Santa Run date confirmed for Stornoway

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The pre Christmas blur of red and white will blaze a trail through Stornoway on Saturday, December 21, when the annual Santa Run hits the town.

The two-mile run, jog or walk from Stornoway Town Hall to the Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais Running Track has been superbly attended in recent years and organisers are hoping for another bumper turn out.

All participants will be wearing Santa suits and the event coincides with the Lewis branch of Cancer Research UK’s annual fundraising day. All proceeds raised from the run will be given to this award winning group.

The entry fee for those over the age of 18 is £6, which includes your Santa suit, £4 if you have your own. For secondary pupils the fee will be £5 and this includes a Santa suit, £3 if you have your own. The fee is reduced to just £5 for primary pupils and this includes a Santa suit, £3 if you have your own or primary school pupils have been asked to donate £2 and must be dressed up as one of ‘Santa’s little helpers.’

Each adult can be responsible for up to two primary pupils.

Participants that have their own Santa Suit can register from now but if you require a suit the suit will be available from Tuesday, December 10, at the Lewis Sports Centre.

Participants must complete an entry form and return it to Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais with the correct fee and can then collect their suit. There will be mince pies and refreshments at the finish, provided by the Lewis branch of Cancer Research UK.

For more details call Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais on 822785 or by e-mail to

Entry forms can also be picked up at the Sports Centre.  Entries close on Thursday, December 19.