London Santa Run is being organised for Run 4 Cancer

One event that is full of fun and a good way to remain active during chilly winters is The Santa Run.

Runners from all over the south of England will don their Santa suits on 8th December 2013 to show their solidarity for a charity run called Run 4 Cancer to help raise funds.

There will be tracks of 5 Km as well as 10km for the runners this year. Everyone over the age of 8 can take part in this run that is also for wheelchair racers. More than 3000 Santas will be seen in action during this run.

There is a small £22 entry fee for which participants will get a Santa suit that is made up of a hat, trouser, jacket, belt, and a white beard. All runners can keep this suit after the completion of the race and every finisher will receive a medal.

Run 4 Cancer, pronounced run for cancer, was set up by a group of running enthusiasts who have all lost a close friend or relative to cancer. Run entirely 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.

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 was voted the nation’s favourite park in 2013!

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 on http://www.run4cancer.org 

Commenting on the event, Run 4 Cancer Chairman Stu Bowker said “This year, I’ll be running for my girlfriend’s uncle who lost his battle with cancer last year. Running 10K in a Santa Suit is actually quite a challenge but I am really looking forward to it. The Santa Run is a great way to keep active in the winter months and it’s always bags of fun! We’ll also be helping British families living with cancer at the same time.”

If you would like to Run 4 Cancer on Sunday the 8th of December 2013, please visit http://www.run4cancer.org/santa-run-london