Still time to sign up for Burghley Santa Fun Run

Santas get ready to run the Stamford Santa Fun Run. Photo courtesy of Pip Warters ENGEMN00120131217102506
Santas get ready to run the Stamford Santa Fun Run. Photo courtesy of Pip Warters ENGEMN00120131217102506

Burghley Park will be transformed into a sea of red when hundreds of Santas descend to take part in the eighth annual fun run.

The Rotary Club of Stamford Burghley is once again hosting the festive event, which will take place at Burghley Park near Stamford on Sunday, December 14.

Over the years, the run has helped to raise more than £100,000 for not just Rotary charities but a host of good causes across the area, including the Evergreen Care Trust, MIND, Three Counties Dog Rescue and the Rutland Morris Men.

Jon Whowell, from Burghley Rotary, said: “ Last year we had over 800 Santas of all ages, abilities and shapes and sizes run, jog or just walked and talked around the course.

“We hope to have some cyclists with us to add to the spectacle.

“It’s a fun run so there are no winners but our Santas enjoy the event and they know they are doing a great job for the community.”

The event will start with a warm-up led by Wildcats at 10.30am before the mayor of Stamford Clem Walden sends the Santas on their way at 11am.

The entry fee is £12 for adults and £6 for under 15s, which includes the Santa suit for entrants to keep, as well as a donation to Rotary charities.

Children aged four and under go free but no Santa suit is issued.

All entrants also receive a medal and refreshments at the end of the race and teams can raise money for their own charities.

To sign up go to www.stamfordsantafunrun.com, where there are also details of where entrants can pick their suits up and when.

The fun run is sponsored by Anne Corder Recruitment, Cummins Generator Technologies, MB Creative, The Falcon Hotel at Uppingham and Hindmarch Garages.