More than 400 people have signed up for the city’s first Santa Dash — and would-be festive fundraisers still have time to do so.
The event — on November 26 — will raise cash for the Archie Foundation, the official charity of Tayside Children’s Hospital.
The 2km “dash” will start and finish at City Square, with the route to include the Murraygate, Meadowside and Reform Street.
The Tele is backing the event and will publish a special commemorative pull-out after the dash which will contain lots of photos of the day, alongside a special “Santa’s Roll of Honour”.
So far, more than 400 people have signed up and organisers say there are plenty of teams coming forward.
One team is from Dundee-based law firm Thorntons Solicitors — one of the first businesses to sign up and join the festive fundraising.
Mike Kemp, personal injury associate at Thorntons, said: “We were delighted to be one of the first businesses to sign up for the inaugural Dundee Santa Dash.
“The Archie Foundation is a cause that we are very proud to support as a firm and we hope this festive fundraiser will be a great success for the charity.”
Also signed up are staff from Freedom Hair Design Dundee, who are collecting sponsors in the salon in the run-up to the big day, a team of Grove Academy senior pupils and a team of footballers from 2006 Dundee West Royals.
Garry Smith, events and promotions officer for organisers Leisure and Culture Dundee, said the response from the public has been “absolutely amazing”.
He said: “Its really great that we’ve got over the 400 mark — we are absolutely delighted.
“Its a chance for everyone to get involved in an amazing event.
“We are delighted with the responses that we are getting in at the moment and it would be great if we could get more people signed up.”
With just under a week left before the deadline, people are being encouraged to sign up as soon as possible.
Those who wish to put their names down can do so online at leisureandculturedundee.com/santadash or pop into Dundee Ice Area where they can collect their suit at the same time.