Skip to navigation | Skip to main content | Skip to footer
Search the University of Manchester siteSearch Menu StaffNet
Search type

Santa Run: Charity challenge from Manchester United.

05 Nov 2008

Race around the Old Trafford stadium in a Santa suit!

The event will take place on Sunday 14 December at 10.30am at Old Trafford Stadium.

On Sunday 14 December, Manchester United will challenge supporters and their families to don Santa suits and running shoes and race around the famous Old Trafford stadium dressed as Father Christmas; all in the name of charity.

Old Trafford will play host to thousands of sponsored runners on the day, who will make a festive dash for the finish line in aid of the Manchester United Foundation and the club's six charity partners: The New Children's Hospital Appeal, The Legacy Rainbow House, Francis House, The Christie Charity, Cystic Fibrosis Trust and The Children's Society.

There are two courses on the day, which run for over a mile around Manchester United's iconic stadium and the surrounding area. The event kicks off with a family race at 10.30am, with the 'Serious Santas' making up the second wave of runners on a longer course at 11.30am.

After the race there will be Christmas stalls, carol singers and other events taking place around the stadium to get everyone in the festive spirit.

The entry fee for the event is £10, which includes a Santa suit for all participants. Families can enter for £20, which includes a Santa suit and three Santa hats. Prizes will be given on the day to the race winners, the best dressed Santa and the individual who raises the most sponsorship money.

To take part, contact your chosen charity direct or log on for more information at: