Santa Shuffle 5K Run/Walk for the Children

Sat December 2, 2023 Bridgton, ME 04009 US Directions


5K Walk/Run

11:00AM EST - 1:00PM EST

Kids' Fun Run

10:00AM EST
Open to ages 1 - 14.


Bridge Crossing Academy
7 Nulty Street
Bridgton, ME US 04009


Thank you for your interest in the Santa Shuffle 5K and Holiday Open House to benefit the children of Bridge Crossing! It’ll be a day full of holiday cheer and family fun complete with caroling, milk & cookies, and the one and only, Santa himself! Check out all the ways you can participate:



9:00AM Early Packet Pick-up and registration begins inside Bridge Crossing Academy gym.

10:00AM Children’s Fun Run – The day will start with some dashing through the snow led by one of Santa’s favorite Elves!  

11:00AM 5K Walk/Run – You'll run through the seven levels of the Candy Cane Forest, past the sea of twirly-swirly gum drops and back to Bridge Crossing Academy where hot cocoa and festivities await! 


Join us at Queens Head Pub, 1 Portland Road in Bridgton where we will celebrate with drink and food specials, music and more!

Santa Shuffle 5K Run/Walk for the Children is Scheduled for December 2nd, 2023
NFI North's Bridge Crossing will host their third annual Run for the Children, a 5K to Benefit the Bridge Crossing Residential Children's programs and special education school, Bridge Crossing Academy on Saturday, December 2nd 2023.  This event will take place at the brand new Bridge Crossing Academy at 7 Nulty Street, Bridgton, Maine and will be the first event of Bridgton, Maine's Festival of Lights! Race Day Registration opens at 9:00 am; Kids Fun Run begins at 10:00 am; and the 5K Run/Walk starts at 11:00 am. 

Bridge Crossing provides a safe and loving refuge for young children ages 5-14. Our guiding vision is a commitment to help children return to their family or another home-like setting. We provide specialized treatment and education to assist them through their journey of healing and ultimately help them find their happily ever after.

Proceeds from the Run for the Children 5K ensure that children at Bridge Crossing receive the best possible care, including a more robust children’s activities program, increased education assistance, special services to families, and intensive therapies for children overcoming trauma. With over 24 years of caring for children, Bridge Crossing has a unique understanding of providing a safe, nurturing environment for children in crisis and the value of keeping families together following trauma.

Individual 5K Walk/Run registrations are $25 ($35 on Race Day); kids are free if pre-registered ($10 on Race Day). To register for the event, visit For more information about this event, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Alisa Gibson at (603) 647-4404 or email Alisa Gibson at

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