Needles, CA: Enjoying a cool run and walk during the new Route 66 Santa Run.

Needles, CA - Pictures - Route 66 Santa Run - Saturday, December 19th, 201

Needles, CA: Enjoying a cool run and walk during the new Route 66 Santa Run.

Running and walkers from around the community enjoyed a cool run and walk during the new Route 66 Santa Run held on Saturday, December 19th, 2015 near the Colorado River at Jack Smith Memorial Park in Needles, California.

Organizers with 2K4’R’Kids and the Topock 66 Foundation have join forces to bring the community the new and fun run and walk event which included a 2K, 5K, and 10K Run and Walk, and a little “Santa Land” area were vendors from around the community, food from the Needles Rotary Club, a silent action, Santa Claus, and snow to play with inside Jack Smith Memorial Park.

The cool morning near the Colorado River didn’t stop these adults and children from running or walking around the community of Needles, California, including running and walking right by the El Garces Train Depot well running and walking on Route 66 in Downtown Needles, California, well all dressed in their best Santa Claus outfit.

After the run and walk, awards were announced inside Jack Smith Memorial Park.

** Video from ZachNews: **

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez interviewed a couple from Bullhead City, Arizona and a doctor from Lake Havasu City, Arizona about what they thought about the new Route 66 Santa Run, being active, how they prepared for this run and walk event, and community coming together to enjoy a nice run and walk for a good cause.

** Videos from ZachNews: **

– Sue Scigliano and Steve Scigliano from Bullhead City, Arizona:

– Dr. Robert Novack from Lake Havasu City, Arizona:

All of the proceeds from the Route 66 Santa Run provides scholarships and workforce readiness program to students throughout the Colorado River Tri-State area.

The runners and walkers ZachNews spoke with said that if organizers have this run and walk event next year, they will be there.

For more information about the Route 66 Santa Run, please contact Autumn Boyle-Robinson at: 1 (928) 234-6039.

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