One of the best aspects of festive running is that you can enjoy your favourite sport while raising money for worthwhile causes. This year, the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) are encouraging people to sign up for their Reindeer Run on Sunday 7 December at Bramham Park, Wetherby, to help raise lifesaving funds.
The charity’s Reindeer Run is a sponsored 10k and 5k run which will take place in the scenic grounds of Bramham Park. For people who prefer to run at a slower pace there will be a 1K Santa Saunter, which is suitable for slower runners. The 1k is also suitable for children, although they must be accompanied by an adult. Race mascot Rookie the Reindeer will be at the event, helping entrants to warm up and cheering them on.
Hannah Jackson, RNLI community fundraising manager, said: “The run is an ideal way to work off a few calories before Christmas and enjoy a family day out – with the added bonus that you will be raising money to help save lives at sea. We’re urging people to sign up now to avoid disappointment and look forward to welcoming a stampede of runners wearing their antlers with pride.”
Registration is now open and every participant will receive some special antlers as well as a Reindeer Run t-shirt on the day. On completion of the race, runners will be rewarded with a mince pie and a medal. Entry costs £18 for the 10k run, £16 for the 5k run and £7.50 per child for the Santa Saunter.
More information is available the RNLI website.