Santa Chase

Come Run in the Dark So Others Might See
On Sunday, December 18th the Ridgely, Denton, and Hurlock Lions Clubs will sponsor the 5th Annual Santa Chase Luminary 2 Mile Fun Run & Walk in the Enchanted Christmas Forest at Martinak State Park. This year’s race is also sponsored by the Caroline County Department of Recreation and Parks, the Maryland Park Service, Sign Trek by Ace Design, and the Caroline County Humane Society. All proceeds from the Fun Run will support Lions vision and community programs as well as the Caroline County Humane Society. Advance registration for the Santa Chase will be $15/ person, $50 for a family of four and for a pet and person team: $20. You can get a Santa Chase registration form at the Caroline Rec & Parks office at 107 South 4th Street in Denton or on line at www.carolinerecreation.org. All participants are also asked to donate a non-perishable pet food item to support the Pet Pantry at the Caroline County Animal Shelter.
The Santa Chase will begin promptly at 4:45 p.m. with Santa leading the way. Race check-in and registration is from 3:30 – 4:40 p.m. The flat 2 Mile course will be lighted with over 500 luminaries. This is a pet friendly event, but please remember to have your pet on a leash. All runners, walkers and their four-legged friends are encouraged to dress in their best holiday costumes. Prizes will be awarded to the best male, female, family and pet costumes. All registered runners and walkers will be entered into a drawing for prizes and gifts donated for the event. The Santa Chase awards, costume prizes and fabulous holiday raffles will be distributed at 5:30 p.m. in the Martinak State Park Nature Center. All participants and volunteers are invited to enjoy tasty goodies and hot cocoa following the chase.
For Santa Chase information and registrations contact Caroline County Recreation and Parks office at 410-479-8120 or at www.carolinerecreation.org.
Santa’s Magic Workshop will be happening on December 10, 16 & 17 at Martinak State Park from 4-7 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to come out to take a hayride through the Enchanted Campground, create holiday crafts, decorate ornaments, visit Santa, check out the model trains, and enjoy tasty goodies and hot cocoa. For more information about Santa’s Magic Workshop and the Enchanted Forest at Martinak State Park call 410-820-1668 or go to www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/eastern/martinak.asp.
Lions clubs are groups of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information about Ridgely Lions Club you can contact Lion John Voshell at 410-634-2214 or ridgelylions@verizon.net, for the Denton Lions Club contact Lion Conrad Scurto at 410-479-2979 or dscurto21@comcast.net and for the Hurlock Lions club contact Lion Dal Mann at 410-673-9085 or dmann@bluecrab.org.

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