Hundreds of running Santas are expected to embark on a fun run around MediaCityUK at Salford Quays on Sunday 8 December. Organised by Sports Tours International, the MediaCityUK Santa Run is seen as the ideal way to get into shape as the festive season approaches.
Starting outside the new BBC offices at Salford Quays, the course moves into the Lowry Plaza at The Lowry Outlet Mall, passing through the Christmas Victorian Markets, past the Imperial War Museum and over the new bridge before finishing in MediaCityUK square. The distance will be approximately 5k.
The event is also a great opportunity to raise money for charity in the lead up to Christmas. The MediaCityUK Santa Run is priced at just £15 for adults and £10 for children, which includes the hire of a santa suit. If you are using your own suit, the entry fee is reduced to £10 and £6 respectively.
The race isn't timed and all finishers will receive a medal, while the kids will also get a selection box each. For more information and to register, visit the event website.