Run for the Vets. 9 a.m. starting at the Rehoboth Ale House, Wilmington Avenue. Benefits VFW Post 7447. Sponsored by Rehoboth Beach Main Street. Info: races2run.com.
Dashing Through the Snow, 5K run and 1-mile fun walk to mark the opening of the Winter Wonderfest, near Lewes. Beginning and ending at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal and winding through Cape Henlopen State Park, location of the festival’s Light Spectacular. 5 p.m. for the run, 6 p.m. for the walk. Info: wonderfestde.org.
Gabby Gobble 5K run. Starting at 8:30 a.m. at Irish Eyes Pub, Lewes. Benefits the Get Well Gabby Foundation, which supports research on childhood brain cancer. Info: races2run.com. For information about the foundation: getwellgabby.org.
Huffin’ for Pumpkin Pie 5K Run and 1-mile walk. 9 a.m. at Grove Park, Rehoboth Beach. Info: seashorestriders.com.
Turkey Trot 5K. At the Freeman Fitness Center, Bethany Beach. 9 a.m. Benefits Special Olympics Delaware. Info: seashorestriders.com.
Santa Cause 5K and 1-mile fun run, to benefit Children & Families First, dedicated to helping at-risk children in Sussex County. Noon at the Starboard restaurant, Dewey Beach. Holiday costumes encouraged. Also games, crafts, and activities for children. Info: cffde.org or 604-6277.
Rehoboth Seashore Marathon and Half-Marathon. Starting at 7 a.m. at the Rehoboth Beach bandstand. After-party at the Cultured Pearl and the Shops at the Pearl, 301 Rehoboth Ave. Info: rbmarathon.com.
Run with Santa 5K. Starting at 10 a.m. at the fishing pier at Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes. Runners are welcome to wear Santa suits. Donated canned food that is collected that day will be donated to the Sussex County Needy Family Fund. Info: seashorestriders.com.
Race into the New Year 5K. Starting at noon at the Rehoboth Beach bandstand. Includes a 1⁄4-mile fun run for children younger than age 12. Info: seashorestriders.com.
Hair of the Dog 5K and 10K, sponsored by the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation, the charitable arm of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. 10K starts at 8:45 a.m., 5K at 10 a.m. in downtown Bethany Beach. Post-race party at Mango’s, 97 Garfield Parkway. Info: qrcf.org or 537-7723.