YOU’VE heard of Band on the Run. How about Santa on the Run? That was the theme on Christmas Eve when 50 young people and adults had great fun dressing up and running along the foreshore from the Portland Yacht Club to the skate park and back a couple of times. The idea was to raise money for good causes in the community, and the event was a great success,United Wayexecutive officer Nicole Reefman said. Portland Young Professional Network, the YMCA, Portland Tourist Association, Mighty Cheap, Powerhouse Productions and the Portland Observer also helped make the event quite successful, she said. “The competitors had a great time and we look forward to running this next year and expect to get more Santas running for a good ‘claus’ on Christmas Eve,” she said. “United Way would like to congratulate everybody who participated.” Line honours went to Cameron Mather, with Craig Keenan in second place and Rhys Egan in third. Best women’s times went to Shannon Malseed, Ellie Morrow and Jodie Morrow. The senior (over 16) male and female winners each received $100. For full results and more pictures, read Friday’s Portland Observer.