Rugby Santa Run set to be even bigger than before

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Rugby Santa Run 2013 has been launched by the Rugby Mayor Cllr Tony Gillias.

The event, sponsored by John Nicholls Building and Plumbing Merchants, is on Sunday December 15.

The 5km route will raise money for charity.

Rugby’s first ever Santa Run too place in 2012 and this year organisers at Rugby and Northampton Athletic Club are hoping it will be even better than before.

This year the club has teamed up with the Rotary Club of Rugby to provide a bigger and better event.

They hope to attract 600 runners all wearing Santa outfits and hope to raise £8,000 for local charities and community projects.

Money will be donated to Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, Rugby Myton Hospice, the Rotary Club of Rugby’s chosen charities, Rugby and Northampton Athletic Club Rugby Clubhouse Project and the Benn Partnership Centre.

Runners will also be encouraged to donate to the Rugby Foodbank on the day.

The race starts at 10am at Rugby Athletics Track at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre in Bruce Williams Way.

The 5k route will take runners up Pytchley Road, Percival Road, Ashlawn Road, Barby Road, Hillmorton Road and back into the park to finish at the track.

The children’s mile is from the track, loop of the park and back.

Entry for the event is £10 for adults and £5 for children. Family groups can get a discount.

Each entrant will be given a Santa suit to wear for the run and will get a medal at the finish.

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