The Sightings is a company owned by two-time Olympian and two-time Boston Marathon Champion Geoff Smith. Geoff is committed to the sport of running and giving back to the running community. The Sightings started with Geoff and fellow Olympian Michael Keogh talking about how running had changed and grown since the 70’s. Witnessing the diversity that fueled the running boom the pair felt it was time to leverage their backgrounds and experiences in running and event organization to give something back to the sport. The first event “The Santa Sightings 5K” in 2011 was a way to support and connect with the running community and it quickly garnered a significant following from running and walking enthusiasts and racers alike who wanted to have fun and connect at Christmas. That first year saw almost 1,500 runners support the event on the streets of New Bedford, Mass. The second annual event in 2012 grew to just over 1,700. With this success, The Sightings was formed with the goal of organizing fun runs and competitive road races all across New England.
About the Santa Run:
From Liverpool to Vegas, and to New Bedford…the Santa Races are spanning the globe. The Santa Race provides a comfortable atmosphere for all levels of runners, walkers, and people who love the holiday season. Since these races benefit a variety of charities, it validates the experience that much more. Many race organizers compete for the Guinness Book World Record of “largest gathering of Santa Clauses.” The current record holder is Derry City in Northern Ireland with 12,965 people dressed as Santa, beating out the previous record holders in Liverpool (3,921). Please join us as we try to break the world record in New Bedford, Mass. Contact us at: 508-758-3256 or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org