Baton Rouge’s inaugural Running of the Santas will be held Dec. 5.

Participants are encouraged to wear their most creative holiday costume while enjoying holiday drink specials, food and music.

Festivities kick off at 2 p.m. with DJ Jeff Johnson at the “South Pole,” located at the Draft House, 421 Third St., then at 5:45 p.m. run to the “North Pole” at the Roux House, 143 Third St., followed by a costume contest and music by Flow Tribe from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, call Matt Willard at (504) 235-1009 or email; or visit or follow @RunningSantas on Twitter.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the nonprofit That Others May Live Foundation, which provides scholarships, family counseling and aid to surviving children of U.S. Air Force rescue members.