Have You Seen Santa Claus? Yes, About 1,400 Santas at the 3rd Annual Rotary Santa 5K Run


VIDEO: Third Annual Arlington Heights Rotary 5K Santa Run 2010.

A light snow, green awnings with a fresh covering of snow, and an army of Santas in red Santa suits marching East to the starting line of the 3rd Annual Rotary 5K Santa Run made a magical location out of Campbell Street and Vail Avenue Saturday morning.

Official starters for the run/walk were Santa Claus and Mayor Arlene Mulder. Whether you’re a runner, a walker or fan of Santa Claus, this morning event in early December is the place to be. Bing Crosby (White Christmas in Holiday Inn fame) and George Bailey (James Stewart of It’s a Wonderful Life) would have fit right in this cozy, old-fashioned setting in downtown Arlington Heights.

About 1,400 runners and walkers participated in the event, dressed in Santa suits and various accessories, including sunglasses, big beards, little beards, skinny beards, antlers and more. The event raised money for Rotary’s local and international charities.


Top Ten Finishers
01 Lane Coonrod of Glenview IL … 17:06.0 with pace of 5:31/minute
02 Kevin Young of Arlington Heights, IL … 18:31.2 with a pace of 5:58/minute
03 Thomas Flynn of Vernon Hills IL … 18:36.2 with a pace of 6:00/minute
04 Blake Hallman of Arlington Heights … 18:46.9 with a pace of 6:03/minute
05 Marty Rossman of Palatine IL … 18:56.0 with a pace of 6:06/minute
06 Nathanial Long of Prairie Grove IL … 19:06.6 with a pace of 6:10/minute
07 Alfonso Figueroa of Wheeling IL … 19:07.4 with a pace of 6:10/minute
08 Thomas Russell of Buffalo Grove IL … 19:09.3 with a pace of 6:11/minute
09 Anders Dinterman of Palatine IL … 19:16.3 with a pace of 6:13/minute
10 Tony Sarussi of Arlington Heights IL … 19:16.9 with a pace of 6:13/minute

See the Overall Finish LIst

See more …
RACE TIME — racetime.info

Arlington Heights Rotary Club — rotaryah.org

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