Santa Fun Run

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By ndhospice at 15:27 on 19/11/12

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This year’s Santa Fun Run, kindly sponsored by Inspiration fitness, takes place at Barnstaple Town FC, Mill Road, Barnstaple on Sunday 9th December and raises much-needed funds for North Devon Hospice.

It is the perfect way to get yourself into the Christmas spirit, by running, jogging or walking your way around the 5km course – in full Father Christmas outfit! The event is suitable for people of all fitness levels, and as well as the fitness fanatics we have had a wide range of Santa’s taking part in past years, including wheelchair users, pram pushers, dog walkers and even two ponies dressed as reindeer!

Based at Barnstaple FC’s ground on Mill Road, there will be a fun-filled, family-friendly and fervently-festive atmosphere all day long! A children’s fancy dress mini-run takes place before the main event, and there will also be a special Santa’s Grotto, some Christmas stalls selling festive produce, and hopefully even a Santa’s ‘Sleigh’! There will be a 10-minute warm-up, led by Inspiration fitness; this is always a fantastic photo opportunity! The Santa Fun Run then begins with a parade through Barnstaple High Street, where local crowds cheer on the participants. The run takes in both the old and new Barnstaple bridges; there is the option of an extended route through Rock Park and over the old iron bridge, for those who are really keen to stretch their legs.

Registration is just £12, and this includes your FREE Santa suit, and FREE buffet and refreshments at the finish. Prizes will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd runners across the line, as well as for the person who has managed to raise the most sponsorship for North Devon Hospice. We hope runners will be able to raise money for their efforts, because every pound will make a real difference to local people. North Devon Hospice’s care and support is provided completely free of charge, but this is only possible thanks to the generosity of the local community at events such as this. In your entry pack we will give you loads of great ideas as to how to raise sponsorship, and the money you raise will put a smile of the faces of our patients and their families this Christmas.

To enter online, visit or call Rebecca from our fundraising team on 01271 347204. You can also pick up an application form from any North Devon Hospice shop, Inspiration fitness or from Barnstaple Football Club.

Date: Sunday, December 09, 2012

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