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4th Annual Santa Cause 5K Held in Dewey Beach

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DEWEY BEACH, Del. - The 4th annual Santa Cause 5K and Fun Run brought 500 walkers and runners to the Starboard Sunday afternoon. All proceeds benefit Children and Families First. 

Racers took their marks on Dagsworthy Street at 12 p.m. Sunday. People and their pets came dressed as elves, reindeer, the Grinch and more. '


"Children and Families First is one of Delaware's oldest and largest children's mental health nonprofits," says Development Director Laura Rimmer. "This is our fourth year. Until now we've raised about $40,000."

Along the course were seven holiday stations to help turn Dewey Beach into a winter wonderland. There was a snowball fight with beach balls, fake snow, elves handing out candy and more. 

"Usually we're the 'fat and the furious,' but today we're Santa's helpers," says Jordan Loomis of Rehoboth Beach. "We like helping out. We like helping the community and we like that it's all going to a better cause. We like helping charity and we all love to run," she says about her group of elves. 

This event is more than a 5K. A costume contest takes place at the Starboard.


"We won the costume contest last year so we wanted to come again this year to see what our chances are," says Nicole Moore of Milford. 


Rose Viramontes and her dog Peaches are back for the second year and hoping to win the 'shiny and bright' category. "I did an elf theme, with little elf legs and lights and lots of sparkle," says Viramontes.


Rimmer expects the event to have raised $75,000 for Children and Families First after this year.

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