Exeter’s ‘Santa Run’ will be held virtually this year.
Organised by the Exeter City Community Trust, they’ve not let the pandemic stop them from spreading some Christmas cheer.
The Exeter City Community Trust is a health and wellbeing charity who deliver projects in sports participation, education and social inclusion. So far their programmes have reached 45,000 people in the community.
They’ve invited people to complete the usual distance of either 2.5km (for families) or 5km in any way they wish, you can jog, walk, swim, run, cycle, row or even paddleboard.
Entries cost £3 for children and £5 for adults allowing people to raise money for a charity of their choice.
However, this year for the first time there were some free spaces available for those who wanted to raise money for the Exeter City Community Trust who heavily rely on donations and fundraising.
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Dressing up is strongly encouraged to put people into the festive spirit, entrants will get a hat, medal and race number. However, there is an option to go all out and get the entire suit.
They’ve asked for those who do decide to dress up to send a photo of themselves completing the event and all those who complete it will be rewarded with one of their Santa Run medals.
You could use it as an excuse to liven up your active commute to work or school, as a challenge to set for your sports team or take part to raise money for your chosen charity.
The event has 1500 entrants taking part and although entries are now closed, people are still able to make a donation on their page here.