Friday there were 501 registered for the first Crystal Lake Kiwanis Santa Run.
At the 9 AM race start there were 701.
Organized by Kiwanis to benefit groups that help kids in McHenry County, the 5k Run/1 mile walk benefited from mild weather.
It was so mild, in fact, I saw one man cross the finish line with his Santa suit, hat and beard still in its original bag.
Here are the groups that benefited:
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Girls on the Run NWIL
- CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
- The Light Center /Main Stay
- Turning Point