Santas to 'hustle' around South Portland

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SOUTH PORTLAND — The first Santa Hustle Half Marathon and 5K is coming to the city on Nov. 23. Race participants will receive a Santa hat, beard and dri-fit sweatshirt in which to run.

There will be cookie, candy, and water stations along both routes, as well as holiday music and entertainment. The course starts at the Maine Mall at 7 a.m. An after-party at Jimmy the Greek’s will follow the event.

The Santa Hustle is sponsored by department store Bon-Ton and produced by Adrenaline Sports Management. The event is one of eight such races throughout the nation.

Participants can register at; 5K registration is $50. Half-marathon registration is $65. All proceeds from the event will benefit Easter Seals, and the race routes are also official drop off locations for Toys for Tots.