Anna Langridge from 1FitLife brings some festive fitness fun to December by encouraging us to get out and active whilst supporting some fantastic charities.
There are many events running during the Christmas period but why not give something back at this time of year by signing up for a charity fitness event and sharing the challenge with family and friends.
Here are a selection of fun events to get involved in:
The Elf Dash is now in its 6th year and is their first Christmas since becoming University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity. Join Crackers the elf at Branksome Dene Beach from 11am on Saturday 4 December 2021 – run, walk, skip or dance your way along the promenade route followed by a visit to Santa in his grotto!
The annual RNLI Reindeer Run is held at Moors Valley where you can choose from a 10k, 5k or 1k Santa Saunter and help raise vital funds for the RNLI. The event will include prizes for first male and female in the 5k and 10k race.
The Christmas Sweater in Sherborne includes a 5k and 10k run and this year they are raising funds for the Sherborne food bank. The race will take place on Sunday 19th December.
The popular White Christmas Dip in the simplest terms involves everyone charging into the sea on Christmas Day at 10:30am. The White Christmas Dip is an annual charity fancy dress Christmas morning dip held on the beach next to Boscombe Pier in Bournemouth organised by Tom Baker, John White and Macmillan Caring Locally.
Julia’s House Seven Wonders of the World is a virtual challenge you can sign up to throughout the month of December. The aim is exercise virtually and visit either one or all of the Seven Wonders of the World. Your progress is tracked along the virtual map and you can compete against your friends or colleagues with a live leaderboard whilst using your activity tracker.
So why not stay fit, active and give back over the Christmas period.