Santa run part of day’s Christmas fun

A SANTA fun run – or walk – with a reindeer hunt along the way will be part of the Christmas entertainment taking place in Wells on December 10.

Wells Rotary are putting on a special festive event in Wells Market Place that will include a charity Santa fun run/walk on either a 5k or a 2.5k route.

People can run the route and enjoy the views along the way, or walk with their family and look out for the reindeer as they go.

The route starts in Market Place and then heads through Palace Fields, before returning via the former railway line. It is pushchair-friendly but could get a bit muddy in places.

There will be six reindeer hiding along the route and each child will have the opportunity to find the reindeer to claim a prize at the end.

Everyone entering the fun run/walk will get a Santa hat, and on completion they will get a Santa fun run medal.

The entry fee is £5 for adults, and their children are free. All monies raised will go to the Winston’s Wish childhood bereavement charity.

Registration for the run on Sunday, December 10, will start at 9am in Wells Market Place, and the run/walk will start at 10am.

There will also be stalls in Market Place offering Christmas items, food, and drink. For children there will be a decorating table where they can decorate their own gingerbread.

There will be more reasons too to get into the Christmas mood, says Wells Rotary president Angela Cussell. She said: “People will be able to buy their mistletoe in readiness for the big day, and we are very lucky to have the Joyful Spirit choir coming to sing Christmas carols which will put us all in the festive spirit.

“I have put a personal request in for snow on the day (just in the marketplace) so keep your fingers crossed.”

Wells Rotary is also organising a Christmas picture colouring competition this year. It is asking all junior school children to colour in a picture it is providing, with three winners being presented with a prize by the Mayor of Wells, Tanys Pullin, at the Christmas Santa Fun Run on December 10. Schools that are interested in receiving some pictures for children to colour in can contact Wells Rotary via Facebook or the club’s website.

People who are interested in having a Christmassy stall at the event can contact Angela at