Santa Fun Run at the Racecourse, Northampton

In pictures: Hundreds of Santas get pre-Christmas workout at charity fun run in Northampton

Hundreds of people dressed as Santa Claus had a pre-Christmas workout while raising money for charity with a fun run in Northampton yesterday (Sunday, December 1).

Monday, 2nd December 2019, 5:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 9:01 am

The Santa Fun Run, organised by the town's four rotary clubs, at The Racecourse was in support of Cynthia Spencer Hospice, Alzheimer’s Society, The Hope Centre and The Lowdown.

One of the organisers, Peter Miller, said: "It was our first event and all the four rotary clubs had great fun working together.

"It was a great community event and I think we had about 400 people there.

"We're already planning next year's event and we've got some changes to make but hopefully we'll get even more next time."

Nene Valley, Becket, Northampton and Northampton West rotary clubs worked together to bring back the Santa run to Northampton, with around 70 volunteers on the day.

The runners were all given their Santa suits and a pre-run workout, before getting a medal and a mince pie for completing the 5km or 2.5km course.

The fundraising total will not be known until all of the runners' sponsorship forms have been sent in, but Peter believes they have raised 'quite a bit' of money for the charities.

Next year's fun run is due to be held on Sunday, December 6, 2020 - keep an eye on for details.

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