Lawrence running store hosting 3 races and fun runs during holiday season

Garry Gribble’s Running Sports Lawrence is hosting three races and fun runs during the holiday season.

Garry Gribble’s and local food bank Just Food are partnering to host the Donate & Dash 5K, 10K and 15K at 9 a.m. Saturday at Broken Arrow Park, 2800 Louisiana St.

The race entry “fee” is a nonperishable food item. Items collected will go to families in need during the holiday season. Registration for the race will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Garry Gribble’s Running Sports, 839 Massachusetts St., and from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Saturday at the park before the race.

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Fun Run begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the store. The free run will be 3 to 5 miles, according to the event’s Facebook page. Participants are encouraged to wear ugly Christmas sweaters while they run.

The store’s weekly fun run at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, will begin at SPIN Neapolitan Pizza, 525 Wakarusa Drive, and will tour 3 to 4 miles through west Lawrence neighborhoods to look at Christmas lights.

For more information, see the Donate & Dash, Ugly Christmas Sweater Fun Run and Christmas Light Fun Run event pages on Facebook.