Well we’re now into October and the nation’s shops are already hawking mince pies, advent calendars and other such festive debt encouragement upon us, so in keeping with the premature Christmas spirit, today we take a look at the upcoming Santa run occurring in Gwent, South Wales.
Taking place on 6th December around Bryn Bach Park’s lake, the fancy dress charity fun run is organised by Hospice of the Valleys, a local support organisation for cancer sufferers. The Christmas themed fancy dress code is not strict, and it is expected that all manner of elves, angels and wise men will turn out for the event, though the organisers hope to recruit as many Santas as possible, and are even offering free Santa Claus suits to the first fifty people to sign up for the role.
All profits from the run will provide funding for the Hospice’s work in providing aid for terminally ill people, and will take place alongside a parallel charitable event, the Winter Wonderland, which is expected to feature stalls, fairground rides, Santa’s grotto and an artificial ice rink.
Similar fancy dress events are due to take place across Britain over the festive period, raising money for a variety of charitable causes. The biggest of course will take place in London, and is expected to see several thousand St Nicks running 6km around the capital’s Battersea Park. Manchester meanwhile is hosting its own Christmas themed fun run to coincide with the big Xmas lights turn on, at which prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.