CANCER support charity Maggie's Glasgow is holding its first ever Elf Run this Saturday.

The festive family event is a 1.5km fun run through the beautiful woodlands surrounding the Gartnavel centre which sits opposite the Beatson in the west end.

Starting at 11am, it is all about having fun so participants can walk or run the route and dogs on leads, prams and wheelchair users are also welcome. Spectators can also attend to lend support.

It’s free to register but participating elves are asked to raise a minimum sponsorship of £50.

The Maggie's Christmas Fayre will also be taking place in the centre on the same day, from 11am until 3pm. The event includes a magical Santa's grotto, live carol singers and gifts and stocking fillers from local stallholders.

Money raised on Saturday will help Maggie’s to continue providing free practical, emotional and social support for people living with cancer.

Recently, a Firewalk held at the centre raised £8500 for the charity.

Maggie’s Glasgow Centre Head, Kerry Craig, said: “We are delighted to be launching this exciting community event at our beautiful centre and hope to see as many elves as possible taking part – young, old and four-legged.

"Unfortunately, cancer doesn’t stop for Christmas. The funds raised at the Elf Run and Fayre will hugely help us to support people living with cancer and their family and friends over the festive period and beyond.”

Find out more here.