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Generous jolly Sydneysiders to suit up for Santa Fun Run

‘Tis the season to paint the town red and white! It’s time again for wannabe Santas young and old to get set for some seasonal antics and dress as a Claus for a cause for the 2014 annual Variety Santa Fun Run!

This year, masses of Santa Claus’ will come to every state in Australia - running, walking, rolling and “Ho! Ho! Ho-ing!” on their merry way to raise funds for Variety – the Children’s Charity and Aussie kids in need.

Sydney’s bighearted Santas will hit the pavement on December 7 for the 6th annual Variety Santa Fun Run, starting at 8:30am at Darling Harbour’s Palm Grove and meandering five kilometres through the city before finishing in a magnificent mass on the steps of the Sydney Opera House. Along the way, participants can look forward to joyful Christmas themed entertainment including Santa’s Reindeers, Bash cars, roving performers, big bands and roaming photographers capturing magic moments along the way.  There’s even a chance participants might get snapped with some celeb Santas including children’s performer, Sam Moran!

A snazzy Santa suit is FREE with every entry to make sure you fit in with the sea of Santas! In fact, the light cotton shorts, top, belt, hat and beard pay homage to a summery Aussie Christmas and ensure a cool and happy-go-lucky group of Santas.

The occasion is an opportunity to take part in a fun filled community event whilst doing something for the greater good. Variety is encouraging all participants to fundraise to help support Aussie kids who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs, this Christmas and beyond.

Tam Johnston, CEO of Variety – the Children’s Charity NSW said how funds raised were so important.

“Christmas is a time when our thoughts turn, not only to our own families, but to those who are having a tougher time than we are.  Being part of the Santa Fun Run is a fantastic way to make a difference for Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs and their families at this special time of year. 

So I invite you to don your Santa suit and join us as we kick off the Christmas season with some silliness.  By asking your family and friends to sponsor you, you will be helping to raise much needed funds to help kids who need your support this Christmas.”

Spirited Santas who fundraise more than $1,000 individually or $5,000 as a group will sparkle on the day, as Variety are awarding coveted, limited edition gold Santa hats to outstanding fundraisers. Adding a bit of bling to the running attire, this special hat can be worn as a badge of honour, signifying the tremendous above-and-beyond efforts of these valued Variety supporters.

To become part of this colossal Christmassy event, you can register $49 for adults and $25 for children, while little Elves (two years and under) can join the fun for free! Keen to enlist friends, family or a corporate group? Why not enter a team! (Groups of four or more receive 10% off).

To register for the Variety Santa Fun Run visit

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 Aimee Meredithorganiser
 02 9999 0853

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