Now when you think Christmas Pudding - exercise probably isn't the first word that springs to mind.
But today in Cardiff that was exactly what was on the menu as hundreds gathered to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.
Megan Boot has been finding out some of the very personal stories behind the race:
The number of people dying from a heart attack has halved in the past 30 years, with more people than ever before surviving an attack - but heart disease is still a life-changing condition.
Now there are hopes that a new research programme might identify ways in which the body is able to do more to help repair itself.
This television advert is part of British Heart Foundation's 'Mending Broken Hearts Appeal'.
The charity is urging people to donate towards funding research that could cure heart failure.
What is heart failure?
When you have a heart attack, your heart will suffer damage that can never be repaired. This can lead to heart failure.
When you have heart failure, your heart cannot pump blood around your body as well as it used to, which means the oxygen in your blood cannot reach the parts of your body where it is needed. In severe cases, this can leave you disabled and gasping for breath.
The British Heart Foundation says that although heart attack deaths in Wales are falling, there is little evidence that heart failure deaths are also decreasing.
The majority of coronary heart disease deaths are a result of a heart attack.
Deaths from heart disease in Wales have halved over the past 30 years, according to new figures from the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
But the charity is warning that the drop should not mask the burden heart failure continues to place on Wales.
BHF figures show around 4,300 people now die from coronary heart disease in Wales each year, compared to over 9,600 who died from the disease in 1981.
The charity is launching a new campaign to support its Mending Broken Hearts Appeal, funding regenerative medicine research that could cure the condition.
British Heart Foundation says it hopes its new campaign, Fight for Every Heartbeat, will gain the support of people in Wales and help save lives.
A hard-hitting TV advert will be shown to raise awareness of heart health, as new figures reveal coronary disease claims 5,000 Welsh lives every year.
The advert - part of British Heart Foundation's new campaign 'Fight For Every Heartbeat' - includes the moment footballer Fabrice Muamba went into cardiac arrest during an FA cup match last year.
Heart disease remains the UK's single biggest killer, with one in six men and one in nine women in Wales dying as a result of it.