Irvine, CA Holiday Fun Run Supports BJ's Restaurants Foundation & Irvine Children's Fund
Bells will jingle at the Make Room for Santa Run on December 10th, a favorite holiday fun run on a picturesque course in Irvine. This year’s event benefits charities that focus on children and children’s health. The BJ’s Restaurants Foundation supports children’s healthcare and education, with a main focus on cystic fibrosis. The Irvine Children’s Fund provides childcare scholarships for before and after school programs in Irvine’s elementary schools.
“People want to do good and feel connected to community, especially during the holidays. The Make Room for Santa Run is a great way to do that, while having fun and enjoying physical fitness during the busy holiday season,” said Jonathan Pauley, Race Director.
BJ’s Restaurants Foundation
The BJ’s Restaurants Foundation is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to support charities benefiting children’s healthcare and education, with a primary focus on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In addition, the Foundation recognizes and rewards volunteer efforts of BJ’s team members across the country as they help give back to the communities in which our restaurants do business.
Irvine Children’s Fund & Irvine Junior Games The Irvine Children’s Fund (ICF) is a non-profit community support organization, whose mission is to raise funds to help parents meet the before and after school child care needs for children on Irvine elementary school sites and to provide child care scholarships. Through its primary annual fundraising event, the Irvine Junior Games, ICF has made before and after school childcare scholarships a priority for low-income working families in Irvine. Since 1993, ICF has provided $1,335,218 to fund these needs. The Irvine Junior Games encourages the participation of elementary school children in athletics and promotes a healthy lifestyle.
About the Event
Orange County’s best holiday run, the Make Room for Santa Run, returns to start at Hick’s Canyon Elementary School. This year’s event features a new course that’s flatter and even more scenic than previous years. Participants will enjoy running along the Peter’s Canyon bike trail, lined with beautiful trees and landscaping. Walkers are welcome. Each finisher will get a cool running Santa finisher’s medal and T-shirt. Get decked out & participate in the holiday themed & best Santa costume contest.
- All Participants get a commemorative Make Room for Santa Run Christmas ornament at the FINISH LINE!
- Flat and fast course
- Make Room for Santa T-shirt
- Goody bag
- Computerized results
- Mile Markers and aid stations along the course
- Refreshments at finish line
- Volunteer opportunities available for groups and individuals