05 December 2017

2017 Russian Santa Run

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On Sunday 3 December, a crisp and chilly slightly drizzly winter’s morning, 12 Lower Sixth Sevenoaks Russianists travelled up to Victoria Park in London to take part in a 10km race.

To make this task even more challenging, all competitors were required to complete the distance dressed in full Santa outfits. Our pupils showed great spirit, humour and determination in the build-up to the big day, and acquitted themselves excellently around the course, alongside 3000 other people dressed as Santa. Our fastest runners finished in just under an hour, and everyone was back within an hour and a quarter, which was a tremendous effort.

Over £2600 has been raised so far, and in total, we are hoping to raise over £3000. This is the sixth year running that the Sixth Form Russianists have taken part in the Santa Run. The money raised goes to support a charity called Ecologia, who support orphans in Russia, including some communities that our pupils plan to visit in April.

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