Published Monday 31st October 2022

An event helping children get active whilst raising funds for a Herefordshire charity is back.

The St Michael’s Hospice Rudolph Run has raised more than £80,000 since launching just two years ago.

Primary school and nursery-aged children get sponsored to walk, jog or run around their school field or playground, at any time they choose before Christmas.

Already, almost 25 settings have signed up, and there’s still time to get on board.

“The St Michael’s Hospice Rudolph Run has been an incredible success since launching in 2020,” said event organiser, Gaynor Warren. 

“In that time, thousands of children across Herefordshire and beyond have donned the antlers and reindeer noses we supply before making their merry way along a fun course devised by school or nursery staff.”

One of the big advantages of the Rudolph Run is that the setting itself can decide when to hold the run, and the length and format of the course.

“We just encourage every child taking part to collect sponsorship for St Michael’s,” added Gaynor. 

“Parents, relatives, neighbours and friends have been so generous in sponsoring the young ones taking part.

“Their generosity is enabling us to continue caring for patients throughout our community.”

If you would like your setting to join the ever-growing band of schools and nurseries taking part, just click this link

St Michael’s Hospice is grateful to Stride Active School Games for their support of this year’s Rudolph Run.