Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                                             December 6, 2023        

                    In this Issue:


  1. Dec 2 Santa Shuffle
  2. The Waning Beaver Moon charity trail run/walk
  3. David Mark Crockett Runs Relay in Texas
  4. Photos This Week
  5. Upcoming Events:   Dec 16 Santa Hat Run
  6. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  7. Track North and Laurentian XC News





2023 Santa Shuffle

Saturday, December 02, 2023

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Santa Shuffle: Festive and fit Sudburians are on the 'nice' list
Event raising funds for Salvation Army’s Cedar Place shelter returns to pre-pandemic format

Heidi Ulrichsen
Dec 3, 2023

Dressed up in Santa and elf suits and other festive gear, hundreds of Sudburians gathered at Laurentian University Dec. 2 for the first in-person Salvation Army Santa Shuffle event since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

People were invited to take part in either five-kilometre or one-kilometre events in support of the Cedar Place emergency shelter for women and families facing homelessness.

Race co-director Ashley Grant, who’s the program service manager at Cedar Place, said the race’s spirit is one of giving during the Christmas season.
“It’s just warmth, having everyone together,” she said. “You can see everyone’s smiling faces, and we’re going to have people wearing Santa suits, and everyone’s going to be all dressed up. It’s just so festive.”

Organizers were hoping to raise more than $5,000 through the event. Cedar Place executive director and race co-director Barbara Ridley said about 60 per cent of the shelter’s funding comes from the City of Greater Sudbury.
The rest comes from fundraisers such as the Santa Shuffle, as well as people who write the agency cheques or “legacy donations” from when people pass away. Between its downtown shelter and another offsite shelter, Cedar Place is able to house 28 people.

“Primarily those that we serve are people like refugees, people that have lost their jobs and apartments, and people that you know, just can't afford to stay where they are because the rent has gone up so high and they are evicted,” said Ridley. After bringing them into the shelter, “we help them secure housing, we help them to fill out applications,” do other necessary paperwork and to get furniture for their new home, she said. “There's a lot of work that goes into that,” Ridley said.

Angele Parent took part in the Santa Shuffle along with her son Caleb, 12. Both were registered in the five-kilometre event this year. “We’ve been part of this for quite a few years, but stopped because of COVID,” she said. “But prior to that, he was doing the 1K (one-kilometre event). I think we came for four years in a row. Now it just gets that tradition going again …
“It goes to a great cause and it stays in the community, so I think it's a great thing to be a part of.”

Heidi Ulrichsen is a journalist with Sudbury.com.

We look forward to seeing everyone next year!







The Waning Beaver Moon charity trail run/walk in support of the Elgin Street Mission

December 3, 2023

Beaver Moon Run at Kivi Park





David Mark Crockett Runs Relay in Texas

INAUGURAL South Texas International Marathon

December 3, 2023


Race Place Bib Full Name Gender Team Chip Elapsed Gender Place
Overall Pace
1 1333 Alfredo Villarreal Male LA UNI RUNNING 2:58:55 1 6:49
2 1311 Tony Resendez Male CHASING TO???ITA 3:09:57 2 7:14
3 1350 Adrian Salazar Male DONNA HIGH SCHOOL RUNNING CLUB 3:10:25 3 7:16
4 1322 David M Crockett Male 2 HALFS 2 HARLINGEN 3:23:01 4 7:44

Congratulations David on your 1:49 Half Marathon





Photos This Week

Nov 29 Rocks!! Apex Wednesday pm run

Nov 30 Laurentian Lake

Nov 30 Laurentian Lake

Nov 30 Laurentian Lake

Dec 1 Moonlight Beach

Dec 1 Moonlight Beach

Dec 1 Bioski

Dec 2 Rocks!! Saturday am run (photo by Giuliana)

Dec 2 at College Boreal

Dec 4 Perch Lake

Dec 4 Moonlight Duck Trail

Dec 5 Greenwood Ave

Dec 5 Billy Goat Gang at Corsi Hill

Dec 6 Moonlight pond










Upcoming Local Events







We are going to be doing our annual Santa Hat run for Sudbury Rocks!! out of the Sudbury Armouries on Saturday Dec 16th @ 8 AM. We are planning to do some photos inside or out depending on weather etc. We will go for a short run and then meet in the Irish Mess (Senior NCOs and Officer's Club) for coffee and potluck at 9 AM. Vince and I will be providing coffee, tea and other drinks. There are change rooms outside the mess if needed.

There will not be a run out of the Elizabeth St location on this day.
Ugly sweaters are encouraged!!

Andrew Breckon and Vince Perdue



2022 Santa Hat group

Santa Hat Runs Past








Run Club Update




Store News


Good afternoon Sudbury Runners and Walkers,



Cancelled until Further Notice

NOTE: There is a Wednesday pm group leaving the Apex Warrior gym On Loach's Rd. at 6pm








Track North and Laurentian XC News










For information call me.
Vincent Perdue

Proud sponsor of the Sudbury Rocks!!! Race-Run-Walk for the Health of it




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