Annual Santa Run benefits people in addiction recovery

Published: Dec. 14, 2019 at 5:20 PM CST
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Sub-zero wind chills didn't keep hundreds of Santas from running a 5K on the state Capitol grounds Saturday morning.

Even our own Hope Sisk and Meteorologist Curt Olson took part in the annual Santa Run.

A Los Angeles County prosecutor also braved the cold, he travels the world partnering with local groups, like North Dakota's Runners Against Destructive Decisions group, to stop the cycle of addiction.

"Going out and running and being a part of the community was such a small, simple act to prevent people for entering into that system in the first place. It's a lot easier to prevent somebody from getting involved in the criminal legal system than it is to extricate them once they're involved in it," said Philip Peng, Los Angeles, California.

Money raised at the event will benefit Runners Against Destructive Decisions, or RADD, to help people in recovery.

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