The Festivus Podcast Episode 4 – “Feet of Strength” at the Festivus 5K for Autism

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We go to Salem, Massachusetts and speak to Cindy Johnson, one of the organizers of the Festivus 5K for Autism, a yearly Festivus-themed holiday race through historic Salem. There is plenty of Festivus fun in this event. The participants are encouraged to wear Seinfeld or holiday themed costumes, there are handmade trophies that resemble Festivus poles, and runners are asked to air their grievances before they run the race. Over the past eight years the race has raised over $100,000 to help children with autism and their families in the Massachusetts area. Isn’t that great? It’s a perfect way to harness the spirit of Festivus, and a love of Seinfeld into something that can serve to benefit children and families in such a positive way. Yes, it’s truly a Festivus Miracle!

This year’s race will be held on Sunday December 15th, 2019. For more information please visit

Music by Serolillo [CC BY 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons.


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