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The Great New Zealand Santa Run

Ho, ho, hop into your Santa suit and running shoes.
By John Son
November 26, 2018
By John Son
November 26, 2018

Christmas is just around the corner, which means it's time to chuck Michael Buble on repeat, wrap up your last-minute shopping and go on a three-kilometre run in a Santa suit (because why not?).

The Great New Zealand Santa Run is back for 2018, giving Kiwis across the country the chance to do a fun run with a difference. Gather your friends and workmates, don a Santa suit and join hundreds of other Wellingtonians on Wednesday, 5 December for a festive jaunt around the waterfront.

Don't worry about the summer heat or having to take time off work — the run starts at 6.30pm, giving you plenty of time to prepare after work. Your entry fee includes a one-size-fits-all Santa suit, complete with a top, hat, belt, beard and trousers for the men and skirts for the ladies.

The run is open to everyone of all fitness levels, and you can opt for either the two-kilometre walk or three-kilometre run. It's all for a good cause too, with proceeds from the event going to the Graeme Dingle Foundation, a New Zealand charity dedicated to building resilience and self-belief in young people.

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