15 Dec

On The Festive Home Stretch

Rudolph's Rampage Run

The snowy conditions wiped out most of last week’s race calendar but we are back to normal this weekend (16-17 December). The weather is milder, meaning festive events will be going ahead in the run up to Christmas. 

There are three cracking races on Saturday courtesy of Raceways. Their annual Christmas Cracker Run is held on roads around the Warwickshire countryside with a 20K, 10K and a Kids Fun Run to choose from. Fancy dress is recommended but for anyone who doesn’t have a costume there is a free Santa hat for every runner. Plus a festive medal and mince pie for every finisher. 
For anyone who feels like they are going around in circles at this hectic time, here is the opportunity to put this into reality at the Newark Showground Christmas Challenge. This two day event requires entrants to run as many 3.28 mile laps as they wish around Newark Airfield with the aim of completing a half marathon, marathon or ultra. 
The man in red and his star reindeer feature in our next two races on Sunday. There is the Draycote Water Santa Dash for people of all abilities who are invited to run 8k around the reservoir starting at 9.45am. Every runner will be given a Santa suit on the day and a medal and goody bag afterwards. 
Painswick in the The Cotswolds is the setting for Rudolph’s Rampage, a 7k multi-terrain run with a few hills to contend with. The fancy dress aspect is as competitive as the race itself and a medal plus a home-made mince muffin is awarded to all those who finish. 
For more information about these and other events, visit our race listings section.
Photo courtesy of Allrunners Events.