Oh, I know. It’s still only November but I thought I’d better get into the spirit of the old yule tide season, and what better way to raise some festive cheer than to indulge in a little bit of festive running… or shuffling… with Santa?
Over the next few weeks, many towns and cities across the UK will find themselves overrun with Mr and Mrs Clauses shuffling through their streets in the name of the Santa Dash. And, while these events seem to grow and spread year upon year, it’s a sad fact that there are still many towns and cities across the world that have yet to experience such a joyful sight.
So, in the name of spreading the festive cheer, I’ve decided to host my very own Virtual Santa Shuffle over at my virtual running website (Virtual Running UK). The idea is to run 5K, 10K, a Half Marathon or in fact any distance you like dressed as Santa and, in return (for a small fee), you’ll receive a lovely piece of festive bling from yours truly.
Ok, so you don’t have to dress up as Santa if you don’t want to and, lets face it, you may get a few strange looks if you’re running on your own, but maybe a Santa hat? Or a bit of tinsel? Or persuade your dog to wear some reindeer antlers?
Better still, why not get a bunch of friends to do it with you? Or wear a festive costume to your Christmas Day parkrun? Who knows? You might even start a new tradition in your own town!
So, wherever you are in the world, if you want to join in the fun, head over to Virtual Running UK and get yourself registered. Places are limited so you’ll have to get in there quickly if you don’t want to miss out.