There are only a few more sleeps until Clacton’s first Santathon takes place along the seafront.
The fun run, taking place at 1pm on Saturday (4 December), has been organised by Tendring District Council (TDC) Chairman Jeff Bray to fundraise for his chosen charity, CVS Tendring.
Costing £10 to enter, which includes a Santa suit, people can sign-up on the TDC website, or register on the day at The Atlanta Café.
The café is supporting the Santathon, hosting the event desk on the day and supplying bottled water to the runners.
Councillor Bray said: “I am really excited by this event, which will be really fun to be part of – and also fun to watch and support those taking it on.
“So why not sign-up with your mates, work colleagues, family, come along on Saturday, and have a laugh all in aid of a good cause?”
All those who take part will receive a medal, and there is a trophy up for grabs for the best-dressed Santa. Entrants are encouraged to collect sponsorship to further boost the fundraising efforts.
The route takes runners along the lower promenade from Clacton Pier to Martello Bay, then back along the upper promenade.