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Get off the sofa and into a santa suit at these two Christmas charity runs

Posted at 3:30 pm, December 2, 2013 in Fun London, Outdoor London
Great Christmas Pudding Race

With temperatures permanently below 10 degrees and 4.30pm looking like 9pm, it’s easy to spend the evenings watching ‘Come Dine With Me’ repeats and stuffing your face with cakes/biscuits/puddings etc. If your jeans are getting tighter and you know the TV guide off by heart, it’s probably time to get off the sofa. And what better way to fend off those extra pounds than by taking part in a Christmas themed charity run? Luckily for you, there are two such runs happening on Saturday December 7, both Christmas themed and both for good causes.

If you’ve always wanted to run around a park dressed as Father Christmas then the London Santa Run is for you. Between 10am and noon, Battersea Park will be overrun by Santas of all shapes and sizes, raising money for Disability Snow Sport – a charity that aims to make snow sports accessible to anyone with a disability.

Alternatively, get five mates to dress up with you and run around Covent Garden as part of the Great Christmas Pudding Race. Similar to an egg and spoon race (but with Christmas puddings and Christmassy obstacles), the run will raise money for Cancer Research UK.

The Santa Run takes place on Saturday December 7 (10am-noon) at Battersea Park. Registration is £22 and can be done online. You can also donate here

The Great Christmas Pudding Race starts at 11am on Saturday December 7 at Covent Garden. Registration is £25 per person and entry forms can be found at xmaspuddingrace.org.uk. You can also donate online

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