On Sunday the 8th of December 2013, Run 4 Cancer supporters from all over the UK will put on Santa Suits and run around London to raise funds for the charity.
This year’s Santa Run takes place in Victoria Park which is London’s oldest public park. Opened to the public in 1845, Victoria Park has been used for nearly 170 years as a place of recreation and sport. It was voted the nation’s favourite park in 2013!
For this year’s Santa Run, both 5Km and 10Km courses will be available. Open to all runners aged eight and above, the course is also suitable for wheelchair users. Over three thousand Santas are expected to take part!
For the £22 entry fee, Run 4 Cancer supporters receive a Santa Suit comprising 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.
Run 4 Cancer still has places available! 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.
Run 4 Cancer was set up by a group of running enthusiasts who have all lost a close friend or relative to cancer. Run on a voluntary basis, 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.
Commenting on the event, Run 4 Cancer Trustee Andy Hayward said “We still have places available so why not check your diary and come and join us for a blast around Victoria Park on Sunday the 8th of December!”
Andy added “Thank you to all the people who have already signed up to Run 4 Cancer! I’d also like to thank 200m2 for sponsoring our team and for lending us one of their exhibition stands for race day.”
If you would like to Run 4 Cancer on Sunday the 8th of December 2013, please visit http://www.run4cancer.org/santa-run-london