A jolly good time at Santa Fun Run

A reindeer joins the Santas at the Stamford Santa Fun Run ENGEMN00120131217102528
A reindeer joins the Santas at the Stamford Santa Fun Run ENGEMN00120131217102528

Santa comes just once a year but this weekend hundreds of Santas will descend on Burghley Park for a brisk run with the aim of giving to good causes.

The ninth annual Stamford Santa Fun Run, organised by the Rotary Club of Stamford, is back on this Sunday at 11.30am.

The event is now a highlight of the area’s festive calendar and Rotary spokesman Jon Whowell said he was looking forward to seeing lots of people taking part once again.

As well as serious runners, the event also welcomes joggers, walkers and wheelchair users. Even dogs, as long as they bring their owner, are welcome. People are also 
welcome to watch the spectacle.

Last year, 1,178 runners, including 350 children, entered the event. Making up 90 teams, more than £12,000 was raised for selected charities.

Entry fees are £14 for adults and £7 for children 12 years of age and under. The fee includes a free Santa suit, including hat and beard, which is yours to keep.

This year suits will be collected from Borderville Sports Centre.

All entrants will receive a medal on completion of the course, and there is also a warming glass of mulled wine and a tasty mince pie to enjoy afterwards.

To enter, please visit the website.