Wolverhampton’s Santa Run is back to raise funds for the Beacon Centre for the Blind!

The signature festive fundraiser for the sight loss charity will be held at Wolverhampton’s West Park on December 5 and it’s hoped that 2021 will be bigger and better than ever after a Covid-19 enforced break in 2020.

Everyone (including our four-legged doggy friends) can sign up to take part in the 5k event.

All finishers will get a medal and can take their Santa suit home (or hat for children).

The Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Greg Brackenridge is among those supporting the event and told us: “I am very excited to be supporting the Santa Run in West Park, Wolverhampton. We want to fill the park with Santas raising funds for the Beacon Centre, a very worthy cause.”

Beacon’s Supporter Engagement Manager Sophie Higgins said: “Whether you run, jog or walk the route the event is all about having fun, feeling festive and raising money for the Beacon Centre.

“We so missed everyone last year and cannot wait to welcome people back to what is one of our most popular events of the year. We hope as many people as possible can join us to fill West Park with Santa suits!”

This year the charity is asking people to consider raising sponsorship for completing the course and all those who beat a £50 target will get a t-shirt (made by Beacon’s digital manufacturing facility the Fab Lab) sent out to them in the New Year.

To find out more about the event and get your tickets click here.