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5km (1km for children) Santa Fun Run on Sunday 1st December 2019 starting in Newbury Market Place. Check in at 10:00am for an 11:00am start. ">
5km (1km for children) Santa Fun Run on Sunday 1st December 2019 starting in Newbury Market Place. Check in at 10:00am for an 11:00am start. " />

Santa Fun Run 2019

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5km (1km for children) Santa Fun Run on Sunday 1st December 2019 starting in Newbury Market Place. Check in at 10:00am for an 11:00am start.


Closing time for registration is 12 noon on Saturday 30th November or earlier if run capacity is reached. Suits can be collected beforehand from designated collection points in Newbury from Saturday 16th November. Please bring a copy of your registration form with you when doing so. Otherwise registered runners can collect their suits from 10:00 onwards when signing in for the event on the day.

In the unlikely event that the Santa Fun Run has to be cancelled, all entry fees are non-refundable and will be treated as a charitable donation.

The event is organised by Newbury Rotary Club Volunteers assisted and sponsored by Visit Newbury. The object is to have fun and to raise money for worthy causes. Entries fees after payment of costs, which are kept to an absolute minimum, will be donated to Mencap West Berkshire, the West Berkshire Therapy Centre, Daisy's Dream, Prior's Court and other Rotary Club supported charities. Runners are invited to raise money for their own good causes using this event.

Please read all the information on this page before registering at the bottom as this will constitute acceptance of the terms and conditions.

Download a map of all the routes here.

Date: Sunday 1st of December 2019

Place: The Market Place, Newbury RG14 5AA


10:00 Event opens and Runners book in and receive official vest label with runner number.

10:50 Pre-Fun Run Warm Up.

11:00 Fun Run Starts.

12:30 Event Ends.

Entry Fee: Adults £15, Under 18’s and students £10, under 8’s £7

All runners will receive a Santa Suit (available in various sizes and styles). Suits to be collected with proof of registration from collection points in Newbury or on the day. Those that complete the Run will receive an engraved medal.


Start from Market Place, Northbrook Street, Parkway, Victoria Park, back to Market  Place (Children's route finishes here), Northcroft, Speen, back to finish at Market Square. Distance = 5Km, childrens’ route 1Km.

Registration and Payment:

This is to be done via the Newbury Rotary Club Website via the link on this page.

Registration opens on 2nd October 2019

Collection of Suits

Suits will be available for collection from Saturday 16th November. You are encouraged to collect your Santa Suits from the Newbury collection sites:

Scott Waters Opticians, 98 Northbrook Street, Newbury RG14 1AA. Open Mon-Fri 9:00am to 5:30pm, Sat 9:00am to 5:00pm.

BST Fitness, Park Way, Newbury RG14 1EE. Open Mon-Fri 6:15am to 10:00pm, Sat & Sun 8:00am to 7:00pm.

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Terms and Conditions:

This is a Fun Run which is not timed so is not a race. Runners can walk as much as they like. The route goes through public areas (streets, shopping areas etc.) and the public, bystanders and supporters should be treated with respect and given priority. Be aware, the public will be of all ages - old, young, fit and not so fit and may have pets in tow.

There will be qualified First Aiders present, but participants are responsible for their own safety, including their fitness to do the event.

Young Runners – Children (5-12 yrs.), Young People (13-17 yrs.)

Ages are considered at 30th November 2019. All Young People (13-17) and Children (5-12) can only compete with the permission of their parent or guardian who are responsible for their safe conduct and behaviour throughout the event. Children from 5-12 must be accompanied by the responsible adult throughout the event. Children from 5-7 must only do the short (1 km) route.

13-17 year olds, who are not accompanied by an adult responsible for them, will need to hand in an information and permission slip signed by their parent or guardian when collecting their race number on the day.

Road Crossings:

A good deal of the route is in the Newbury Town centre pedestrian area. However, some crossings of roads and driveways are necessary and there is a section of road (Speen Lane) with no footway. Although Marshals will be assisting at key points, Runners will be crossing or running along live roads at their own risk and must obey the Highway Code. Those who are responsible for Young People (13-17) must ensure that the Young People understand and will abide by these conditions.

If you have read and agree to the above conditions, please click on the Link below to register and pay for your entry. Have an enjoyable and worthwhile day. Please contact edward.webb@newburyrotary.org or ring 01635 42027 if you have any questions. The allowed entry numbers are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.


Some photographs will be taken for publicity purposes which Newbury Rotary and Visit Newbury may want to use on their websites. If you should not want photographs taken of individuals in your group, please let us know at registration. We will provide a tag so as to make every effort to exclude them from photos taken under our control.

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Newbury Rotary Club would like to thank Thatcham and Hungerford Rotary Clubs for their help and support who have their own Santa Fun Run events.

Hungerford Rotary Club Santa Fun Run

Thatcham Rotary Club Santa Fun Run

The club would like to thank Newbury Town Council for the use of Victoria Park for the first part of the Run and for their general support.

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