Friday 9th November 2018

Runners of all abilities are being encouraged to don Santa suits to raise vital funds for the RAF Association in the lead up to Christmas.

Serving RAF personnel and their families are invited to register for one of the charity’s Santa fun runs taking place on stations in December. Entry costs £10 per person, and participants are then asked to raise as much sponsor money as they can.

All the funds raised will help the RAF Association to continue its support for serving and ex-personnel and their families. Its projects range from bedtime stories for the young children of personnel away on duty to sheltered housing for veterans.

The Association’s Challenge Events Manager, Helen Tempest, said:

“Building on the success of previous events, we’re really excited to get started on another year of Santa runs.

“These events are only open to serving personnel and their families, and, as places are limited, we’re advising people to register as soon as they can.”

The charity, which will provide Santa suits for all runners, is urging those who are interested to join with their colleagues and friends to make one of the runs part of their pre-Christmas celebrations.

The dates and locations are:

  • 4 December 2018 – RAF Scampton
  • 5 December 2018 – RAF Wittering
  • 5 December 2018 – RAF College Cranwell
  • 6 December 2018 – RAF Benson
  • 6 December 2018 – RAF Boulmer
  • 7 December 2018 – RAF Leeming
  • 10 December 2018 – RAF Cosford
  • 18 December 2018 – RAF Linton-on-Ouse

Runs will also be held at RAF Brize Norton, RAF Shrivenham and RAF St Mawgan in the UK, and at RAF Mount Pleasant in the Falkland Islands. Look out on social media and station noticeboards for event dates at these locations.

Anyone interested in taking part should contact their local RAF Association Liaison Officer (RAFALO) for more information.

The RAF Association runs a variety of other challenge events throughout the year.

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