Christmas Cracker 5k

Our Christmas Cracker festive fun run is back on Sunday the 1st of December 2019. Ditch the sleigh and dash away on a 5k around Broadwood Stadium and the surrounding Loch!
Get a team together with your family, friends and colleagues to take part. Turn those Scrooges into Santa’s and run or walk as a team. The more, the merrier!

Alongside the Main 5k event is a 100m Toddler Santa Dash for children up to 5yrs old.
The day also includes a Santa Dash for children aged 5-8, this will be 400m and a Super Santa Dash for children aged 9-11, this will be a 1k.

10am -Toddler Dash (up to 5yrs) - £3.50 to enter

10:10am - Santa Dash 400m (Primary 1-4) - £3.50 to enter

10:30am - Santa Dash 1k (Primary 5-7) - £3.50 to enter

11am - Christmas Cracker 5k - £12.50 to enter

11am – Christmas Cracker 5k team - £40 for a team of 4

We encourage participants to dress up and get into the festive spirit so all entries to the 5k will receive a Santa suit and children will receive a Santa hat which you can wear as you dance, prance or dash your way to our finish line. Along with the run, there’ll be plenty of festive fun and entertainment to get you in the Christmas spirit. All participants will also collect the 3rd piece of our jigsaw medal at the finish line.

Your race pack has to be collected on the day at the registration area which will be open from 8:30am and closes 20 minutes before the race start. In your registration pack you will receive your Race Number, Timing Chip and Safety Pins. Please ensure you are there in plenty of time to get collect your pack and get to the start line.

Parking for the event is at Broadwood Stadium and we will also have an overspill car park at St Maurice’s High School.

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This event is delivered by North Lanarkshire Leisure and is part of the jogscotland challenge series. These challenges are a series of fun, friendly events across Scotland, guaranteed to be welcoming and achievable for first-timers, as well as offering an enjoyable event for more experienced runners.

Finally we are also delighted to announce the event will be in partnership with our registered charity Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland. You can make donations to SBHS when you enter any of our races and the charity will have staff and donation buckets there on the day.

So until the event we wish you well with your training and please promote the event to all your family and friends as its shaping up to be a fun, friendly, festive day for all the family.

Christmas Cracker 5k

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