It’s that time of year again- and Santa’s all around the world are getting ready for another busy Christmas!
This is also the case in Andover and Romsey, where hundreds of Santa’s will take to the town centres and run together again, helping them prepare for the Christmas rush. The two fun runs are taking place on Sunday 11th December, and people of all ages and abilities are expected to get involved as usual. In previous years, there have even been dogs and miniature horses in attendance!
Andover and Romsey aren’t the only places people have been getting their Santa suits on and having a run- and people all around the world will also be marking the start of Christmas in a similar way.
Liverpool hosts one of the world’s largest ‘fun runs’, with 8,500 Santa’s having taken to the streets in 2014 to break the world record at the time.
The following year Madrid hosted an even bigger gathering, with an unbelievable 10,000 Santa’s descending upon the city centre!
USA also loves getting in the festive spirit- and there are always fun runs across the states. Texas hosts a notably large one, as you can see here! They are expecting another 4,000 this year.
Don’t worry if you can’t get to one of those though- we’ve got you covered!
The event in Andover starts and finishes at Andover Leisure Centre, and kicks off at 10am. Registration is from 8am and there’s a fun warm up at 9.45am. Times in Romsey are slightly different, with registration at 8am and the warm up at 8.45am- with the race starting at 9am.
Tickets, which cost £6 for an adult and £4 for a child, can be bought online on the Valley Leisure website at http://valleyleisure.co.uk/buyonline/product-category/activities/.
Everyone who pre-books is guaranteed a Santa suit. They can be collected from the Andover Leisure Centre or Romsey Rapids Sports Complex from now on.