Santa fun run at Burghley Park in Stamford is hoping for record turnout

Santa fun run at Burghley House

Santa fun run at Burghley House

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THE organisers of a charity run are hoping to get a record number of entrants this year.

The Rotary Club of Stamford Burghley is organising the fifth Santa Fun Run, which will take place on Sunday, December 11, at Burghley Park in Stamford.

The popular event attracted 885 participants last year and the Rotary club is hoping to get 1,000 people to take part this year.

Burghley Park is transformed into a sea of red as every participant who takes part gets a Santa suit to wear for the three-mile run, which you can also walk or jog.

Spokesman for the club Jon Whowell said: “We are starting to get people registering for the event but this year, we would absolutely love to get 1,000 Santas there this year and raise even more money for charity.

“More than £35,000 was raised last year for good causes in and around Stamford.

“It is a really good day, there is a fantastic atmosphere and I would urge people who haven’t taken part before to come and have a go.”

The race begins at 11am at the Water Street entrance to the park with the mayor of Stamford John Binder starting the runners off.

Anyone is welcome to take part with the youngest Santa last year an eight-month-old baby in a pushchair and the oldest an 80-year-old.

Both teams and individuals are encouraged and even dogs on leads can take part.

Included in the entry fee is a Santa suit with hat and beard, as well as a commemorative medal for finishing and a warm drink and a mince pie.

Santas will be promoting the event in Stamford town centre ahead of the event and trying to get people involved.

For more information or to sign up to take part in the event visit www.stamfordsantafunrun. com.