Santas are hitting the streets

People are being invited to join 1,000 Santa-clad runners who will be taking to the streets of Lutterworth on Sunday, November 29.

The annual Santa Fun Run has become a regular fixture on the town’s social calendar following the first event six years ago.

Last year, 1,006 runners took part, the first time the organisers had exceeded the 1,000 mark.

Peter Osborn, from the Rotary Club of Lutterworth, which organises the event alongside the Wycliffe Rotary Club, said: “Our aim this year is to maintain and even exceed 1,000 partaking in this local annual event.

“Over the past six years a staggering £79,000 has been raised.”

The event has gone from attracting several hundred runners to more than 1,000.

This year, money raised will support a number of charities and good causes including the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance, Barnardo’s Young Carers Leicestershire, Canine Partners, The Share and Care Group, Lutterworth Town Mayor’s Appeal and Rotary charities.

This year there will be two routes of about four and 5.7km and runners will set off at 10am from Lutterworth College – finishing there and receiving free refreshments.

Entry is £10 for adults and £4 for children under 16, which includes a Santa suit, hat and beard which the runner can keep.

Visit www.santafunrun.org.uk for more information.