Get your claus on for a great cause

Get your claus on for a great cause

Thursday, November 28, 2013

It’s all hands on deck in the lead up to The Great KidsCan Santa Run.  On 4 December, thousands of enthusiasts, dressed in full Santa regalia, will take to the streets in 16 regions throughout New Zealand for the 2.5km fun walk/run and it’s not too late to get into the festive spirit as entries are still open!

Register now or roll up on the day* to do your part to help New Zealand Children living in poverty.   - $25 adults, $20 students/seniors and $10 for children at  Prizes will be awarded to the fastest male, female, boy and girl along with loads of spot prizes on the day.

KidsCan’s  GM Marketing and Fundraising Jan Clark says “Last year’s event attracted 3,500 participants and we are encouraging everyone to get behind this year’s event to help achieve the target of over 5,000 Santa’s. Event proceeds will help us to continue the support we do in our partner schools. ”

This year we are introducing the Meridian ‘Santa Wranglers’, volunteers in each region, who will be on hand to assist with registrations, marshalling and water/goodie bag distribution.  Meridian Energy, KidsCan’s principal partner, is providing Santa Wrangler volunteers for the Wellington and Christchurch events.

Meridian Energy GM External Relations Guy Waipara says “Meridian staff have got in behind KidsCan with fundraising and volunteering, which just shows how proud we are to support an organisation that’s making a real difference to the lives of thousands of Kiwi children.”

Lactic Turkey Event Director Shaun Collin’s says “The courses are kept easy so people of all ages can finish, so there is no training required.  It’s a great event to do with your friends, family or workmates with everyone getting into the festive spirit.”



*Santa suits are only available for people 13 years and over.

*Pre-schoolers will not receive a goody bag but Planet Fun is providing toys as spot prizes instead.

*On the day entries for Adults and Students will incur an additional $3 on the entry fee