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Upcoming events from Be Active

02 Dec 2022

Join our UVA Glow Up Zumbathon or our annual Keith Hood Christmas running event

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UVA Glow up Zumbathon

Come and join us for an afternoon of easy dancing to music with sounds from all over the world. The event is free, and everyone is welcome! Helen and Barbara will give you a great fun Zumba party! Join in on Wednesday, 7 December at Denmark Road Sports centre – more details

Keith Hood Christmas running event

This is an annual event in memory of Keith Hood who was a University staff member, keen runner and motivator. The event is for all abilities and consist of a 4km run around Platt Fields Park on Thursday, 8 December at 12noon. Runners estimate the time they think it will take them to complete the course – runners are set off at intervals dependant on their estimated run time with those taking the longest time going first. In theory everyone should finish around the same time – but someone always overperforms on the day and with that extra adrenaline rush manages to win the race.

The event is organised by UMRun and is free to enter. Please note this is a low-key event with minimal fuss. Festive wear is encouraged so elf/Santa hats/jerseys are highly recommended as suitable attire for this race and have fun!

  • Please register your attendance on Google Forms
  • Make your own way to the park for 12noon
  • Come dressed ready to run and with as few belongings as possible. There is no official bag drop so items are left at your own risk.

The meet point for the event is the entrance to Platt Fields Park on Platt Lane opposite St Ives Road.

If you would like to volunteer to help, please email: