Santa Run - 2 Dec 2018

DATE & LOCATION
Sunday 2nd December 2018, Victoria Park, Grove Road, Bow, London E3 5TB SEE MAP
Nearest stations: Mile End; Bethnal Green, Hackney Wick, Cambridge Heath, Homerton and Hackney Central
 
TIMINGS
09.45 - Costume Collection
10.30 - Children's Fun Run
10.45 - Costume Compeition
11.00 - Main Race
  
This year the Marfan Trust has teamed up with the London Santa Run to help raise funds for its continued research into Marfan syndrome. So please come and join over 4,000 runners in the beautiful setting of Victoria Park, London, for a fantastic festive and fun fundraiser! It's a great day out for all the family. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
 
RACE INFORMATION
Now in its 9th year, the Do it for Charity Santa Run is the largest in London and is the perfect winter challenge for the whole family to enjoy.The picturesque route 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!
 
Free costumes will be provided on the day so don’t forget to grab yours so you can transform into Father Christmas at the drop of a (bobbled) hat! Alternatively, feel free to bring your own costume – elves and reindeer are welcome too! We will be hosting 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.
 
You can also enjoy the festive Christmas Event Village with delicious food stalls, entertainment, photobooth area, charity tents and more - giving your spectators plenty to keep them entertained on the day and a fantastic setting to celebrate your run success!
 
TO REGISTER FOR THE RACE: 
1. CLICK HERE and complete the online registration process.

2. Email marfantrust@sgul.ac.uk to confirm that you have registered and will be participating on behalf of the Marfan Trust and to request some free Marfan Trust T-shirts to use on the day (please state quantity and size(s))

RUN REQUIREMENTS
  • Upon signing up to the Santa Run you are pledging to hit your set fundraising target of £100
  • You are also required to pay a £25 non-refundable registration fee upon booking (£10 for children). If you raise £125 plus though, the Marfan Trust is happy for you to refund yourself the £25 registration fee and to receive the net amount especially if you also sign up for Gift Aid.
For this challenge you can run, walk or jog your way around the route! Beginners are welcome but we do recommend training before the challenge - we are on hand with our fitness and training advice so you will be run ready in no time!

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • A children’s fun run at the beginning of the event
  • Big stage warm-up to make sure you are ready to run!
  • Training guidance from Skyline Events
  • Fundraising support from skyline Events and Marfan Trust
  • Full route signage – so we don’t have any Santas getting lost!
  • Dedicated events team who are on hand with advice
  • Lots of festive fun on the day
  • A medal when you race through the finish line!
  • Your place in London’s BIGGEST Santa Run
  • A free Santa costume
  • Free Marfan Trust T-shirts
  • Delicious food and drink stalls so you can enjoy some well-deserved refreshments after your run
  • You will automatically be set up with a Do it for Charity Santa Run fundraising page when you sign up so you can get started right away!
FAQ'S
How fit do I need to be?
These challenges are perfectly achievable for people who are taking on their first 5k or 10k challenge! Don’t forget, this is not a race – you can run, walk or jog and take the route at your own pace! In order to maximise your enjoyment we do recommend you do some training. Skyline Events is able to offer you plenty of fitness and training advice and you can also download a guide from the Santa Run website! 
 
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 is 8 months on an average 15 miles/week training schedule. Please note however that it’s mportant that you buy them in advance so that you have a chance to wear them in!
 
Santa costumes will be provided for you on the day free of charge, so don’t forget to pick one up! Alternatively, feel free to bring your own costume – Santa’s elves are welcome too!
 
How will I raise the sponsorship?
Fundraising is certainly achievable if you put your mind to it and needn’t be daunting - the important thing is to let veryone 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.
 
FOR MORE INFO
1. http://londonsantarun.co.uk/; or
2. Contact the Marfan Trust: T: 020 8725 1189; E; marfantrust@sgul.ac.uk
 
TO REGISTER FOR THE RACE: 
1. CLICK HERE and complete the online registration process.

2. Email marfantrust@sgul.ac.uk to confirm that you have registered and will be participating on behalf of the Marfan Trust and to request some free Marfan Trust T-shirts to use on the day (please state quantity and size(s))
Santa Run - 2 Dec 2018 The Runners and Riders
Santa Run - 2 Dec 2018 Four legged entrants are welcome too
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