Santas were “on the loose” in Webster Groves on Saturday, Dec. 5, for the 2020 edition of the annual Santa run. About 200 runners donned festive gear to take part in the 5K Run/Walk; 22 participated in the 1 Mile Run/Walk.

Winners of the 5K Run/Walk were: Jon Yoch with a first place time of 17:10; Andrew O’Connor with a second place time of 18:17; and Jackson McNeal with a third place time of 18:43.

Six-year-old Connor Buchanan won the 1 Mile Run/Walk with a time of 11:09. Coming in second place was Lori Buchanan with a time of 11:11, with 11-year-old David Juelich finishing third with a time of 12:59.

Runners and walkers set out in pairs and at staggered start times due to COVID-19 concerns. The race started at the Webster Groves Public Library and ran through the Webster Park neighborhood.

Photos by Ursula Ruhl