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Chase The Pudding This Weekend

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8:35am 12th December 2013

It's one of Weymouth's more wacky charity events.

We're being invited to dress up in Christmas costumes and chase a giant Christmas Pudding along the beach.

The charity fun run is happening this Sunday 15th December.

Organiser BustinSkin Events Ltd is aiming for a record breaking entry and a Christmas boost to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

Neil Jarrett, Fundraising & Volunteer Manager for the British Heart Foundation said: "We are really looking forward to this year's great Chase the Pudding and creating a festive spectacle on Weymouth Beach.  It is going to be a lot of fun, and the funds raised will help us to continue the life-changing work that we carry out in the local area and across the UK."

Mark Steen, Director of BustinSkin Events Ltd, said: "I am really pleased to be partnered with British Heart Foundation again this year. It is a very worthwhile cause and with a professional events team the pudding race can only go from strength to strength. I am sure that many local club runners and enthusiasts will turn out in great numbers to share this hilarious, happy and healthy seasonal event."

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council Tourism and Culture brief holder Cllr Ian Bruce said: "Weymouth's enthusiasm to hosting great festivals and events throughout the year continues with this great festive favourite 'Chase the Pudding'. Local events generate great fun, awareness, funds for good causes and bring the town to life. Come on down to the seafront on 15 December and help make one of  Weymouth's big Christmas events go off with a festive cheer."

The entry costs are £10 for adults (£15 to receive a Santa outfit) and under 10's go free with a family member. For full entry and sponsorship details visit www.bhf.org.uk

Registration starts at 9am and will also include a warm-up with Jodie Bateman from 9.30am in the Weymouth Pavilion Ocean Room.

The race will be started by Wessex FM presenter James O'Neill.

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