RUNNERS and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages are being invited to put their best foot forward this Christmas at a new fun-run.

On Saturday, December 8, Northumberland National Park Authority is hosting its first ever Elf Run in a bid to promote health and fitness and the benefits of exercising in the great outdoors ahead of the Christmas period of indulgence.

People of all fitness capabilities are invited to come along in festive fancy dress to tackle the family-friendly two-kilometre course which follows the trail of Hadrian’s Wall at Walltown Country Park.

Those taking part can walk or run the route while counting up the festive willow animals along the way, before heading back to the Sill visitor centre to warm up with a mug of hot chocolate and a special Christmas story reading with local storyteller, Jim Grant.

More information is available on the National Park’s website.