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Santas are on the run for hospice at King’s Lynn fundraiser

Tapping House Hospice Santa Dash through the Walks.

Tapping House Hospice Santa Dash through the Walks.

It was a case of ho...ho...ho after scores of runners in Father Christmas suits completed a run in Lynn.

A total of 98 people and three dogs supported the Santa Dash around The Walks to raise money for the Norfolk Hospice.

Runners of all ages, with the youngest participant being just two, took on the challenge of the 1.5km and 5km courses.

The hospice’s fundraising team are thrilled with the event’s success after seeing a rise in the number of competitors.

Fundraising support officer with the Snettisham-based charity Rebekah Mills said: “Last year we had 62 runners but to get 98 this year was great.

“It was a huge success and everyone enjoyed themselves. We have had emails from people saying what a great time they had.”

Runners completed the course, which passed the Red Mount Chapel, in just over an hour.

The 1.5km race was won by 10-year-old Katie Moyle.

The fundraising team has thanked the Tesco Hardwick store for providing water and chocolate to the runners.

The hospice is building a £3.5 million modern facility in Hillington.

 

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