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Charity Santa Run

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Santa isn't generally thought of as an athlete – he's more of a jolly bloke than a jogger – so it might be a surprise to see a running Santa pass you in the park. But when another and another follow until there's a sea of bobbing red bobble hats and bellies then you could be excused for starting to wonder if this isn't how Santa's been doing it all these years – there isn't just one of him there are many – and he can run fast... Charming as this idea may sound it's not the solution to the Santa Claus conundrum instead you're probably just witnessing one of the UK's Santa Runs.

There are several places you can come to be a Santa spectator and support the Claus, Covent Garden, Middlesbrough, Aberdeen, Norwich, Greenwich, Eastbourne – and most of the runs are organised with a cause in mind: the Norwich event is for a children's cancer charity, the Aberdeen event is for WildHearts and the Greenwich event is for the MS Trust.

BYOB – Meaning beard...but in most cases racers are rewarded with a mince pie at the end of it.

Written by  Rachel.

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