MSK Elf joins Glasgow Santa Dash

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Santas arriving

Santas arriving

What to do Musculoskeletal Elves do on a cold Sunday morning in December? As you know we have been having a physical activity theme to our blogs recently. Well Elves like to keep active and so this Sunday I changed out of my Elf outfit and into the outfit I borrowed from Santa, complete with white beard, and blended in with the 2,500 strong crowd on a 5K trot around Glasgow City centre.

Three Santas

Can you guess who is who?


There were Santas of all shapes and sizes including some baby Santas in pushchairs and Santa dogs.

Santas warming up

2500 Santas doing warmup Gangnam Style!

I dragged my own baby Elves along too. Can you guess who is who?



It was a great sight to see and fantastic to be right in the middle and being part of 2,500 Santas warming up Gangnam Style!!!

The event got lots of press coverage. What a great family physical activity…here’s to next year…

Were you there too?



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Hi I am Tracey Howe. I am a Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK and Deputy Chair of Glasgow City of Science. I am also an editor for the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Review Group and a convenor for the Cochrane Health Care of Older People Field. I am a Trustee of the Picker Institute Europe. I started my career as a physiotherapist in the National Health Service in England. I have extensive experience of assessing the quality of research in Universities in the UK and internationally. I enjoy strategic visioning, creative problem-solving, and creating vibrant, multi-disciplinary environments, through collaboration, partnerships, and relationships, that empower others to succeed.

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