CARING people of the Dispatch district have the chance to become Santa Claus for a day.
Up to 1,000 people dressed in red and white are expected to take part in the 5km Nottingham Santa Run on Saturday December 1.
The event will take place at the Natonal Water Sports Centre at Holme Pierrepont and the proceeds are for Cancer Research UK.
The charity’s area volunteer manager, Rebecca Elphick, said that as well as boosting the charity, the event was sure to be an enjoyable occasion in a festive setting. “To have so many Santas appearing together is going to be really colourful,” she added.
“This is the first event of its kind in Nottingham and it will be a real fun event at a time when families get together.”
Runners will be given the option to make an on-the-spot donation to Cancer Research UK at the start of the race or to arrange sponsorship.
Promotion company One Step Beyond is organising the event. Entry costs £15 for adults and £10 for children under 16, and it includes a Santa suit.
To enter, visit www.onestepbeyond.org.uk/cancer-research-uk-santa-run-2012.php