Sunday 1st December 2019
Entry Opens for 2019 Ashby Santa Fun Run & Walk!
We're delighted to announce that entry is now open for the 2019 Ashby Santa Fun Run & Walk. The easiest way to enter for this years event is through our dedicated 'Sign Up' page on this website. Complete the straight forward form and this will calculate your payment required and allow you to pay through Paypal either with your Paypal account or via your Debit/Credit card, whichever you prefer.
We look forward to welcoming Santa's old and new to our 2019 event as we aim to beat last years record total of 1485 entries!
Charities Announced for 2019 Event
We're delighted to announce the 3 chosen beneficiaries of the 2019 Ashby Santa Fun Run & Walk. This year we'll be welcoming 2 new charities onboard as well as supporting an old favourite. Receiving support from us again will be Staunton Harold Sailability Trust. Our 2 new charities will be Phoenix Children's Foundation in Packington and Enrych East Midlands in Coalville. All are great local charities, something that we always insist on for this community event and all are worthy of our support. If you'd like to find out more then please visit their websites or take a look at our 2019 Charities page on the website.
Welcome to the website of the Ashby Santa Fun Run and Walk which will be held on Sunday 1st December 2019 starting at 11am. We had another record breaking event in 2018 as the Ashby Santa Fun Run & Walk continues to go from strength to strength thanks to the fantastic support that we receive. We had just a handful shy of 1500 Santa's entering in 2018 and we are going all out to hit that maximum 1500 taret this year!
Organised by the Rotary Club of Ashby de la Zouch Castle and supported by Ashby Town Council, our aim is to provide a safe, family friendly, fun Christmas event with the intention of raising money for some of our locally based supported charities.
Thanks to the fantastic support we received at last years event which saw us raise over £12000, we have decided to once again select 3 charities this year to be beneficiaries of the profit that the event makes. We will continue to support Staunton Harold Sailability Trust, a great local charity who we have worked with on the last two Santa Fun Run's and who do great work with disabled people. We were delighted to see them use the funding from the 2017 event to purchase an additional boat which they named 'Rudolph' in recognition of the Santa Fun Run & Walk. They provide sailing and waterborne activities for disabled people throughout the county with children catered for in the main with a mixture of mental and physical disabilities.
We will also be supporting two new local charities who we haven't supported previously, Phoenix Children's Foundation and Enrych East Midlands.
Phoenix Children's Foundation operate in Packington and who's aim is to enrich and enhance the lives of youngsters and their families living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity. Phoenix own a small number of animals ranging from alpacas to goats, to Shetland ponies and even reindeer, all of whom help to fundraise and also provide young people with the opportunity to grow emotionally and learn through Animal Assisted Activity.
Enrych East Midlands are based out of the Marlene Reid Centre in Coalville and is a charity who help to support disabled and elderly people to enjoy active and independant lives. Enrych helps people in need to identify what would make a real difference to their lives, especially though leisure or learning activities and then finds ways to make that happen. This might be through a volunteer partnership, an activity group, Enrych social events or through one to one support.
We really hope that you agree with the charities that we have chosen and we look forward to doing our level best to raise as much money as possible for these wonderful local causes.
We will again actively promote personal sponsorship this year. This alone enabled us to raise a further £750 in gift aid alone last year which was then past on to our 2018 charities once collected. We will also give people the opportunity to decide which of the charities that their sponsorship goes to so if you want to run the event specifically for one of our chosen charities you will have the opporunity to do so.
So, what is a Santa Fun Run & Walk? We provide all participants with a Santa suit, beard & hat to dress up in and complete a 3km run or walk around Ashby de la Zouch to a pre defined route. Sound like fun? Why not grab your workmates/friends/families and come and join us for this years event. The route is flat and family friendly so is suitable for pushchairs and buggies however there are some bumpy bits and a short stretch of playing field to cross. Please browse the website to find out further details, contact us with any questions and feel free to sign up to our mailing list to receive our newsletter. Online entry to the fun run and walk will open on Saturday 1st September and will be available via our 'Sign Up' page.
The Ashby Santa Fun Run and Walk is a charity event organised by the Rotary Club of Ashby de la Zouch Castle.
It consists of a 3km run or walk around Ashby de la Zouch dressed as Santa!
Thankyou to our main Sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible:
Ashby-de-la-Zouch Town Council
Ashby Hastings Cricket Club
Artisan of Ashby
Design & Landscaping
Ashby Day Nursery