The YMCA of South Boston/Halifax County will be hosting a swim, bike and/or run with Santa event Friday through Sunday at the YMCA.

To participate in the event, the YMCA is requiring everyone to register in advance by calling 434-572-8909 in order to keep everyone COVID-19 safe.

The first event on Friday is swim and decorate cookies with Santa at 5:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. If your child cannot pass the swim test a parent must be in the water with them.

On Saturday, the run a mile with Santa event will take place. The half-mile run will begin at 10 a.m. and the full-mile run will begin at 11 a.m.

The weekend concludes on Sunday at 2 p.m. or 2:45 p.m. with the bike the tour de north pole with Santa event. Participants must bring their own bike to the event location at the soft track near Halifax County High School.

The cost for the events is $2 per child, per day for members and $3 for non-members.

For more information contact Kristen Zerbato, executive director at or 434-572-8909.

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