Santa Fun Run 2016 Launched

Groups of families, friends and corporate organisations are once again preparing themselves for the annual, festive, sponsored Santa Fun Run.

Entrants are being encouraged to unleash their inner reindeer in order to run, jog or stroll the 5k or 2.5k route around the Brooklands area. All participants aged 4yrs+ will receive a free Santa suit and medal, with Santa hats for children aged 3yrs & under. Entrants are also welcome to make or wear their own seasonally themed costume if they want to stand out from the crowd, and there will be a prize for the best fancy dress.

Surrey based technology company, Samsung Electronics UK are excited to be entering a team this year and helped launch the 2016 event. Events Fundraising Manager, Danielle Le Cuirot says: “We went to Samsung Electronics UK for the launch and it was such fun to see so many employees taking part in the photo shoot. We can’t wait to meet and greet them on the event day when they all turn up to run!

She continues, saying: “This event is the perfect way to bring your family, friends or colleagues together at Christmas and in the true spirit of giving, the hospices will receive a wonderful Christmas gift, because all sponsorship raised will go directly to helping patients and their families across Surrey coping with life-limiting illnesses.”

The family-friendly run is taking place this year on Sunday 11th December at Mercedes Benz World, commencing at 10am. Registration is now open and will close on Sunday 4th December. Registration fees apply and help to cover the cost of running the event: Adults (16yrs+) are £12, Children (4-15yrs) are £6, and Children (3yrs & under) go free. Family tickets are also available.

A fundraising pack will be mailed to all participants to give handy hints and tips about how to raise as much money as possible in sponsorship. To register or find out more, visit www.wsbhospices.co.uk/santa or call Fundraising on 01483 881752.