You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m tellin’ you why… because on Sunday 27th November an estimated 2,000 Santas will be descending on Skipton!
Santa Claus Is Running To Town
The Great Skipton Santa Fun Run has been part of Skipton’s seasonal scene since 2010, and has grown bigger and bigger every year. Starting and finishing in Aireville Park, the 5km route has been run, jogged and walked by thousands of people all doing their bit for a host of brilliant charities. Last year around 1,600 Father Christmas Fun Runners took up the challenge, raising over £34,000 in the process – despite the terrible weather!
And with as many as 2,000 Santas expected to hit the Skipton streets this time around we should be in for yet another record-breaking run.
How To Enter
If you fancy donning a Santa suit and doing your bit for charity, there are two ways you can register. You can complete a simple online form here, or you can enter by good old-fashioned post by downloading this form.
Entry costs £12 for those aged 16 or over and £8 for those aged 6 to 15.
And, best of all, a free Santa suit is included!
So Where’s The Money Going?
Many of those involved, from individual runners through to schools and businesses, raise money for their own chosen charities. But there are also four main beneficiaries as elected by the Fun Run and Rotary Club of Skipton teams. These are:
The Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice – providing palliative care and therapy to support those with life-limiting conditions.
The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund – an award-winning charity that supports the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit and Leeds General Infirmary.
Yorkshire Cancer Research – providing research and understanding into what causes tumours to become resistant to treatments and thus develop better treatments in the future.
The Rotary Club Of Skipton – the official organisers of the event, the Rotary Club have a number of worthy charities with whom they work closely.