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For Immediate Release

Santa Hustle 2016



Amie Marzen

Communications Consultant

Easter Seals Maine

125 Presumpscot Street Portland, ME 04103





Thousands of Santas to Hustle through the Maine Mall for Charity


South Portland, ME- Santa Claus is coming to town- and he’s in a hurry to help a good cause!  Santa Hustle New England 5K & Half Marathon presented by Bon-Ton is partnering with Easter Seals Maine, who is the official 2016 beneficiary charity for the event which will take place December 4 at 7AM at the Maine Mall in South Portland, Maine.


Volunteer helper elves are also needed and can register at


A perfect feel-good holiday story, this race will be a visual treat for audiences and readers as thousands of runners will each be dressed as Santa Claus while hustling toward the finish line.  Of course, even a very fit Santa needs a little help- so helpers and volunteers will be dressed as elves and will be adding to the festivities with holiday music, candy and food.  The Santa Hustle keeps the Christmas spirit at heart with Easter Seals Maine as its beneficiary.


Santa Hustle New England presented by Bon-Ton is proud to be working with Easter Seals Maine whose services help a wide range of people, from veterans and military families to early intervention for children on the autism spectrum.  Easter Seals Maine provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. For more information about or to donate to Easter Seals:


Santas can register today at Registration fees are $70 for the Half Marathon and $50 for the 5k, (prices go up after November 26). All Participants will receive a Santa hat, beard and dri-fit hoodie to wear during the race. Holiday cheer will be spread throughout the event with Christmas music, cookies, candy, and outrageous holiday signs along the course. Participants can grab their Santa gear at Bon-Ton for pre-race packet pick up.

About Easter Seals Maine
For more than a decade, Easter Seals Maine has continually expanded its service reach to address the unmet needs of those with special needs in southern Maine. To this end, Easter Seals Maine ensures all services provide an individualized approach to infants, children, and adults with disabilities or special needs while providing additional supports to their families. For more information about Easter Seals Maine please visit

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