On Sunday 6th December, Manchester United will challenge supporters and their families to don Santa suits and running shoes and race around the famous Old Trafford stadium dressed as Father Christmas; all in the name of charity.
Old Trafford will play host to hundreds of sponsored runners on the day, who will make a festive dash for the finish line in aid of the Manchester United Foundation and the club’s six charity partners: The New Children’s Hospital Appeal, The Legacy Rainbow House, Francis House, The Christie Charity, Cystic Fibrosis Trust and The Children’s Society.
This year, runners will also get the chance to see Old Trafford in its entirety as for the first time participants will also dash around the inside of the stadium.
The course will run for approximately one mile around Manchester United’s iconic stadium and the surrounding area. The event starts at 10:30am with serious runners getting off the mark first. Families, children and those who want to take a bit more time will make up the second wave of runners. After the race there will be festive stalls, carol singers and other events taking place around the stadium to get everyone in the festive spirit.
The entry fee for the event is £10, which includes a santa suit for all participants. Families can enter for £20 and this includes a Santa suit and three Santa hats. Prizes will be given on the day for the best dressed Santa and the individual who raises the most sponsorship money.
To run then all you need to do is register at the Foundation stand in the International Suite on Sunday 6th December from 9.30am.