The Festive Charity Runs To Tackle For Christmas 2017
Burn those calories
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
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
(image: The Children's Adventure Farm Trust)
2. Manchester Christmas Pudding Dash
What: There's a two lap off-road course and a 2.5 mile fun run.
Where: Wythenshawe Park
When: Sunday November 26
(image: Nice Work)
3. Saddleworth Santa Dash and Switch On
What: There are 5km and 2km courses with 1,000 spaces available.
Where: Village Square, Uppermill
When: Saturday December 2
(image: David Martin Wood)
4. Marple Santa Dash
What: It's a two mile fun run
Where: Marple Memorial Park
When: Sunday December 3
5. Wigan Santa Dash
What: A 5k fun run
Where: Mesnes Park
When: Sunday December 10