A dusting of fresh snow Saturday morning greeted about 1,200 Santas, reindeer and wee helpers to the sixth annual Selfless Elf 5k benefiting the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.

On the second day of winter, the selfless elves helped wrap up the food bank's holiday campaign, which raised enough money to provide 265,000 meals through the food bank's 500 pantries, hot meal sites, shelters, backpack programs and other hunger-relief efforts in Summit, Stark and six other surrounding counties.

Teenagers took top honors at Saturday's 5k. Kailey Zagst, 14, of Canton, claimed the title for first overall female category; Max McAdams, 15, of Medina, grabbed top honors among males.

Ivan Zenovic of Jackson Township again earned the status of VIP Elf, raising more than $3,000 this year. Zenovic has been the top single fundraiser at each of the six years of Selfless Elf.

“We’re so grateful for all the families and friends with us here today,” Dan Flowers, president and CEO of the food bank, said in a prepared statement. “Your support of the food bank is helping families in our community struggling with hunger this holiday season, and we appreciate your commitment to our hunger-relief efforts.”

Most arrived at the food bank warehouse near downtown Akron decked out in red, green and Christmas athletic gear Saturday. At registration, participants were then given what's become the iconic symbol of the race — striped elf socks — to round out their look.

Christmas carolers greeted the walkers and runners along the race route, which ultimately led back to milk and cookies and celebrity appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus.

“It’s inspiring to see so many friends early on a Saturday morning in December,” event specialist Megan Birman said in a prepared statement Saturday. “This event truly showcases our community coming together for a very important cause — feeding people and fighting hunger this holiday season.”

For a complete list of winners in each category, visit selflesself.com.