Thursday, July 25, 2024

Santa Fun Run is Coming to Town

Why not be part of the biggest Santa fun run that Newbury has ever seen?

The festive Santa Fun Run 2017 takes place on Sunday 3rd December, starting in Newbury Market Place, and is fun for all ages and all levels of fitness. It is not a timed raced, so if you are not a runner you are welcome to walk as much of the route as you wish! Organised by Newbury Rotary Club with the support and sponsorship of Newbury Business Improvement District, this is a great opportunity to get in the festive spirit and raise funds for worthy causes. There is an adult route of 5km and a 1km route for children. The route is: Market Place, Northbrook Street, Parkway, Victoria Park and back to Market Place where the children’s race finishes, while adults continue to Northcroft, Speen, and finally, return to the finish line in the Market Place. A maximum of 300 runners can take part so register your interest as early as possible at:

The timetable is: 10am – event opens and runners book in, followed by pre-run warm up at 10.30am; the run starts at 11am with the event ending at 12:30. Entry fees are: adults £15, under 18s £10, under 8s £7. All entrants will receive a Santa suit (available in various sizes and styles) and those who complete the route will receive an engraved medal.

Managing Director of Newbury BID Russell Downing said,

“The Santa Fun Run is such a great event for Newbury and we are so pleased to be involved. The team at Newbury BID cannot wait to see the crowds of fundraising Santas’ enjoying the fun run around Newbury Town Centre.

This event is organised by Newbury Rotary Club volunteers, assisted and sponsored by Newbury BID, with profits from the entry fees going to the Rosemary Appeal, West Berkshire Therapy Centre, West Berkshire Mencap and other Rotary Club supported charities, but runners are invited to raise money for their own good causes via this event. Please check the Visit Newbury website for other details.