Hustle 5K & Kids Fun Run.  Come enjoy breakfast with Santa and then lace up your running shoes.  Fun for the whole family!

The Hitchcock Experience 13.1, 50 and 100 Mile Endurance Runs-Dec 10th
The long-distance run will be held at the Hitchcock Nature Center.  Run through tree-lined track, through the hills of “Council Bluff”.

Last Run and First Run-Dec 31st
Night race in Lincoln that starts at 10pm on New Year’s Eve and extends through to the New Year into 2017.  The last run of the year becomes the first run of 2017….what a concept!

Northbrook, Illinois

Lions Club Reindeer Run 2-17-Dec 3rd
Great 5K run in Wheaton.  A spirited winter run featuring holiday spirit and post-race refreshments with tons of holiday cheer!  First 1000 racers will receive a long-sleeve commemorative t-shirt.

Viking Winter Dash: Chicago-Dec 10th
Choose between a 5K or 15k race.  The race is located at Crystal Lake and is a beautiful trail run. Race begins at 11am so don’t be late!

Festivals 5K and one Mile for the Rest of Us Fitness Walk-Dec 17th
‘Because your training deserves GREAT RACING EXPERIENCE!  Enjoy this festive race and then enjoy pancakes and a mimosa breakfast post-race. Sounds like a winning combo!

Canadian Properties:

Allan, Saskatchewan

Sun Dog Arts and Entertainment Faire-Dec 2nd-4th
Saskatchewan’s premier festival of handcrafts features 200 of Canada’s finest artisan and specialty producers. Take a stroll and visit some of Canada’s best artisans.

Family Thrive Time-Sundays in Saskatoon-Dec 4th
Join the YMCA for Family Fun Activities including: bouncing castle, games and swimming.  Every Sunday in December, something for every member of the family.

Resolution Run-Dec 31st
32nd Annual Resolution Run held in Saskatoon.  Enter the race and receive a Resolution jacket!  Check online for ways to stay safe during this fantastic winter run.  Don’t forget to dress for the occasion!

Cory, Saskatchewan

Enchanted Forest Holiday Light Tour- Dec 1st-31st
Located at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park every day from 5:30p-10pm.  Welcome to the 18th Sparkling Season of the Holiday Light Tour.  Wander and wonder at the beautiful arrangements of Christmas lights that will be on display!

The Enchanted Forest Trolley Light Tour- Every Sunday and Wednesday
It’s time to trolley up and enjoy the Enchanted Forest Light Tour!  Every seat has the best views.  Indulge in hot chocolate and refreshments while taking this amazing holiday tour.

Resolution Run-Dec 31st
32nd Annual Resolution Run held in Saskatoon.  Enter the race and receive a Resolution jacket!  Check online for ways to stay safe during this fantastic winter run. Remember to bundle up!

Lanigan, Saskatchewan

Enchanted Forest Holiday Light Tour- Dec 1st-31st
Located at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park every day from 5:30p-10pm.  Welcome to the 18th Sparkling Season of the Holiday Light Tour.  Wander and wonder at the beautiful arrangement of Christmas lights that will be on display!

Family Thrive Time Sundays-Every Sunday in December
Join the YMCA for a family swim in their 25-meter pool.  Family fun activities include bouncy castle and games in the gym. Fun for kids and parents alike.

Resolution Run-Dec 31st
32nd Annual Resolution Run held in Saskatoon.  Enter the race and receive a Resolution jacket!  Check online for ways to stay safe during this fantastic winter run. Don’t forget to make your resolution and reservation!

Patience Lake, Saskatchewan

Enchanted Forest Holiday Light Tour- Dec 1st-31st
Located at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park every day from 5:30p-10pm.  Welcome to the 18th Sparkling Season of the Holiday Light Tour.  Wander and wonder at the beautiful arrangement of Christmas lights that will be on display!

Sun Dog Arts and Entertainment Faire-Dec 2nd-4th
Saskatchewan’s premier festival of handcrafts features 200 of Canada’s finest artisan and specialty producers.

The Enchanted Forest Trolley Light Tour-Every Sunday and Wednesday
It’s time to trolley up and enjoy the Enchanted Forest Light Tour!  Every seat has the best views.  Indulge in hot chocolate and refreshments while taking this amazing holiday tour. Sure to stimulate your visual senses!

Rocanville, Saskatchewan

Candy Cane Lane Holiday Light Festival-Dec 1st-24th
Everyday up until Christmas Eve, take a stroll and witness the incredible lights at the Candy Cane Lane Holiday Light Festival.  It is sure to get you in the holiday spirit!

Regina Pats vs Prince Albert Raiders-Dec 3rd
Take in Canada’s national pastime as the Pats take on the Raiders at the Brandt Center in Regina.  It’s cold outside so what better than to take in a great hockey game!

RCMP Sergeant Major’s Parade-Dec 20th-22nd
Stroll along the parade route and take in the one of a kind experience as drill staff put cadets through their paces.  Includes roll call and is accompanied by the cadet band.

New Brunswick, Sussex

Santa Clay Parade-Dec 3rd
The 2016 Sussex Santa Claus Parade starts at 6:30pm.  Come see Santa and all his friends for this festive parade of everything Christmas.

The Rothesay Edition of the Demi-Marathon de l’Acadie-Dec 4th
Race is in nearby Rothesay, NB.  Half marathon event for individual runners or a relay team of 2 runners.  For the very brave a double Demi-Marathon is available.

Team Diabetes Canada presents 50th the BS Run-Dec 31st
Come join the BS run and support type-one diabetes research.  Great run for a great cause.  Dress for the occasion it’s going to be chilly!

Saskatoon

Enchanted Forest Holiday Light Tour- Dec 1st-31st
Located at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park every day from 5:30p-10pm.  Welcome to the 18th Sparkling Season of the Holiday Light Tour.  Wander and wonder at the beautiful arrangement of Christmas lights that will be on display!

Family Thrive Time Sundays-Every Sunday in December
Join the YMCA for a family swim in their 25-meter pool.  Family fun activities include bouncy castle and games in the gym.

Resolution Run-Dec 31st
32nd Annual Resolution Run held in Saskatoon.  Enter the race and receive a Resolution jacket!  Check online for ways to stay safe during this fantastic winter run. Don’t forget to make your reservation as well as your resolution!

Trinidad:

Port of Lisa’s, Trinidad

Tobago International Rugby Sevens Tournament-Dec 1st-6th
It’s time to cheer on the home team as the Tobago Rugby Sevens tournament starts on the 1st of December.  Watch the toughest athletes in the world as they vie for this prestigious championship.

Tobago House of Assembly Tree Lighting Ceremony-Dec 3rd
Beautiful annual tree lighting ceremony will take place at the Botanic Station in Scarborough. Watch as the Christmas tree lights up for the first time this season.

The Flying Colours Kite Festival-Dec 26th
Take a stroll around the Plymouth Recreational Park and then watch as kites, typically homemade are flown across the sky!  The skies will be filled with color on the day after Christmas!