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Santas wanted for Rugby fun-run

Rugby Editorial 26th Nov, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

A SLEDGELOAD of Santas will take to the streets of Rugby to raise money for charity.

Over 200 runners, joggers and walkers will dress as Father Christmas and cover a 5km course which takes in Pytchley, Percival, Ashlawn and Barby Roads.

The annual run, organised by the Rugby and Northampton Athletic Club (R&NAC) and the Rotary Club of Rugby, starts and finishes at the Queens Diamond Jubilee Centre on Sunday December 13.

Money raised will go towards a variety of charities, including Rotary benevolent activities and the R&NAC Clubhouse Fund.

Kay Shaw of R&NAC said: “This event is a great way for everyone in the family to get into the Christmas spirit, while raising money for local good causes.

“What’s more, you don’t have to be a runner to take part. You can run, jog or walk the 5km course and even bring your dog along too! ”

Rotary President Kevin Kiernan said: “I’m now in training, and can’t wait to pull on the red suit. I’m aiming to collect money for my charity – Lupus UK – but above all, hoping not to come last!”

Every entrant is given a Santa outfit, and there are mince pies and medals for those who finish. As well as the 5km Fun Run, adults and children over 6 can choose to enter a one mile Santa Dash, while children under 8 can entera Mini Santa Run over one lap of the track.

There are prizes for winners of each race, including a turkey for the winner of the 5km run, and a team prize for local businesses, schools, sports clubs and organisations.

Visit the R&NAC website at www.randnac.org for more details and an entry form.

Visit www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=382 for more on the Rotary Club of Rugby.

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