Published Tuesday 20th December 2022

A huge number of Santas turned heads during a festive family run through Hereford.

Around 250 people of all ages donned a red and white suit before dashing through the city centre, choosing from a 5k or 2.5k route.

The event is expected to raise around £7,500 for Bartestree-based St Michael’s Hospice which provides palliative and end-of-life care across Herefordshire and beyond.

“Seeing hundreds of Santas running through the streets of Hereford cannot fail to make you feel Christmassy,” said the Hospice’s Events & Community Fundraising Manager, Matt Ashcroft. “Santa Run is such a popular event, and I’d like to thank everyone who took part, sponsored our Santas, and gave up their time to volunteer on the day.”  

Money raised will go straight back to the Hospice, which relies on the community to fund the majority of its care and support.  

For more information about upcoming St Michael’s Hospice events, click here 

All photos: Joe Nobile