Join Santas in Melton Country Park for fun run

Dog walkers take part in the Melton Santa fun run PHOTO: Supplied

Dog walkers take part in the Melton Santa fun run PHOTO: Supplied

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The Rotary Club of Melton Mowbray is organising a sponsored Santa fun run and walk and hope lots of local people will want to join them.

The seventh annual Christmas event will take place on Sunday, December 11 in Melton Country Park.

Participants take part in the Melton Santa fun run PHOTO: Supplied

Participants take part in the Melton Santa fun run PHOTO: Supplied

All the participants will be dressed in a Santa suit, making it a jolly event for the whole family. Runners can decide to race an energetic five kilometres or take a more gentle one mile stroll around the park.

The entry fee £10 for adults and £5 for children aged five to 12 (free entry for children aged four and under), will support Rotary charities leaving runners and walkers to raise sponsorship for their chosen charity.

Individuals, families, groups, companies and dog walkers are all welcome to take part. The routes are also suitable for wheelchair users. Last year, groups raised between £250 and £1,200 each.

The popular best dressed dog and cutest child competitions return and there will also be hot food and drinks available from the country park cafe.

Santas taking part in the warm up PHOTO: Supplied

Santas taking part in the warm up PHOTO: Supplied

Julia Hinde, one of the organisers, said: “Come and join us for a bit of exercise and a lot of fun. The race will be started by Mayor of Melton David Wright, and there will be a Santa warm up at 10.40am, led by Healthy Elf.”

Registration on the day will be at 9.15am and the race will begin at 11am.

Application forms will be available at the start or book beforehand online at http://www.meltonsantafunrun.co.uk/

Visit https://www.facebook.com/Melton-Santa-Fun-Run-216235251778289/

The start of last year's Melton Santa fun run  PHOTO: Supplied

The start of last year's Melton Santa fun run PHOTO: Supplied