Rudolph Red Nose Run raises thousands to help those in need

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Before the 63rd annual Nashville Christmas Parade kicked off Saturday morning, runners laced up their shoes to raise money for those in need.

They braved the cold for the Rudolph the Red Nose Run. The 5K included a costume contest and awards for the best outfit.

The annual event benefits Needlink Nashville, which is an organization that helps nearly 2,000 seniors and residents from becoming homeless. They also make sure their recipients have adequate utility services.

This year, the Rudolph the Red Nose Run raised $50,000.

For more information about Needlink or to make a donation, click here.

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN