With the Thanksgiving feast behind us, there’s no better time to start thinking about getting active and building healthy habits for the new year. And the 4th Annual Run Santa Run event in Bloomfield offers an opportunity to do just that — all while giving to those in need.

On Saturday, December 1st, Brookdale Park will be hosting a 5K fun run and 1 Mile Family Walk, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The event will feature holiday music, hot cocoa, holiday gifting vendors, food trucks, a raffle and a toy drive, as well as a live Santa on hand to take photos with the kids. Participants and spectators are encouraged to bring gifts to donate to the drive.

To register or make a donation, visit the Run Santa Run website.

The run kicks off from Brookdale Park’s Watchung Avenue entrance, located at 473 Watchung Ave. in Bloomfield, NJ. BestRentNJ.com apartments located in Bloomfield include rentals at Grove at One92. Other nearby apts available for lease include listings at Sun Valley and the Village at Sun Valley, both located in Florham Park. Use BestRentNJ.com’s Apartment Locator to find the Garden State residence that’s right for you.