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Bromley Santa Dash sees 800 take part

PUBLISHED: 09:50 07 December 2018 | UPDATED: 09:50 07 December 2018

More than 800 participants took part in the Bromley Santa Dash last month as the festive fitness tradition entered its seventh year. Picture: Mytime Active

More than 800 participants took part in the Bromley Santa Dash last month as the festive fitness tradition entered its seventh year. Picture: Mytime Active

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More than 800 participants took part in the Bromley Santa Dash last month as the festive fitness tradition entered its seventh year.

On November 18, Bromley residents geared up with beards and red hats crossed the finish line of the annual family event.

Bromley saw the launch of the Santa Dash, which takes place around the Midlands and the South of England.

The run moved on to the West Midlands last weekend (December 1) before the final two events take place at Southampton and Priory Gardens in Orpington this Sunday (December 9).

There is still time for people to join the final events with registration online via Mytime Active’s website.

Deborah Raymond completed the Santa Dash in Bromley.

She said: “We had so much fun doing it, it’s a great opportunity for us as a family to enjoy a healthy activity together ahead of Christmas.”

Ann Brown, Santa Dash event co-ordinator, said: “It was fantastic to see so many friends and families join together and have so much fun.

“Our volunteer marshals from the Police Cadets did a grand job ringing their bells, encouraging the Santas towards the finish line to receive their medals.

“That sense of community is what it’s all about. We have been astounded by the popularity of these events each year with more people taking part than ever.

“The deadline for registration is this Friday so there is still time to sign up!”

Mytime Active is a social enterprise providing preventative health services and gyms around the country.

Each Santa Dash starts with a mass Christmas-themed warmup before participants complete the 2km courses as a fun run, jog or walk.

The mixed terrain is suitable for pushchairs, so the littlest members of the family can join in the fun.

All entrants receive a runners’ pack, containing a Santa suit and race number to be worn on the day and a medal at the finish line.

To register for the event, visit Mytime Active’s website.

The 2018 entry fees are £6.50 for adults, £4.50 for under 12s and free for under threes.

Register online at https://www.mytimeactive.co.uk/santa-dash.

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