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Running for a Good Claus!

200 Santas turned out this weekend for our third annual Darlington Santa Run, to run 2.5k or 5k in aid of our beloved Hospice.

Runners, walkers, children and dogs met at West Park Academy on Saturday morning to collect their suit, hat and beard, before running the winding route of the nearby park. As they crossed the finish line through a snowfall of confetti, each runner was awarded a medal by the Worshipful the Mayor of Darlington Cllr Tom Nutt.

The special Santa Sweepstake, £100 of vouchers donated by Morrisons North Road and Morrisons Morton Park, was won by runner 073, Mick Bradbrook.

Our Hospice chief executive Jane Bradshaw, said: “The Santa Run is the start of the Christmas season for me and it has become a very important part of the fundraising calendar.

“We are very grateful to West Park Academy for allowing us to use their school hall and field again.”

Many thanks to all our volunteers and staff without whom this wonderful winter run wouldn’t happen. Also a massive “thank you” to our friends and sponsors who helped to make the day so special, including West Park Academy, Morrisons, 1st Stop Party Shop, Darlington Rotary Club, Darlington Lions Club, ASDA and CAG Management Solutions.