WHITE beards and red suits will be worn by runners taking part in this year’s Santa Fun Run for Kemp Hospice.

Teams or individuals can still apply to run the 10k from Kidderminster to Wolverley and back on Sunday, December 2, in a santa suit for sponsorship.

Kemp Hospice has set itself the target of smashing the record for the most money raised by the Santa Fun Run which will go towards specialist care and support to patients, families and carers who are dealing with life-limiting illness and bereavement in the Wyre Forest area.

The run begins at 10:30am in Kidderminster’s Brinton Park and is a circular event where participants can run, jog or walk through the countryside to Wolverley before returning to the starting point.

It costs £15 to take part but runners are encouraged to raise as much as possible by sponsors.

In return for the registration fee, all participants get their own Santa Suit to wear, water and tea or coffee, a breakfast roll and commemorative gift at the finish line.

Nick Kimberlee of Kimberlee and Co is providing champagne for the individuals and groups who raise the most sponsorship money.

Kate Wilkinson, events fundraiser, said: “We have great support so far, but we need more. Already registered are five staff members from Kidderminster Harriers, including sports therapist Gavin Crowe, 27 runners from International Glazing Services, five from Foley Park Dental Practice, 12 from MAK Services, six from Tiger Turf and Nick Kimberlee of Kimberlee and Co who has already promised £1,000 in sponsorship”.

To register call Kate Wilkinson on 01562 756088 or email kate.wilkinson@kemphospice.org.uk