If you want to shake off the festive season’s indulgences try a bracing dip or fancy dressed-up jog. Whether Boxing Day or New Year’s Day, here’s our pick of the best cold-weather plunges
Part race, part pub crawl, the Windlesham Pram Race sees runners make their way along a 3.5 mile course through the village, stopping off at local pubs to refuel as they go. Runners work in teams to transport their “pram” around the course and you can expect to see some rather ambitious creations on the track; prams shaped like swans, aeroplanes, Noah’s ark and the Batmobile have all made appearances in the past. Prizes don’t only go to the fastest team, but also for the best dressed and best engineered prams. And although there’s plenty of boozing, competitors are advised to eat something on their way round too. It may be a race, but there’s no rush after all.
• Registration from £5-£10, pramrace.com