Santas run around Stanley Park in support of burn survivors
Hundreds of people dressed like Santa Claus ran around Vancouver’s Stanley Park Saturday for an inaugural race supporting BC burn survivors.
Everyone who registered for the race was given a Santa suit to fend off the cold during the five kilometre course. Justin Kent, the 2019 Sun Run winner, had the fastest time.
What a day!! The inaugural Burnf Fund Santa Run is now complete and it was a complete success. Thanks to our amazing Santa’s who participated, our incredible volunteers and of course the weather. @BCBurnFund @IAFF18 @IAFF323 @FireChiefReid @BradWestPoCo #SantaRun pic.twitter.com/vl8pZ9oBwi
— Gord Ditchburn (@PresBCPFFA) November 30, 2019
The BC Professional Firefighters’ Burn Fund organized the run. It’s the charitable arm of the province’s firefighter association, and it helps burn survivors recover medically and mentally from their injuries.
We had a blast at the @bcpffa Burn Fund first ever Santa Run. Thank you to everyone who contributed to Liam’s first 1k. He raised almost $300 for the Burn Fund! pic.twitter.com/JxJX5B0WrX
— Brad West (@BradWestPoCo) November 30, 2019
The race was a “sea of red in a forest of green,” according to BC Professional Firefighters’ Burn Fund spokesperson Nicole Clark.
“The suits added some holiday cheer,” she said.
Participants raised $16,000 for the charity.