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Who could resist the sight of 2,000 Santas in Becket’s Park, Northampton? Sign me up!

Santa A4 Poster with Charity Logos.jpgI’ve been needing a deadline to get my lardy backside shuffling a little further than just once around Northampton’s Racecourse. What better excuse than joining several hundred people – and dogs – dressed as Father Christmas?
The Northampton Santa Run is to be held on Sunday December 13 at 10.30am, for a short 3km jog or (for those of us who plod) walk. You can enter with your kids and even enter with your dog – the aim is to raise much-needed cash for Northants-based charities.
The six charities who will benefit are the Cynthia Spencer Hospice, St John Ambulance, The Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, Rotary Club of santa runmap.jpgNorthampton, The British Red Cross and Northamptonshire Health Charitable Fund.

The entry fee is £18 for adults and £8 for children and includes a Father Christmas outfit that you can take away with you and a finisher’s medal. Or you can raise even more by getting sponsorship for your run.
Organiser Chris Dolan said: “We’re hoping to see thousands of red and white bearded participants run, or walk, two laps of Becket’s Park, raising as much as possible for the six Northants charities. We’ll be doing lots of things to get people to sign up as Santas in coming days, so keep an eye out for us!”

If you sign up online you will be able to collect your Santa suit and race number from a pop-up shop in Northampton Town Centre before the race event on December 13, to avoid any queues on the day.
Anyone wishing to take part can apply online by visiting the event’s official website northamptonsantarun.com or for more information email chris@northamptonsantarun.com

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Time to enter the Rescue Run and raise funds for the Air Ambulance

IF you need an exercise goal then Northampton’s annual Rescue Run is ideal, offering either a five or ten kilometre course you can run, walk or skip around with the family. This year’s Rescue Run takes place at Billing Aquadrome, Northampton, on Sunday, September 4 at 11am.

The Rescue Run has been organised for nine years by new Mum Selena Jacobs from Virgin Active and her band of volunteers, and all the entry fees go direct to the Warwickshire and Northants Air Ambulance.

Our unfit family joined in a couple of years ago complete with three under tens and a baby in a buggy. We may not have got the fastest times but felt rather proud of our efforts!

You can enter on the day or get the paper work out of the way by printing out the form in advance by clicking RR Entry Form 2011

Entry costs £8.50 for adults and £5 for under 16s on the 5k run, and £12 adults and £10 kids on the 10k run. There are medals for all finishers!

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