2nd Annual Santa Run

By Adam Chick

December 9, 2012 Updated Dec 10, 2012 at 11:01 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The second annual Santa Run in downtown Binghamton saw all kinds of Christmas runners. Elves, Santas, and even the reindeer took to the streets.

Starting and ending on the Court Street Bridge in Binghamton, hundreds of runners ran to spread the holiday joy.

The 5K raises money for Saint John's school and the Make a Wish foundation.

A few folks here at WBNG even started their own team, stringing themselves together just like Santa's Reindeer leading off the pack with Kelly McCarthy as Rudolph.

"It's been a huge response. Last year was our first year. We had about 200 runners. This year we're going to look at about seven hundred fifty runners. So we have a lot of Santas, reindeers, elves. It's a great response. It should be a great community event hopefully for years to come," said Tom, dressed as Santa, an event organizer (Tom refused to give up his full name).

This year the event raised about $16,000.

The WBNG team also managed to walk away with a little more than the accomplishment of finishing the race; they won the overall best group prize.

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