Where: Victoria Park, London
£: Entry fee is £22 (runners should also aim to raise at least £100 in sponsorship money)
What is it?
This year’s Santa Run takes place in Victoria Park. The park first opened in 1845, making it London’s oldest public park. It has been used for nearly 170 years as a place of recreation and sport, making it the perfect place for this year’s Santa Run.
Runners can choose between 5Km and 10Km courses. The event is open to people aged eight and above, and is suitable for wheelchair users. Over three thousand Santas are expected to take part in this year’s run. For the £22 entry fee, Run 4 Cancer supporters will receive a Santa suit which comprises of a hat, jacket, trousers, belt and beard. Runners are able to keep the Santa Suits after the race. Water stations and a finisher’s medal are also included in the fee. To take part, runners are asked to raise a minimum sponsorship fund of £100. Once registered, each runner will be sent a link to their own secure fundraising page.
Places on the Santa Run are strictly limited to 3000, and places are selling fast. To register, visit www.run4cancer.org/santa-run-london.
Run 4 Cancer was set up by a group of runners who have all lost a close friend or relative to cancer. Run 4 Cancer raises funds by taking part in running challenges all over Europe. The funds raised are used to provide days out for families living with cancer and to make grants to palliative care centres. The charity also supports research into the positive effects of exercise on health.
More info: www.run4cancer.org