Registrations open for 5k Skipton Santa Fun Run

Skipton's festive 5k fundraiser is returning on Sunday 28th November this year, with organisers hoping for around 2,000 runners all dressed as Santa.

The Great Skipton Santa Fun run began in 2010 and has raised more than £500,000 for charity.

Last year the event took place 'virtually' because of Covid-19, with 150 participants raising nearly £25,000 which was shared between Manorlands Hospice at Oxenhope, the Marie Curie Hospice in Bradford and other local charities.

In 2021, the runners will be back on the streets of Skipton together, with the 5k route starting and ending on the High Street and taking in the canal towpath, Skipton Woods and Aireville Park along the way.

The event is organised by the Rotary Club of Skipton Craven and supported by Skipton Town Council, Craven District Council and Skipton BID.

Listen to Peter Ripley from Rotary Club of Skipton Craven talking to Rombalds Radio about this year's event

This year the Great Skipton Santa Fun Run takes place on the same day as the switching on of the town's Christmas lights, with some of the Rombalds Radio presenters on stage in the High Street to support both events and entertain the crowds.

As well as the 5km course - which can be run, jogged or walked - there is a shorter 3km wheelchair-friendly route.

Registration to take part is £18 for adults and £10 for children (aged 6 to 16). The fee includes the Santa suit and a medal once you have completed the race.

Once you have registered, you can collect your Santa suit and race number before the event by visiting the Rotary stand at Tesco in Skipton on 14th, 20th, 21st or 27th November between 9.30am and 3pm. Please note there will be no collections at Skipton Hospital car park this year.

Many local charities, organisations and schools use the event to raise money for their own charities and support the event through sponsorship. 

Register today at skiptonsantafunrun.com

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