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Reindeer Rush 2021

Welcome to Reindeer Rush, the virtual challenge where you can raise money, have fun and stay fit this festive season.

Can you make it to Lapland before Christmas?

Oh No! After touring the UK, Santa’s reindeers have got themselves stuck in Manchester! With no magic dust left they need your help to get them home!

To help – simply join a reindeer team and between the 1st & 17th of December run, walk or jog as many miles as you can! Upload your progress to your teams page and together travel the equivalent of flying 1300miles to lapland to power your reindeer home in time to load up Santa’s sleigh for the big event!

Most importantly ask your friends and family for sponsorship and help raise money for childhood cancer research. It doesn’t matter how far you travel or how much money you raise, it’s the taking part that counts! But with prizes for the highest fundraiser and the furthest travelled in each team it’s a real race to the festive finish!

HOW TO ENTER

To enter simply choose which reindeer team you want to join using the links below. Entry costs £3 which covers any admin fees associated with the event.

FAQ's

Want to know more about Reindeer Rush, how it works and how to sign up? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions! Can’t find what you’re looking for? Don’t hesitate to get in touch and one of our team can give you a helping hand!

How does Reindeer Rush work?

Join one of the 9 reindeer teams before the 1st December by clicking one of the Reindeer links above.

Pay your £3 entry fee which covers our admin fees for the event so all the money you raise can go directly to Childhood Cancer Research!

Setup your fundraising page by following the instructions after you pay your entry fee.

Once you’re all signed up we’ll send you a fundraising pack filled with plenty of festive ideas to help you fundraise

On the 1st December you and your team can start walking, jogging or running to build up your miles. Your fundraising pack includes instructions on how to track your miles. This is important because the distance you travel will be added to your team to boost your reindeer towards lapland.

Remember to encourage other people to sign up to your team – the more people in your team, the less miles you need to complete!

Once your team hits 1300 miles to lapland you can sit back and rest safe in the knowledge that Santa will be able to fly his sleigh this Christmas

How long does Reindeer Rush last?

With billions of presents to load, Santa’ reindeers are on a tight schedule. So here’s the deadlines.

  • 1st October – Registration Opens
  • 30th November – Registration Closes
  • 1st December – Run Starts
  • 17th December – Run finishes
  • 20th December – winners are announced

The earlier you sign up the Reindeer Rush the longer you have before the run to sign up your friends, and the longer you have to start fundraising! So don’t delay, sign up to Reindeer Rush Today!

I want to join Reindeer Rush but I am on my own, do I need to join a team?

Yes, you need to choose a reindeer team to join if you want to take part in Reindeer Rush. Don’t worry if you don’t know anybody, that’s part of the fun! Once you sign up, you will be invited to our Reindeer Rush Facebook Group where you can get to know your team members.

How many miles do I need to complete?

In a team of 15 you need to aim for 86 miles each, that can be made up by running, walking or jogging. But don’t worry if you feel you can’t reach that, remember you are playing as a team, so your strength may be fundraising where another member may storm through the miles in no time!

Do I need to fundraise to take part in Reindeer Rush?

Yes, we ask that all participants aim to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship. But don’t worry there are plenty of ways you can gain donations, and with our helpful fundraising pack you will be on our way to the £100 in no time!

Emilie's Story

Emile was just 2 years old when she was diagnosed with liver cancer. After intensive chemotherapy and a liver transplant Emilie rang the End of Treatment Bell but still faces a number of daily hurdles due to the late effects of her treatments.

But that hasn’t stopped Emilie – here’s Emilie taking part in our Reindeer Rush event last Christmas, trekking with her family to raise money for Kidscan.

Our Sponsors

To make Reindeer Rush a reality we are seeking 9 event sponsors to sponsor their own reindeer team! If you would like to become an event sponsor get in touch to find out more information.

Host your own Reindeer Rush!

Fed up of holding a Christmas Jumper Day in your office? Why not hold your own exclusive Reindeer Rush instead?

Our Reindeer Rush event can be easily adapted to fit your business, your school or even community group! With your own leaderboards you can encourage teams or groups to compete against each other, track progress and create a real sense of community as you see donations rising and the miles racking up!

Kidscan will even set up the event for you – meaning you just have to encourage your colleagues or friends to join, fundraise and of course walk the equivalent of flying to lapland.

To find out more get in touch today!

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