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Will you join us for a Santa Run on the 6th or 13th of December?

On the 6th and 13th of December the Pharmacist Support team will hit the streets and join a sea of Santas at Santa Run events in Manchester and London. We will be joined by pharmacy students and enthusiastic pharmacists keen to raise funds for the charity.

Hundreds of thousands of people take part in runs every year and many of them for the first time. This run is a great event for families and suitable for anyone of any ability; all you need is a good pair of running shoes, but remember you do have to train. Tips and schedules to set your targets and help you achieve your goal can be found on the DoitforCharity and the NHS Couch to 5K websites. We’re a team of mixed abilities and ages here in the office and our aim for the day is to have fun and raise some cash! A free Santa suit and medal will be provided for all runners on the day:

There are two runs to choose from:

London: 6 December, DoitforCharity Santa Run (5K and 10K) at Victoria Park

This parkland is the perfect setting to enjoy your run and raise funds for your profession’s charity. There will be a Santa’s grotto, a carol singing choir and a big stage warm up to get you into the festive spirit and make sure you are ready to run! Costumes can be collected from 9.45 with the run starting at 11.00.

To register for the DoitforCharity Santa Run click here or contact us for an information pack. NB Places are limited!

Manchester: 13 December, Manchester United Foundation Santa Run (2K and 5K) at Old Trafford. This year Denis Irwin will be on hand to start both runs.

You do not need to be a red to participate; in fact we’ve acquired some green Santa suits especially for the occasion. If you’d like to join us, you can register for the event by clicking here. As you will see on the registration page there will be two runs on the day – the (slightly!) more serious 5K Santa Run at 11.30am and the 2K Family Fun Run at 12.30pm. We will have runners at both times.

Once you’ve chosen your ticket, there is a dropdown menu on the next page where you can select the charity you are running for and Pharmacist Support is one of the options. There is also a box for an additional donation on the registration page, but please note that this is a donation that will go towards the Manchester United Foundation and not to Pharmacist Support.

Free parking will be available on the day, but please note there will be a number of road closures for the event (we’ll keep you updated after signing up). You can register and collect your Santa Suit in the International Suite from 9.30am where the Pharmacist Support team will be warming up and waiting to meet you.

Should you wish to run in a green Santa suit with the Pharmacist Support team, do get in touch as there is only a limited supply!

For further details, a sponsorship form or assistance with setting up an online fundraising page, do get in touch. You can call us on 0161 441 0317 or email

Here’s Ho Ho Hoping you can join us!

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