Harborough Santa Run

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Event details

The run will take place in Welland Park, Market Harborough on Sunday 8th of December 2019 at 2pm starting near to the café in the park.

Registration will be outside the café and will open from 12pm where you will collect your race number and your Santa suit. There will be an additional opportunity to register on the Monday 6th December at Snap Fitness from 5.30-7pm and at MH Christmas Fayre on Friday 6th

There are two run/jog/walk distances available, 5k and 2k.

Either distance can be completed by adults or children. We ask that under 11’s are accompanied by an adult at all times. Walkers with dogs on leads are also welcome.



Our chosen charity for this event is again the Squires Effect. We are hoping that lots of you will support them by either donating when you enter or by doing some fundraising of your own. There are a number of ways to do this. We have created a Santa Sponsorship Form  to take into school for the children, or take this sponsorship form into the office/work. You can also set up an online fundraising page using http://www.justgiving.com


The route

The route starts on the drive that is the entrance to the park from Welland Park Road. Heading towards the kids playground, you will pass the award winning rose garden. When you reach the big stone by the entrance to the playground, you have reached the start of the loop. The clockwise loop will be completed once if you are doing the 2k run and 3 times for the 5k. After your loops you will return to the café, the way that you first came. The loop goes right around the outskirts of the park. All of the course will be well signed and marshalled. It will be impossible to get lost!


On the day

HFM will be providing their soundstage.

As a bonus, we will have a special guest entering the race…..a Christmas pudding.  If a runner finishes in front of the Christmas pudding they will win £100 for the charity of their choice.

It’s not only you that has an excuse to get dressed up, why not bring along your furry friends and dress them up too! Prize for the best dressed dog awarded by Paws4Walking.

Refreshments will be available from The Welland Park Cafe. Please bring along any spare change, the team at The Squires Effect will be running a tombola and other fun things to donate to. All proceeds to the charity. For the children there will be a very friendly Elf handing out festive treats.


Entry fees

Adult  £15

Children aged 15 and under  £7.50

Family tickets inc. 2 adults up to 3 children £40

Half price if you want to bring your own suits

Entry fee includes your Santa suit. We recommend that you wear your suit over your normal running clothing. Don’t forget your trainers! Santa suits are compulsory. Santa suit sizes are:

Adult   9-14 years   5-9 years   3-5 years   under 3’s (an elf suit)

All finishers will receive a medal.

If you don’t fancy doing the run, remember you can always come along on the day and support the runners taking part or get involved as a marshal.

Please let us know of your fundraising stories. Big or small, we love to hear what you’ve been up to.



Our sponsors

A massive thanks to our event sponsors for the fifth year running – Snap Fitness. The friendly gym team will be on hand to lead a mass Santa warm up and discuss any post run niggles/training questions.

Anyone that enters will receive a free one week trial membership at the gym. On the day they will also be offering one lucky winner a special prize so look out on their social media pages for details.