The Festive Charity Runs To Tackle For Christmas 2017

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Getting into the Christmas spirit means piling on the pounds, eating advent calendar choccies for breakfast and not knowing when to stop munching.


Well actually, it can mean being active in a super-fun festive way - and with the added benefit of raising money for charity.

Here are the Manchester events to get your trainers on for this festive season.

1. Altrincham Santa Dash Bike Ride

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What: 12.5 mile ride for families - as ell as a 30 and 60-mile route for more experienced cyclists.

Where: Starting from Altrincham Market.

When: Sunday November 19

More details here

(image: The Children's Adventure Farm Trust)

2. Manchester Christmas Pudding Dash

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What: There's a two lap off-road course and a 2.5 mile fun run.

Where: Wythenshawe Park

When: Sunday November 26

More details here.

(image: Nice Work)

3. Saddleworth Santa Dash and Switch On

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What: There are 5km and 2km courses with 1,000 spaces available.

Where: Village Square, Uppermill

When: Saturday December 2

More details here.

(image: David Martin Wood)

4. Marple Santa Dash

What: It's a two mile fun run

Where: Marple Memorial Park

When: Sunday December 3

More details here.

5. Wigan Santa Dash

What: A 5k fun run

Where: Mesnes Park

When: Sunday December 10

More details here.

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