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Reindeer Run/Walk 2017

Celebrate the spirit of the season by participating in the 7th Annual Reindeer Run on Saturday, Dec. 2. This family-friendly event is a 3-mile or 6.5-mile fun run/walk that begins and ends on the Thompson Trail at the Wetlands Edge View Area Trail Head. The Reindeer Run benefits KHOPE International, a local nonprofit supporting women and children living in poverty here and abroad. All participants registered on or before Sunday, Nov. 26 will receive an exclusive Reindeer Run T-Shirt, digitally recorded times, and goodie bag. After Nov. 26 we cannot guarantee shirts or bags.

Register in person at the Parks & Recreation Department located at 100 Benton Way, or online at:

Runner check-in begins at 8 a.m. on Dec. 2 at the corner of Eucalyptus Drive and Wetlands Edge parking lot. Race starts 9 a.m.

Registration cost by Dec. 1 is $37 for the 3-mile and $42 for the 6.5-mile. Registration on race day is $40 for the 3-mile and $45 for the 6.5-mile.

For more information call staff at 707-648-7275 or Joe Nabrynski at 707-648-0769.

Toys for Tots donations

The American Canyon Fire Protection District, in conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, is again sponsoring the “Toys for Tots” drive in American Canyon. Toys will be accepted at the locations below until Dec. 30. Anyone wishing to donate new, unwrapped toys for children up to the age of 12 can bring them to the following:

  • American Canyon Aquatic Center – 100 Benton Way
  • American Canyon City Hall – 4381 Broadway St.
  • Safeway – 103 West American Canyon Rd.
  • In Shape Gym – 120 West American Canyon Dr.
  • American Canyon Public Safety Building – 911 Donaldson Way East
  • Fast Signs – 100 West American Canyon Rd.
  • American Canyon High School – 3000 Newell Dr.
  • Donaldson Way Elementary School—430 Donaldson Way
  • American Canyon Middle School – 300 Benton Way
  • Napa Junction Elementary School – 300 Napa Junction
  • Canyon Oaks Elementary School – 475 Silver Oak
  • Walgreens—210 American Canyon Rd.
  • Wal Mart – 7011 Main St.

Firefighters are only accepting toys. Anyone wishing to donate food or clothing can contact the American Canyon Family Resource Center at 3431 Broadway St., Suite A-5 or 707-980-7024. Anyone wishing to provide a financial contribution in lieu of toys can drop it at the American Canyon Fire Protection District, 911 Donaldson Way East. All personal or corporate donation checks can be made out to “Toys for Tots.”