Santa Chases Christmas Pudding In British Heart Foundation Annual Fun Run
8:52am 8th December 2013
Entrants in this year's British Heart Foundation annual Santa Walk and Fun Run will chase a life-sized Christmas Pudding this morning.
York Chase The Pud 2013 will raise money to help people living with heart disease in North Yorkshire.
One again, the charity is supported by York Triathlon Club - and member Mark Hartley is the proud pudding.
Triathlon Club chairman Terry Lightfoot said: "We've supported the British Heart Foundation's annual Santa Walk and Fun Run over the years, and we're really pleased to have an official role this year.
"It's a great way to kick-start the Christmas festivities, and we're encouraging people of all abilities to take part, whether they walk, run, or sprint the 3K and 6K route."
The British Heart Foundation is the UK's leading heart charity, and North Yorkshire fundraising manager Sharon Oakley is ever thankful to everyone who volunteers.
She told Minster FM: "Last year's event was a big success. We had close to 200 people taking part, and we raised well over £2000 for heart research.
"This year, people have been baking in the run-up to the event. They've really put their hearts and souls into it. It really is a community event for people in York, run by people in York."
Chase The Pud 2013 gets under way at 10.30 this morning.
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