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Raise Christmas cheer in your Santa gear at RHS Garden Rosemoor

On the start line at last year’s Santas on the Run event at RHS Garden Rosemoor.

Children’s Hospice South West’s spectacular Santas on the Run will be returning to RHS Garden Rosemoor this December.

More than 350 people took part in last year’s festive 2k fun run – the first of its kind held at the gardens near Great Torrington – and this year’s event on Sunday, December 8 is expected to be even bigger.

Registration is now open, with 25% off early bird tickets on sale for a limited time only. Entry includes a free Santa suit as well as entry to Rosemoor and Christmas event village, with face painters, music and entertainment.

Money raised through registration and sponsorship will help support nearly 200 children and families who use CHSW’s Little Bridge House children’s hospice in Fremington, near Barnstaple.

Jayne Jarrett, Events Fundraiser at CHSW, said: “It was a super sight to see so many Santas running around Rosemoor last year and we’re excited to be back again for what promises to be another spectacular event.

“Our festive, fun 2k course is suitable for all ages and abilities and you can run, jog, skip or walk your way around beautiful Rosemoor and enjoy a few festive treats along the way. Spectators can watch for just £5 admission, making it a brilliant festive family day out – the perfect way to get everyone in the mood for Christmas.

You’ll be raising cheer in your Santa gear and helping your local children’s hospice provide vital respite support to children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

Early-bird tickets, priced £12 for adults and £6 for children (under twos are free), are available until midday on Monday 14 October. Thereafter the price will be £16 for adults and £8 for children. For more info, or to sign up, click here.