Brace yours-elf for the Santas Vs Elves fun run

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As part of Hospice Care Week, a national week that raises awareness of hospice care across the UK, St Catherine’s Hospice is thrilled to launch Santas Vs Elves, a new format for their popular festive fun run.

Taking place at Tilgate Park on Sunday 27 November, and proudly sponsored by Gatwick Airport, Crawley’s Santas Vs Elves is one of four 3km - 5km runs happening across Sussex and Surrey and this year, for the first time, you can choose your team when you sign up.

Do you want to shoot straight to the top of Santa’s list? You’d better sign up for Team Santa!

Or fancy ‘snowing’ your support for Santa’s little helpers? Then choose Team Elf.

And why not indulge in some friendly, festive competition by going head-to- head with family, friends or colleagues?

Whichever team you choose, by supporting the ‘claus’, you’ll be doing something cracking.

You’ll be helping St Catherine’s make a difference to terminally ill people and their family and friends throughout the festive season.

While completing the challenge might seem ‘snow’ easy task it will have a big impact.

Taking part and raising just £48, will allow a patient to have an hour’s visit by our Practical Care Team, giving them expert care in the comfort of their own home, and allowing them to stay in familiar surroundings and make special memories at what might be their last Christmas.

Paul Teasdale from Crawley was our top fun run fundraiser in 2015.

He said: “In 2014, I ran in memory of my father-in- law. My mother-in- law was thrilled that I raised so much in his memory.

“Sadly a year later, I ran in her memory. I’d encourage everyone, whatever your age, to take part in Santas Vs Elves.

“You can’t beat the atmosphere or sense of achievement as you cross the finish line and it’s amazing to know that I’ve helped families enjoy their Christmas together.”

So why not kick-start your Christmas by registering for Santas Vs Elves? To register, please visit:

It costs just £25 an adult, £15 for children under 16 and £60 for a family of four (two adults, two children).

Alternatively you can register for free as long as you commit to raising a minimum of £50 per adult and £25 per child (under 16).

Contributed by St Catherine’s Hospice

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