Melton Santa fun run gathers momentum

Participants take part in the Melton Santa fun run PHOTO: Supplied
Participants take part in the Melton Santa fun run PHOTO: Supplied
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Santas of all shapes and sizes are busy limbering up for next Sunday’s (December 11) fundraising Melton Santa fun run.

Organisers The Rotary Club of Melton Mowbray are hoping this year’s seventh annual event will attract 300 entrants - beating last year’s 250 runners.

There are two routes around Melton Country Park including an energetic five kilometres or a more layed back one mile stroll. The fun run is open to individuals, families, groups and companies. It’s also suitable for wheelchair users and dog walkers.

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.

Julia Hinde, one of the organisers, said: “Come and join us for a bit of exercise and a lot of fun. There is a Santa suit for everyone!

“We already have teams for the British Heart Foundation, Rainbows, Dogs Trust, Marie Curie, MacIntyre, Make-A-Wish, the Stroke Association and many more.”

Registartion takes place at 9.15am. The popular best dressed dog and cutest child competition begin at 10.15am and at 10.40am, a warm up will be lead by Healthy Elf.

The action will start at 11am after Mayor of Melton councillor David Wright has finished his countdown.

There will also be hot food and drinks available from the country park cafe and sponsoring the event this year are Tesco, Pets at Home, Mars in the Community and 103 The Eye.

To enter log on to or email Juila at

Alternatively, visit The Rotary Club of Melton Mowbray’s Facebook page at