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Stamford Santa Fun Run


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The Stamford Santa Fun Run is now full as all the permitted 1500 places have been taken; moreover, there will be no "on-the-day" registration at Burghley Park. For a range of safety and legal reasons we are not able to increase the number of entrants beyond the 1500 limit. Thank you for your understanding and interest in supporting this charity funding event.

Confirmed Date, Venue and Start Time

Sunday 5th December, 2021 starting at 11am in Burghley Park (Station Gates entrance along Barnack Road, Stamford)

A Fun Event - Details

Stamford Santa Fun Run is an annual event attracting people of all ages - and fitness levels. Children and adults receive a Santa suit through their entry fee, and wearing them can run or walk the 5km course within the safe, attractive and accessible setting of Burghley Park.

Once they have collected their finishers' medals, participants enjoy mince pies, mulled wine or a soft drink in the marquee and stands area. Music is played and there is a 'jolly' and relaxed seasonal feel.

Stamford's is the largest Santa run for miles around; as well as a huge contingent from Stamford, people come over from Peterborough, Rutland, Bourne, Grantham and further afield.

Online Registration, Prices and Santa suit collection

Online registration opens on Friday 1st October – payment can be made using PayPal or debit/credit card. Further payment details are published in the “About” page.

·         “Early-bird” discount entry price for adults during the period 1st – 31st October: £13

·         Entry price for adults during the period 1st November to 4th December: £14

·         Entry price for children (5-12): £7

·         Entry price for children 4 and under: Free (a Santa suit is not provided – the Santa suits don’t come in those      sizes!) Please do not register these children for the event or you will be charged accordingly.

The entry fee includes a Santa suit inclusive of hat and beard which is yours to keep, a finishers medal, a mince pie and, if old enough, a glass of mulled wine. Collection arrangements for Santa suits will appear in the Santa Fun Run “Event Information” page.

Entry is limited to 1500 participants (the limit for the venue) – tickets are sold on a first come first served basis! No guaranteed entry on the day.

Don’t forget participants are free to raise sponsorship monies for causes of their choice or for the designated beneficiary charities as detailed below.

Event Information, Sponsorship List and FAQs

Further details concerning the event and the sponsorship will be published on the 1st October.

The event could not take place without the support of local retailers, businesses, pubs and cafes. A big thank you to them.

Dynamics – Organisers and the Designated Beneficiary Charities

The event is co-ordinated by Stamford Striders in association with The Rotary Club of Stamford Burghley, and has a 13-year history in the town.

In 2019 it was a sell-out, with 1,500 participants (unfortunately it was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid). Of the £15,800 raised, £12,000 was shared equally between these local charities: Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, Anna’s Hope, Mindspace Stamford and Stamford & Food Bank. A further £3,800 was donated to other local charities and causes. This year the designated charities are

         Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice (for people with life-limiting illnesses)

         MindSpace Stamford (for improved mental health)

         The Rotary Club of Stamford Burghley (they distribute further to local charities)

Stamford Striders, which has a membership of nearly 300, is self-funding and does not receive any income or donations from the Santa Fun Run. Its members support the event as volunteers, providing energy and resources for the event's smooth running.

We anticipate Stamford Santa Fun Run will cost a similar amount to put on as it did in 2019 – just under £14,000. We would like to raise about £30,000 through sponsorships and entry fees in order to again make a big difference to local charities.

Your support will make that difference.

Data Protection

Please note the Stamford Striders and The Rotary Club of Stamford Burghley take data protection extremely seriously. The information you give on registration and thereafter will only be used to enable the complete on line entry process to take place and will never be passed to a 3rd party. The Event Organisers will only contact you otherwise to provide information on current and future Santa Fun Runs.

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Suit collection details are on the "About" page under Suit Collection.

Please wear your race entry number on the front of your chest. This will assist our commentator in identifying individuals on the day.