Santa Fun Run

Monday, 14 December 2015

SANTA FUN RUN


Yesterday, Mikey, his Dad and his two uncles took part in the local Santa Fun Run to raise money for charity.

Dad, Uncle Ian, Uncle Tony and Mikey


Mikey had chosen two charities to raise money for; a local charity called Anna's Hope, which raises money for children with brain tumours; and a charity close to his heart, Asthma UK.

Mikey has suffered from asthma since he was a baby and wanted to show that it doesn't have to stop you doing anything, especially one of his great loves, running.

My brothers and husband were (surprisingly!) up for it and happily joined him in dressing up as Santa and running 5K!


For anyone who hasn't been to a Santa fun run, it's a very odd thing to see hundreds of Santas all wandering around a park!

After pinning numbers on, the team of four, who called themselves "Cool Runnings" went off to join in the Santa warm up.






After the warm up came the run itself. There were over 800 people running yesterday, so it was hard to see the boys to begin with, but luckily, my dad managed to catch them as they crossed the line for the first time!


Mikey and Uncle Tony

Dad

Uncle Ian


Very quickly, Burghley Park was covered in Santas and it was pretty amusing seeing them all running in the distance!




Cheering the them on as they went round, it didn't seem very long before the boys ran their 3 laps, and although they were exhausted and covered with mud, they all had a smile on their face when they finished.


Mikey had an overall target of £50, and definitely exceeded it! Altogether, Mikey raised £175, with £90 going to Asthma UK. We're all really proud of him!


It was a brilliant morning and although it was very cold and spitting with rain, it didn't really matter. Everyone had fun. What the boys don't know though is Mikey wants to do it again next year!
Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday

7 comments:

  1. What a great thing for them to do! I have seen people dressed in a variety of things for charity runs but wasn't aware of the Santa fun run! It looks quite amusing with them all dressed like that and so tricky to spot who you're looking for! Well done Mikey!! :) #KCACOLS

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  2. Loved it! It was so good to run along with my amazing nephew! We ran holding hands for most of it! Xx

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  3. Oh my goodness what a fun thing to do and well done to Mickey. #KCACOLS

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  4. What a great thing to do and what a fun sight too!
    Thanks for linking up with #KCACOLS

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  5. How fantastic! I keep meaning to sign up for a santa run!! the atmosphere looks great and running for great causes too! #KCACOLs

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  6. That's fab, they all look great!! What an awesome thing to do, I'm hoping to do a Santa fun run next year for HMSA :) #KCACOLS

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  7. This is brilliant!! So much fun!! And what a great cause too!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS! I hope you join me again tomorrow for the last #KCACOLS of 2015!!! :-) xx

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