Shropshire Santa 5k Run

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Shropshire Santa 5k Run
£12.99 - £22.50
Be part of Shropshire's largest Santa invasion in this exciting 5k fun run. You'll run along the town and country route on closed roads, racing to the finish to collect your Christmas-themed medal. Come along to spread some festive fun and burn a few cheeky calories for the holidays.
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Sun, 8 Dec 2024
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Smithfield St, Oswestry SY11 2EG, UK
Start times
Sunday, 8 Dec 2024
5k: 9:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Shropshire Santa 5k Run
£12.99 - £22.50
Route information
The Shropshire Santa Run takes place on fully-closed roads in Oswestry. The route starts and finishes in the high street and will be full of music and flags. There is a generous race cut off time to allow everyone to get back into Church Street, before the public roads are re-opened.
What's included
  • 5-piece Santa suit
  • Christmas themed medal
  • Fully closed roads
  • Festive atmosphere
  • Winter buff worth £10
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 this event.
Santa Costumes
Santa costumes and race pack will be available for collection on the day of the event.
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 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
Entry on the Day
Entry on the day will be available at the event, subject to availability. Please leave enough time for this when arriving.
Spectator Info
Spectators are encouraged to watch the event from the start and finish on Church Street.
Can I wear headphones at the Shropshire Santa 5k Run?
No earphones are to be worn, runners need to be able to hear instructions from marshals and event staff.
Can I run with a buggy at the Shropshire Santa 5k Run?
No, unfortunately 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.
Where do I collect my Santa Costume for the Shropshire Santa 5k Run?
You will be able to collect your Santa Costume on the morning of the race at the race venue.
Can I enter the Shropshire Santa Run on the day?
Yes, entry on the day will be possible, if there are spaces available.
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£12.99 - £22.50

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