Nov 28 2012 by Robert Mitchell, Wishaw Press
Strathclyde Park turned into a winter wonderland at the weekend as hundreds of runners took part in a charity Santa dash.
The weather didn’t stop nearly 600 people getting their Santa suits and reindeer antlers on to walk, jog or dance around the park on Sunday to raise vital funds for St Andrew’s Hospice.
They got to the starting line of the fun-filled event at 11am and each adult taking part received a Santa suit, a t-shirt and a medal while all of the children looked the part in their reindeer antlers.
Lanarkshire’s hospice has to raise an astonishing £49,000 every single week to provide specialist palliative care so the Santa dash, sponsored by Saltire, has become an important event.
The Pamela Logan School of Dance entertained all the runners and their supporters while music was provided by DJ David Cluckie.
And the real Santa Claus himself even took time out of his busy schedule to come and see all of his friends on the day.
Organisers sent a special thankyou to all of the groups who participated, like Alba Military Fitness who brought nearly 60 people along and Canine-Fit who turned up with a dozen dogs.
The hospice have already set the date for next year’s Santa Dash and it will take place on Sunday, November 24. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for this event please contact Bobby Mason on 01236 766951 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org