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Shropshire Santa 5k Run

£10.99 - £19.99Free injury protection
Come along for Shropshire's largest Santa Run and be part of the Santa invasion. With a closed-road, flat run, this 5k sees thousands of runners come out. Come to burn off those mince pies and run with family and friends this December.
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Sun 5th Dec 2021
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Smithfield St, Oswestry SY11 2EG, UK
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Races summary
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Route information
The Shropshire Santa Run takes place on Shropshire's fully-closed roads. Starting and finishing on Church Street, runners will be taken around the town and can show off their Santa costume to the locals.
What's included
  • 5-piece Santa suit
  • Christmas themed Finisher's Medal
  • Fully closed roads
  • Festive atmosphere
  • Winter Buff
  • Donation to Lingen Davies
How to get there
Smithfield St, Oswestry SY11 2EG, UK
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There are two car parks which are close to the event site:
  • Bailey Head car park SY11 1PZ
  • Salop Rd Central Car Park SY11 2NR
The organisers advise entrants to park on the outskirts of town and walk to the event.
Event day logistics
08:00 Arrive in Oswestry
08:45 Warm-up starts
09:00 Race start
10:10 Cut-off time
Age Requirements
All entrants must be 11 and older to enter the event.
Race Packs
Race packs will be posted to participants the week before the event. For those entering who live outside of the UK and those who enter close to the event date, race packs will be collected on the day from Race HQ.
Cut-off Time
There will be a 70-minute cut-off in place at the event. Roads will reopen in line with this and runners falling behind this time will be asked to stop.
There will be toilets available in the public park, and extra toilets will be placed in the walkway next to the start.
Participants with disabilities should contact the event organiser at [email protected]ExternalLink to discuss their needs.
There is not a dedicated wheelchair race at the event, but accompanied wheelchairs, visually impaired and learning disabled athletes are welcome. Entrants are asked to choose their start position with care, typically the back of the race is the safest.
Wheelchair users are advised that there are some speed bumps on the course.
If an athlete needs a carer or guide to accompany them during the race, the carer is entitled to a free place in the race. To apply for this, or if you have any questions about the suitability of the route, contact Alan Lewis at [email protected]ExternalLink
Spectator Info
Spectators are encouraged to watch the event from the start and finish on Church Street.
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Can I wear headphones at the Shropshire Santa 5k Run?
Since the race is run along fully closed roads, headphones are permitted, however it is recommended that entrants can still hear the marshals and their surroundings.
Can I run with a buggy at the Shropshire Santa 5k Run?
No, buggies and pushchairs are not permitted at the event.
Can I run with my dog at the Shropshire Santa 5k Run?
No, unfortunately dogs are not permitted at the event.
Will the Shropshire Santa 5k Run be timed?
The Shropshire Santa Run is a fun run, meaning the event won't be timed. There is also a generous 70 minute cut-off time ensuring all abilities are welcome.
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