Santa and Rudolph will swap scaling chimneys for giant obstacles as they take on Newcastle’s biggest festive fun run.

The pair will take on this year’s Reindeer Run, conquering 20 obstacles over two laps of a 1km course, along with dozens of children on Saturday 10th December at Newburn Activity Centre, Newcastle.

The event, taking place from 2pm-4pm, has been organised by charity Smile For Life and will raise vital funds for the Gosforth-based children’s charity.

Smile For Life chief executive Paula Gascoigne said: “The Reindeer Run is a great way for children to burn off some excess Christmas energy in the run up to Santa Claus’s visit.

“This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever with loads going on outdoors and indoors at involving all the family.

“Children will be chasing Rudolph around the fantastic obstacle course climbing over giant inflatables and whizzing down amazing slides.

“To top things off, they will get to receive their very own Christmas goody bag and get their own pair of reindeer antlers!”

As well taking on the fun-filled obstacle course, parents and children will be able to enjoy food and drink on-site and shop for Christmas gifts at various stalls.

There will be obstacles of all shapes and sizes across the course, suitable for children of any age.

Money raised from ticket sales and collections on the day will go towards helping change the lives of disabled and disadvantaged children and young people across the region.

The charity, who also have their own Café Beam coffee shop on Ashburton Road, Gosforth, provide much-needed, life-changing equipment or experiences for young people and their families.

Paula added: “If you are looking for a great, Christmassy day out while raising some much needed to help local children and young people then this is the place.

“We can’t wait to have as many youngsters as possible having some festive fun on what will be a memorable day for everyone involved.”

Tickets cost £10 per child. Children must be accompanied by one adult, who run free. Each additional adult’s ticket costs £10.

For more information about the charity and the event, head to www.smileforlife.org.uk or follow them on Twitter at @SmileforlifeNE or search for them on Facebook.