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The Great KidsCan Santa Run/Walk


Wed 3 Dec 2014, 6:30pm

Where: Beacon Reserve, Centennial Marine Drive, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: Shaun Collins

The Great KidsCan Santa Run/walk is all set to go in 18 centres throughout New Zealand.

A major fundraiser for KidsCan, the Santa Run concept is simple - a 2-3km fun run/walk in a Santa suit!

Each adult receives a free Santa suit as part of their entry fee. Kids under 13 will get a Santa Hat instead of a Santa suit.

The courses are kept easy so everyone can finish, with minimal training, and are highly visible for maximum impact.

As mentioned, Santa Suits are provided to adults entered, but there have been awesome outfits and dressing up in previous years. Lots of elves, Rudolphs and other characters make the run, and are rewarded with spot prizes for the best dressed at each venue.

Our recipient charity is KidsCan, with proceeds from the event going to ensuring all Kiwi kids affected by poverty can look forward to a brighter future.

Started in 2008 by Lactic Turkey Events, the Santa Run has grown from an Auckland only event, to having Santa Runs at the same time and date in Whangarei, Auckland South, Auckland Central, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. Last year there were over 4,000 Santa’s nationwide and we added more venues bringing Auckland North (Albany), Auckland West (Henderson), Napier, Gisborne, New Plymouth, Palmerston North and Queenstown into the mix. This year we add Invercargill and Wanaka - a total of 18 venues around the country!

So what are you waiting for! Enter as an individual or grab a bunch of mates and enter as a team.

Registration: 5pm - 6.20pm at the event centre. At registration you collect your race number and Santa suit.
Race Briefing: 6.15pm
Start: 6.30pm
Prizegiving: 7.15pm

Santa Suits:
Santa suits are adult one size fits all sizing. Santa suits are mens (trousers) or ladies (skirt), top, hat, belt and beard. You will be asked to choose mens or ladies when you enter. Santa suits are provided on a first in first served basis.

Kids under 13 years will get a Santa Hat instead of a Santa suit.

Santa suits are collected from registration on event day. Feel free to bring some scissors to make them more appropriate to a NZ summer Christmas!

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