Saturday, 6 November 2010

Santa Run at Greenwich Park

There's something quite funny about the notion of 'santa runs' - here's an early one going on locally...

The World Cancer Research Fund is calling for runners to take part in a charity run:
"His traditional form of transport is a sleigh and a team of reindeers. But soon Santa will be using his own two feet to raise money for charity – and you could be part of it.

Each runner will receive a free Father Christmas outfit – complete with snowy beard – to don for the December 5 race around Greenwich Park, South East London.

Around 2,000 ‘Santas’ are expected to take part and WCRF are asking everyone to raise at least £100 in sponsorship. Beginners are welcome and the emphasis is on taking part, so even if you just want a festive stroll around the park you can join in.  It’s a great way of getting into the festive spirit at the same time as raising funds to help us continue with our cancer prevention work.

Sign up or find out more by visiting the World Cancer Research Fund website or by calling 020 7343 4205."
Numerous other charities are calling for runners too for this race e.g. the Mines Advisory Group. From what I can tell the race appears to start at 10am and the course is 5km though people are free to amble around if they prefer rather than running.

More Eltham/Greenwich local events here.

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