Santa Shuffle 2023
We're Excited To See You In Person This Year!
Come join the fun and run, walk or roll in Wilket Creek Park on the morning of Saturday, December 2, 2023, to support The Gateway Drop-in!
Come join the fun and run, walk or roll in Wilket Creek Park on the morning of Saturday, December 2, 2023 to support The Gateway Drop-in! Use the entrance located at 1132 Leslie Street, Toronto, Ontario (just north of Eglinton Avenue) to access our Athletes’ Village.
Festivities will begin at 9:00 a.m. with opening ceremonies at 9:40 a.m. The 5 K Fun Run and 1 K Elf Walk will start at 10:00 a.m.
What It's All About....
All funds raised through this year’s Toronto Santa Shuffle will be going directly to The Salvation Army Gateway, a shelter and Drop-in center for individuals experiencing homelessness and marginalization.
Although The Gateway’s programming was restricted due to COVID-19, we’re still operating 78 shelter beds at 100% capacity and continue to provide 40 take-out meals each day for our local Drop-in community. As we come out of the pandemic, we are continuing to assess the scope of our Drop-in program to ensure that it best meets the increasing needs of our community members. We look forward to making some meaningful changes in 2024.
The annual operating cost for our Drop-in has increased to approximately $100,000. 75% of these funds are used to provide food for Drop-in guests, and the remaining 25% covers the staffing costs.
We were able to fully fund our 2023 Drop-in as a result of the money raised through last year’s Toronto Santa Shuffle, and we hope to do the same again for 2024.
Please register now and join us for this year’s in-person event to help us reach our goal!!
To help reduce the risk of COVID – 19 we will be taking the following precautions:
- Limiting our event registration to 700 participants.
- Staggering race/walk start times.
- Requesting that face masks be worn in our heated Athletes’ Village Warm – up Tent.