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December 14, 2013

Q&A with 'Santa's Toy Trot' special events coordinator Jim Banyas

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Where do the toys go after the race and who receives them?

“They all stay and are distributed in Merrimac.”

Can you explain what the Santa’s Elves’ Fun Run For Kids is?

“It’s good for young children. It is a quarter-mile loop around the Sweetsir School. When they complete the race, they all get a certificate of completion and a medal. For somebody that’s very young its a great accomplishment. They feel good running to the finish line and getting cheered on. It starts 20 minutes before the race starts (12:40 p.m.).”

How many races are held throughout the year by your organization?

“Eight races.”

Is there anything else you would like to get out there regarding the race and your overall objective?

“The race is going to be held as scheduled despite the storm. It’s all about the children. You can check the status of the race and if anything changes by visiting our website at RunTheCircle.Org.”

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