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Santa Run 2019

5k or 10k Santa fun run at Victoria Park

An opportunity for you to join in the festive fun at the annual Santa Run. 

The picturesque route around London's Victoria Park is pram and wheelchair friendly and the flat paths make it perfect for beginners or those runners looking for a chance to beat their personal best! This is not a timed event and can be walked or run. It is open to those aged 8 and over so is a great family event as well as a fun team building run.

Free costumes will be provided on the day so don’t forget to grab yours so you can transform into Father Christmas! Alternatively, feel free to bring your own costume – elves and reindeer are welcome too! There will be a fancy dress competition for adults, children and even dogs, so if you want to be creative then leave the red suit at home and pull on your Christmas creation for a chance to win a prize.

Joining us for the amazing Santa run will help put a smile on the faces of those who will be in hospital this Christmas. All funds raised will help to make Christmas special for patients and staff who cannot be at home with their family

You can run for Barnet, Chase Farm or the Royal Free hospital. Once you've registered you can set up a Justgiving page  -To support a specific hospital just state the hospital you want to support in your story so all your sponsors know.

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Key Info

Date: Sunday 1st December 2019

Location: Victoria Park

Grove Road
E3 5TB

Nearest underground station: Mile End – plan your journey to Mile End station
Nearest rail stations: Cambridge Heath/Hackney Wick station

Registration Fee: £25 (includes a Santa Suit)

Registration and Costume collection opens
10.30am Children's fun run
10.45am Costume completition (Big stage)
10.50am Santa Warm-up (Big Stage area)
11.00am START

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How fit do I need to be?

Hundreds of thousands of people take part in 5km and 10km runs every year - many of them for the first time. It's therefore perfectly achievable for the 'average' person to take part in this event but in order to maximize your enjoyment you DO need to train - and that means more than just a couple of jogs in the park! Why not dust off your trainers and join Parkrun in preparation. This is a free Saturday morning run which takes place across the country.

What kit will I need?

Running is one of those great sports where you won't need lots of expensive equipment. A good pair of running shoes should last for around 500 miles which easy enough for you to train for a 5km or 10km run! Please note however that if you are going to buy a pair of new shoes it’s important that you get them at least a couple of months before the event itself so that you have a chance to wear them in! 

How can I fundraise?

Fundraising is certainly achievable if you put your mind to it and needn’t be daunting - the important thing is to let everyone know about the great cause you are fundraising for and to enjoy yourself! With a bit of creativity, energy
and determination you will easily be able to reach your fundraising target. Here are some ideas to start you off.

Begin by setting up an online donation page and ask everyone you know to donate – the more people you ask, the more you will raise!

Host a dinner night/coffee morning and charge guests for a delicious home cooked meal or tea and cake.

Host your own pub quiz or bingo night.

Dig out your unwanted treasures and organise a car boot or jumble sale.

Organise a games night and invite friends over, charging for an evening of fun and games!

Leave collection boxes in your local pub or shopor organise a bag pack at your local supermarket.

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