Join us on 16th December for an unforgettable festive morning as Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK) takes over the Aviemore Parkrun for a special event - the "Santa Run"!
This collaboration promises a unique 5km run that celebrates community, inclusivity, and the joy of the holiday season.
This event is open to everyone, whether running, wheeling or pushing a buggy, and is for seasoned athletes or those wanting to take their first try at a running event.
The course for the Santa Run winds along the iconic Speyside Way, offering breathtaking views and a unique running experience.
The main run covers a 5km route; however, if you feel you might not make the full 5km, it's OK to try and get there! Please come along and have a go anyway - even if you have to turn back (note you won't receive a ParkRun 'time' if the 5km isn't completed).
Please note that the terrain consists of trail paths, which might be snowy on the event date, adding a touch of wintry charm. Even with the terrain potentially affected by snow, prams and wheelchairs are most welcome at the event.
Festive wear like Santa hats, jingle bells, and seasonal attire is encouraged! If you don't have your own festive wear, DSUK will have a limited number of Santa and elf suits available to purchase on the day, ensuring everyone can join in the spirit of the event.
To participate in the DSUK Santa Run, all runners need to register through the official Aviemore Parkrun website in advance. The registration process is free and can be completed online, ensuring a smooth and organised event day experience.
While the event is free to register, a special JustGiving link is available to all runners: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/aviemoresantarun2023.
This link allows participants to raise sponsorship in advance, supporting Disability Snowsport UK's mission to make snowsports accessible to everyone regardless of disability, injury, or experience. Additionally, donation boxes will be available at the event venue for those who wish to contribute on the day.
This inclusive, fun-filled event is suitable for families, friends, and individuals of all ages and abilities. Expect a vibrant atmosphere filled with holiday cheer, as well as the chance to connect with fellow participants and the community.
Come along, join in the festive spirit, and be part of a heartwarming community event. Let's make this Santa Run takeover of Aviemore Parkrun a memorable and joyous occasion for all!
Let's run, have fun, and spread holiday cheer along the iconic Speyside Way at the DSUK Santa Run!