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Annual Santa fun run set to be the ‘biggest one yet’

MHBG-13-12-12 Santa Fun Run   The third annual Santa Run in aid of Katharine House Hospice. Pictured - Santa runners get ready at the start line.

MHBG-13-12-12 Santa Fun Run The third annual Santa Run in aid of Katharine House Hospice. Pictured - Santa runners get ready at the start line.

A record-breaking amount of fundraisers will don red suits and white beards on Sunday for the fourth annual Santa Fun Run on behalf of Katharine House Hospice.

About 500 people of all ages will dress as Father Christmas to take part in a four-kilometre fun run around Banbury’s Spiceball Park or a shorter one-kilometre walk for children, senior citizens and parents with buggies.

The event is set to be the biggest yet and organisers are hoping residents will cheer the festive runners across the finish line.

Community fundraiser Nicky Hanson said: “The amount of participants is a record and 170 of them are children, which is super.

“Everybody is welcome to come down on Sunday. It’s a lovely sight seeing all runners dressed as Father Christmas and it’s supposed to be a sunny day too.”

Last year an impressive £17,000 was raised from the event and the Adderbury-based charity is hoping this year’s record-breaking event will beat that.

The Santas will be braving the December cold with an 11am start at the park. Registration for the event is officially closed but those keen on taking part can call the fundraising office on 01295 812161.

The charity is unable to register any participants on the day. For more information, see www.khh.org.uk/santa-fun-run-8th-december

 

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