Over 1,000 runners will take to the streets of Whitchurch in December as the Reindeer Run returns to raise money for Cancer Research Wales. Whether you’re there to run or cheer your loved ones on – it’ll be a night to remember
Antlers will be jingling and red noses will be flashing as over 1,000 Reindeer Runners will take to the streets of Whitchurch on Saturday 2nd December – and all in the name of a good cause.
Over the last two years, the Reindeer Run has raised almost £25,000 for local cancer charities.
This year, its aim is to top £12,000 for Cancer Research Wales.
Along with the 1 mile Fun Run, there will be a Santa and Reindeer Parade, live music, a giant outdoor cinema, a Street Food Festival and a very Festive Finale in the village!
Everyone who enters the Fun Run will receive a personalised Reindeer Run T-shirt, displaying the names of everyone taking part, as long as they register before 28th November. They will also receive a set of reindeer antlers and a flashing nose.
Organisers say that the event is suitable for all ages:
“We are looking forward to seeing everyone on the night to cheer on the runners and to enjoy the atmosphere. Whether you run, jog, dance, walk, ride or skip the course, we’ll be raising sponsorship for Cancer Research Wales, providing vital funds for world-class research happening in Wales.”
Fundraisers at Cancer Research Wales said:
“We are delighted to be the chosen charity at such a popular Christmas event in the heart of Whitchurch to get everyone in the Christmas spirit.
“We will be donning our reindeer antlers and our collection buckets on the night to collect as much money as possible; it’s a chance to make a real difference to the fight against cancer here in Wales.”
The event has a real festive feel to it with the giant cinema showing family Christmas classics and local shops staying open late to allow people a chance to do some shopping.
The first Reindeer Run took place in December 2015 and also proved a crowd-winner in 2016.
Adult entry to the run is £15 and £10 for children. Under 5s can join in for £5 without a T-shirt option but they can wear antlers and a red nose. The 1 mile fun run starts at 7pm.
For more information visit www.CRWReindeerRun.co.uk or your local CRW Store.
The race starts and finishes on Merthyr Road where a temporary road closure will be implemented from 4pm until midnight between The Plough and the Fino Lounge.
For the safety of competitors, marshalls and the public, additional temporary road closures will be implemented along the route of the race between 6pm and 8pm.
The route of the race includes Merthyr Road, Bishop’s Close and Penlline Road. All roads will re-open in sections as soon as the last runner passes and when it is safe to do so.
The event management team will endeavour to reduce any disruption at all times.
All road closures will be controlled and managed by the Cardiff City Council Traffic Management Team.