Santa Claus is Running to Town

Entry is now open for the Darlington Santa Run in aid of St Teresa’s Hospice, which will take place on Sunday 2 December 2018, starting from West Park Academy.

Last year saw more than 250 Santas running the 5km route, which winds along footpaths and up and down the hills of West Park Nature Reserve, and raised thousands of pounds to help support the Hospice’s vital work.

Hospice Chief Executive Jane Bradshaw said: “The Santa Run is the perfect way to start Christmas. The sight of hundreds of Santas sweeping through the park is really something to behold.

“Everyone gets their own Santa suit or hat to run in, a special Santa Run medal, and (very importantly) a mug of hot chocolate and a mince pie afterwards!

“We hope everyone in Darlington will join us and use this opportunity to raise money to help terminally ill people all over our communities this Christmas. I’d also like to say a special thank you to the staff and pupils of West Park Academy for kindly having us back once again.”

Registration was officially opened by the Student Council of West Park Academy, who were very happy to throw their support behind the event.

To enter the Darlington Santa Run, click here or call the Fundraising Team on 01325 254321. Entry fee includes a Santa Suit for adults or a Santa hat for under 16s, and a mince pie and hot drink.