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The Michiana Pay It Forward Foundation challenges students in Michiana to "think of something that will change the world and act on it." They come up with their own ideas on how they can reach out with kindness in our community to not only make it better but to create a ripple effect of kindness that will change the world! (a.k.a. Pay It Forward). Many students however do not have the money needed for their ideas. That's where the Michiana Pay It Forward Foundation steps in with "mini grants". By participating in this event, you are helping to bring their ideas and dreams into reality and helping to teach them that no matter their age, they CAN make a difference!





Costume Contest at 8:30 a.m.!
Prizes for best Male, Female and DOG costume!

Reindeer Warm Ups at 8:45 a.m.
Stretch those muscles before the run with our reindeer!





Dress in your most festive gear or purchase one of our Santa suits or T-shirts and join us in this light hearted walk in downtown Elkhart! You'll stop by the Elkhart Fire Department and Elkhart Police Department where you'll be able to get some of Santa's favorite cookies. Only $10 each or $30 for family of 4.
Optional adult Santa suit or T-shirt, $10 additional (if registered by Thanksgiving)
Walk starts promptly at 9 a.m.


A beautiful route including a half mile trek around Wellfield Botanic Gardens, getting a sneak peak at their new "Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights" display.
This event will be chip timed by Kosciusko Runners' Association However, for those "true" Santa's participating, you will find hot cocoa and cookies along the route. Medals for all finishers! Prizes to top participants in age groups!
Strollers and dogs on leash welcome
Only $25 registration fee! Santa suit or optional T-shirt included if registered before Thanksgiving! Online registration closes on Dec 1st.
On-site registration $35


You asked for it, we added it!!
Smooth, flat course with a scenic view of the St. Joe river, course monitors, water and first aid stations
This is a RUN only route. Strollers and dogs on leash welcome. Medals for all finishers! Prizes for top participants in age groups!
Only $25 registration fee! Santa suit or optional T-shirt included if registered before Thanksgiving! Online registration closes on Dec 1st.
On-site registration $35


In the spirit of Christmas, our "after party" is one that you won't want to miss! Our second to none Christmas brunch buffet starts at 10 a.m. Then starting at 10:30 a.m....... PRESENTS! YES, PRESENTS! Those registered before Thanksgiving will be automatically entered into a drawing to pick a gift from under our Christmas tree! **MUST be present to win**


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