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You can make a difference this Christmas

You can make a difference this Christmas and give some light to children with life-limiting conditions.

Every December, Northern Lights Children’s Charity gives 20 terminally ill children the chance to swap hospital wards for sleigh rides, reindeers and real snow with a trip to Lapland to meet Father Christmas.  It gives each child and their families the chance to put their illness on hold for a short time while they have some fun make extra special memories.

It gives the children something to look forward to while they endure their treatment and gives them something else to focus on, other than their illness and what the future may hold for them.

Active Leisure Events, the team behind the Chester Marathon, Half Marathon and Chester 10k, have been supporting this charity for years but because there haven’t been any races this year they have not been able to support as much as they normally could …. and this is where you can help!

They have set up a new virtual event where YOU set your own Challenge! Whether you exercise every day in December, run a 5k dressed as a Christmas pudding or cycle a marathon during the 12 days of Christmas, whatever you do, you will receive a special edition, bespoke Christmas medal and a randomly selected Santa or Elf hat to wear while taking part in your challenge, which will be sent out as soon as you enter!

The aim is to help raise funds for Northern Lights Children’s charity and inspire the population to have fun, keep active during the festive period and beat the usual Chrimbo Limbo inactivity.

100% of Ho Ho Go’s profits will go straight to Northern Lights Children’s Charity, entrants have the option to include an additional donation to the charity during the entry process.

To find out more about the amazing work Northern Lights do to help children, click here

So for the cost of 3 cups of fancy coffee, you could sign up for a Christmas challenge and really help make a difference to a child’s life.

How do I take part?
Enter the event below, set yourself your own challenge and decide how you want to take part. You can set any goal, complete your challenge in your own way, using any method of activity, over any duration or distance. Whatever challenge you set yourself or however you take part, make sure to tag us on social media and send us pictures of you wearing your hats while you’re out running, swimming, walking, cycling or any creative ways you can think of to keep active.

Get creative and have fun!
In addition to your festive hat why not take part in full fancy dress or Christmas jumpers, create the most festive activity you can think of or draw the best Christmas themed route on your tracking app?

There is also a competition for the best selfie, outfit, festive activity and creative route where you can win a free place into your choice of one of the 2021 events plus other goodies. That’s FOUR different chances to WIN!

Once you have completed your challenge, snap a picture with your medal and hats, tag Chester Marathon on social media and share your pictures.

When can I take part?  You can enter the event now, below, and you can complete your Ho Ho Go challenge between 1st December 2020 and 31st January 2021. You can upload your results and pictures between these dates using the link in your confirmation email.

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Before proceeding please note that you are entering the VIRTUAL Ho Ho Go! Challenge. Once you have entered you cannot transfer your place to another race or runner and there are no refunds or deferrals.

So what are you waiting for, enter HERE and…. HO HO GO!!!!