VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- It's almost time to get into the holiday spirit by participating in the 2nd Annual Christmas Cookie Challenge 2.5.

The family-friendly run is happening at 9 a.m. on December 9

During the 2.5 mile run around Mount Trashmore you have the option of tackling the challenge of eating a delicious, locally-made Christmas cookie.

Last year, the race helped raise over $13,000 to help 12 local families in need and two local charities.

The goal this year is to raise $15,000.

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