Variety Children’s Charities is hoping to take the first step towards breaking the world record Santa Run, while starting a new Christmas tradition that will see thousands of people in Santa suits run through the streets of Sydney.
On Sunday 29th November 2009, Variety will host the first ever Santa Fun Run in hopes of attracting 2,000 Santa-suited participants in its inaugural year, and eventually growing the number beyond 14,000 to break the world “Santa Run” record, which is currently held by Portugal.
The event has already attracted the support of several celebrities including Libby Trickett and Laura Andon who will be running and Mel Doyle.
The 1.8km event has been split into two categories – Runners & Walkers to ensure suitability for all fitness levels, from competitive runners and sporting groups to school kids and families. You can run it, hop it, skip it or complete the course in baby steps, as long as you do it in a five piece Santa Suit which comes included with the affordable registration fee. Registration costs are $40 for adults and $30 for kids under 10 years of age.
The Santa Fun Run will commence at 10.45am sharp at the top of George Street and finish in Tumbalong Park.
It is hoped that participants will help raise much needed money to help Variety through seeking sponsors from friends and family. This will also put them in the running to win fantastic prizes.
For every $100 participants raise they will go into the draw to win 1st prize of a British Airways flight for two to London including accommodation or they could win $4,000 worth of Adrenalin experiences. ADRENALIN, the event sponsor, is Australia’s leading experience company, with over 1500 adventures available across Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the world.
To find out more and to register to participate visit www.varietysantafunrun.com.au.