Huge Interest For Fun Run

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November
2019

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More than 750 have already signed up for the Santa Fun Run in Winchester as the online registration deadline looms.

They will all hit the streets of Winchester on 1st December for the annual Naomi House & Jacksplace Santa Fun Run.

The yearly spectacle is a firm favourite in the local hospice’s event calendar, and could see as much as £40,000 raised to care for life limited children and young adults across the Wessex region.

Runners  in their Santa suits will set off at 0900 from The Broadway before making their way past King Alfred’s Statue, past Winchester College, Winchester Cathedral and sprinting to the finish line down Winchester High Street. Finishers will be greeted by Christmas music, snow, mince pies and a bespoke medal.

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The money raised from the event could fund 5 whole days of care at Naomi House children’s hospice, helping families make the most of the festive season and cope on good days, difficult days and last days.

The Santa Fun Run has grown in popularity over the 11 years it has taken place, with the charity needing to find ever-larger venues to accommodate the hundreds of Santas taking part each year.

Keith Wilson is Head of Marketing at Naomi House & Jacksplace: “Our Santa Fun Run might just be my favourite event of the year, and the sight of hundreds of Santas jogging past Winchester’s many landmarks really kick starts the festive season in the city.

“Every participant in the Santa Fun Run will be doing something quite extraordinary to support the region’s most medically complex and vulnerable children.

There’s still time to sign up with friends and family and I would urge people to do so quickly to secure their place.“

Online entry to the Winchester Santa Fun Run is open until 27th November, after which runners will need to register on the day. Places cost £20 for adults and £15 for children with free Santa suits provided to each participant.