THE ALMA SANTA RUN’ will be held this year on SUNDAY, 8th DECEMBER starting at 12:30pm. Runners will, of course, compete in their Father Christmas outfits.
The SANTA RUN follows a 1.8 mile circular course starting and finishing at The Alma Inn. The route takes the fun runners out past the church and down along The Line returning via Linton Hill ridge. All junctions are clearly signposted and marshalled by volunteers. The course can be run, jogged or, indeed, walked. Whilst accessible to wheelchairs, the route follows public roads open to traffic at all times.
The event will again be FREE to enter but with donations going to local charity. Competitors will not be officially timed. The emphasis is fun and exercise. Our oldest entrant last year was in his 80s.
Last year we estimated we might see between 25 and 50 runners but on a fine December day many more turned up. Our numbers were also swelled by family pets including two Shetland ponies! Hopefully, our second Santa Run will be equally successful. The mass start of Santas is quite a spectacle for spectators and runners alike.