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Entries now open for Andover’s Santa Fun Run 2017

Santa Fun Run 2014 (image courtesy of Skyvid)

Entries are now open for Valley Leisure’s Charity Santa Fun Run, raising funds for the Countess of Brecknock and The ‘I Can’ Therapy Centre.

The Santa Fun Run is a fun run of 1 mile through Andover town centre where you can run, jog or walk. It is open to any age and ability, individual, family or group.

As part of the fun run, the entry fee includes a Santa suit with a hat and beard for you to wear for the run. You may keep the suit and all entrants will receive a certificate upon completion of the course.

The entry fee is:

  • Over 12’s – £6.50
  • Under 12’s – £4.50

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the run.

The entry fee covers administration, running costs, the Santa suits, and commemorative certificate.

All profits from the Fun Run will go to the Countess of Brecknock and the ‘I Can’ Therapy Centre in Andover.

The Route

Starting at Anton House, the route will take you through Marlborough Street Car Park, Chantry Street, West Street, Bridge Street, The High Street back to Anton House. There will be Marshals at key points to guide you. TVBC have given permission for road closures.

The route is easy going and suitable for all abilities.

The Suits

The Santa Suit will be available for collection from the Riverside Bowl reception at 22-30 Bridge Street Andover prior to the event.

All suits must be collected by Thursday 7th December (no suits will be issued after this date) and will be available from 1st November for collection. That way you can arrive at the start of the run already dressed as Santa with minimum fuss.


You can register on the Valley Leisure website https://www.valleyleisure.co.uk/santa-fun-run/ and please note, bookings are only available online and the last booking date available is Sunday 3rd December.

Well over 200 Santas running through Andover back in 2014 from Skyvid on Vimeo.