Thousands of Santa’s set to get together for Northampton charity run next month

Northampton Santa Run and Walk
Northampton Santa Run and Walk

This year Abington Park will play host to 2500 Father Christmas’ in aid of the Northampton Santa Run and Walk event, which is set to take place on Sunday, December 11.

The event has announced their charity partners, including four charities including Cynthia Spencer, The Rotary Club, Northamptonshire Health Charitable Fund and The Lewis Foundation.

Race Director, Chris Dolan, said: “For 2016, the running, walking and dancing participants are encouraged to raise just £20.16. But with 25000 attending, that equates for over £50,000 for the charities.”

The event will see the return of the ‘Best Dressed Dog’ competition and it has been announced that a new medal is soon to be revealed.

In 2015 around 2,000 ‘Santa’s’ raised tens of thousands of pounds by running through Becket’s Park off Bedford Road.

The Northampton Santa Run and Walk, organised by Swift Run Events, saw participants in the famous red suits and hats - and a smattering of beards - raise more than £40,000 for six charities

It is understood that this year’s event, which will charge children £6, adults £15 and families £40 to take part, is likely to sell out before December.