doitforcharity Santa Run 2013
11am 8th December 2013
Take part in the doitforcharity.com run series by joining thousands of other participants in our fantastic Santa run! Join us in London's Victoria Park for an amazing event in aid of a charity close to your heart…
This event is now SOLD OUT.
Registrations are now closed but please do join us on the day – it's just a £22 entry fee which includes a free santa suit and doitforcharity.com™ medal!
Full details are here and we strongly advise you arrive early so that we can get you registered and dressed in your very own santa suit!
The 2013 doitforcharity.com Santa run will take place on Sunday 8th December 2013 at 11am.
The run will take place at Victoria Park just a few miles from the centre of London. Victoria Park is one of the largest parks in the London area and is a wonderful setting for your run!
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 to maximise your enjoyment you DO need to train - and that means more than just a couple of jogs in the park!
However, help is at hand in our fitness advice pages where we give you a sample training plan. Your chosen charity may also be able to give you help and support in terms of your training plan but whatever you do don't do nothing!
Please note that the minimum age for this event is 8.
Santa suits will be provided but running is one of those great sports where you won't need lots of expensive equipment. Admittedly running shoes can be costly but they should last for around 500 miles which is 8 months on an average 15 miles/week training schedule. Once again help is at hand in the form of our Kit Advice pages where you will learn the importance of choosing the correct running shoes. But it's not enough to just choose the correct shoes - you've got to buy them at least a couple of months before the event itself so that you can wear them in!
Most charities will ask you to raise £100 or more to take part in the Doitforcharity Santa Run - the reason for this is that places are extremely limited and the charities obviously want maximum benefit from the places they have been allocated.
However, you shouldn't find it difficult to raise this money - after all you don't run 5km or 10km every day do you?! Top tips include asking your employer to match everything else you raise pound for pound and asking people to sponsor you per kilometer (so the minimum you'll get from anybody is £5 which means you only need to find 20 people to reach the £100 fundraising target!)
Once again more advice is available is on doitforcharity.com on our Fundraising Advice pages and your chosen charity should be able to help out as well
Simply click the 'Register Online' link below to claim your place in the DoitforCharity Santa Run. Hundreds of charities on doitforcharity.com have places available and as long as you commit to raising the minimum sponsorship they will be delighted to have you running on their behalf!
Victoria Park, London
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