Ho, ho, go

Sacramento Santa Run

With one free Santa Claus suit given to each registered runner, festive costumes are, obviously, encouraged during the Sacramento Santa Run, scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 21, at the Capitol (1315 10th Street). Not feelin' the jolly St. Nick garb? Don't be a grinch. Or, actually, go ahead and be a grinch, reindeer or elf, as you participate in the 5k run-walk or the festively named Merry Mile. Both are open to adults and youth, with registration costing $40 and $30, respectively. The event kicks off at 9 a.m., and there will be “cookies, milk, music and snow” waiting at the finish line. All proceeds benefit the Sacramento Valley Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Mini Mermaid Running Club. www.sacramentosantarun.com.