From tots to grandparents – a total of 650 people pulled on their Santa suits and took to the streets of Exeter for the annual Santa Run organised by CITY Community Trust.
The runners, who took over the High Street on Sunday morning, chose from a family fun run or a 5k distance.
Pete Ferlie, health and wellbeing officer for CITY Community Trust, said: ‘It was a fantastic event – every year we have more and more people sign up. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part and made it such a success and also to all the organisations who supported the run.’
CITY Community Trust is Exeter’s leading health and wellbeing charity and works in partnership with Exeter City Football Club providing a range of activities to people of all ages, focused on health, education, wellbeing and physical activity. As well as the Santa Run it organises several other running events through the year, including half marathons and the Exeter Marathon.
Pete added: ‘We’d like to thank our sponsors InExeter and Galliford Try, as well as Princesshay for their support, Stagecoach South West for providing free transport for Santas before 9am and Rapid Relief who provided water for the finishers.’
Runners could choose to raise funds for charities of their choice, or CITY Community Trust’s partner charities; Age UK Exeter, Children’s Hospice South West, Force Cancer Charity or Julian House.
For more information, or to discuss sponsorship opportunities for future events, email Stacey Hedge firstname.lastname@example.org
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