A group of people — and perhaps even Santa Claus and his reindeer, if they are lucky — will brave what may be cold, snowy conditions on Sunday, Dec. 17 to run around town in a new 5-kilometer, or 3.1-mile road race/walk.

Event organizer Lucas McNelly said the "Icy Elf" 5K will be part of the village's holiday fun festival — just with a running component.

The event will be on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. The cost is $15 in advance and $20 the day of the race. People can register in person at Long Winter Soap Company or online at the places listed below.

There also will be a free children's fun run.

Every year in the town, McNelly said, there has been an event where local businesses stay open later and Santa Claus shows up. "There was a big tree-lighting when I was a kid, but I think the tree had to be cut down or something," he said.

McNelly said he was asked to organize a 5K to go along with the other holiday festivities hosted by the Waldoboro Business Association in the village in and around Christmas.

"I'm still working on details, but there's going to be a prize for the best-dressed, hot chocolate [and] candy canes," he said.

McNelly said the course will be different than the one used for the Waldoboro Day 5K, partly because it could snow, which would, presumably, make that hilly course more difficult.

For more information, go to the event website: https://www.waldoboroday5k.com/icy-elf-5k or Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1544286398993617/.

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