December in Birmingham: It’s not too late to enter Christmas charity fun run

via Sophie for St Mary’s Hospice

It’s not too late to enter Christmas charity fun run

Jolly joggers still have a chance to sign up for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice’s annual Jingle Bell Jog, returning to Kings Heath Park this Sunday (Dec 6).

Hundreds of joggers will be given a free Santa suit to complete the 2km run and will receive a medal and a well-deserved mince pie at the finish line.

Jingle Bell Jog

Perfect for families, friends and workmates of all ages and abilities, last year’s event saw 250 Jingle Bell Joggers take part, raising more than £9,000 for the charity. This year’s jog is set to receive a record number of participants.

Hamish Shilliday, Head of Fundraising, said: “The support that we have received in the build up to this year’s Jingle Bell Jog has been wonderful, and there is still plenty of time to dust off those trainers and join us on December 6 to help raise vital funds for the hospice.”

On the day, registration opens at 9.30am and the run will start at 11am.  Kings Heath Park will come alive with a special welcome from Disney’s Mickey and Minnie Mouse, a performance of The Theatre Workshop’s Christmas single and activities including a Christmas Tombola.

Runners will limber up with a warm up from EasyGym, before having the chance to get a post-run massage from Hands on at Work.

The jog kicks of the Hospice’s ‘Care at Christmas’ campaign, a range of activities to drive local support during the festive period. It costs around £22,000 to run the Hospice on Christmas day and this enables staff to provide the much-needed care and support to patients and families.

Wannabe Santa’s can take part in this year’s run by registering at or by calling 0121 472 1191.

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