Get into the festive spirit and work off a few mince pies by taking part in the Grove Cottage Santa Dash and Reindeer Run on Saturday 7th December at Grange Paddocks Leisure Centre, Rye Street, Bishops Stortford CM23 2HH.
All participants aged 13+ will be provided with a full five-piece Santa suit which includes trousers, jacket, belt, hat and the trademark white beard which is theirs to keep! Those 12 or under can be registered as reindeers and will be provided with festive reindeer antlers to run in and will even get a medal at the end of the race.
Santa’s and Reindeers can choose to take on either the 5k or 1k routes and runners, walker, joggers and even dashers are all welcome! Both routes start at 11am (warm up at 10.45am). Registration will be open from 10am. All monies raised will go to Grove Cottage – the home of Bishop’s Stortford Mencap.
Rosie Wren, Fundraising Manager at Grove Cottage said: “We are delighted to be holding our fifth annual Santa Dash and Reindeer Run. Last year we had record numbers attending and we hope that this year we can have even more! This event is family friendly and is the perfect opportunity for the community to get together. With the 1K and 5K routes available to choose from this event is perfect for all abilities whether you run regularly or just want to join us for a stroll – it’s a fun run – not a race!”
Local firm, HardSoft Computers, has proudly sponsored the event and Managing Director, and long-term supporter of Grove Cottage, Phil Morgan, said “We are thrilled to once again be able to sponsor the Santa Dash and Reindeer Run. This event is fantastic fun and it’s wonderful to see so many people get together to support a great local cause.”
Santa Entry (13 years and over) costs £12 and Reindeer Entry (12 years and under) costs £6. Numbers are limited so to reserve your place please register HERE.