Santa is making a dash for Mugdock!

SANTA Claus is coming to Mugdock – and he’s bringing his pals with him.

Around 200 runners dressed as Father Christmas are set to descend upon the country park on Saturday, December 1 in order to raise funds for Deafblind Scotland.

Runners of all ages will enjoy some early festive spirit as they take part in 1km and 5km routes through the park for the charity which supports those who live with sight and hearing loss.

They will be loosened up before their run during a fun warm up conducted by personal trainer Laura Ramsay from Total Effect Personal Training.

All adults who run will receive a Santa suit while children under 12 will receive antlers and a flashing red nose.

Carol Anne McMahon, Deafblind Scotland Resources Manager, is delighted so many runners have already registered to take part and is encouraging those interested to come along.

She said: “The Santa Dash is a fantastic way to kick off the festive season and it should be quite a spectacle.

“There is going to be a friendly, positive atmosphere which should provide plenty of laughs.

“Runners, families or anyone up for a great day out which supports a truly worthy cause should come along.

“If you haven’t registered yet there is still plenty of time and you can also register on the day.”

Registration takes place from 1pm, with the race beginning at 2pm.

Adult entries are £10 while children under 16 are £5.

To register for the 5k or 1k run, visit http://www.deafblindscotland.org.uk/fundraising/santa-dash or call the fundraising department on 0141 777 5820.